Social media influencer and YouTuber, Aisar Khaled is once again in the spotlight after a video of him converting a non-Muslim to Islam made its round on social media.
In the 2-minute clip that was originally uploaded on the instafamous TikTok account and his other socials, Aisar Khaled was seen preaching to the male individual about the purpose of life. He was then seen teaching the individual to proclaim the words of shahada (the Muslim profession of faith) before the two hug each other.
Dakwah Seorang India Hingga Masuk Islam Masyaallah . #fyp
“One day, bro, we will leave this world forever. The world means nothing anymore. That’s why I said when we always remember death, we will remain conscious of our duty in this world. You have two choices, heaven or hell? Of course we choose heaven, that’s right. But first, we must obey Allah SWT. In this life, how many people die without religion? Die without being a Muslim. We live in a world full of tests and problems. Ultimately we all end up dying. At the end, we end up in hell,” remarked Aisar Khaled in the clip.
The video has garnered multiple and differing reactions from netizens on social media. While netizens on TikTok seem pleased and compliment Aisar’s action, majority of Twitter users have differing opinions as they deemed his action as inappropriate and disrespectful. The clip circulated on Twitter when a Twitter user @Najmi_Haikal shared the video in a post to solicit the views of netizens on the issue.
Doq, cuba comment sikit pasal video ni. Aku rasa rasa mcm ada potensi utk viral video ni pic.twitter.com/J2DESRRhOC
— Kagemane no Jutsu (@Najmi__Haikal) September 26, 2021
In lieu of the controversy, Aisar Khaled came forward to explain his side of the story. He took to Instagram to share another video to explain the situation. In his post, he stressed that the man voluntarily converted to Islam without any coercion as opposed to what have been claimed by some parties.
“I invited him to convert to the religion. I never forced him. Insya-Allah I will do my best to guide him. People are unaware that before talking to him about converting, he told me about his life problems. I simply was a good listener and offered him a solution,” the instafamous shared.
He then invited the man for a drink and before returning home, he thought of inviting the man to embrace Islam. “He agreed to convert. I didn’t force him. I told him about the greatness of Allah SWT. Alhamdulillah he accepted Islam. I will make sure he receives the right guidance,.” Aisar wrote.
However, despite his explanation, netizens still ponder on the relevancy of his action. There are also those who feel that Aisar’s action is offensive and disrespectful to other religions. Some even questioned his qualification and credibility to preach to people as he has no solid religious education background to support his da’wah method.
Some netizens criticised the 21-year-old Instafamous method of preaching claiming that it was inappropriate and insensitive for him to simply question other people’s belief and religion. Many remarked that the individual was even seen seemingly confused by the situation. In fact, his supposed method of da’wah (preaching) is not actually in line with the true teaching of Islam as religious conversion is a huge responsibilities and certainly cannot be taken lightly.
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This is not the first time that the social media creator has been embroiled in controversy. Previously, Aisar received a massive backlash for making content out of singer Siti Sarah’s unfortunate death just to gain clout on his YouTube channel.