You probably know that Snoop Dogg (Lion if you’re street enough) can rap, and Ellen Burstyn can act, but did you know that they converted to Islam during their mid-years? While musician Cat Stevens and boxer Mohammad Ali could be considered the “poster boys” for famous Muslim converts, many fans may be unfamiliar with other household names--such as rap artist Busta Rhymes and funnyman David Chapelle's--Muslim alter-egos.
From Christians to Jews and all stripes in between, many A-list celebrities have made interesting decisions to convert to Islam during early and later years in life. Some have publicly embraced and reflected their new religious identity through their song lyrics and name changes, while others - closet converts if you like- have decided to keep their faith on the down-low, a more private affair.
We shine a heavenly light on 17 stars that have converted to Islam during their careers as musicians, athletes, actors, and entertainers. See how many Muslims you can second-guess before you take a browse over this gallery of reverts! Connecting you with the inner-Muslim of celebrity personalities, here is Al Bawaba's conversion carousel.