Controversy child Lindsay Lohan has been causing a stir on social media. The celebrity socialite deleted all the pictures on her Instagram and wrote Alaikum Salam in her Instagram bio. Alaikum Salam is the response to an Arabic greeting As-salam Alaikum which means ‘Peace be unto you’. Lohan sparked rumors of coversion to Islam when her fans noticed the change in her bio. Though there has been no official confirmation, good wishes are pouring in from Muslims all over the world for Lohan.
Lohan had sparked the rumors of conversion to Islam in 2015 when she was spotted carrying a Quran. She later told a tv-channel that the Quran is a gift from her Arabic friends. Lilo however is not the only celebrity who is rumored to have converted to Islam. Here are 14 famous actors and musicians who allegedly converted to Islam:
1. Mike Tyson
Mike Tyson sparked rumors of having converted to Islam by posting a photograph from the holy Mecca in 2010. Later, Tyson in his memoir admitted that he was indeed a Muslim. “I’m very grateful to be a Muslim. Allah doesn’t need me, I need Allah.”
2 .Dave Chappelle
Chappelle is a comedian who is known for speaking in mind. He doesn’t mince his words when it comes to speaking on issues that matter. Chappelle converted to Islam in 1998. “I don’t normally talk about my religion publicly because I don’t want people to associate me and my flaws with this beautiful thing. And I believe it is beautiful if you learn it the right way” Dave told Time magazine.
3. Lindsay Lohan
Lohan faced severe backlash when she was spotted carrying a Quran in 2015. The recent update of Instagram bio has caused a stir on social media as people speculate if Lilo has decided to give up on her lifestyle of drinking and partying.
4. Muhammad Ali
The late boxer coverted to Islam when he was 22 when he won the world heavyweight championship in 1964 from Sonny Liston in a stunning upset. He converted to Sunni Islam in 1975.
5. Paris Hilton
The news clipping from an Indonesian newspaper claims that Paris Hilton has converted to Islam. Paris, who is known for her provocative shoots and her ‘sexy’ public persona caused a stir when a photograph of her wearing a hijab surfaced on social media.
6. Angelina Jolie
This one is probabl fake. Jolie often visits Pakistan and is seen wearing a shalwar-kameez and interacting with Mullahs. As a result, internet converters have spread several rumors about Jolie being a Muslim.
7. Michael Jackson
In 2008, it was rumored that Michael had changed his name to Mikael and that he’s now a Muslim. He passed away shortly after in 2009 so no one knows for sure.
8. Britney Spears
When Spears was going through a mental breakdown, it was rumored that her paparazzo boyfriend Adnan Ghalib, a London born Muslim had converted her to Islam. This however is far from true.
Madonna, who is known for her highly provocative music videos and photoshoots told her fans that she was reading Quran. Her fans thought that Madonna has had a change of heart, but apparently that isn’t the case.
10. Will Smith
Smith became a target of Muslim coverters when he praised the ideology of Islam. He said “Islam is a peaceful religion and if good people such as Muhammad and Will can carry that message then it would be wonderful. It would be a positive message for peaceful Muslims all over the world”.
11. Liam Neeson
It was rumored that Neeson converted to Islam multiple times between 2012 and 2014. The actor cleafred the air in 2015 and said that he hasn’t converted to Islam.
12. Shaquille O’Neal
Shaq has never gone on record and spoken about him being a Muslim. However, he did reveal his plans of taking a pilgrimage to Mecca that got people talking and discussing his religion.
13. Snoop Dogg
Snoop Dogg, who is known for his drug habits reportedly gave up on drugs, sometime back. It was during that time that rumors about him having converted to Islam started doing rounds on social media. Snoop, however is still getting high on drugs.
14. Ice Cube
Ice Cube, who converted to Islam in the 90s said: “What I call myself is a natural Muslim, because it’s just me and God. You know, going to the mosque, the ritual and the tradition, it’s just not in me to do. So I don’t do it”.