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“Islam is my life”

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#1 Oct 1, 2009
The ultimate question that imposes itself is that;why do people from Christianity ,Judaism,Buddhism and other religions embrace Islam as a true religion? Why would they leave their religions ?Why would Atheists and Agnostics embrace Islam eventually after trying to convince themselves hard that they are just an outcome of a whatever!!
So take this and wonder yourself!
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.
* Abdul-Karim al-Jabbar (Sharmon Shah)- former NFLFootball player[2]
* Abdur Raheem Green
* Abu Tammam - 9th century Arab poet born to Christian parents.[3]
* Abu Usamah - controversial American-born Imam of Green Lane Masjid in Birmingham, UK. Accused of preaching messages of hate towards non-Muslims in a UK Television documentary.[4]
* Ahmad Rashād - Emmy award-winning sportscaster (mostly with NBC Sports) and former American football wide receiver.[5][6]
* Ahmed Santos - Filipino, fugitive, founder of the Rajah Solaiman Movement & suspected by Filipino authorities to be an Al Qaeda operative converted From Catholicism[7][8][9]
* Ahmad Thomson - British barrister and writer and also a member of the Murabitun movement.[10]
* Akhenaton - French rapper and producer of French hip hop.[11]
* Alexander Litvinenko - former Russian spy converted to Islam on his deathbed.[12][13]
* Alexander Russell Webb - Former Presbyterian.[14] American journalist, newspaper owner, and former Consul-General of the U.S.A. in the Philippines.[15][16]
* André Carson - former Baptist,[17] second Muslim to serve the United States Congress.[18]
* Anthony Green or Abdul Raheem Green, Converted from Catholicism to Islam, and is now an Islamic lecturer.[19]
* Art Blakey - American Jazz musician[20]
* Aukai Collins - fought in Chechnya, paid FBI informant, author of an autobiographical book[21]
* Anthony Mundine - former Australian rugby league player for the St George Illawarra Dragons and now a boxer
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* Benjamin Chavis - controversial former head of the NAACP; joined the Nation of Islam.
* Bernard Hopkins - American boxer[22]
* Betty Shabazz - wife of Malcolm X; former Methodist.[23]
* Bilal Philips - Islamic scholar and author[24]
* Bruno Metsu - French coach of the Senegal team at the 2002 FIFA World Cup[25]
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* Count Cassius- Visigothic aristocrat who founded the Banu Qasi dynasty of Muladi rulers.[26]
* Chris Eubank - British boxer[27]
* Claude Alexandre de Bonneval or Humbaracı Ahmet Paşa is 18th century French nobleman.[28]
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* Daniel Moore - poet [29]
* Danny Thompson - English double bass player converted from Catholicism.[30]
* Danny Williams - British boxer[31]
* David Belfield - American, fled to Iran after assassinating Ali Akbar Tabatabai, an Iranian dissident.[32]
* David Benjamin Keldani, a former Catholic priest.
* Dave Chappelle - comedian and television star [33]
* Dawud Wharnsby Ali (David Wharnsby)- Canadian singer/poet.[34][35]
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* Elsa Kazi - German writer of one-act plays, short stories, novels and history, and one of the greatest poets of her time.
*Éric Abidal (changed his name to Bilal)- French football player, currently playing for FC Barcelona, converted to Islam after marriage.[36]
* Everlast - Rapper from the Irish-American hip-hop group House of Pain, converted From Catholicism.[14]
THE LIST GOES ON

“The Defiant Dhimmi”

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Scholar of the Obvious

#2 Oct 1, 2009
Why do people convert from Islam everyday?

But moreover, why do you think they should be murdered?

“Islam is my life”

