A video is getting viral on social media sites regarding Islamic Preacher Dr. Zakir Naik. Social media users are claiming that 4 people took shahada (Accepted Islam) at the hands of Dr. Zakir Naik.
By sharing the picture a user named Muhammad Ather captioned: “04 People taking Shahada at the hands of Dr. Zakir Naik in FIFA World Cup 2022 in Qatar. And Allah’s Deen is the dominant and shall remain so! #FIFAWorldCup.”
Meanwhile, many other social media users are sharing a similar claim-
To check the reality of the viral video the team of DFRAC did a reverse search on google and found that many youtube channels have uploaded a similar video which was 6 years old. This can be seen here
The video headline is- “ دخول 4 أشخاص في الإسلام فور انتهاء محاضرة ذاكر نايك في كتارا”. The entry of 4 people into Islam immediately after the end of the lecture of Zakir Naik in Katara. (English Translation)
The video stated: International Islamic Preacher Dr. Zakir Naik inspired four more people To embrace Islam. Four persons converted to Islam after Zakir Naik’s lecture in Katara in Doha city of Qatar. During a question and answer session after Zakir’s two lectures, the four people recited the Shahadah (declaration of faith at the stroke of midnight).
Dr. Zakir Naik is a controversial Wahhabi preacher who faces charges of money laundering and hate speeches in India.
It is clear from the fact check of DFRAC that the viral video is 6 years old of Dr. Zakir Naik’s lecture series in the cultural village of Katara in Doha city of Qatar. Therefore, the claim made by social media users is misleading.
Claim Reviewed: 4 People took Shahada at the hands of Dr. Zakir Naik in FIFA World Cup 2022 in Qatar.
Claimed By: Social Media Users
Fact Check: Misleading.