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Verbal abuse is widespread in schools across the Arab world and its culprits aren't only classmates but sometimes even teachers.

In a tweet that shed light on the matter, Egyptian tweep Mohammad Refaat powerfully hit back at a teacher who once ridiculed his abilities and kicked him out of class. 

Refaat's tweet - which he posted earlier this week - came in response to another similar post sent out by an Arab tweep who was also once bullied by his own teacher. 

It has since gone completely viral, with thousands retweeting it and sharing their own personal stories.

Refaat's tweet took Arab Twitter by storm

"To the chemistry teacher who once kicked me out of class because of my weak performance and ridiculed me in front of my own mother. I send you my salutes as one of the youngest people to have received a degree in Oncology."

People absolutely loved it

"Good on you, doctor."

"Your achievement proved him wrong"

"Who's the best one now? Doctor Refaat"

Many hailed Refaat's achievement

And it has since moved others to share their own success stories

"To the maths teacher who told me I wasn't smart and told my parents it would be impossible for me to pass high school, I am now an engineering student in Cairo. I just want you to know that I'll always hate you because the day you said that was the worst day of my life."

"To the Quran teacher who once ridiculed my Arabic..."

"I am an Arabic and Quran teacher now and I've taught two of your kids."

Hundreds joined Refaat in hitting back at abusive teachers

"To my Spanish literature professor who once asked how I was top of my class when the questions I asked her weren't smart. I am now in my final year, set to graduate with a Ph.D. from one of the best universities in the U.S., one that she would've never been able to even get into."

And they were savage

"To all my school teachers who always ridiculed me and physically abused me because I wasn't doing well in school. To the ones who told me I was a failure and always said my sister was better at everything, I'd like to tell you that I am now a Business Management graduate and I graduated with honors."

And endless

"To the headmaster who once told me that if I ever became a doctor I could spit in his face, I'd like to tell you that I am graduating from dental school in two months."

"Success and achievements are born out of suffering"

"The role of a teacher must always be motivational"

"It's unacceptable to have them ridicule or put down their students. These success stories are something to be proud of."