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#3 Oct 1, 2009
* Franck Ribéry- a French football player. His name after he converted to Islam is Bilal.[37]
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* Hamza Yusuf - American convert from Greek Orthodox; head of the Zaytuna Institute.[43]
* Hedley Churchward - English painter[44]
[edit] I
* Ian Dallas - Shaykh Dr. Abdalqadir as-Sufi - Sufi shaykh of Scottish origins.[45]
* Ibrahim Muteferrika (original name not known)- From Unitarian Christianity, an early example of a Muslim publisher and printer.[46]
* Ice Cube - Superstar Rapper from compton to Nation of Islam
* Ilie II Rareş - prince of Moldavia.[47]
* Ingrid Mattson - Canadian scholar and current president of the Islamic Society of North America (2006) converted From Catholicism.[48]
* Isabelle Eberhardt - from Lutheran Christianity, 19th century explorer & writer[49]
* Ivan Aguéli (Johan Agelii)- famous Swedish painter.[50][51]
* Iyasu V - Ethiopian emperor.[52]
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* C. Jack Ellis - Mayor of Macon, Georgia[53]
* Jacques-Francois Menou - French general under Napoleon I of France.[54]
* James Yee - previously Lutheran[55] and former U.S. Army Muslim chaplain.[56]
* Jean de Béthencourt - French explorer who led an expedition to the Canary Islands.[57]
* Jeffrey Lang, a mathematics professor in USA.[58]
* Jerald F. Dirks, former ordained Deacon in United Methodist Church, Harvard Divinity School graduate and author of several book on Islam and Christianity.
* Jermaine Jackson (Muhammad Abdul Aziz)- former member of The Jackson 5.[59]
* Jerôme Courtailler - one of two French brothers convicted by French authorities in 2004 for abetting terrorists[40][60][61]
* Jimmy Cliff - Jamaican reggae musician.[62][63]
* Joe Tex - soul singer and recording artist.[64]
* Johann Ludwig Burckhardt was a Swiss traveller and orientalist.[citation needed]
* St. John Philby - Arabist, explorer, writer, and British colonial office intelligence operative; converted from Anglicanism.[65]
* John Walker Lindh - the "American Taliban" converted From Catholicism[66][67]
* John Whitehead - an American singer, songwriter, and record producer.[68]
* John Nelson - first recorded Englishman to become a Muslim.[69]
* Joseph Thomas - Australian convert, acquitted of terrorism charges, placed under a control order under the Australian Anti-Terrorism Act 2005, currently pending retrial.[70][71]
* Judar Pasha - conqueror of the Songhai Empire.[72]
[edit] K
* Kamala Surayya (Kamala Das)- Indian writer who wrote in English and Malayalam.
* Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (Lew Alcindor)- retired basketball player & the NBA's all-time leading scorer[73]
* Keith Ellison - American, Representative from Minnesota's 5th congressional district, first Muslim to be elected to the United States Congress, converted From Catholicism[74]
* Kevin Barrett - university lecturer and member of Scholars for 9/11 Truth.[75]
* Khalid Yasin - Executive Director of the Islamic Teaching Institute, and a Shaykh currently residing in Australia.[76]
* Knud Holmboe - Danish journalist and explorer converted From Catholicism.[77]
* Köse Mihal - a Byzantine renegade, he accompanied Osman al-Ghazi in his ascent to power and converted to Islam.[78][79]
* Kumba Ialá- a Guinea-Bissau politician who converted in 2008.
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* Dolores "LaLa" Brooks - American musician.[80]
* Loon - American hip hop and rap artist [81]
* Lee Hughes - professional association football player, currently playing for Notts County F.C.[82]

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#4 Oct 1, 2009
and the list goes onnnn!
* Mahmoud Abdul-Rauf (Chris Jackson)- retired basketball player[83]
* Malcolm X - American, from Christianity to Nation of Islam to Sunni Islam, African-American civil rights leader.[84]
* Marmaduke Pickthall - famous translator of the Quran.[85]
* Mario Scialoja - Italian ambassador and President of the World Muslim League.[86]
* Matthew Saad Muhammad (formerly Matthew Franklin)- former boxer, converted From Catholicism.[87]
* Michael Muhammad Knight - American novelist, writer, and journalist.[88]
* Mike Tyson - Is an American boxer to Sunni
* Mihnea Turcitul - was a Prince (Voivode) of Walachia. Converted from Eastern Orthodox Christianity.[89]
* Mohammad Yousuf - Pakistani cricketer. Known for holding the world record for the most Test runs in a single calendar year, converted From Catholicism.[90]
* Mohammed Knut Bernström - Swedish ambassador to Venezuela (1963–1969), Spain (1973–1976) and Morocco (1976–1983)[91]
* Mohammed Zakariya - an American master of Arabic calligraphy, best known for his work on the popular Eid U.S. postage stamp.[92]
* Muhammad Abd-al-Rahman Barker (Philip Barker)- professor of Urdu, former chair of the University of Minnesota's Department of South Asian studies and creator of the Tékumel fantasy world.[93]
* Muhammad Ali (formerly Cassius Clay), from Baptist[94][95] to The Nation of Islam to Sunni Islam.[96] famous boxer.
* Muhammed al-Ahari born January 6, 1965 as Ray Allen Rudder is an American essayist, scholar and writer on the topics of American Islam, Black Nationalist groups, heterodox Islamic groups and modern occultism
* Murad Wilfred Hofmann - NATO official, converted From Catholicism[97]

