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List of Famous Muslims Converting to Christianity

  1. Rishy Rich profile image80
    Rishy Richposted 6 years ago

    Sorry hubbers, this crap is dedicated to Errum Fattah, my beloved Muslim Hubber who thinks that everyone (especially the Christians) are converting to Islam(& she often loves to post such lists) very fast because Islam is the only holy, happening & perfect religion.

    My dear Errum roll I see you believe that Everyone (especially Christians) are converting to Islam, Right? Wrong! Take a look at this list of famous Muslims who have converted to Christianity. The list is so long & huge that I had to post it in a separate topic. Hope you will like it... smile

    Aslan Abashidze - leader of the Ajarian Autonomous Republic in western Georgia. Abashidze was born into a renowned Muslim Ajarian family, a branch of the Abashidze princely house.
    Mohammed Sheikh Abdiraman - a Somali convert to Christianity who were shot by al Shabaab members[4].
    Ibrahim Abdullah - American former PLO terrorist.[5]
    Abo of Tiflis - Christian activist and the Patron Saint of the city of Tbilisi, Georgia.[6]
    Abraham of Bulgaria - Martyr and saint of the Russian Orthodox Church.[7]
    St. Adolphus - Christian martyr who was put to death along with his brother, John, by Abd ar-Rahman II, Caliph of Córdoba for apostasy.[8]
    Mehmet Ali A�ca - Turkish born who attempt to murder Pope John Paul II in 1981. He beacme a Catholic during his time in prison.
    Al-Mu'eiyyad - Abbasid prince and third son of Abbasid caliph, Al-Mutawakkil. He was converted to Christianity along with his three confidants by St. Theodore of Edessa, accepting the name "John" upon baptism.[9][10]
    Jabalah ibn al-Aiham - last ruler of the Ghassanid state in Syria and Jordan in the seventh century AD. After the Islamic conquest of Levant he converted to Islam in AD 638. He reverted to Christianity later on and lived in Anatolia until he died in AD 645.[11]
    Daniel Ali- Iraqi Kurdish Christian author, speaker and Islamic scholar; evangelizes in Catholic, Protestant and Messianic Jewish circles.[12][13]
    Ibrahim Ben Ali - a soldier, physician and one of the earliest American settlers of Turkish origin.
    Amina Muse Ali - a Somali convert to Christianity who were shot by al Shabaab members[14].
    Mohammed Ahmed Ali - a Somali convert to Christianity who were murdered by al Shabaab members[15].
    Magdi Allam (baptized as Magdi Cristiano Allam) - Italy's most famous Islamic affairs journalist.[16]
    Zachariah Anani - Former Sunni Muslim Lebanese militia fighter [17]
    Hussain Andaryas - Afghan Christian activist and tele-evangelist.[18]
    Matthew Ashimolowo - Nigerian-born British pastor and evangelist.[19]
    Aurelius and Natalia - Christian martyrs who were put to death during the reign of Abd ar-Rahman II, Caliph of Córdoba for apostasy.[20]
    Maria Aurora of Spiegel - born as Fatima, mistress of Augustus II of Saxony
    Johannes Avetaranian - (born Muhammad Shukri Efendi), Christian missionary and Turkish descendent of Prophet Muhammad.[21]

    Josephine Bakhita - Roman Catholic saint from Darfur, Sudan.[22]
    Sarah Balabagan - a Filipina prisoner in the United Arab Emirates during 1994 - 96 whose case caused a good deal of controversy.
    Fathima Rifqa Bary - a young woman of Sri Lankan descent who drew international attention in 2009 when, at age 16, she ran away from her Ohio home saying that her Muslim parents are going to kill her for becoming a Christian.
    Sheikh Ahmed Barzani - Head of Barzani Tribe in Iraqi Kurdistan and older brother of Mustafa Barzani, Kurdish nationalist leader. He announced his conversion to Christianity in 1931 during the anti-government uprising.[23]
    Simeon Bekbulatovich - Khan of Qasim Khanate.[24]
    Alexander Bekovich-Cherkassky - Russian officer of Circassian origin who led the first Russian military expedition into Central Asia.[25]
    Francis Bok - Sudanese-American activist, convert to Islam from Christianity; but later returned to his Christian faith.[26]
    Jean-Bédel Bokassa - Central African Republic Emperor (from Christianity to Islam back to Christianity).[27]
    Dr.Thomas Yayi Boni - President of Benin.[28]
    Sayed Borhan khan - Khan of Qasim Khanate from 1627 to 1679.[24]

    Casilda of Toledo - venerated as a saint of the Catholic Church. According to her legend, St. Casilda, a daughter of a Muslim king of Toledo (called Almacrin or Almamun), showed special kindness to Christian prisoners by carrying bread hidden in her clothes to feed them.
    George XI of Kartli - ruled Kartli, eastern Georgia.
    Djibril Cissé - French soccer player of Ivorian descent.[29]
    Eldridge Cleaver - Author, prominent American civil rights leader, and key member of the Black Panther Party. He converted to Mormonism.[30][31]
    Constantine the African - Baghdad-educated Muslim who died in 1087 as a Christian monk at Monte Cassino.[32][33]

    Nonie Darwish - Egyptian-American writer and public speaker.[34]
    Sedar Dedeoglu - a Turk who claims to be a descendant of Islam's prophet Muhammad has converted to Christianity while living in Germany[35].
    Hassan Dehqani-Tafti - Anglican Bishop of Iran from 1961 to 1990.[36]
    Mehdi Dibaj - Iranian pastor and Christian activist.[37]
    Momolu Dukuly - politician in Liberia. He left Islam and embraced Christianity before he became foreign minister [34].

