Islam has been the most dominant religion from its beginning. It is spreading throughout the world among people of all religion, famous celebrities are no exception. Islam is influencing the popular international singers, actors, athlete, dancers, tourists and journalist.
Here is the list of international well-known people who converted to Islam.
1. Cassius Clay
Cassius Clay is the famous boxing champion and Olympic medalist. He was born as a Christian and named Cassius Clay on birth. However, the boxer met Malcolm X in 1962, at the age of 20, who introduced him to the Nation of Islam. Islam and the Quran inspired Ali so much that he soon converted to Islam under the mentorship of Malcolm X. And changed his name to Mohammad Ali.
2. Mike Tyson
Mike Tyson is an American former professional boxer. Former heavyweight champion in prison converted to Islam and adopted the Muslim name, Malik Abdul Aziz. He also made a trip to Mecca as well as marrying the daughter of a Muslim cleric.
3. Janet Jackson
Janet Damita Jo Jackson is an American singer, songwriter, actress, and dancer. She is the sister of the internationally famous Michael Jackson. She accepted Islam in 2012 to marry a Muslim man Wissam Al Mana.
4. Rosie Gabrielle
Rosie Gabrielle is a young Canadian solo traveller, vlogger and Instagram influencer. She converted to Islam after spending her time in Pakistan. In an Instagram post, the traveller described Islam as a religion of “peace, love, and oneness.”
5. Joram Jaron van Klaveren
Joram Jaron van Klaveren is a Dutch politician. He became well-known for anti-Muslim comments. He said once that “Quran is poison”, but later in October 2018 he converted to Islam halfway through writing an anti-Islam book.
6. Della Miles
Della miles is an American jazz singer and vocalist of Michael Jackson and Whitney Houston. After returning from turkey she accepted Islam. She said that she learned much about the faith during her stay in Turkey.
7. Kevin Gates
Kevin Gates is an American rapper, singer, and entrepreneur. He and his wife have now converted to Islam and also went to Mecca for Hajj in September 2016.
8. Dave Chappelle
David Khari Webber Chappelle is an American stand-up comedian, actor, writer, and producer. Chappelle converted to Islam in 1998. He told in a magazine in May 2005, “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.”
9. Walt Hazzard
Walter Raphael Hazzard Jr. was an American professional basketball player and college basketball coach. In the year 1972, Hazzard embraced Islam, and started going by the name “Mahdi Abdul Rahman”.
10. Ferdinand Lewis Alcindor Jr.
Ferdinand Lewis Alcindor Jr. is an American former professional basketball player who played in the NBA. At age 24 in 1971, he converted to Islam and became Kareem Abdul Jabbar.
we may don’t know all religions of the world are in the world but we all know Islam is the most widespread religion.