[edit] N

* Nicolas Anelka - French football player[98]
* Nuh Ha Mim Keller - from Catholicism to agnosticism to Sunni Islam, Islamic scholar.[99]

[edit] O

* Olu Dara (born Charles Jones III in Natchez, Mississippi[1] on 12 January 1941) is an American cornetist, guitarist and singer
* Omar Bongo - Gabonese, President of Gabon.[100]
* Omar Pasha - Ottoman general. Converted from Serbian Orthodoxy.[101]

[edit] P

* Peter Murphy - vocalist of the goth/rock group Bauhaus, converted from Catholicism.[102]
* Pierre Vogel - German Islamic preacher and former professional Boxer.
* Poncke Princen - Dutch soldier, later human rights activist, converted From Catholicism.[103]
* Preacher Moss - Former Baptist,[104] American comedian and comedy writer.[105]

[edit] Q

“Islam is my life”

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#5 Oct 1, 2009
The list goes on!!
* Radu cel Frumos - was the younger brother of Vlad Ţepeş (Dracula) and prince of the principality of Wallachia, converted From Catholicism.[106]
* René Guénon - French Author in the field of metaphysics, converted From Catholicism.[107][108]
* Richard Colvin Reid - shoe bomber (convicted terrorist)[109]
* Richard Thompson - British musician, best known for his guitar playing and songwriting.[110]
* Robert D. Crane is the former adviser to the late President Richard Nixon, and is former Deputy Director (for Planning) of the U.S. National Security Council.[111]
* Robin Padilla - Filipino actor.[112]
* Roger Garaudy - French philosopher, converted From Catholicism.[113]
* Ronald Bell or Khalis Bayyan (born 1 November 1951, Youngstown, Ohio) is an American singer, composer and saxophonist
* Rowland Allanson-Winn, 5th Baron Headley - British soldier and peer.[114]
* Rudolf Carl von Slatin - Anglo-Austrian soldier and administrator in the Sudan. Later reverted to Catholicism.[115]
* Rustie Lee - British television chef and celebrity.[116]
* Ruqaiyyah Waris Maqsood - British author, converted from Protestantism.[117]
* Ryan G. Anderson - former Lutheran, convicted of charges of espionage for Al Qaeda[118][119]
* Ryan Harris- football player for the Denver Broncos [120]
* RZA - Is an American rapper to Nation of Islam

[edit] S

* Salman the Persian A convert from Christianity[121] who was previously Zoroastrian. In search for truth, he traveled to Syria to follow Christianity. Upon the death of his teachers, he was directed to head to Arabia, where he was told the final prophet will rise. He later converted to Islam and became one of Muhammad's first companions.
* Sana al-Sayegh, dean of the Science and Technology Faculty at Palestine International University, converted to Islam in August 2007. Fatah has accused its political rival Hamas of forcing the professor to convert from Christianity, a charge Hamas denies.[122]
* Sarah Joseph - commentator on women's issues and founder of emel magazine, converted From Catholicism.[123]
* Brad Terrence Jordan ("Scarface")- American rapper[124]
* Sheikh Sharifuddin Khalifa, Born to a catholic family, a young Sheikh who at the Age of 5, converted 1000 people to Islam and met the leader of Libya[125][126][127]

News Article from 1994 of SharifEntomology.

* Silma Ihram - formerly a born again Baptist who is an Australian pioneer of Muslim education in the West, founder and former school Principal of the 'Noor Al Houda Islamic College', campaigner for racial tolerance, and Author.[128]
* Siraj Wahaj - Former Baptist.[129] African-American Imam, noted for his efforts to eliminate Brooklyn's drug problems.[130]
* Sheila Musaji - founder of The American Muslim magazine.[131]
* Suhaib Webb - American Islamic activist and speaker.[132]
* Suleiman Pasha - French-born Egyptian commander.[133]