    Bahaa el-Din Ahmed Hussein el-Akkad - an Egyptian former Muslim sheikh.
    Estevanico - Berber originally from Morocco and one of the early explorers of the Southwestern United States.[38]
    Gulshan Esther - Pakistani convert from Islam to Christianity.[39]

    Donald Fareed - Iranian Christian tele-evangelist and minister.[40]
    Jacob Frank - 18th century Jewish religious leader who claimed to be the reincarnation of the self-proclaimed messiah Sabbatai Zevi, and also of King David. Frank publicly converted to Islam in 1757 and later to Christianity at Poland in 1759, but actually presented himself as the Messiah of a syncretic derivation of Shabbatai Zevi's Messianism now referred to as Frankism.[41]

    Mark A. Gabriel- Egyptian Islamic scholar and writer[42]
    Daveed Gartenstein-Ross- Counter-terrorism expert and attorney (from Judaism to Islam to Christianity).[43][44]
    Akbar Gbaja-Biamila - American football player.[45][46]
    Kabeer Gbaja-Biamila - an American football defensive end who was drafted by the Green Bay Packers and is currently a free agent.
    Ruffa Gutierrez - Filipina actress, model and former beauty queen (from Christianity to Islam back to Christianity)[47]

    Umar ibn Hafsun - Leader of anti-Ummayad dynasty forces in southern Iberia. Hafsun converted to Christianity with his sons and ruled over several mountain valleys for nearly forty years, having the castle Bobastro as his residence.[48]
    Naveed Afzal Haq - Pakistani American charged for the July 2006 Seattle Jewish Federation shooting. He converted to Christianity in December, 2005 but reverted to Islam by the time of the shooting.[49]
    Mohammed Hegazy - First Egyptian Muslim convert to Christianity to seek official recognition of his conversion from the Egyptian Government.[50]
    Aben Humeya - (born Fernando de Valor) Morisco Chief who was crowned the Emir of Andalusia by his followers and led the Morisco Revolt against Philip II of Spain.[51]
    Mariam Muhina Hussein - a Somali convert to Christianity who were murdered by al Shabaab members after discovering she had six Bibles[52].

    Tunch Ilkin - Former American football player.[53]
    Qadry Ismail - Former American football player.[54]
    Raghib Ismail - Former American football player.[55]

    Ubayd-Allah ibn Jahsh - Brother of Zaynab bint Jahsh, the wife of Prophet Muhammad and one of the male Sahaba (companions of the Prophet).[56]
    Esther John - a Pakistani Christian nurse. [57] She is counted in ten most famous Christian martyrs of the present day.
    Lina Joy - Malaysian convert to Christianity. The desire to have her conversion recognized was the subject of a court case in Malaysia.[58]
    Don Juan of Persia - a late 16th and early 17th century figure in Iran and Spain. He settled in Spain where he became a Roman Catholic.

    Tu�çe Kazaz - Turkish model who was Miss Turkey in 2001.[59]
    Alexander Kazembek - Russian Orientalist, historian and philologist of Azeri origin .[60]
    Mathieu Kérékou- President of Benin (from Christianity to Islam back to Christianity).[61]
    Omar Khalafe - a Somali convert to Christianity who were shot by al Shabaab members[62].
    Kitty Kirkpatrick - born i India and brought up as Shia Muslim.
    Emir Kusturica - Bosnian filmmaker and actor.[63][64]

    Imad ud-din Lahiz - Prolific Islamic writer, preacher and Quranic translator.[65]
    Fernão Lopez - first known permanent inhabitant of the remote Island of Saint Helena in the South Atlantic Ocean.
    Dr. Nur Luke - Uyghur Bible translator.[66]

    Fadhma Aït Mansour - Mother of French writers Jean Amrouche and Taos Amrouche.[67]
    Majeed Rashid Mohammed - a Kurdish Christian convert from Islam. He established a network with former Kurdish Muslims with about 2,000 members today[68].
    Sake Dean Mahomed - an Indian traveller, surgeon and entrepreneur who introduced the Indian take-away curry house restaurant in Britain, and was the first Indian to have written a book in the English language.
    Josef Mässrur - (born Ghäsim Khan) missionary to Chinese Turkestan with the Mission Union of Sweden.[69]
    Ahmed Matan a Somali convert to Christianity who were shot by al Shabaab members[70].
    Carlos Menem - Former President of Argentina. Raised a Muslim but converted to Roman Catholicism, the official religion of Argentina, due to his political aspirations.[71]
    Yadegar Mokhammad of Kazan - was the last khan of Kazan Khanate (1552).
    Yadegar Moxammat of Kazan - Last khan of Kazan Khanate.[24]
    Muhsin Muhammad current American football player for the Carolina Panthers , raised in a Muslim household, later converted to Christianity.[72]
    Paul Mulla - Turkish scholar and professor of Islamic Studies at the Pontifical Oriental Institute.[73]

    Marina Nemat - Canadian author of Iranian descent and former political prisoner of the Iranian government. Born into a Christian family, she converted to Islam in order to avoid execution but later reverted to Christianity.[74]
    Nunilo and Alodia - a pair of child martyrs from Huesca. Born of a mixed marriage, they eschewed the Islam of their father in favour of their mother's Christianity.

    Malika Oufkir - Moroccan writer, daughter of General Mohamed Oufkir, and former prisoner of King Hassan II of Morocco.

    Shams Pahlavi - Iranian princess and the elder sister of Mohammad Reza Pahlavi, Shah of Iran.[75]
    Hamid Pourmand - Former Iranian army colonel and lay leader of the Jama'at-e Rabbani, the Iranian branch of the Assemblies of God church in Iran.[76]

    Abdul Rahman - Afghan convert to Christianity who escaped the death penalty because of foreign pressure.[77]
    Stefan Razvan - Gypsy prince who ruled Moldavia for six months in 1595.[78]
    Emily Ruete - (born Sayyida Salme) Princess of Zanzibar and Oman.[79][80][81]
    Ibrahim Rugova - an Albanian politician who was the first President of Kosovo and of its leading political party, the Democratic League of Kosovo (LDK).

