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10 American Celebrities Who Have Converted To Islam

Islam is the fastest growing religion in the world, including in the U.S. Since the 9/11 terror attacks, Islam has seen a burst of growth with more than 1,200 mosques being built.

From 1990-2000, around 12.5 million more people converted to Islam than to Christianity. In fact, the number of Muslims in the U.S. after 9/11 more than doubled.

With average citizens turning towards Islam, famous celebs have also come forward, admitting to the belief in Allah.

Here is a list of celebrities you probably didn’t know are Muslim.

1. Shaquille O’Neal

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The retired pro basketball player and current sports analyst on “Inside the NBA”confirmed his Muslim faith, also promising to make the Hajj to Mecca, Saudi Arabia.

2. Akon

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The recording artist and record producer grew up in Senegal practicing Islam. As part of the Muslim culture and religion, Akon admitted to having multiple wives, stating that one woman could never satisfy any man.

3. T-Pain

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Rapper-turned-singer and producer T-Pain is a devout Islamist. Despite Islam’s strict laws on marrying non-Muslims, the performer wedded a Christians woman, an act that is considered adultery in Islam and is punishable by death.

4. Mike Tyson

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The famous retired boxer admittedly converted to Islam while incarcerated for rape. Tyson openly acknowledged his belief in Allah, claiming Islam had an influence in his life after prison.

5. Ice Cube

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The rapper-turned-actor has openly expressed his religious beliefs, but claims to be a “mellow” Muslim, who doesn’t practice devoutly. In fact, he doesn’t plan on giving up drugs or drinking any time soon, regardless of Islam’s strict disapproval.

6. Ellen Burstyn

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Emmy-winning actress Burstyn follows Sufi Islam, a looser form of the religion, which explains why she performs without a burqa to protect her modesty.

7. Muhammad Ali

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Perhaps the most recognized boxer in history, Ali was one of the first American celebrities to publicly proclaim Islam as his religion, subsequently changing his name. To this day, few know that Ali practiced Sunni Islam.

8. Dr. Oz

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Host of “The Dr Oz Show,” Dr. Mehmet Oz was born to Turkish parents. He adopted a form of Sufism from his father’s devout following.

9. Dave Chappelle

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Chappelle told Time Magazine, “I’m a Muslim, I don’t necessarily practice the way a good Muslim is supposed to practice but I believe in these tenants.” The comedian allegedly left his controversial show because of his religious beliefs.

10. Janet Jackson

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The former pop star made headlines when she converted to Islam to marry her Arab fiance. Jackson reportedly left the music industry because of these demanding beliefs, since Islam doesn’t take too kindly to music, dancing, or the female form on display.

 

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  1. And who told you that marrying a non muslim is considered adultery in Islam(in regards to tpain). This are the kind of posts that spread wrong teachings of islam and then people will believe it. A muslim can marry a non muslim as long as the marriage is done accordibg to islamic teaching and some conditions are met. Conditions such as the woman being a christain or a jew and not an idol worshipper

    • That’s very right my brother..
      I commend the author for posting something POSITIVE about ISLAM , but they should try to give or pass on the message of the ISLAM , when doing so.
      Thank you.

  2. Seriously? Did you even do your research? Khalifa is absolutely right. Also, Janet Jackson didn’t quit her music career, in fact she is touring now. This seriously seems intentional. Are you trying to mislead people?

  3. True, Khalifa. Fact finding is necessary before you publish make sure it is true. Lack of credibility will not help your cause.

  4. The editor of this page is not being fair to Islam. He/she has been trying to tarnish the image of Islam in all forms. Make research before publishing anything on Islam. Make research on a muslim marrying a non Muslim. I love reading this page, but the truth is they are bias.

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