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    Famous converts to Islam

    Shabbetai Tzevi - seventeenth-century Turkish Jew who had claimed to be Messiah and attracted a large following. His conversion to Islam largely dissolved this mass messianic Jewish movement, but also resulted in the development of the ongoing Donmeh religious movement.

    Cat Stevens - British rock musician; changed name to Yusuf Islam

    John Coltrane - prominent jazz saxophonist and composer
    Art Blakey - American Jazz musician


     


    Muhammad Ali - boxer
    Matthew Saad Muhammad - world champion boxer (formerly Matt Franklin)

    Dwight Muhammad Qawi - world champion boxer (formerly Dwight Braxton)

    Eddie Mustapha Muhammad - world champion lightweight boxer (formerly Eddie Gregory)

    Mustafa Hamsho - boxer

    Akbar Muhammad - boxer

    Mike Tyson - boxer

    Hamdan Chris Eubank - boxer (super middleweight boxing champion)

    Kareem Abdul-Jabbar - basketball player

    Queen Noor - American-born queen of Jordan during reign of the late King Hussein I

    Maryam Jameelah - Jewish American essayist and poet. Formerly Margaret Marcus.

    Daniel Moore - Anglo-American poet

    Muhammad Marmaduke (William) Pickthall - author and Quran translator

    Michael Wolfe - author, journalist (The Hadj: An American's Pilgrimage to Mecca; One Thousand Roads to Mecca: Ten Centuries of Travelers Writing About the Muslim Pilgrimage; ABC Nightline documentary "An American in Mecca")

    Aminah Assilmi - Denver area broadcast journalist; now director of the International Union of Muslim Women (former Baptist)

    Pamela Taylor - science fiction author; Publications Officer of the Islamic Writers Alliance and co-chair of the Progressive Muslim Union

    Jemima Goldsmith - daughter of British billionaire Sir James, who married Imran Khan. Changed name to Haiqa Khan.

    Mumia Abu-Jamal - journalist, Black Panther, political activist, known for his 1982 conviction and death sentence on charges of a police officer, and for a nationally popular counter-culture campaign to free him

    John Muhammad and John Malvo - infamous "Beltway Sniper" serial killers who terrorized Washington, D.C. area residents

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    1 more... yousaf yohanna... paki cricketer...

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    Masha'allah....

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    thanx zara , new information .

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    Mashallah........

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    hey what about michael jackson, he isnt in the list,

    I am not sure, am just verifying....

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    yar, i didn't hear anything anywhere else abt him....

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    OK................

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    nice post....

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