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#6 Oct 1, 2009
The list goess onnn!!Muslims don't convert from Islam never ever!unless they're very faithless,ignorant or just desire worshipers like YOU are!
* T. B. Irving - An American scholar, author and translator
* Tariq Abdul-Wahad (Olivier Saint-Jean)- originally from France, former basketball player for the Mavericks and Kings[134]
* Tawana Brawley (changed her name to Maryam Muhammad)- African American woman noted for claiming to have been raped by several white men, a claim determined to be a fabrication by a grand jury. Later in life she converted to Islam.[135][136]
* Tekuder - Mongol leader of the Ilkhan empire who was formerly a Nestorian Christian.[137]
* Thomas J. Abercrombie - photographer[138]
* Timothy Winter - prominent British Islamic thinker and scholar, and a lecturer in Islamic studies in the Faculty of Divinity at the University of Cambridge.[139]
* Top Topham - rock guitarist from England.[140]
* Torquato Cardilli - Italian ambassador, converted From Catholicism.[141]

* T-pain - American R'N'B artist

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[edit] V

* Vincenzo Luvineri - American rapper and the lyricist behind the Philadelphia underground hip-hop group Jedi Mind Tricks, converted From Catholicism.[142]

[edit] W

* Wadih el-Hage born to a Maronite Christian family in Sidon, Lebanon, a former al-Qaeda member.[citation needed]
* William Abdullah Quilliam - 19th century British poet, ambassador and journalist.[143]
* Willie Brigitte - French convert to Islam who associated with al-Qaeda in Pakistan and was possibly involved in a plot to conduct a terrorist operation in Australia.[144]

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[edit] Y

* Yahiya Emerick - American Muslim scholar, President of the Islamic Foundation of North America, converted from Protestantism.[145]
* Yasin Abu Bakr (Lennox Philip)- of Trinidad and Tobago, under trial for an attempted coup as of 9 March 2006[146]
* Yusuf Estes - Former preacher and federal prison chaplain, converted from Protestantism.[1]
* Yvonne Ridley - British journalist, from Anglicanism. She converted after being kidnapped and released by the Taliban.[147][148]

[edit] Z
Zaid Shakir is the co-founder of Zaytuna College located in California

* Zaid Shakir - American Muslim convert former Baptist, speaker, intellectual, author, and resident scholar of Zaytuna Institute in the United States.[149][150]
* Zağanos Pasha - one of the prominent military commanders of Mehmet II (Mehmet the Conqueror) and a lala, at once an advisor, mentor, tutor, councillor, protector, for the sultan.[15

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#7 Oct 1, 2009
Here are the notable people converted from Judaism!!
* councillor, protector, for the sultan.[151]

[edit] From Judaism

* Abdullah ibn Salam - 7th century sahabi said to have been a rabbi of aristocratic stock.[152]
* Hibat Allah Abu'l-Barakat al-Baghdaadi - influential physicist, philosopher, and scientist who wrote a critique of Aristotelian philosophy and Aristotelian physics.[153]
* Ibn Yahyā al-Maghribī al-Samaw'al was an Arab Muslim mathematician and astronomer of Jewish descent.[154] His father was a Jewish Rabbi from Morocco, but al-Samawʾal converted to Islam.[155]
* Jacob Querido - 17th century successor of the self-proclaimed Jewish Messiah Sabbatai Zevi.[156]
* Jemima Goldsmith daughter of the billionaire Sir James, that was married to Imran Khan [157]
* Leila Mourad - Egyptian singer and actress who rose to fame in the 1940s and 1950s.[158]
* Muhammad Asad (Leopold Weiss)- Viennese journalist who visited the Hijaz in the 1930s. Later, after WWII, he became Pakistani ambassador to the United Nations[159]. Also translated the Qur'an into English and wrote several books on Islam. His son Talal Asad is an anthropologist at the City University of New York
* Rashid al-Din - 13th century Persian physician[160]
* Suleyman Ahmad an American journalist and author[161]
* Sultan Rafi Sharif Bey (Yale Singer)- a pioneer in the development of Islamic culture in the United States.[162]
* Yaqub ibn Killis - 10th century Egyptian vizier under the Fatimids

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#9 Oct 1, 2009
And the notable people converted
From Buddhism

* The Barmakid family - originally the guardians of the great Buddhist shrine near Balkh, upon conversion they became "the greatest family" in the early Abbasid caliphate.[164]
* Mahmud Ghazan - seventh ruler of the Ilkhanate.[165]
* Muhammad Khodabandeh - eighth Ilkhaid dynasty ruler in Iran from 1304 to 1316.[166]
* Mubarak Shah - head of the ulus of the Chagatai Khanate (1252–1260, March-September 1266).[167]
* Tarmashirin - Khan of the Chagatai Khanate following Duwa Timur.[168]
* Hussein Ye - An Islamic scholar of Chinese descent whose lectures are frequently aired on Peace TV.[169]

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#10 Oct 1, 2009
From Hinduism
Parameswara (sultan) the Palembang prince of Hindu descent.