    Nazli Sabri - Queen consort of Egypt.[82][83]
    Begum Samru - Powerful lady of north India, ruling a large area from Sardhana, Uttar Pradesh.[84]
    James Scurry - a British soldier and statesman.
    Mohamed Alí Seineldín - a former Argentine army colonel who participated in two failed coup attempts against the democratically elected governments of both President Raul Alfonsin and President Carlos Menem in 1988 and 1990[85].
    Hakeem Seriki (AKA Chamillionaire) - American rapper[86][87]
    The Sibirsky family - The foremost of many Genghisid (Shaybanid) noble families formerly living in Russia.[88]
    Nasir Siddiki - Christian evangilist [89]
    The Shihab family - prominent Lebanese noble family who originally belonged to Sunni Islam and converted to Christianity at the end of the 18th century[90]
    Walid Shoebat - American author and former member of the PLO.[91]
    Nasir Siddiki - Canadian evangelist, author, and business consultant.[92]
    Amir Sjarifuddin - Indonesian socialist leader who later became the prime minister of Indonesia during its National Revolution.[93]
    Skanderbeg - Albanian military leader. Skanderbeg converted to Islam from Christianity but reverted back to Christianity later in life.[94]
    Rudolf Carl von Slatin - Anglo-Austrian soldier and administrator in the Sudan.[95]
    Hossein Soodmand - executed for apostasy. Although born a Muslim, by 1989 Hossein had been a Christian for 25 years.
    Patrick Sookhdeo - British Anglican canon[96]

    Hakan Tastan and Turan Topal - Two Turkish Christian converts who went on trial in 2006, on charges of "allegedly insulting 'Turkishness' and inciting religious hatred against Islam".[97]
    Maria Temrjukovna - a Circassian princess, and second wife to Ivan IV of Russia who was born in a Muslim upbringing, and baptised into the Russian Orthodox Church on August 21, 1561.[98]
    Ghorban Tourani - Former Iranian Sunni Muslim who became a Christian minister. Following multiple murder threats, he was abducted and murdered on November 22, 2005.[99]

    Utameshgaray of Kazan - Khan of Kazan Khanate.[24]

    George Weah - Liberian soccer player (from Christianity to Islam back to Christianity).[100]
    George Weah, Jr. - Liberian American footballer who plays for FC Wohlen[101].

    Mosab Hassan Yousef - son of a Hamas leader, converted to Christianity after moving to the United States. [102]
    Mumin Abdikarim Yusuf - a Somali convert to Christianity[103].
    Ramzi Yousef - Al Qaeda member and the main participant in the 1993 World Trade Center bombing and the The Bojinka plot.[104][105]

    Zaida of Seville - a refugee Muslim princess who was a mistress and then perhaps queen of Alfonso VI of Castile.
    Saye Zerbo - President of the republic of Upper Volta (now Burkina Faso) [106]

    Want Some More?? roll

    1. pisean282311 profile image59
      pisean282311posted 6 years ago in reply to this

      if i m not wrong one cannot leave islam without risking death penalty..so many people ????

      1. Rishy Rich profile image80
        Rishy Richposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        well, if u study these figures, Im damn sure that u will find a couple of dozens who have been executed by some islamic troops in the name of religion!

        1. colorfulone profile image86
          colorfuloneposted 12 months ago in reply to this

          I would like to add Pastor Saeed Abedini to your long list of Muslims who converted to Christianity.  He has been imprisoned in Evin Prison since September 2012 because of his faith in the Lord Jesus Christ.


          Also, I pray daily that Christian mom Asia Bibi will be released from prison.

          "Section 295-C of the Pakistan Penal Code (PPC) carries a mandatory death penalty for uttering derogatory remarks about Muhammad, the Prophet of Islam. In 2009, Asia Bibi was accused of blaspheming the Prophet Muhammad’s name and a trial court sentenced her to death in 2010."

          http://aclj.org/persecuted-church/justi … -asia-bibi

          They may not be famous to the world, but they are well known throughout the world by many Christians of all cultures.

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      (Q)posted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Unfortunately, Islamic propagandists are not swayed by facts or interested in current events that aren't encapsulated within their particular version of Muhammadism. Nice try, though.

      1. Rishy Rich profile image80
        Rishy Richposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        U r ryt. Its waste of time, still couldnt resist myself bcoz of the size of this list.

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      paarsurreyposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Hi friends

      If somebody converts to any other religion being convinced heart and soul; it is OK with me.


      I am an Ahmadi peaceful Muslim

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        (Q)posted 6 years ago in reply to this

        Unfortunately, it's not OK with your religion.

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          paarsurreyposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          How could you say that? It is a misconception.


          1. pisean282311 profile image59
            pisean282311posted 6 years ago in reply to this

            @paar this is curious question and not to offend anyone..in a t.v. interview a man who calls himself scholar in islam said a person who leaves islam is entitled for death penalty..

            my question is that was he having personal view or it is written somewhere ?

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              paarsurreyposted 6 years ago in reply to this

              Hi friend pisean282311

              This must be his personal view; Quran does not support it.


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                Christthelordposted 5 years ago in reply to this

                Yes it does. Please read the Quran before answering.

                1. earnestshub profile image87
                  earnestshubposted 5 years ago in reply to this

                  With the bible a close second. smile

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              ayazalaviposted 6 years ago in reply to this

              @pisean282311   It is not a personal view, also BEWARE ahmadis are non-Muslims declared unanimously by muslims.

