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I’ve yet to see a Shia alim who doesn’t say the ‘peace’ when he mentions the name of our dear Prophet Muhammad ((صلى الله عليه وآله وسلم)). 

In above video Tawhidi doesn’t mention the salawat when he mentions our Prophet. Just this one video was enough to tell me he is a pretender. 

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Fake Imam darling of Zionists and Hindu fanatics

February 11, 2019
 
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Tehran - A self-proclaimed Imam of Iraqi origin, born in Iran, currently based in Australia, his only claim to fame is Islam-bashing. His ticket to stardom in the West has been blatant hate speech and toxic sectarian rhetoric. He has become a darling of Islamophobes, New Atheists and right-leaning hate preachers who seek to sow seeds of discord among Muslims.

Imam Tawhidi, who has not been recognized by the Australian National Imams Council nor is he affiliated with any Australian mosque (according to ABC investigation), is again in news.

The white-turbaned trouble-monger masquerading as a cleric is visiting India to attend a cultural festival organized by a prominent television group close to radical Hindu organizations.

Over the past few days, social media has been abuzz over Tawhidis much-publicized visit to India. While he has been ecstatically welcomed by the ideological right (RSS and ilk), including some leaders of the ruling party, Muslim organizations and peace activists have strongly denounced his agenda-based visit.

Tawhidi banks heavily on his aggressive PR machinery, dishing out inflammatory statements that stoke the flames of sectarianism and malign the image of Islam. Thats precisely why he is idolized by right-leaning ideologues from America to Israel to India. He makes their job easier.

Over the last few days, his interviews have appeared in leading newspapers of India, in which he spews venom against Muslims, against Islam, against Pakistan, against Iran, against the Islamic revolution. He makes no secret of his surreptitious love affair with Zionists in Israel and Hindutva brigade in India.

In an interview with Times of India, Tawhidi described himself as a peace advocate working for healthy interfaith dialogue. In the same breath, he denounced Pakistans version of Islam, which he said is amended to fit the narrative of the government and to justify all of its wrongdoings. Exactly the kind of rhetoric Hindu fanatics in India want to hear from their foreign guests.

He went on to label Irans revolutionary guards and Lebanons Hezbollah movement as Shia terrorist organizations, in line with what his masters in Tel Aviv and Washington have suckled him.

Tawhidis association with Iran is old. He was born in the holy city of Qom and had his elementary and secondary education in the religious seminaries of the city. Owing to his suspicious activities, he was expelled from the Qom seminary after which he traveled to Australia and unveiled his real face there.

He has toured many countries in the West in recent years promoting his warped worldview and distorted image of Islam, thereby bringing bad name to the religion he falsely claims to profess. The latest being India, where he has overt and covert association with Hindu militant organisations that have been accused of mob lynching of Muslims in recent past.

Some of the people he has met in India over the past few days  based on his Twitter feed  include the infamously famous hate-mongers  BJP politician Subramanian Swamy and writer Tarek Fateh. Both Swamy and Fateh are master conspiracy theorists whose job is to polarize communities in India for vote bank politics.

In May 2018, Swamy, who is known for whipping communal passions, said Muslims of India were the descendants of Hindus, so if any Muslim citizen of India identifies with or glorifies Islamic rule in India, he should be declared a defeated alien. Fateh, a Pakistan-born and India-based writer, in September 2018 said Muslims owe Ram Mandir to Hindus and it would be constructed in Ayodhya, a disputed site in northern India where a historic mosque was demolished by radical Hindus on December 6, 1992.

Tawhidis camaraderie with these people is based on their common hatred for Islam and Muslims. Their meetings are part of the larger plot to demean the great religion of Islam and its great adherents.  

He not only hates Muslims, but he also promotes the views that fit the narrative of Hindu fanatics in India. For instance, in an interview with right-wing portal OpIndia last year, he said Pakistan is an illegitimate country founded upon hate and blood, and added that Kashmir is a Hindu land and it belonged to India before Pakistan was created.

To please his friends in New Delhi, Tawhidi even jumped in defense of India forces and legitimized the cold-blooded killing of Kashmiri youth Qaiser Amin in Kashmir earlier this year.

While he has been praised by far-right ideologues including American Hindu author David Frawley, anti-Islamophobia and peace activists like Middle East Eye columnist CJ Werleman have criticized him in unequivocal terms.

In a November 2017 article titled The Islamophobia Industrys favourite Imam is a fake, Werleman brilliantly exposed the fake Imam and the darling of New Atheists. His cartoonish and paradoxical efforts to portray himself as the sum of all xenophobic fears, while at the same time echoing xenophobic narratives made him an irresistible magnet to Australian media outlets and racist hate groups, he wrote.

While the radical Hindu groups in India rolled red carpet for him, Muslim organisations strongly protested against his visit. Majlis Ulama-e-Hind, a body of Muslim clerics in India, expressed its strong disapproval over Tawhidis visit by writing a letter to Indias Home Minister Rajnath Singh.