* Parameswara - Malay prince of Palembang Hindu descent from Srivijaya that founded the Sultanate of Malacca around 1402.[170]
* Harilal Gandhi - Oldest son of Mohandas K. Gandhi, later reverted back to Hinduism.
* Sumita Devi - Bengali actress and filmmaker.[171]
* Vilayil Fazila - popular Mappila songs singer from Kerala.[citation needed]
* Murshid Quli Khan - the Mughal governor of Bengal.[172]
* Malik Kafur - Indian military general.[173]
* Abdul Wahid Pedersen - Danish cleric.[174]
* Cheraman Perumal - The first Indian king to accept Islam[175]
* Sahaj Ram Sapru - the grandfather of the British-Indian Muslim Philosopher, Sir Dr. Muhammad Iqbal, who was an official in Kashmir during the administration of the Afghan Governor Azim Khan.[176]
* Kamala Suraiyya (formerly Kamala Das)- Anglo-Malayalam writer[177]
* Sharmila Tagore (Begum Ayesha Sultana)- Bollywood film actress.[178]
* Kabir Suman- Modern Bengali singer & songwriter officially converted to Islam from Hinduism in 2000.[179]
* Tansen - Notable musician and poet.[180][181]
* A.R. Rahman (stands for Allah Rakha Rahman)- Modern South Indian singer ,songwriter & Oscar winner officially converted to Islam from Hinduism.[182]
* Steven Vikash Chand - Arrested in the 2006 Toronto terrorism arrests[183]

[edit] From Sikhism

* Ubaidullah Sindhi - religious leader and political activist.[184]
george whyte

Leeds, UK

#11 Oct 1, 2009
This is a list of notable people who have been Muslims sometime during their lives but left Islam for another religion or a non-religious ideology.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_former_M...

to long to post..heeeeheeee

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#12 Oct 1, 2009
From Paganism
See also: List of Sahaba

* Berke - grandson of Genghis Khan and leader of the Golden Horde who was the first Mongol ruler to establish Islam in a Mongol state.[185]
* David Myatt - from Paganism, former Neo-Nazi-activist[186]
* Negudar - Mongol general and noyan[187]
* Nogai Khan - Mongol general and great-grandson of Genghis Khan.[188]
* Samori Ture - founder of the Wassoulou Empire who resisted French rule in West Africa.[189][190]
* Sultan Satuq Bughra Khan - 9th century Uyghur ruler who was one of the first Turks to convert to Islam.[191]
* Tuda Mengu - Mongol leader of the Golden Horde[192]

West African leader Samori Ture who fought European colonialism

* Tughlugh Timur - the Khan of Moghulistan.[1

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#13 Oct 1, 2009
From Zoroastrianism

* Abdullah Ibn al-Muqaffa - author and translator of Kalīla wa Dimna from Middle Persian.[194]
* Naubakht - Pahlavi translator of the Abassid court.[195]
* Fadl ibn Sahl - Persian vizier of the Abassid era.[196]
* Rattanbai Petit - second wife of Muhammad Ali Jinnah, the founder of Pakistan
* Saman Khuda - founder of the Samanid dynasty, one of the first native Persian dynasties in the Middle East and Central Asia after the collapse of the Sassanids.[1

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#14 Oct 1, 2009
* the Sassanids.[197]

[edit] From Atheism

* A. R. Rahman (Initially raised Hindu, but was atheist as a teenager until conversion to Islam)- famous Indian music composer[198]
* Zhang Chengzhi - contemporary Hui Chinese author; raised as an atheist.[199]
* Charles le Gai Eaton - British diplomat and writer.[200]
* Yusuf Islam (Cat Stevens)- British musician and singer (had a nominally Christian upbringing, but never was a believer)[201]
* Jeffrey Lang - American, Professor in the Department of Mathematics at the University of Kansas.(Raised Catholic, but atheist from age 18 to conversion)[202][203]
* Martin Lings - a widely acclaimed British scholar. He was raised as a Protestant, became an atheist, and later converted to Islam.[204]
* Mos Def - American rapper and actor.[205]
* Nursultan Nazarbayev - The incumbent President of Kazakhstan. Formerly held atheistic views during the Soviet era.[206]
george whyte

Leeds, UK

#15 Oct 1, 2009
Son of Hamas Leader Turns Back on Islam and Embraces Christianity

http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,402483,00...

