Feelings of pride, joy and unity filled the atmosphere as Morocco qualified for the FIFA World Cup semifinals, an achievement celebrated by Muslims across the world.
“Ok, forget all the history lessons for now. Let’s just celebrate 😉! Well done #Morocco! Keep it up, and allow us all to share your happiness today 😀!,” sheikh Yasir Qadhi wrote on Twitter.
Ok, forget all the history lessons for now. Let’s just celebrate 😉!— Dr. Yasir Qadhi (@YasirQadhi) December 10, 2022
Well done #Morocco!
Keep it up, and allow us all to share your happiness today 😀! #FIFAWorldCup
The Atlas Lions became the only African and second Muslim country after Turkey to qualify for FIFA World Cup’s last four.
Yesssss!— Dr. Omar Suleiman (@omarsuleiman504) December 10, 2022
MashaAllah Morocco making Africa proud! Making Palestine proud! Making Muslims proud! Making us all proud!
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The Moroccan squad has once again won hearts of millions as all players and team management went into ‘sujud’ to celebrate the historic triumph.
Mesut Ozil, the 2014 World Cup winner and former Real Madrid and Arsenal star also hailed the Moroccan win, describing it as a victory for the Muslim world.
Proud 🤲🏼 What a team! 🇲🇦❤️ What an achievement for the African continent & the Muslim world 🤲🏼 Great to see such a fairytale is still possible in modern football – this will give so many people so much power & hope ❤️❤️⚽ #Morocco #WorldCup #Qatar2022— Mesut Özil (@M10) December 10, 2022
Muslims across the world have been widely impressed by the men in red for their emotional journey so far, and especially their advancement to the World Cup’s semis.
Morocco🇲🇦 is a Muslim nation.— Khaled Beydoun (@KhaledBeydoun) December 10, 2022
98% of the population practice Islam, and the players drop down in prayer after goals & victory.
This is a victory for 2 Billion Muslims globally.
Congratulations to Morocco on their victory over Portugal to reach the Football World Cup semi finals. First time an Arab, African & a Muslim team has reached a FIFA World Cup semi final. Wishing them success in the semi final & beyond.
— Imran Khan (@ImranKhanPTI) December 11, 2022
Masha’Allah Morocco make history as they reach the Semi Finals of the World Cup for the 1st time in their history – a true win for African football & the Muslim Ummah 🇲🇦❤️ pic.twitter.com/HhgVfFxUDJ
— Muslim Hands UK (@muslimhandsuk) December 10, 2022
I know Morroco has a population of 38 million people, but today it has 1.5 billion Muslims rooting for it. Come on Atlas Lions, Bismillah, you can do it inshaAllah!#Morocco #MoroccoVsPortugal #WorldCup #WorldCup2022 #المغرب #المغرب_البرتغال #كأس_العالم_قطر2022 pic.twitter.com/R4HnzHNMLA
— Maher Zain (@MaherZain) December 10, 2022
Morocco 🇲🇦 making the Muslim Ummah so proud. Viva Palestinian 🇵🇸 pic.twitter.com/Vf5swQWIGG
— Billy Dib (@BillyDib) December 10, 2022
A victory for Africa, for the Arab world and the Muslim world. 🇲🇦❤️#morocco #qatar2022 #fifaworldcup pic.twitter.com/sO2yQ4TSDA
— Suldaan Said Ahmed (@suldaansaid) December 10, 2022
On Wednesday, Morocco will face France, the defending champion and arguably one of the pre-tournament favourites.
Morocco is the only team remaining from the six Muslim countries that qualified for this year’s competition.