Andrew Tate: 'Misogynist' influencer 'converts to Islam', seen 'praying in UAE mosque'

Andrew Tate: 'Misogynist' influencer 'converts to Islam', seen 'praying in UAE mosque'
3 min read
24 October, 2022
Controversial influencer Andrew Tate, who has been widely condemned as a 'misogynist', has converted to Islam according to social media reports.
Internet personality and former professional kickboxer Andrew Tate on Anything Goes With James English in 2021 [via Wikimedia Commons]

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. 

The video was shared by Tam Khan, a verified Facebook user who indicated in the caption that he filmed the video and appeared to confirm that Tate had taken the shahada - the oath required to accept 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 Alhamdhulillah the guy has a good heart and pure intentions." wrote Khan. 

The New Arab has reached out to Andrew Tate for comment. 

The popularity of Andrew Tate, a former kickboxer and Big Brother contestant from Luton, UK,  exploded on social media in 2022.

He has since been widely called a misogynist for his comments about women which has seen him banned from most major social media platforms, including Facebook, Instagram, YouTube and Twitch.

Before his ban, Tate's videos had racked up millions of views online.

Several users have claimed his conversion to Islam is simply a publicity stunt and stressed that Tate was not a role model for Muslims.

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? الله المستعان." 

Another known as Nameless tweeted: "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 backwards from one guy who loves to hear himself talk." 

Tate has an upcoming conversation with Muhammad Hijab, a Muslim presenter who has interviewed other controversial public figures, such as Canadian professor Jordan Peterson.