WATCH: Prominent People in Qatar - Ghanim Al Muftah

WATCH: Prominent People in Qatar - Ghanim Al Muftah

By QL Videos

This edition of our Prominent People in Qatar series features the very young and very inspiring, Ghanim Al Muftah, an individual who radiates positivity in all that he does. 

Born in 2002, with one of the rarest medical conditions in the world, known as Caudal Regression Syndrome, Ghanim has proved nothing is unsurmountable if you set your heart on it.

Ghanim has gone a step ahead in embracing his condition. With an infectious smile, impeccable self-confidence, and a witty personality, Ghanim has managed to become a social media star. At present, he has more than a million followers on Instagram and Facebook each. 

Ghanim's exemplary take on life has earned him the love, respect, and admiration of thousands of people in Qatar and across the globe.

At the age of only 17, this young hero has served as a Brand Ambassador for Qatar Financial Center (QFC) and Goodwill Ambassador for Reach Out to Asia (ROTA).

He advocates for the rights of differently-abled people, runs Ghanim Al Muftah Association for Wheelchairs to provide free-of-cost wheelchairs to children in need, and has shared his words of wisdom and motivation with the public on several important occasions, including TEDxQatarUniversity, and more recently the opening of the Al Janoub Stadium.

"I want everyone to understand that people with disabilities are capable of giving and are active in society," Ghanim said in an interview with Paralympic Games.

"Everyone has the right to dream," he said beaming. 

With this philosophy and the support of his loving family and friends, Ghanim took up a number of sports, overcoming his physical condition.  

The young sportsman loves skateboarding, ice hockey, football (which he plays while on the skateboard), basketball, swimming, and scuba diving. 

In 2017, during Umrah, Ghanim stunned the world when he refused to perform the Tawaf around the Kabaah in a wheelchair and instead used his hands. 

Ghanim continues to touch the lives of people around the world through his actions that show that willpower, self-belief, and positivity stand stronger than any disability. 

--

Make sure to check out our social media to keep track of the latest content.

Instagram - @qatarliving

Twitter - @qatarliving

Facebook - Qatar Living

Cover Image Credit: Albawaba.com
Inline Image Credit: Simomot.com

 

 

By msg4jazz• 1 month 1 week ago.
msg4jazz

Masha Allah Ghanim, You are a true inspiration for many people who always complain about their personal life and work.

May Allah make you more strong and capable of handling things in life.

With best wishes and Dua's to you my brother.

By apparao.kancharla• 3 months 2 weeks ago.
apparao.kancharla

you inspired....

By write2azi• 4 months 6 days ago.
write2azi

Masha Allha.........

Our Beloved Ghanim, you will make the WORLD "Nothing less than Incredible"...

With Prayers & Great wishes :)

By vipsundar• 4 months 2 weeks ago.
vipsundar

Role Model and Motivator for all disabled and all kids

By Pacific_trading• 4 months 3 weeks ago.
Pacific_trading

Great inspiration !!!

Log in or register to post comments
Qatar ranked first in food security in MENA region

Qatar ranked first in food security in MENA region

Qatar was ranked number 1 in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region and number 13 globally in the Global Food Security Index for 2019.
Second Ihsan School for Arab children opens in Qatar

Second Ihsan School for Arab children opens in Qatar

The Second Ihsan School has opened its doors to underprivileged Arab children in Qatar under the collaborative efforts of Qatar's Ministry of Education and Higher Education, the Education Above All Foundation, Qatar Charity and Afif Foundation.
HMC introduces drones to enhance assessment of emergency scenes

HMC introduces drones to enhance assessment of emergency scenes

In its efforts to boost emergency services in Qatar, Hamad Medical Corporation (HMC) Ambulance Service has now started using drones that will enable improved assessment of incident scenes. 
Qatar to supply Kuwait with 3 million tonnes of LNG annually for 15 years

Qatar to supply Kuwait with 3 million tonnes of LNG annually for 15 years

According to the agreement, the LNG deliveries will be sent through to Kuwait’s new world-class LNG receiving terminal at Al-Zour Port in 2022.