Tawhidi has made some audacious claims about his credentials.
Firstly is his religious credentials. This was exposed in the following videos and letter from Al-Mustafa University:
As for his other credentials which he has recently been posting about – it is even more laughable.
Tawhidi is so proud, boasting his latest ‘degree’ to show how qualified he is. This is a FREE course which spans a total of maximum of 70 hours of cursory studies. The only fee he paid was a US $49 fee for the certificate so he could post on his page. (see course details here).
This was highlighted by a 9 News article also:
In the next [statment, Tawhidi is] delusional – “I will say this because of my studies on counter-terrorism, I feel I’m qualified. If the United States cracks down on Iran and its regime, Iran will fund ISIS”.
The counter-terrorism studies Tawhidi is referring to is a free online overseas course with a certificate that can be purchased for $49. It took him 12 weeks to complete from home.
But press him on his qualifications and he will tell you he “studied at Harvard and Georgetown universities”.
And herein lie the roots of Tawhidi’s troubles.
One man did some more research into this:
Another ‘credential’ that Tawhidi likes to show off is the one hanging on his office wall.
“Certificate of Qualification
This is to certify that Imam Shaikh Mohammad Tawhidi has achieved the status of a Muslim Scholar and is deemed worthy of Islamic leadership. He is therefore authorised to lead and represent the Muslim community in Australia.”
This is signed off by Shaikh Mohammad Zeki Albayati – Chairman of Board of Directors / General Deputy and Representative of the Grand Islamic Jurisdiction and Hierarchy of Scandanavia.
This was “awarded” and “sealed” by the Al-Huda Islamic Institute of Religious Guidance – Stockholm / Sweden.
This is rather fascinating. Let us discuss.
1. On what basis can a Swedish institute issue any sort of certification for someone to lead a community in Australia? When has Tawhidi visited or even studied in Sweden? Tawhidi has never even been to Europe!! It seems like simple connections and a phone call will get u a cheap certificate, eh?
2. The “Al-Huda Islamic Institute of Religious Guidance” seems extremely shady. It has no running website (see: http://www.alhuda.se/) and only an Arabic facebook page running (see: http://bit.ly/2hrGM5G).
3. Shaikh Mohammad Zeki Albayati is a representative of Sayed Sadiq Shirazi (see: http://alarabi.se/wp-content/uploads/2013/12/97.png). Sadiq Shirazi is the same person who “crowned” Tawhidi and the same man that Tawhidi continues to praise, show off his picture, and not call out despite promoting Sharia Law.
4. The “Al-Huda Islamic Institute of Religious Guidance” is, of course, a Shirazi run and funded centre. Amazingly, the centre was established to spread Shia Islam in Europe, as is the mission of the master and teacher of Tawhidi. We quote the official Shirazi website speaking about al-Huda:
“We at Al-Huda and Imam Hassan Mujtaba institutes, do our best to expand our cultural and religious programs to attract more youths to the doctrine of Shi’a Islam. I need to add that the Shirazi scholars have had a great role in spreading Shi’a Islam in the Western and European countries. The great works of the Shirazi scholars such as the distribution of many religious books and Islamic lectures have made many people to know more about Shia Islam and embrace it. I want the Lord to help the Grand Ayatollah Shirazi in his way of serving Shi’a Islam and make him more successful.” (see: http://www.english.shirazi.ir/1941)
You may now be getting the idea of what Tawhidi’s mission is in attracting people to his doctrine, no matter what it takes – even lying and making everyone else look bad.
Again, another failed mission with another mickey mouse certification.