Top 10 Famous Celebrities Who Converted To Islam
Islam is a beautiful religion because it has so much beautiful lesson that with this lesson a person can live a happy live with great pleasure therefore they have not to face any difficulty or worry on any turn of their lives. So due to its beautiful lesson as well as many examples in daily life, according to research as well as reports from different media’s of the world it is been concluded that Islam is most and fast growing religion in the world so in 2010 about 23 % of the people of the world consist of Muslims which is now about more than 25 % of the world people about 2 billion in the world, as we talk about the celebrities of the world then so many big as well as famous celebrities in this world are converted to Islam due to its beautiful and simple lesson to live happy life.
10: A.R Rahman
Allah Rakha Rehman which is commonly known as A.R Rehman which is one of the famous Personalities not only in India but also of the world, he is Song Writer, Composer as well as singer and music director. According to reports he was born in Hindu Family therefore his name was AS Dileep Kumar. He was born on 6 January 1967 as Rahman’s works are noted for integrating Eastern classical music with electronic music, world music and traditional orchestral arrangements. Her mother was so much inspired by Islam therefore she belonged to Islam but Rahman grew up as Hindu so as we talk about awards he has won two awards which are Grammy Awards, a BAFTA Award, a Golden Globe, four National Film Awards, fifteen Film fare Awards and thirteen Film fare Awards South.
9: Muhammad Ali
There is no need of introduction to this man because he was most famous personality in the world which is none other than famous American Boxer Muhammad Ali, he was a professional boxer born on 17 January 1942 generally considered among the greatest heavyweights in the history of the sport. According to his history, he was born as Christian named as named Cassius Clay but his life changed when he was 20 years old in 1962 as he met with Malcolm X who introduced him with beautiful religion of Islam after that he was soon converted to religion Islam. According to reports it was claimed that he has never loses her fight after converting to Islam as he was converted to Islam in 1975 at the age of 33 years.
8: Mike Tyson
Mike Tyson is one of the famous personalities of America who converted to Islam after he was imprisoned during 1992 to 1995 after that he was converted to Islam but few of the people knew that about that. He was born on 30 June 1966 as he was American professional boxer who has many records to his name as the youngest boxer to win the WBC,WBA and IBF heavyweight titles at 20 years, 4 months, and 22 days old. He also won 19 fight in knockout round, he tweeted his picture in 2010 in the front of Kaaba after performing Umrah then everybody Knew that he was converted to Islam so he was also known as the scariest boxer ever.
7: Sharmila Tagore
Sharmila Tagore is famous actress of Bollywood industry as she was also born as Hindu as she was born on 8 December 1946 but she is now known as Begum Ayesha Sultana, during her career he fall in love with Indian Muslim cricketer, Mansoor Ali Khan Pataudi therefore she changed her faith to marry her in 1969 therefore she is now known as Begum Ayesha Sultana. She has received two National Film Awards and two Awards for her performances therefore considered as legend actress of Bollywood industry, she was also chosen as UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador in 2005, she felt pressure for converting to Islam but her daughter in law Kareena Kapoor is on hen religion after marrying Saif Ali Khan.
6: Kareem Abdul Jabbar
Kareem Abdul Jabbar is also famous personality of America who was born on 16 April 1947 as he is now retired basket ball player, it is no doubt he was a great player of his time that Abdul-Jabbar was a record six-time NBA Most Valuable Player(MVP), a record 19-time NBA All-Star, a 15-time All-NBA selection, and an 11-time NBA All-Defensive Team member therefore he was considered as 50 biggest player of basket ball in 1996. His name was Ferdinand Lewis Alcindor Jr and after tracing as well as finding that Islam is a peaceful religion then he converted to Islam in 1968 because he found about his Muslim heritage so his coaches called him greatest player of all time in the history.
5: Dave Chappelle
Dave chappel is a famous personality of America who was born on 24 August 1973 as he was American stand-up comedian, screenwriter, producer, and actor so after his debut in 1993 he was considered as best actor but his first leading role was in 1998 comedy film Half Baked, which he co-wrote. He was widely known by his comedy movie Chappelle’s Show in 2003 so he was converted to Islam in 1998, according to reports that he was converted to Islam after his inspiration from his brother who has converted to Islam before him that was result of their Muslim friend salim so he also left his one show in middle because its content contradicted with his Islamic beliefs.
4: Ice Cube
Ice Cube is also a famous personality as he was born on 15 June 1969 which is considered as big personality as he is a famous American rapper, record producer, actor, and filmmaker he started his career as hip hop music by joining group C.I.A but left soon and then in December 1989, he built a successful solo career in music and films. He was converted to Islam in the mid of 1990’s by his inspiration from Islamic Nation therefore after that he associate himself with the nation of Islam so according to reports that he doesn’t practice Islamic rituals like going to the mosque, fasting etc but still claims to be a believer so he is also known in 50 greatest MCs in the world.
3: Snoop Dogg
Snnop Dogg is also most famous rapper which is also best known for his hair style as Snoop Dogg hi stage name that he changed after his came in this field but his birth name is Calvin Cordozar Broadus, Jr as he has born on 20 October 1971. He is rapper as well as actor from California, United States of America as he started his career in 1992 when he was discovered by Dr. Dre of N.W.A and, as a result, was prominently featured throughout Dr. Dre’s solo debut album, The Chronic (1992) and this was his turning point, then he is also converted to Islam after his inspiration from Islam Nation, he also joined many movements to spread peace. According to reports that he again changed religions three years later.
2: Dharmendra and Hema Malini
There is no need of introduction to these two big personalities of Indian Film Industry, the Beautiful Hema Malina as well as Dharmendra as they fall in love with each other during their movie Shohlay. So they both converted to Islam in 1979 because in Hindu religion there is no evidence of second marriage in laws as Dharmendra was also married to Parkash kaur who is his first wife from which he has two sons Bobby as well as Sunny Deol so for getting marriage with Hema Malina they both converted to Islam so their Marriage was also according to rites of Islam, therefore they have two daughters from this marriage and they changed their names to Aisha Bi R. Chakravarty and Dilawar Khan Kewal Krishn but his first wife parkash Kaur also live with him Still now.
1: Omar Epps
Omar Epps is also famous personality of America which was born on 20 July 1973 as he is actor, rapper, songwriter, and record producer, he is also converted to Islam but there is no confirmed report that because this man always private his views about religion but according to reports that he is converted to Islam and he has Islamic name Hashim that he has claimed this therefore his full name is Omar Hashim Epps as was most famous for his film roles in Major League II, Juice, Higher, Scream 2, The Wood, In Too Deep, Love and Basketball therefore he is also a big convert to Islam because he is also big personality that impressed from Islam.