Another cleric Sheikh Awad al-Qarni who was also reportedly arrested has been followed by 2.2 million twitter users worldwide.
Mr Odah, who was once known for his extreme religious views and was imprisoned from 1994 to 1999 for agitating for political change, is a popular cleric with 14 million followers on Twitter.
However, questions are being raised as to whether the smear campaign by the Saudis could be an attempt at subterfuge by diverting media attention away from recent reports in the American media about the Saudi Embassy's possible links to the September 11, 2001 attacks on New York's Twin Towers. Following a meeting with the Kuwaiti emir where serious regional problems came up for discussion, Trump chose to act as a mediator between Qatar and Saudi Arabia.
In a bid to safeguard the "kingdom" Saudi security forces have reportedly arrested some twenty political opponents including Prince Abdul Aziz bin Fahd al-Saud, a son of former King Fahad and two prominent clerics.
In one of his last postings on Twitter, he welcomed a report on Friday suggesting that a three-month-old row between Qatar and four Arab countries led by Saudi Arabia may be resolved. "Everyone knows the reality of the destructive Iranian role toward the Arab states, especially the Gulf states, with its interference in internal affairs and destabilizing and undermining security of the GCC states", he said. The phone call was initiated from Qatari side after US President Donald Trump had recently asked all the Gulf countries to enter into dialogue for resolving the crisis.
Muraikhi also hailed Iran as an "honorable country", adding that the Tehran-Doha relations had warmed since the blockade.
Initially it was reported that Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani has expressed his willingness to enter into negotiations with the quartet.
This comes amid several different rumors surrounding the royal family, including several sources claiming that King Salman intends to abdicate soon, turning over the country to Crown Prince Mohammed. Most protests are held on Fridays because of large congregation gatherings in Muslim countries. The 13 demands made by these countries and the six principles are in fact meant to highlight the Qatari violations and call on it to abide by previous agreements, he said, citing that Qatar failed to abide by the Riyadh Agreement of 2013 and the Riyadh Agreement of 2014 and continued its negative and hostile policies towards the countries of the region.