    4. Abhaque Supanjang profile image45
      Abhaque Supanjangposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Maybe yes...maybe no....! I can't fully believe on all names that you mentioned. Indeed, I have known that there have been many Muslims changed their beliefs into other religions (especially christian).
      1. Some of them changed their beliefs owing to materialistic reasons --- they wanted to be rich, and it was opened by the followers of the religion that they would follow. They were forced indirectly to convert their belief --- if they want to change their live, they have to change their religion firstly. Generally, they were illiterate Muslims which only knew Islam in a glance, so they can not differenciate between a true belief and the false ones.
      2. Some of them are / were really forced to leave Islam by the authority where they live, usually this happened in the country in which Islam are the minority. Muslims there are treated so badly --- they are tortured so tyrannously if they are rejected to change their religion.
      3. Many female Muslims also have been the victims of this such conversion  program --- in the first place, the man pretended to be a good man and was willing to be a Muslim, after marrying the woman he set back to his religion and forced his wife to follow him.
      For those people, Islam will regard them as "Murtad" --- non-believers, next, I will just call the term non-believers with cofeeroon.
      There are  two kinds of cofeeroon in Islam; zimmy and hardy.
      * Zimmy cofeeroon are the non-believers that can accept the existence of Islam as it is. They do not regard Islamic people as enemy, they see Islamic people as partner that can give advantages one and another; they are friendy to Muslims; we protect and appreciate these cofeeroon. Even, in some circumstances, we treat them much better than our own brothers, the Islamic people.
      ** Hardy cofeeroon are the non-believers that always try to bad egg and hurt Muslims whether physically or mentally. They never can appreciate all good things in Islam. They are blind. They are hypocrites. They always slander Muslims with false concept. They do all efforts to make Muslims hurt or live in misery.
      It is hardy cofeeroon that are judged by many Muslim fighters all over the world to death..... not all.
      What kind of cofeeroon are you ????

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      Dkirposted 10 months ago in reply to this

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  2. ritazruby profile image59
    ritazrubyposted 6 years ago

    i think its easier to be xtian than muslim. but i think you could have made it a lot easier to read, by highlighting the names and maybe numbering them.

    1. Rishy Rich profile image80
      Rishy Richposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      sorry for that. I usually highlight such things but this list is so huge that I preferred not to.

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    zitaniposted 6 years ago

    rishy rich, please allow me to post a huge list of famous christiams who converted to islam. my list surely exceeds yours by far........... keeping in mind that the list  only mentions muslim converts from christianity- not any other religion. i can post a lot more if u like.


    Abdul-Karim al-Jabbar (Sharmon Shah) - former NFL player[5]
    Abdur Raheem Green
    Abel Xavier - former Portuguese professional footballer converted to Islam with his new name Faisal.[6]
    Abu Tammam - 9th century Arab poet born to Christian parents.[7]
    Abu Usamah - American-born Imam of Green Lane Masjid in Birmingham, UK.Accused of preaching messages of hate towards non-Muslims in a UK Television documentary.[8]
    Adam Gadahn (born Adam Pearlman) - al-Qaeda English language spokesman. Homeschooled Christian.[9]
    Addas - Companion of the prophet Muhammad during his time. One of the earliest Christian convert to Islam.
    Adi ibn Hatim - Companion of the prophet Muhammad during his time.
    Ahmad Rashād - Emmy award-winning sportscaster (mostly with NBC Sports) and former American football wide receiver.[10][11]
    Ahmed Santos - Filipino, fugitive, founder of the Rajah Solaiman Movement & suspected by Filipino authorities to be an Al Qaeda operative converted from Catholicism[12][13][14]
    Ahmad Thomson - British barrister and writer and also a member of the Murabitun movement.[15]
    Akhenaton - French rapper and producer of French hip hop.[16]
    Alexander Litvinenko - former FSB officer converted to Islam on his deathbed.[17][18]
    Alexander Russell Webb - Former Presbyterian.[19] American journalist, newspaper owner, and former Consul-General of the U.S.A. in the Philippines.[20][21]
    André Carson - former Baptist,[22] second Muslim to serve the United States Congress.[23]
    Anthony Green or Abdul Raheem Green, Converted from Catholicism to Islam, and is now an Islamic lecturer.[24]
    Art Blakey - American Jazz musician[25]
    Aukai Collins - fought in Chechnya, paid FBI informant, author of an autobiographical book[26]
    Anthony Mundine - former Australian rugby league player for the St George Illawarra Dragons and now a boxer

    Benjamin Chavis - controversial former head of the NAACP; joined the Nation of Islam.
    Bernard Hopkins - American boxer[27]
    Betty Shabazz - wife of Malcolm X; former Methodist.[28]
    Bilal Philips - Islamic scholar and author[29]
    Bruno Metsu - French coach of the Senegal team at the 2002 FIFA World Cup[30]
    Bryant Neal Vinas - participated in and supported al-Qaeda plots in Afghanistan and the U.S., and helped al-Qaeda plan a bomb attack on the LIRR[31]

    Colleen LaRose - American citizen charged with terrorism-related crimes
    Chris Eubank - British boxer[32]
    Claude Alexandre de Bonneval or Humbaracı Ahmet Paşa is 18th century French nobleman.[33]
    Count Cassius- Visigothic aristocrat who founded the Banu Qasi dynasty of Muladi rulers.[34]

    Daniel Moore - poet [35]
    Danny Thompson - English double bass player converted from Catholicism.[36]
    Danny Williams - British boxer[37]
    David Belfield - American, fled to Iran after assassinating Ali Akbar Tabatabai, an Iranian dissident.[38]
    David Benjamin Keldani, a former Catholic priest.
    Dave Chappelle - comedian and television star [39]
    Dawud Wharnsby-Ali (David Wharnsby) - Canadian singer/poet.[40][41]

    Elsa Kazi - German writer of one-act plays, short stories, novels and history, and one of the greatest poets of her time.
    Éric Abidal (changed his name to Bilal) - French football player, currently playing for FC Barcelona, converted to Islam after marriage.[42]
    Everlast - Rapper from the Irish-American hip-hop group House of Pain, converted From Catholicism.[43]

    Franck Ribéry- a French football player. His name after he converted to Islam is Bilal.[44]

    Gabriele Torsello - Italian freelance photojournalist based in London who was abducted in Helmand Province, Afghanistan.[45]
    Gauhar Jaan-British-Indian Singer.[46]
    George XI of Kartli - Saffavid commander.[47]
    Germaine Lindsay - one of the suicide terrorists in the 7 July 2005 London bombings[48][49][50] in which 52 people were murdered.

