A video shows Morgan Freeman reciting the Islamic call to prayer after meeting Zakir Naik at the 2022 World Cup.
A clip circulating on social media purports to show the American actor Morgan Freeman reciting the Islamic call to prayer after meeting Zakir Naik at the 2022 World Cup.
Misbar investigated the circulating claim and found that the claim is misleading.
The video clip is outdated and does not depict Morgan Freeman trying to recite the call to prayer in Qatar.
The clip is from the 2016 National Geographic Channel documentary "The Story of God With Morgan Freeman."
In this episode, Freeman appears to be attempting to recite the Islamic call to prayer in front of an Egyptian imam in a mosque, not Zakir Naik.
"The Story of God" Documentary Series
The National Geographic Channel aired Morgan Freeman's documentary series "The Story of God" in 2016.
It is a six-part documentary that dives deep into the meaning of God and life, shedding light on how religion has evolved to influence society.
Morgan Freeman Opens the 2022 World Cup
The claim began to circulate after Freeman narrated the opening segment "The Calling" at Doha's Al-Bayt Stadium on Sunday.
The performance with Ghanim Al-Muftah promoted tolerance and respect between East and West.
Following the opening ceremony, rumors about Morgan Freeman's conversion to Islam began to circulate.