Controversial social media influencer Andrew Tate accepts Islam. His video of offering prayer in a mosque is doing rounds on social media.
According to The Arab, the former kickboxer said, “This is why I’m Muslim.” “Any Christian who believes in good and understands the true battle against evil must convert. “So be patient, Indeed the promise of Allah is TRUTH” Quran 30:60.”
The video of Tate offering prayer in a mosque in UAE was posted by athlete Tam Khan, a verified Facebook user, confirming the news of his conversion.
“Regarding his shahada, we agreed it shouldn’t be shown on a podcast or anything because people will claim it’s for clout or fake following. Nobody is perfect, but Alhamdulillah the guy has a good heart and pure intentions.” penned Khan.
Muslims please have sabr. Don’t be so harsh. We all make mistakes and we all deliver our speech sometimes incorrectly. I personally know Andrew & mashallah his love for Islam is genunine & it’s real. No PR stunts. He is one of us. I understand the sisters concerns also and yes
— Tam Khan (@Tam_Khan) October 24, 2022
Kickboxer conversion to Islam had received mixed reviews on social media. Some have welcomed the news, while others have called him out.
One user praised the influencer’s decision, “As Muslims, Allah (SWT) has given us so many role models. Islam is a religion where you literally need not look elsewhere. Where did we go wrong for our young men to take people like Andrew tate as role models over the prophets? Ahlul bayt? The companions? الله المستعان
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Some believe this is another attention-seeking tactic. “Andrew Tate is actively trying to stir up issues between Islam & Christianity out of ignorance. These religions have found peace with each other. Let’s not go backward from one guy who loves to hear himself talk,” said one social media user.
Athlete Tam Khan came to his rescue and said, “Muslims please have sabr. Don’t be so harsh. We all make mistakes and we all deliver our speech sometimes incorrectly. I know Andrew & mashallah his love for Islam is genuine & it’s real. No PR stunts. He is one of us. I understand the sister’s concerns also and yes.”