    Hamza Yusuf - American convert from Greek Orthodox; head of the Zaytuna Institute.[51]
    Hedley Churchward - English painter[52]

    Ian Dallas - Shaykh Dr. Abdalqadir as-Sufi — Sufi shaykh of Scottish origins.[53]
    Ibrahim Muteferrika (original name not known) - From Unitarian Christianity, an early example of a Muslim publisher and printer.[54]
    Ice Cube - Superstar Rapper from compton to Nation of Islam
    Ilie II Rareş - prince of Moldavia.[55]
    Ingrid Mattson - Canadian scholar and current president of the Islamic Society of North America (2006) converted From Catholicism.[56]
    Isabelle Eberhardt - from Lutheran Christianity, 19th century explorer & writer[57]
    Ivan Aguéli (Johan Agelii) - famous Swedish painter.[58][59]
    Iyasu V - Ethiopian emperor.[60]

    C. Jack Ellis - Mayor of Macon, Georgia[61]
    Jacques-Francois Menou - French general under Napoleon I of France.[62]
    James Yee - previously Lutheran[63] and former U.S. Army Muslim chaplain.[64]
    Jerald F. Dirks, former ordained Deacon in United Methodist Church, Harvard Divinity School graduate and author of several book on Islam and Christianity.
    Jermaine Jackson (Muhammad Abdul Aziz) - former member of The Jackson 5.[65]
    Jerôme Courtailler - one of two French brothers convicted by French authorities in 2004 for abetting terrorists[48][66][67]
    Jimmy Cliff - Jamaican reggae musician.[68][69]
    Joe Tex - soul singer and recording artist.[70]
    Johann Ludwig Burckhardt was a Swiss traveller and orientalist.[citation needed]
    St. John Philby - Arabist, explorer, writer, and British colonial office intelligence operative; converted from Anglicanism.[71]
    John Walker Lindh - the "American Taliban" converted From Catholicism[72][73]
    John Whitehead - an American singer, songwriter, and record producer.[74]
    John Nelson - first recorded Englishman to become a Muslim.[75]
    Joseph Thomas - Australian convert, acquitted of terrorism charges, placed under a control order under the Australian Anti-Terrorism Act 2005, currently pending retrial.[76][77]
    Judar Pasha - conqueror of the Songhai Empire.[78]

    Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (Lew Alcindor) - retired basketball player & the NBA's all-time leading scorer[79]
    Keith Ellison - American, Representative from Minnesota's 5th congressional district, first Muslim to be elected to the United States Congress, converted From Catholicism[80]
    Kevin Barrett - university lecturer and member of Scholars for 9/11 Truth.[81]
    Khaled Edward Blair - British barrister, later married Princess Badiya bint El Hassan of Jordan.
    Khalid Yasin - Executive Director of the Islamic Teaching Institute, and a Shaykh currently residing in Australia.[82]
    Knud Holmboe - Danish journalist and explorer converted From Catholicism.[83]
    Köse Mihal - a Byzantine renegade, he accompanied Osman al-Ghazi in his ascent to power and converted to Islam.[84][85]
    Kumba Ialá - a Guinea-Bissau politician who converted in 2008.

    Dolores "LaLa" Brooks - American musician.[86]
    Loon - American hip hop and rap artist [87]
    Lee Hughes - professional association football player, currently playing for Notts County F.C. [88]

    Mahmoud Abdul-Rauf (Chris Jackson) - retired basketball player[89]
    Malcolm X - American, from Christianity to Nation of Islam to Sunni Islam, African-American civil rights leader.[90]
    Marmaduke Pickthall - famous translator of the Quran.[91]
    Mario Scialoja - Italian ambassador and President of the World Muslim League.[92]
    Matthew Saad Muhammad (formerly Matthew Franklin) - former boxer, converted From Catholicism.[93]
    Matthew Yusuf Smith, also known as Yusuf and Indigo Jo, author of the award winning blog[94] Indigo Jo Blogs, where he muses about life and courts controversy[95]
    Michael Muhammad Knight - American novelist, writer, and journalist.[96]
    Mike Tyson - Is an American boxer to Sunni[97]
    Mihnea Turcitul - was a Prince (Voivode) of Walachia. Converted from Eastern Orthodox Christianity.[98]
    Mohammad Yousuf - Pakistani cricketer. Known for holding the world record for the most Test runs in a single calendar year, converted From Catholicism.[99]
    Mohammed Knut Bernström - Swedish ambassador to Venezuela (1963–1969), Spain (1973–1976) and Morocco (1976–1983)[100]
    Mohammed Zakariya - an American master of Arabic calligraphy, best known for his work on the popular Eid U.S. postage stamp.[101]
    Muhammad Abd-al-Rahman Barker (Philip Barker) - professor of Urdu, former chair of the University of Minnesota's Department of South Asian studies and creator of the Tékumel fantasy world.[102]
    Muhammad Ali (formerly Cassius Clay), from Baptist[103][104] to The Nation of Islam to Sunni Islam.[105] famous boxer.
    Muhammed al-Ahari born January 6, 1965 as Ray Allen Rudder is an American essayist, scholar and writer on the topics of American Islam, Black Nationalist groups, heterodox Islamic groups and modern occultism
    Murad Wilfred Hofmann - NATO official, converted From Catholicism[106]

