UAE-based exiled Egyptian Islamic scholar Omar Abdelkafy posted on his social media accounts on November 14, 2022, a video of his meeting with Malaysia-based Indian exiled Islamic scholar in Qatar Zakir Naik, where both scholars were invited to preach to soccer fans attending the 2022 FIFA World Cup. The two men embraced and discussed their work preaching Islam.
In January 2015, Abdelkafy stated that the terrorist attack against the Charlie Hebdo magazine staff was a "sequel to the comedy film of 9/11 (for more information, see MEMRITV clip no 4782). For more about Abdelkafy, see MEMRITV clips Nos. 7437 and 9610.
Zakir Naik, who has been accused of money laundering and inciting terrorism in India is currently in exile in Malaysia. For more information about Zakir Naik, see MEMRITV clips Nos. 8146, 7015, 6363, 5145, 1846, 1844, 1788, and 1295.
Omar Abdelkafy: "Salaam Alaikum. Allah's mercy and blessings upon you."
Interviewer: "So many thousands of people entered Islam after you, Allah be praised. What was the most emotional moment for you, like one specific story that affected you personally?"
Abdelkafy: "This is huge..."
Zakir Naik: "That's right... The question is small but the answer is big."
Interviewer: "Do you count how many persons entered Islam or no?"
Zakir Naik: "Allah is keeping this count. Allah is the best to keep count."
Interviewer: "Sheikh Zakir, if you were to describe Dr. Omar in one word, what would you say?"
Naik: "One word is difficult. But I would say that Allah has chosen him to spread the message of Islam through him. So he is one of the chosen people of Allah to spread Islam."