Maulana Kalbe Jawad, general secretary Majlis Ulama-I-Hind and top Shia cleric, said the man was masquerading as a scholar while he was not related to Shiism or Islam, because his preaching and books are against the teachings of Islam and Shiite faith.

Shujaat Ali Quadri, National President of Muslim Students Organisation of India, also opposed his visit to India, terming him a puppet of the West and Israel.

Alt News founder Pratik Sinha accused him of spreading fake news. He was soon blocked on Twitter.

To protest against Tawhidis visit to India and denounce his hate-filled rhetoric, hashtags like #GoBackTawhidi, #NoToTawhidi, #ImamOfFitna have been trending on Twitter in India.
He is a fraud, a big fraud, wrote on Twitter user. His only agenda is to humiliate Muslims and show disrespect to Islam, which is also the agenda of Zionists and Hindutva groups.

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There are certainly many points on which one can take objection with Tawhidi.

However, some of these points can easily be raised about many others. Some are calling him a fake scholar based on his lack of study, but at the same time long titles are being given to popular speakers who haven't studied much more than him. 

People are quick to label someone an agent as soon as they don’t like what they're saying. Did you ever consider that someone could have certain views, however strange they may be, without being on a payroll? 

Finally, I sometimes wonder if we attributed some of Tawhidis quotes that he is being criticized for to another speaker, would people still condemn it or would they start parroting it instead?

Personally I don't care much for Tawhidi and I am certainly not defending him, but I do see some double standards in some of the arguments that are brought against him.

Wallahu a'lam 

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38 minutes ago, Mahdavist said:

Personally I don't care much for Tawhidi and I am certainly not defending him, but I do see some double standards in some of the arguments that are brought against him.

Wallahu a'lam 

Totally agree with you. This Tawhidi can be fraud but our decision should be based on truth rather than personality. If any of our top favorite scholar says something similar to Tawhidi he should be equally condemned. 

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Biggest problem with Tawhidi is that there are a lot of Islamophobes that quote him and consider his Tweets as valid Islamic opinions, they then use those Tweets to then add more fuel to the fire against Muslims.

He's a fraud and needs to have his Twitter handle suspended. He's spreading lies and untruths about Islam.

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16 hours ago, Mahdavist said:

There are certainly many points on which one can take objection with Tawhidi.

However, some of these points can easily be raised about many others. Some are calling him a fake scholar based on his lack of study, but at the same time long titles are being given to popular speakers who haven't studied much more than him. 

People are quick to label someone an agent as soon as they don’t like what they're saying. Did you ever consider that someone could have certain views, however strange they may be, without being on a payroll? 

Finally, I sometimes wonder if we attributed some of Tawhidis quotes that he is being criticized for to another speaker, would people still condemn it or would they start parroting it instead?

Personally I don't care much for Tawhidi and I am certainly not defending him, but I do see some double standards in some of the arguments that are brought against him.

Wallahu a'lam 

Salam , it's not labeling at all all of critics about him  are proven 

15 hours ago, Sirius_Bright said:

Totally agree with you. This Tawhidi can be fraud but our decision should be based on truth rather than personality. If any of our top favorite scholar says something similar to Tawhidi he should be equally condemned. 

he is a toal fraud but unfortunately he born in Qom & claims himself a Muslim scholars that is best tool in hands of islamophobic & anti Islam groups & countries like as India & Australia that only see wahhabism & radical Muslims & he is in their side 

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In my opinion, having this thread and voicing our opinions about Tawhidi (and other fakes) registers Shi’a masses’ disapproval of intellectual superficiality and street level tactics of these artificial trends.

Also thanks to the Internet’s archiving properties, this will pop up whenever his name would be searched over any search engine for a long time.

I wish our Sunni brothers would have the similar gall to expose the infiltrators in their midst. **Or maybe this is one of the differences among us.**

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I noticed he hate a lot of Shia Imams xD This is why some Anti-Shia love him. Btw, did anyone notice Anti-Muslims chose to interview him instead of another pro Shia Imams?

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2 hours ago, Diaz said:

I noticed he hate a lot of Shia Imams xD This is why some Anti-Shia love him. Btw, did anyone notice Anti-Muslims chose to interview him instead of another pro Shia Imams?

He has a little paley chat with Tommy Robinson about Aisha, they even have a little chuckle at one point about her age being lied about because people didn't want to think the Prophet had a non-virgin wife, so they made he out to be a kid. Tommy found that very amusing.

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2 hours ago, starlight said:

Salaam the article says that Tawhidi may be working for Sayed Shirazi. Hasn’t the Sayed denounced him already? 

Also I was under the opinion that the shirazis didn’t like the zionists either?

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23 minutes ago, Ejaz said:

Salaam the article says that Tawhidi may be working for Sayed Shirazi. Hasn’t the Sayed denounced him already? 

