Controversial influencer Andrew Tate has converted to Islam, according to several claims on social media.
“This is why I’m Muslim,” a verified account called ‘Andrew Tate’ wrote in a post on the conservative social media site Gettr.
“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 same account later posted a picture of Tate captioned with a quote attributed to Ibn Qayim, an Islamic theologian from the 1300s.
A video of Tate allegedly praying in a mosque in the UAE has been shared hundreds of times on Facebook and Twitter.
Tam Khan, a recognized Facebook user, posted the video and stated in the description that he shot it, appearing to confirm that Tate had taken the shahada, the oath necessary to adopt Islam.
“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.” wrote Khan.
In 2022, Andrew Tate, a former kickboxer and Big Brother participant from Luton, United Kingdom, saw a spectacular rise in popularity.
His statements on women have now earned him the label of a misogynist, and as a result, he has been banned from the majority of popular social media sites, including Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, and Twitch.
Tate’s web films had received millions of views prior to his ban.
Many commenters emphasized that Tate was not a role model for Muslims and argued that his conversion to Islam was only a publicity ploy.
One use, known as Gilboa Prison Break on Twitter, said: “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?