Do you know American celebrities converted to Islam?

Among the Hollywood celebrities many of whom you do not even have assumed that they are Muslims


Mike Tyson

The world-famous boxer Mike Tyson converted to Islam in 1992, when he was in prison. According to him, Islam changed his life for the better, now it has given him the faith and separated from past habits. As in an interview Tyson said, "I do not need God, God needs me." He took the Islamic name Malik Abdul Aziz, and in 2010 made a pilgrimage to Mecca.


Dave Chappelle

Actor Dave Chappelle became one of the most famous comedians. He converted to Islam in 1998. The actor admitted that usually he does not speaking in public about his faith because he does not want people to associate him and his shortcomings with this beautiful religion. He believes that religion is fine, if we study it properly.


Jermaine Jackson

Brother of Michael Jackson converted to Islam after his visit to Bahrain in 1989. Jackson said: "By adopting Islam, I felt as if was reborn. I found in Islam the answers to my questions. "

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Shaquille Rashaun O'Neal

The outstanding American basketball player Shaquille O'Neal had converted to Islam in the early 2000s. Athlete rarely speaks about his religion, and in 2010 made a ritual pilgrimage.

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Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

The well-known basketball player is a Muslim. Ferdinand Lewis Alsindor Jr. converted to Islam in the 70s, and then changed his name to Kareem, he also has learned Arabic. In 1973, Karim visited Libya and Saudi Arabia, in order to better understand the language and learn more about Islam in its homeland.

Ice Cube

Famous rapper O'Shea Jackson, also known as Ice Cube, said that he had a special relationship with God after converting to Islam in the early 90s.


Ellen Burstyn

American actress who has enjoyed huge success in the 1970s and was nominated six times for an Academy Award "Oscar" Ellen Burstyn in thirty years converted to Islam and became interested in Sufism.


Few people know that the famous singer Akon is a Muslim, who is proud of the fact that he never smoked or drank. He even has a song dedicated to his faith - "Senegal". "Everything we do, we do for the sake of Allah," - says a well-known artist.


Mos Def

The famous rapper had converted to Islam at age of 19 and changed his name to Yasin Bey. Artist says that despite the fact that he is a hidden person, he does not hesitate, he believes. "Not to talk about your religion out of fear it would be terrible," - says Mos Def.

Dr. Mehmet Oz

An American doctor of Turkish origin was included in the list - 500 most influential Muslims in the world in 2009. The full name of Dr. Oz - Mehmet Cengiz Oz. Now he is practicing Sufism. "Religion is very valuable for me", - says Oz, who is also a leading famous TV show "Dr. Oz Show."


Lupe Fiasco

Famous rapper says he does not smoke, does not drink, and separates himself from the temptations in respect of his faith. But at the same time condemns the others: "Muslims or not, we are all humans and we can make mistakes."

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