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List of converts to Islam

Converts to Islam
Total population
In the United Kingdom and France, up to 100,000 people converted in the last decade in each country[1] Germany (up to 4000 a year)[2] and many other places around the world.

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 cases are noted in their list entries. The list is categorized alphabetically by their former religious affiliation.

Contents

  • List of converts to Islam from Major Religions 1
  • Sabianism 2
  • Undetermined former religion 3
    • A 3.1
    • B 3.2
    • C 3.3
    • D 3.4
    • E 3.5
    • F 3.6
    • G 3.7
    • H 3.8
    • I 3.9
    • J 3.10
    • K 3.11
    • L 3.12
    • M 3.13
    • N 3.14
    • O 3.15
    • P 3.16
    • Q 3.17
    • R 3.18
    • S 3.19
    • T 3.20
    • U 3.21
    • V 3.22
    • W 3.23
    • Y 3.24
    • Z 3.25
  • See also 4
  • References 5

List of converts to Islam from Major Religions

Sabianism

Undetermined former religion

A

B

C

D

  • Dave Chappelle - American comedian, screenwriter, television/film producer, actor, and artist.[33]
  • David Hicks - was convicted by the United States Guantanamo military commission under the Military Commissions Act of 2006, on charges of providing material support for terrorism.[34][35]
  • 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.[36]
  • Deso Dogg, former rapper who went to fight in Syria.[37]
  • [38]
  • Divine Styler - American hip-hop musician.[39]
  • Louis du Couret - French explorer, writer and military officer.[40]
  • Dwight Muhammad Qawi - Former boxing world Light Heavyweight and Cruiserweight champion.[41]

E

F

G

  • Gary Legenhausen - American philosopher and writer.[44]
  • Gigi Gryce - American saxophonist, flutist, clarinetist, composer, arranger, and educator.[45]
  • Gustave-Henri Jossot - French caricaturist, illustrator and Orientalist painter.[46]

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J

K

L

M

N

O

P

Q

R

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V

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Y

Z

See also

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