Reports say pregnant pop star Janet Jackson has experienced a Muslim conversion since she married mysterious Qatari-born, London-based Muslim billionaire Wissam Al-Mana, nine years her junior, in 2012.
Janet, the youngest sister of the late Michael Jackson, was known for her skimpy outfits.
Recently, however, the 50-year-old was photographed strolling down a London street in a veiled robe – what a change for the woman who launched her solo career in 1993 with a rolling stone cover photo that is still considered one of the sexiest in the magazine.
According to a source, “when she visits Wissam’s family in the Middle East, she wears no makeup, no hair extensions, and keeps to traditional Muslim clothing.”
“You feel you have found a home with your new religion. she has spent a lot of time studying it.” added the source. “The days of raunchy dance moves and sexual lyrics are long gone.”
But aside from Janet, who is reportedly “totally in love” with her husband (they’re expecting their first child together), there are a handful of almost equally famous people in show business who have reportedly become Muslim.
1 michael jackson
In 2008, several reports surfaced that Michael had converted to Islam. The news gained credence when it was later reported that Michael had changed his name to Mikael. the legend died soon after, so the mystery remains a mystery.
2 mike tyson
Mike Tyson, one of the fiercest and most talked about boxers, is known for accepting Islam while in jail on rape charges. the image above in mecca 2010 is proof enough.
3 muhammad ali
Iconic boxing champion and Olympic medalist Muhammad Ali was baptized Christian and given the name Cassius Clay at birth. However, in 1962, at the age of 20, the boxer met African American Muslim and human rights activist Malcolm X, who introduced him to the Nation of Islam, an ongoing religious movement to help improve the condition of African Americans. . Inspired, Ali soon converted to Islam, under the tutelage of Malcolm X. In 2005, he began to follow the Sufist practice of religion.
4 dogs snoop
hip hop rapper snoop dogg was another islamic convert, credited to the nation of islam. he claims to have joined the movement to spread peace and harmony. however, he changed his religion again a short three years later.
5 ar rahman
Known for his extraordinary musical compositions, the legendary Indian music producer, singer and songwriter was born into a Hindu home as Dileep Kumar. While his mother, inspired by Sufism, belonged to an Islamic family before she married, Rahman grew up Hindu.
6 sharmila tagore
Born a Hindu, the award-winning actress converted to Islam when she fell in love with Indian Muslim cricketer, Mansoor Ali Khan Pataudi. Sharmila Tagore changed her faith to marry Khan in 1969. While Tagore felt pressure to convert to Islam before marrying a Muslim, her daughter-in-law, Kareena Kapoor Khan, did not feel the need to do the same before marrying a Muslim actor, saif ali khan.
7 dharmandra and hema malini
The old-time Bollywood couple converted to Islam in 1979 so they could marry. Dharmendra was already married to Parkash Kaur when he fell in love with Malini during the filming of the 1975 film Sholay. Since Hindu regulations did not allow second marriage, Dharmendra and Hema Malini converted to Islam and changed their names to Aisha Bir. chakravarty and dilawar khan kewal krishn.
8 amrita singh
bollywood actress amrita singh was born into a sikh muslim family. She made her Bollywood debut in 1983 with Betaab and delivered several hits like Sunny, Mard and Saaheb. Amrita, who followed the Sikh religion since her birth, converted to Islam just before marrying actor Saif Ali Khan, who was Muslim by birth. After 13 years of marriage, they divorced in 2004. Saif’s current wife, actress Kareena Kapoor Khan, has not converted to Islam.
9 kulkarni mothers
90s bollywood actress mamta kulkrani embraced islam when she was found guilty in a smuggling case with her husband at dubai airport. The actress became Muslim when she was facing her sentence in Dubai.
10 ayesha takia azmi
in march 2009, ayesha takia married her boyfriend farhan azmi, a restaurateur in a typical nikah ceremony. Many media reports claim that Ayesha, who was born to a Hindu father and Anglo-Indian mother, converted to Islam to marry Farhan. however, ayesha has never talked about her conversion or that it didn’t happen.
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