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#17 Oct 1, 2009
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# Robert D. Crane - former Presidential advisor and ambassador.[226]
# Ice Cube - Gangsta rapper and actor.[227]
# Bob Denard - French mercenary.[228]
# Jeffrey Mark Deskovic - served 15-year wrongful imprisonment sentence.[229]
# Isabelle Eberhardt - explorer and writer.[230]
# Baron omar Rolf von Ehrenfels - Austrian anthropologist and orientalist.[231]
# Everlast - Irish-American rapper and singer-songwriter.[232]
# Alys Faiz - human rights and peace activist;[233] converted at the time of her marriage to Urdu poet Faiz Ahmed Faiz.[234]
# Jeff Fort - former Chicago gang leader, co-founder of the Black P. Stones gang, and founder of its El Rukn faction. He was convicted in 1987 of conspiring with Libya to perform acts of domestic terrorism.[235][236]
# Philippe Fragione - French rapper and producer of French hip hop.[237]
# Christian Ganczarski- Head of "al Qaeda in Europe".[238]
# Philippe Grenier -(1865–1944) French doctor, first and only Muslim MP in France.[239].[240]
# Gigi Gryce - American saxophonist, flutist, clarinetist, composer, arranger, and educator.[241]
# Walt Hazzard - former NBA player.[242]
# David Hicks - convicted Australian terrorist.[243]
# Lim Yew Hock - Singapore’s second Chief Minister from 1956 to 1959.[244]
# Craig Hodges - former NBA player.[245]
# Ibrahim Hooper (Douglas Hooper)- Islamic activist, spokesman for the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR).[246]
# Abdullah Ibrahim - South African Jazz musician.[247]
# Umar Islam - one of the suspects arrested in the UK in connection to the 2006 transatlantic aircraft terrorist plot in the United Kingdom.[248]
# Malik ul Salih - established the first Muslim state of Samudera Pasai.[249]
# Tiara Jacquelina - Malaysian actress.[250]
# Ahmad Jamal - Jazz pianist.[251]
# Jan Janszoon - Dutch pirate.[252]
# Larry Johnson - retired American professional basketball player.[253]
# Gustave-Henri Jossot - French caricaturist, illustrator and Orientalist painter.[254]
# Vladimir Khodov - leader of the Beslan school hostage crisis- converted in prison.[255]
# Abd al Haqq Kielan - Swedish cleric.[256]
# Ghostface Killah - member of the Wu-Tang Clan.[257]
# Begum Om Habibeh Aga Khan - born Yvette Blanche Labrousse, Miss France 1930, wife of Aga Khan III.[258]
# Yusef Lateef - American Jazz musician.[259]
# Johann von Leers - advisor to Muhammad Naguib known for his anti-Semitic polemics.[260][261][262]
# Gary Legenhausen - American philosopher and writer.[263]
# Brandon Mayfield - American attorney-at-law, was erroneously linked to the 2004 Madrid train bombings.[264]
# MC Ren - American rapper and hip-hop producer.[265]
# Ali Shaheed Muhammad - member of A Tribe Called Quest.[266]
# Idris Muhammad - American jazz musician.[267]
# John Allen Muhammad - convicted serial killer, known as the Beltway Sniper.[268][269]
# Anthony Mundine - Australian Boxer.[270]

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#18 Oct 1, 2009
* Anthony Mundine - Australian Boxer.[270]
* Abdul Alim Musa - Muslim activist and director of Masjid Al-Islam in Washington, D.C.[271]
* Susanne Osthoff - German archaeologist who had worked in Iraq since 1991 and had been taken captive there for three weeks.[272]
* José Padilla - the respondent in Rumsfeld v. Padilla currently on trial as an alleged al-Qaida operative, converted while in prison for aggravated assault.[273]
* Christopher Paul (aka Paul Kenyatta Laws aka Abdulmalek Kenyatta)- American citizen, alleged member of al-Qaeda.[274][275]

