By Biodun Busari
Qatari youth Ghanim Al Muftah recited a Quranic verse at the opening ceremony of the FIFA 2022 World Cup on the grounds of Al-Bayt Stadium, Qatar on Sunday.
Al Muftah, in the ceremony of the World Cup, had a dialogue with the renowned American actor Morgan Freeman.
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It was the first time a Quranic recitation featured in the opening ceremony of the world’s biggest soccer tournament.
The 20-year-old Qatari recited verse 13 of Surat Al-Hujurat:
يَـٰٓأَيُّهَا ٱلنَّاسُ إِنَّا خَلَقْنَـٰكُم مِّن ذَكَرٍۢ وَأُنثَىٰ وَجَعَلْنَـٰكُمْ شُعُوبًۭا وَقَبَآئِلَ لِتَعَارَفُوٓا۟ ۚ…
Source: Vanguard Newspaper