I hope they have. I am not sure, maybe someone more resourceful would be able to tell you. 

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40 minutes ago, LeftCoastMom said:

You folks have your very own hang-around-the-fort suck-up sell-out plastic shaman. :dry:Aren't they fun?

Not the same thing, this guy claims to be  "the Imam of Peace"  and that is a title reserved for the Mahdi (afts). This is more like a bishop claiming to be Christ and rubbing shoulders with Richard Spencer.

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"Tawhidi" comes across directly as a satire to me and I don't have a single doubt that he isn't, he's a comedian trying to satirize Islam and provoke the Sunni/Shia thing via appealing to Salafi and Islamophobic rhetoric. 

Aside from that, he literally looks like Eric Wareheim (also a comedian):

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Kind of a similar style of cringe-humor too, I think it's probably deliberate. 

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3 minutes ago, HakimPtsid said:

"Tawhidi" comes across directly as a satire to me and I don't have a single doubt that he isn't, he's a comedian trying to satirize Islam and provoke the Sunni/Shia thing via appealing to Salafi and Islamophobic rhetoric. 

Aside from that, he literally looks like Eric Wareheim (also a comedian):

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Kind of a similar style of cringe-humor too, I think it's probably deliberate. 

No, Eric Wareheim is just a comedian, let's not sully stand up comedy with a man with ghulat beliefs and got kicked out of hawza and believes he's somehow a good representative of Islam.

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4 minutes ago, Gaius I. Caesar said:

No, Eric Wareheim is just a comedian, let's not sully stand up comedy with a man with ghulat beliefs and got kicked out of hawza and believes he's somehow a good representative of Islam.

I don't really think Tawhidi has 'beliefs' in that sense, I don't think he's in any way sincere. At least to me, he does appear to be a social satire intended toward political division, in obviously controversial areas. Maybe I'm wrong, maybe he is just an utterly absurd person who looks satirical. Either way, he is a trouble-maker without anything useful or positive to bring to the discussion.

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2 minutes ago, HakimPtsid said:

I don't really think Tawhidi has 'beliefs' in that sense, I don't think he's in any way sincere. At least to me, he does appear to be a social satire intended toward political division, in obviously controversial areas. Maybe I'm wrong, maybe he is just an utterly absurd person who looks satirical. Either way, he is a trouble-maker without anything useful or positive to bring to the discussion.

Check out pages 5 to 10 to get a better sense of who he is as there people posting who actually met and knew Tawhidi from Hawza.

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11 minutes ago, RepentantServant said:

Who even says these kinds of things. He's definitely on a Zionist payroll.

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Nah come on. That isn't him saying that...

Surely?

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1 hour ago, Haydar Husayn said:

He’s obviously referring to the Prophet’s wives and father-in-laws. Tawhidi still has the same Shia beliefs that he always had.

In that case you'd have thought he would have said "some of my Prophet's Family". Family as an entirety is different. What he's said along with the capitalisation seems to suggest he means the Ahlul Bayt, but Allah knows best.

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2 hours ago, aaaz1618 said:

What he's said along with the capitalisation seems to suggest he means the Ahlul Bayt, but Allah knows best.

Wahabi  Alim about Imam Hussain (عليه السلام)

Even wahabists don't reject progeny of Prophet Muhammad (pbu)  even this wahabi scholars knows Shias as heretics & sweard  to grind meat of Shias & gives it to dogs but he says rejecting progeny of Prophet (pbu) will bring that person out of Islam that this guy has weird & absurd belief & by this tweet he will be out of fold of Islam .

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On 6/27/2019 at 5:42 PM, LeftCoastMom said:

Now I guess I don't have to ask why my internet blew up this morning with angry messages between Palestinian Christians over this guy. You folks have your very own hang-around-the-fort suck-up sell-out plastic shaman. :dry:Aren't they fun?

I've actually never heard a more accurate description of this guy.  Yeah, we have them too, unfortunately. 

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10 hours ago, Haydar Husayn said:

Tawhidi still has the same Shia beliefs that he always had.

He claims to have become “reformed” from his former extremist self, perhaps as a response to videos of him doing Tatbir.

You never know, he might genuinely believe some of what he is saying.

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1 hour ago, Ejaz said:

You never know, he might genuinely believe some of what he is sayin

He every time repeats same words like a parrot but people that are behind him were wise enough to hide his practicing of Tatbir but he again repeat same word & idea .

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On 6/27/2019 at 12:25 PM, Ejaz said:

Salaam the article says that Tawhidi may be working for Sayed Shirazi. Hasn’t the Sayed denounced him already? 

No, he hasn’t been denounced. Even if it ever gets to the point where he is, I doubt it will be a real denunciation.

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Also I was under the opinion that the shirazis didn’t like the zionists either?

It’s complicated by the fact that they probably hate the Palestinians more for being nasibis.

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