Sinead O’Connor converts to Islam changes name to Shuhada Davitt


Irish rock star Sinead O’Connor has converted to Islam and changed her name to Shuhada Davitt, with shuhada meaning ‘martyrs’ or ‘witnesses’ in Arabic. Her decision comes after she changed her name last year to Magda Davitt and took up the Catholic faith. In a message to her followers on Twitter, she wrote: ‘This is to announce that I am proud to have become a Muslim. ‘This is the natural conclusion of any intelligent theologian’s journey. All scripture study leads to Islam. Which makes all other scriptures redundant. I will be given (another) new name. It will be Shuhada.’

The 51-year-old also changed her profile picture to ‘Wear A Hijab: JUST DO IT,’ followed by a Nike tick, a play on the sports company’s tagline. She had previously also been ordained a priest by the Irish Orthodox and Apostolic Church back in the 1990s, but she appears to have closed the door on Christianity.


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