Dr Aaidh Al-Qarni is a prominent Saudi scholar, author, and activist preacher, best known for his popular self-help book Don’t Be Sad. Dr Al-Qarni has garnered a substantial following through a preaching career which spans various modes of broadcast media. He recently apologized on Saudi TV for his past preaching, calling his prior understanding of Islam ‘hardline’ and apologizing for his past ties with Qatar. He said that he now agrees with the Islamic understanding of Crown Prince MBS. He has over 40 million followers on social media.