    Nicolas Anelka - French football player[107]
    Nuh Ha Mim Keller - from Catholicism to agnosticism to Sunni Islam, Islamic scholar.[108]
    Nuh ibn Zbigniew - from Catholicism to Islam, Islamic writer and speaker

    Olu Dara (born Charles Jones III in Natchez, Mississippi[1] on 12 January 1941) is an American cornetist, guitarist and singer
    Omar Bongo - Gabonese, President of Gabon.[109]
    Omar Pasha - Ottoman general. Converted from Serbian Orthodoxy.[110]

    Peter Murphy - vocalist of the goth/rock group Bauhaus, converted from Catholicism.[111]
    Pierre Vogel - German Islamic preacher and former professional Boxer.
    Poncke Princen - Dutch soldier, later human rights activist, converted From Catholicism.[112]
    Preacher Moss - Former Baptist,[113] American comedian and comedy writer.[114]

    Radu cel Frumos - was the younger brother of Vlad Ţepeş (Dracula) and prince of the principality of Wallachia, converted From Catholicism.[115]
    René Guénon - French Author in the field of metaphysics, converted From Catholicism.[116][117]
    Richard Colvin Reid - shoe bomber (convicted terrorist) [118]
    Richard Thompson - British musician, best known for his guitar playing and songwriting.[119]
    Robert D. Crane is the former adviser to the late President Richard Nixon, and is former Deputy Director (for Planning) of the U.S. National Security Council.[120]
    Robin Padilla - Filipino actor.[121]
    Roger Garaudy - French philosopher, converted From Catholicism.[122]
    Ronald Bell or Khalis Bayyan (born 1 November 1951, Youngstown, Ohio) is an American singer, composer and saxophonist
    Rowland Allanson-Winn, 5th Baron Headley - British soldier and peer.[123]
    Rudolf Carl von Slatin - Anglo-Austrian soldier and administrator in the Sudan. Later reverted to Catholicism.[124]
    Rustie Lee - British television chef and celebrity.[125]
    Ruqaiyyah Waris Maqsood - British author, converted from Protestantism.[126]
    Ryan G. Anderson - former Lutheran, convicted of charges of espionage for Al Qaeda[127][128]
    Ryan Harris- football player for the Denver Broncos [129]

    Salman the Persian A convert from Christianity[130] who was previously Zoroastrian. In search for truth, he traveled to Syria to follow Christianity. Upon the death of his teachers, he was directed to head to Arabia, where he was told the final prophet will rise. He later converted to Islam and became one of Muhammad's first companions. Is said to have been called by the Prophet as one of the Ahlul Bayt though there was no genealogical relationship.
    Sana al-Sayegh, dean of the Science and Technology Faculty at Palestine International University, converted to Islam in August 2007. Fatah has accused its political rival Hamas of forcing the professor to convert from Christianity, a charge Hamas denies.[131]
    Sarah Joseph - commentator on women's issues and founder of emel magazine, converted From Catholicism.[132]
    Brad Terrence Jordan ("Scarface") - American rapper[133]
    Sheila Musaji - founder of The American Muslim magazine.[134]
    Silma Ihram - formerly a born again Baptist who is an Australian pioneer of Muslim education in the West, founder and former school Principal of the 'Noor Al Houda Islamic College', campaigner for racial tolerance, and Author.[135]
    Siraj Wahaj - Former Baptist.[136] African-American Imam, noted for his efforts to eliminate Brooklyn's drug problems.[137]
    Snoop Dogg - Rapper, Joined Nation Of Islam.[138]
    Suhaib Webb - American Islamic activist and speaker.[139]
    Suleiman Pasha - French-born Egyptian commander.[140]

    T. B. Irving - An American scholar, author and translator
    Tariq Abdul-Wahad (Olivier Saint-Jean) - originally from France, former basketball player for the Mavericks and Kings[141]
    Tawana Brawley (changed her name to Maryam Muhammad) - African American woman noted for claiming to have been raped by several white men, a claim determined to be a fabrication by a grand jury. Later in life she converted to Islam.[142][143][144]
    Tekuder - Mongol leader of the Ilkhan empire who was formerly a Nestorian Christian.[145]
    Thomas J. Abercrombie - photographer[146]
    Timothy Winter - prominent British Islamic thinker and scholar, and a lecturer in Islamic studies in the Faculty of Divinity at the University of Cambridge.[147]
    Torquato Cardilli - Italian ambassador, converted From Catholicism.[148]

    Vincenzo Luvineri - American rapper and the lyricist behind the Philadelphia underground hip-hop group Jedi Mind Tricks, converted From Catholicism.[149]

    Wadih el-Hage born to a Maronite Christian family in Sidon, Lebanon, a former al-Qaeda member.[citation needed]
    William Abdullah Quilliam - 19th century British poet, ambassador and journalist.[150]
    Willie Brigitte - French convert to Islam who associated with al-Qaeda in Pakistan and was possibly involved in a plot to conduct a terrorist operation in Australia.[151]

    Yousuf Youhana - prolific Pakistani cricketer, who converted from Christianity to Islam and became Muhamed Yousuf
    Yahiya Emerick - American Muslim scholar, President of the Islamic Foundation of North America, converted from Protestantism.[152]
    Yasin Abu Bakr (Lennox Philip) - of Trinidad and Tobago, under trial for an attempted coup as of 9 March 2006[153]
    Yusuf Estes - Former preacher and federal prison chaplain, converted from Protestantism.[154]
    Yvonne Ridley - British journalist, from Anglicanism. She converted after being kidnapped and released by the Taliban.[155][156]

    Zaid Shakir - American Muslim convert former Baptist, speaker, intellectual, author, and resident scholar of Zaytuna Institute in the United States.[157][158]
    Zağanos Pasha - one of the prominent military commanders of Mehmet II (Mehmet the Conqueror) and a lala, at once an advisor, mentor, tutor, councillor, protector, for the sultan.[159]

  4. TMMason profile image76
    TMMasonposted 6 years ago

    Mine is bigger than yours?

