The singer formerly known as Sinéad O’Connor, and most recently named Magda Davitt, has converted to Islam. She is now using the name Shuhada’ Davitt.
She has written on Twitter that she is “very, very, very happy” and is giving thanks to “all my Muslim brothers and sisters who have been so kind as to welcome me to Ummah,” referring to the Muslim community worldwide.
Shaykh Umar Al-Qadri, the head imam and theologian of Islamic Centre Ireland and chair of the Irish Muslim Peace and Integration Council [IMPIC], posted on Twitter that Davitt had said the shahada — the Muslim profession of faith (“There is no god but God, and Muhammad is his messenger”) — with him. Proclaiming the shahada is the act of converting to Islam.
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