New Delhi: Amid the ongoing FIFA World Cup 2022 in Qatar, two Moroccan players were seen inviting people to join Islam during an Instagram live, which has gone viral on social media.
Morocco lost to reigning world champions France in the semifinal of the football World Cup on Wednesday night at Al Bayt Stadium. But before that, they had a fairytale run at the tournament.
They qualified for the World Cup semifinals for the first time in history after they defeated Portugal, in the process, becoming the first Arab nation and first African nation to reach the last 4 of a World cup.
Before their game against Portugal, Morocco had beaten Spain in the Round of 16 game via penalties.
After that match, two Moroccan players Zakaria Aboukhal and Abdelhamid Sabiri while returning to their hotel in a bus, took part in an Instagram live in which they thanked Allah and invited people to embrace Islam, a report said.
"Join us. Join us. Join the Islam. Come. Come to the good side, Come to the peace," the players could be heard saying in the video.
The duo have also posted their photographs on Instagram, in which they raised their index fingers which signifies Tauheed - oneness of God, in Islam. Aboukhal and Sabiri captioned the images they posted online and wrote, "Allah hu Akbar" and "Freedom" respectively.
Even after their semi-final against France on Wednesday, the Moroccan football players offered prayers on the ground. The pictures of their prayer have gone viral over the internet.
In one Twitter post, Zakaria Aboukhal is also seen delivering Friday sermon in a Doha mosque even as his team mates listened to him.
Allahumma Barik, here is moroccan forward Zakaria Aboukhlal giving a khutbah on Friday to the national team of #Morocco .#Qatar2022 pic.twitter.com/LgSSSMNIQz— ONE (@One_Dawah) December 9, 2022
Allahumma Barik, here is moroccan forward Zakaria Aboukhlal giving a khutbah on Friday to the national team of #Morocco .#Qatar2022 pic.twitter.com/LgSSSMNIQz
In another video posted on Twitter, Zakaria Aboukhal is seen reciting verses from the Holy Quran in his mesmerising voice.
zakaria aboukhlal reciting quran, Ma Shaa Allah pic.twitter.com/tcLO683XDJ— donya (@deenoverdonya) December 11, 2022
zakaria aboukhlal reciting quran, Ma Shaa Allah pic.twitter.com/tcLO683XDJ
France will face Argentina in the FIFA World Cup 2022 final on Sunday.
The defending champions have the opportunity to replicate Italy (1934, 1938) and Brazil (1958, 1962) to become only the third nation to win back-to-back FIFA World Cup titles.
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