List of converts to Islam


List of converts to Islam
Converts to Islam
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Isabelle Eberhardt • Uluç Ali Reis • Claude Alexandre • Parameswara • Marmaduke Pickthall • Jacques-Francois Menou • Rudolf Carl von Slatin  • Lord Headley • Malcolm X • Samori Ture • Muhammad Ali • Keith Ellison • Ahmad Rashad • Cat Stevens • Dave Chappelle • Nicolas Anelka • Kareem Abdul Jabbar • Murad Wilfried Hofmann • Jermaine Jackson • Yvonne Ridley
Total population
In the United Kingdom and France, about 100,000 people converted in the last decade[1]), Germany (usually 300 a year[2]) and many other places around the world.

The following is an incomplete list of notable people who converted to Islam from a different religion or no religion. This article addresses only past professions of faith by the individuals listed, and is not intended to address ethnic, cultural, or other considerations, such as marriage. Such cases are noted in their list entries. The list is categorized alphabetically by their former religious affiliation.

Contents

From Abrahamic religions

From Christianity

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  • Dolores "LaLa" Brooks - American musician.[100]
  • Leo of Tripoli - a Byzantine Greek renegade who freed 4000 Muslim prisoners while attacking the Byzantine city of Thessalonica.[101]
  • Loon - American hip hop and rap artist[102]

M

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From Judaism

From Dharmic religions

From Buddhism

From Hinduism

Other

From agnosticism or atheism

From Paganism

From Sabianism

From Zoroastrianism

Undetermined former religion

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  • Zachary Adam Chesser - American Muslim convert to Sunni Islam. Sentenced to 25 years in a federal prison on February 24, 2011.[356]

See also

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