Competition between countries in the 2022 World Cup in Qatar has just started in November. Qatar, as the host, not only provides its facilities to guests who come from various countries. They also directly spread Islam to all visitors.
Some of the initiatives launched by Qatar to introduce Islam include adding QR codes in guest rooms at hotels that provide explanations about Islam and Qatar to visitors in various languages. Qatar has also placed several murals throughout the country with the hadiths of the Prophet Muhammad SAW to pique visitors’ interest in Islamic teachings.
Qatar’s efforts to broadcast Islamic teachings at international competitions were not in vain. It is known that many supporters from various countries have recently been interested in learning Qatar’s local culture, which is based on Islam. In a video widely circulated on social media, several female visitors can be seen trying on the hijab for the first time.
In fact, not a few visitors decided to embrace Islam while in Qatar. Most recently, a family of six consisting of a father, mother, and four children originally from Brazil converted to Islam during the World Cup in Doha.
In a video also circulating on social media, the Brazilian family can be seen reciting the shahada, accompanied by Yemeni preacher Hayyan Al-Yafei, in a happy atmosphere at the Katara Cultural Village. The family was seen hugging and happily cheering after they became Mualaf.
The imam who guides the family asks how they feel after converting to Islam. The mother, wearing a black Abaya, replied that it was difficult to describe the feeling that touched her heart.
Meanwhile, one of the daughters of the family, who was seen wearing a gray hijab, said that no one was forcing her and that it was her decision to convert to Islam.
Previously, a Mexican supporter was also reported to have converted to Islam in a mosque in the Katara Cultural Village on the second day of the 2022 World Cup in Qatar.
Since the start of the 2022 World Cup, Qatar has ensured that Muslim scholars and volunteers are prepared to answer any questions about Islam to visitors. With millions of people already in Qatar from all over the world, it is hoped that many will be interested in learning more as they experience Qatari culture.