    Wow... it has come to this.

  5. LeanMan profile image82
    LeanManposted 6 years ago

    Wow, my prophet has a bigger dong than your prophet....

    Waaaaaaaa.... I'm going to tell God on you....


    All organised religions are nothing more than one group of people or individuals trying to control the actions of the masses through their biased interpretation of what god says we should do....

    All religions basically say be nice to each other... so everyone go be nice to each other and stop wasting your time fighting and trying to pee higher up the wall..

    However... it's funny...

    1. Rishy Rich profile image80
      Rishy Richposted 6 years ago in reply to this


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      ayazalaviposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      @LeanMan I agree that "All religions basically say be nice to each other" but all religions are based on respect and brotherhood, that would be very good if we try to remove our slang words so that it wont shock or hurt anyone because you guys usually get away with that but muslims like me usually felt it is bite on the heart.

  6. earnestshub profile image87
    earnestshubposted 6 years ago

    How about a list of people who have come to their senses and dropped out of all religion. At least that way we can see who learnt to think for themselves! lol

  7. Greek One profile image81
    Greek Oneposted 6 years ago

    Hi Paarsurrey

    Rumor has it you are thinking about converting.

    Any truth to that???

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      paarsurreyposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Hi friend Greek One

      Rumors are always rumor.


      1. Greek One profile image81
        Greek Oneposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        IF it does happen, wil you let me know so that I can get you a gift for the baptism?

        1. Rishy Rich profile image80
          Rishy Richposted 6 years ago in reply to this


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      ayazalaviposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Christians and ahmadis are both non-muslims so it doesn't matter whether that guy converts or not.

  8. errum fattah profile image59
    errum fattahposted 6 years ago

    its dedicated to me? yikes surprising!!!

    sorry hubbers, but i think tht rishy's list  is less infront of the list which a muslim brother provided, have a look at tht both.. and compare it... mayb im right.

    1. LeanMan profile image82
      LeanManposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      More people are p1$$ed off with religion than have converted to either faith, so i guess you had better both stop trying to P1$$ higher up the wall and get on with living your lives and not arguing with each other.....

      If all you can do is fight with each other then it is not surprising that people are so anti any religion!!!

    2. errum fattah profile image59
      errum fattahposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      i think i forgot s/th... can u post my any comment, where i said tht all christians r converting to islam??

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        ayazalaviposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        @errum All christians ARE converting to Islam in the near future inshaALLAH, that is the believe of all muslims in the world.

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          Soleenposted 15 months ago in reply to this

          What r u talking about huh u made me laugh.. JUST FOR YOUR INFORMATION ALL THE ISLAM ARE CONVERTING TO CHRISTIANS and soon.

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        Soleenposted 15 months ago in reply to this

        In ur dream

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      Christthelordposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Errum fattah, I am not sure if you can read Arabic, but if you can please let me know. I will post the Quran's phrases about beating women, and about killing converts.
      I can read Arabic, And I can tell you that I have never read a book more vilent than the Quran.

      1. earnestshub profile image87
        earnestshubposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        I dunno about that. It may be ahead by a few threats, but both the bible and quoran are pretty much the same, and the muslims do the same as the christians...... claim you have quoted them out of context. smile

        1. TMMason profile image76
          TMMasonposted 5 years ago in reply to this

          Actually if you read them they are quite different. As to the nature of the god, momo's mis-understandings and plain wrong recitations of those stories. But that another discussion E. And we have had it many times.

          Just because they are both religious texts, and mention some of the same charactors, and islam derives itself from our texts in an  twisted corrupted way, doesn't make them the same.

          1. earnestshub profile image87
            earnestshubposted 5 years ago in reply to this

            I have had the twisted discussion with both sides of this fence, and know the qoran as well as it can be known in English as I do the bible in Hebrew Greek and English.
            The muslims offer the same argument of context that the bible bashers do.

            I see little difference. Same psychosis, different invocation. smile

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    paarsurreyposted 6 years ago

    pisean282311 wrote:

    @paar this is curious question and not to offend anyone..in a t.v. interview a man who calls himself scholar in islam said a person who leaves islam is entitled for death penalty..

    my question is that was he having personal view or it is written somewhere ?

    Paarsurrey said:

    Hi friend pisean282311

    This must be his personal view; Quran does not support it.


  10. IntimatEvolution profile image83
    IntimatEvolutionposted 6 years ago

    Holy cow that is one heck of a list!

    ------Mehmet Ali A�ca - Turkish born who attempt to murder Pope John Paul II in 1981. He beacme a Catholic during his time in prison.

    Now that one surprised me.  Good for him.smile 

    Though I don't think it really mattered to God or Jesus.  What matters is what he feels in his heart, and if he is truly sorry for hurting somebody.  That's all that really matters.

    I'm one who is about repenting though.  So this is just my personal reflection.

    1. alternate poet profile image75
      alternate poetposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      No surprise if he wants to get parole ??  and he is just a deluded nutcase anyway, hrdly representative of a thinking Muslim. big_smile

  11. earnestshub profile image87
    earnestshubposted 6 years ago

    Nice? Your tomes are a piece of hate filled crud.


    Qur’an 3:56 “As for those disbelieving infidels, I will punish them with a terrible agony in this world and the next. They have no one to help or save them.”


    They entered into a covenant to seek the Lord, the God of their fathers, with all their heart and soul; and everyone who would not seek the Lord, the God of Israel, was to be put to death, whether small or great, whether man or woman.  (2 Chronicles 15:12-13 NAB

    Don't you guys read your own books? lol

    Totally psychotic!

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      joeffryposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      3:55     Behold! Allah said: "O Jesus! I will take thee and raise thee to Myself and clear thee (of the falsehoods) of those who blaspheme; I will make those who follow thee superior to those who reject faith, to the Day of Resurrection: Then shall ye all return unto me, and I will judge between you of the matters wherein ye dispute.

