Why is this Egyptian scholar often referred to as preaching rock-star so different from the others?
There are a lot of reasons:
- He is young and quite fashionable unlike the typical old -shcool preachers with long beards and jellabas
- He is very knowledgeable and is currently doing a PhD in the University of Wales
- He has a very modern and sociological approach to religion and is very much focused on inspiring the youth
Also, some rumors used to say that the women from the President's family wanted to get veiled because of him.
At that time, it was a very normal social phenomenon to see women getting veiled after listening to Amr Khaled's preaching.
This is the key to his success, he is the modern preacher who knows how to talk to the youth and focuses on Islamic behavior rather than actions .
In a recent article by the BBC a girl was quoted saying "he speaks our language" referring to Khaled and why he has so much impact on the youth.
In fact, his show is all about the community and how to make the 16 contestants who come from various Arab countries active.