12 Celebrities who converted to Islam

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List of celebrities who converted to Islam and found peace some even made the made to kill them themselves because of the ups and downs of life and was anyhow guided to One God path and chose to Live instead.

Check out the list of 12 celebrities who converted to Islam

1. Ar Rahman

A R Rahman posing for camera
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Old name:- A. S. Dileep Kumar
New name:- Allah Rakha Rahman
Date of Birth:-6 January 1967
Birthplace:- Chennai, India
Previous religion:- Hindu
Current religion:- Islam
Quote:- “I believe that whatever comes at a particular time is a blessing from God.”

A. R. Rahman or Allah Rakka Rahman who’s born as A. S. Dileep Kumar in the Hindu religion in Chennai, India on 6 January 1967, is a singer, music producer, and composer.

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2. Muhammad Ali

Muhammed Ali in his early age thinking whom to take down next
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Old name:- Cassius Marcellus Clay Jr
New name:- Muhammad Ali
Date of Birth:-  January 17, 1942
Birthplace:- Louisville, Kentucky
Current religion:- Islam
Quote:- “The only thing that matters is submitting to the will of God.”

He was as America’s professional and undefeatable boxer of his time, born and raised as Cassius Marcellus Clay Jr in Louisville, Kentucky, who is now known as Muhammed Ali after his conversion to Islam.

3. Mike Tyson

Mike Tyson Posing for camera
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Old name:- Michael Gerard Tyson
New name:- Malik Abdul Aziz
DOB:- June 30, 1966
Birthplace:- New York City, U.S.
Previous religion:- Not Known
Current religion:- Islam
Quote:- “I’m very grateful to be Muslim, Allah doesn’t need me, I need Allah.”

Michael Gerard Tyson who is professionally known as Mike Tyson is a former professional boxer who holds the title of the youngest boxer to claim heavyweight champion was born on 30 June 1966 in New York City, U.S.

4. Kamala Surayya

Kamala Surayya or Kamala Das's portrait by artist
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Old name:- Madhavikutty or Kamala das
New name:- Kamala Surayya
Date of Birth:- 31 March 1934
Birthplace:- Punnayurkulam, Madras Presidency, British India
Previous religion:- Hindu
Current religion:- Islam
Quote:- “You didn’t even love him, but you were sentimental about him”

Kamala Surayya or Kamala Das born in Punnayurkulam, Madras Presidency, British India on 31 March 1934 was a poet and a Malayalam author.

5. Sinéad O’Connor

Sinéad Marie Bernadette O'Connor before and after converting to islam
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Old name:- Sinéad Marie Bernadette O’Connor
New name:- Shuhada’ Sadaqat
DOB:- 8 December 1966
Birthplace:- Glenageary, County Dublin, Ireland
Previous religion:- Christian
Current religion:- Islam
Quote:- ” When you live with the Devil you learn there’s a God very quickly.”

Sinead O’Connor or Sinéad Marie Bernadette O’Connor who changed her name to Shuhada’ Sadaqat after conversion to Islam was born on 8 December 1966 in Glenageary, Country Dublin, Ireland is a Singer, Songwriter, Musician, and former priest

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6. Yuvan Shankar Raja

Yuvan Shankar Raja in black tshirt smiling
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Old name:- Yuvan Shankar Raja
New name:- Yuvan Shankar Raja
Date of Birth:- 31 August 1979
Birthplace:- Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
Previous religion:- Hindu
Current religion:- Islam
Quote:- “I converted to Islam in a way because of my mother”

Yuvan Shankar Raja was born on 31 August 1979 in Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India is a Film composer, Lyricist, Music director, Songwriter, Singer, Instrumentalist, Arranger, Orchestrator, Record Producer, and Film producer, he is also known as Youth Icon due to his remarkable work and devoted fans.

7. Sharmila Tagore

 Sharmila Tagore smiling to camera in saree and converted to islam
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Old name:- Sharmila Tagore
New name:- Begum Ayesha Sultana Khan
Date of Birth:- 8 December 1944
Birthplace:- Hyderabad, Hyderabad State, British India
Previous religion:- Hindu
Current religion:- Islam
Quote:- “It should be your decision to get married, work, or have children,”

Sharmila Tagore born on 8 December 1944 in Kanpur, India is a former film actress who worked in both Hindi and Bengali cinemas. She changed the name to Begum Ayesha Sultana Khan following her conversion to Islam.

8. Amrita Singh

Amrita Singh in salwar kameez posing for camera in award function
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Old name:- Amrita Singh
New name:- Amrita Singh
Date of Birth:- 9 February 1958
Birthplace:- Delhi, India
Previous religion:- Sikh-Muslim
Current religion:- Islam
Quote:- “The best thing about my marriage is my two kids.”

Amrita Singh daughter of Rukhsana Sultana and Shivinder Singh was born on 9 February 1958 in Delhi, India. She is a former film and television actress, she was half Sikh and Half Muslim before her conversion to Islam.

9. Monica

Rekha Maruthiraj or Monica in hijab after her conversion to Islam
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Old name:- Rekha Maruthiraj or Monica
New name:- MG.Rahima
Date of Birth:- 25th August 1987
Birthplace:- Erode, Tamil Nadu, India
Previous religion:- Not known
Current religion:- Islam
Quote:- “I have converted not because of love or money and I am not such a person. I embraced Islam because I like its principles,”

Rekha Maruthiraj or Monica born on 25 August 1987, Tirunelveli, India, is a former Indian film actress, acted in Tamil films. She converted to Islam on 30 May 2014 and changed her name to MG. Rahima.

10. Shaquille O’Neal

Shaquille Rashaun "Shaq" O'Neal giving sad look to camera and converted to islam
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Old name:- Shaquille Rashaun “Shaq” O’Neal
New name:- Shaquille Rashaun “Shaq” O’Neal
Date of Birth:- March 6, 1972
Birthplace:- Newark, New Jersey
Previous religion:- Not known
Current religion:- Islam
Quote:- “Of course I believe in God. Only God could have given me what I have,”

Shaquille Rashaun has known professionally as “Shaq” O’Neal is a former American basketball player and was considered the greatest player of his time in the National Basket Association.

11. Cat Stevens

Cat Stevens before and after accepting Islam and converted to islam
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Old name:- Cat Stevens
New name:- Yusuf Islam
Date of Birth:- 21 July 1948
Birthplace:- London, England
Previous religion:- Not known
Current religion:- Islam
Quote:- “The very first lesson that I learned from the Qur’an was the message of unity and peace.”

Steven Demetre Georgiou whose stage name is Cat Stevens changed his name to Yusuf Islam prior to his conversion to Islam, born on 21 July 1948. He is a Singer, Songwriter, and musician.

12. Malcolm X

Malcolm Little or Malcolm X, El-Hajj Malik El-Shabazz in March 1964 happy as ever
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Old name:- Malcolm Little or Malcolm X
New name:- El-Hajj Malik El-Shabazz
Date of Birth:- 19 May 1925
Birthplace:- Omaha, Nebraska, United States
Current religion:- Islam
Quote:- “Education is the passport to the future, for tomorrow belongs to those who prepare for it today.”

Malcolm Little or Malcolm X or El-Hajj Malik El-Shabazz was born on 19 May 1925 to Earl Little and Louise Helen Norton Little in Omaha, Nebraska, U.S. He was popular for civil rights movement and was an American Muslim minister and human rights, activist. He was assassinated on 21 February 1965, when he was about to talk the OAAU in Manhattan’s Audubon Ballroom.

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