Swiss explorer, Isabelle Eberhardt

* Charles John Pelham (Abdul Mateen), 8th Earl of Yarborough.[276]
* Q-Tip - North American hip-hop emcee, actor, and hip hop producer who was the leader of the critically acclaimed group A Tribe Called Quest.[277]
* Dwight Muhammad Qawi - former boxing world heavyweight champion.[278]
* Jack Roche - convicted of involvement in an al-Qaeda plot to blow up the Israeli embassy in Canberra.[279]
* Ilich Ramírez Sánchez - aka "Carlos the Jackal", convicted murderer and terrorist, currently in prison in France.[280]
* Ibrahim Savant - one of the suspects arrested in the UK in connection to the 2006 transatlantic aircraft terrorist plot in the United Kingdom.[248]
* Frithjof Schuon - metaphysician, poet, painter, philosopher (in the original and Platonic sense of this term), and a leading figure of the perennialist school.[281]
* Stephen Schwartz - American journalist, columnist, and author.[282]
* Derrick Shareef- charged in a plot to set off four hand grenades in garbage cans 22 December at the CherryVale Mall in Rockford, Illinois during the Christmas rush.[283]
* Sahib Shihab - jazz saxophonist and flautist.[284]
* Divine Styler - American hip-hop musician.[285]
* Nahshid Sulaiman - alternative hip hop artist.[286]
* Apisai Tora - Fijian politician.[287]
* Mike Tyson (Malik Abdul Aziz)- former heavyweight boxing champion of the world. Converted while in prison after being convicted of rape.[288][289]
* Abdul Waheed (Don Stewart-Whyte)- accused of participating in the 2006 transatlantic aircraft plot.[290][291]
* Jason Walters - of the Netherlands, member of the Hofstad Network, convicted on charges of terrorism.[292]
* John Ward -(changed name to Yusuf Reis) British corsair and pirate.[293]
* Rakan Ben Williams - suspected member of Al-Qaeda terrorist.[294]
* Michael Wolfe - American poet, author, and the President and Executive Producer of Unity Productions Foundation.[295][296]
* Michael X - civil rights activist in the United Kingdom [297]
* Yusuf Chambers - U.K. based Da'ee of international fame. Yusuf Chambers is a young preacher from London, has greatly involved himself in many organizations in U.K. and outside like Peace TV, Islam Channel, Al-Jumuah magazine, Unity TV etc

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#19 Oct 1, 2009
And thousandsssssssss convert everydayyyy because it's the real path that everybody have to follow!!So when you think and say that Islam doesn't make sense or the prophet Muhammad was a false prophet than you are putting down down the believe of millions of muslims around the world including the above-mentioned notable people !!
May Allah guide us all to his path Amen.
Salam Alykum
Bryant

Windsor, CT

#20 Oct 1, 2009
truth-liner wrote:
The ultimate question that imposes itself is that;why do people from Christianity ,Judaism,Buddhism and other religions embrace Islam as a true religion?
The ultimate question really is, why are Muslims leaving Islam in droves for Christianity, or other religions, or becoming atheists?

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#21 Oct 1, 2009
george whyte wrote:
This is a list of notable people who have been Muslims sometime during their lives but left Islam for another religion or a non-religious ideology.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_former_M...
to long to post..heeeeheeee
That is a keeper link. Thanks for it.
Also thanks for not listing every one of them in endless posts.
Looks like it took Wesley Snipes 10 years to wise up.
Pawn-King-Nine

Diablo, CA

#22 Oct 1, 2009
george whyte wrote:
Son of Hamas Leader Turns Back on Islam and Embraces Christianity
http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,402483,00...
Thanks for the link. From the interview, he confirms what we have said about coming demise of Islam with internet and education...

JONATHAN HUNT: Why, after 25 years, did you change?

MOSAB HASSAN YOUSEF: I believe that all those walls that Islam built for the last 1,400 years are not existing (sic) anymore. They don't recognize this. They built those walls and made people ignorant because they're afraid. They didn't want people to discuss anything about the reality of Islam, about the big questions of Islam and they asked their followers, the Muslims,'Don't ask about those certain questions.'

But now, people have media. If the father closes the door for his daughter not to leave the house, she's going to go behind her computer and travel the world. So people easily can get information, knowledge, searching (sic) engines, so it's very, very available for everybody to study about Islam, about other religions. Not from the Islam point of view, but from other points of view.

So for the next 25 years this is for sure going to make huge change in the Muslim and the Arab world.

http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,402483,00...

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