      3:56     "As to those who reject faith, I will punish them with terrible agony in this world and in the Hereafter, nor will they have anyone to help."

      3:57     "As to those who believe and work righteousness, Allah will pay them (in full) their reward; but Allah loveth not those who do wrong."

      u can't just copy paste 1 chapter and interpret without knowing chapter before & after and also the story behind that.

      1. TMMason profile image76
        TMMasonposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        Oh Jeofrry, your version of christ is a confabulled batch of BS your prophet couldn't even get staight when he made it up. Please go read the new testament and take a look at the real Jesus. As momo did with many biblical stories, he did with christ, a confabullation of half known half wit ideas.

        And yes Apostasy is a death sentence if the Apostate does not return to islam when told to. And your coment as regards people not knowing the whole story before they spoke of your Qu'ran, is applicable to your prophet also, when he speaks of Judaism and Christianity, yet with more than equal force. And he should have been able to get it straight, consider he was told by his lil helpers, but he couldn't even remember it well enough to get it right. Of course the PEOPLE who helped him produce his confabulations weren't the best educated or the most well informed either.

  12. dutchman1951 profile image61
    dutchman1951posted 5 years ago

    Babble for Babble me thinks.

    I'm with Earnest the psychosis is stunningly simular!

  13. earnestshub profile image87
    earnestshubposted 5 years ago


    If your own full brother, or your son or daughter, or your beloved wife, or you intimate friend, entices you secretly to serve other gods, whom you and your fathers have not known, gods of any other nations, near at hand or far away, from one end of the earth to the other: do not yield to him or listen to him, nor look with pity upon him, to spare or shield him, but kill him.  Your hand shall be the first raised to slay him; the rest of the people shall join in with you.  You shall stone him to death, because he sought to lead you astray from the Lord, your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt, that place of slavery.  And all Israel, hearing of this, shall fear and never do such evil as this in your midst.  (Deuteronomy 13:7-12 NAB)

    Qur’an 5:37

    “The (Christian) disbelievers will long to get out of the Fire, but never will they get out there from; and theirs will be an enduring torture.”

    1. earnestshub profile image87
      earnestshubposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Nice little gods fighting like 2 year olds over who is the biggest idiot, both from the point of their own lunacy! lol

      1. dutchman1951 profile image61
        dutchman1951posted 5 years ago in reply to this

        well you can tell it is Calculated Human sentiment and not of a God when you read it!

        if another leader steals all your people, then you can not be Chief, IE no Indians!   sooo scare the be-geezes out of them

        Murder is conviencing; ask Adolph!     smile

        1. earnestshub profile image87
          earnestshubposted 5 years ago in reply to this

          Nothing like a spot of murdering the unbelievers before a nice lunch! smile

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    GOD is LOVE PEACEposted 5 years ago

    Just wanted to point out that when you, Earnest, are quoting the Bible, and let it be known, it may be a mistake many non-Christians commit, you are quoting all the violence from the Old Testament.. Just a bit of history:

    The BIBLE has 2 PARTS, the OLD Testament (which is what the Jews call the Torah along with other books...and describes the Beginning of Life & Creation in Genesis, as well as God's Commandments & LAW) and the NEW Testament (which was written after Jesus came and died on the Cross & Resurrected (which is GOD's book about LOVE, FORGIVENESS, PEACE, HUMILITY, GRACE...(Jesus died, sacrificing Himself for all sinners, as GOD-incarnate, bc no matter how HARD we try to be sinless and attempt Perfection, we will never succeed, adn fall short of GOD's GRACE---so that whoever BELIEVED in his word, that He was the WAY, the TRUTH, and LIFE, and that Whosoever believed in that the allpowerful GOD Ywh had sent him to grow as an anointed, holy, sinless human being, wise from young age, and well aware of what was written in the HOLY Books of the Old Testament/Torah (for he said it himself, "Before Abraham was, I AM." -John 8:58)

    By the way, the BIBLE (which includes the OLD & NEW TESTAMENT) is the SAME BIBLE that existed when Mohammed created Islam -fooled by a so called angel Gabriel, who really was Satan -please don't be offended..but in Angel Gabriel's 7 appearances in the Bible, although the people were initially afraid of him, he told them his identity and made them at peace...on the other hand, in the Quran, that so-called Angel Gabriel, scared Mohammed so much he went home AFRAID... No... People of Islam, Muslims of Good pious intentions, please read further into this fact, GOD, our one true GOD, who is capable of DOING ANYTHING HE SO DESIRES, is a GOD of EVERYTHING THAT'S BEAUTIFUL... GOD IS LOVE, and HE GIVES LOVE, BECAUSE HE IS LOVE. In the Quran, the (limited) 99 names of God do not even mention LOVE, the Highest Human Emotion. Nor do they mention PEACE. But, htey do mention "Deceiver" as one of the 99 names of God in the Quran, God -our ONE TRUE GOD, is Transparent, Honest, TRUTH, never misguiding, misleading, or deceiving. These negative words describe the fallen one, evil one, Satan.


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      aiysha24434posted 3 years ago in reply to this

      Assalam alaykum (peace be with you) sister,
      Firstly let me tell you that as a muslim I CANNOT lie, especially concerning my religion. If i lie I can go to hell.
      Secondly, thank you for your interest in my religion, I'm just going to quickly go over some things which you said...
      Let me tell you that we believe in the same God, but as a muslim I call him ALLAH. Allah doesn't just mean god, it means the single one and only god there is. The word 'god' in English feels inappropriate - since it can be pluralized, whereas we both know there can only be one creator.

      Moving on to your points, let me tell you sister that although I am sure your intentions were honest (and Allah knows best) both peace and love ARE in fact specifically 2 of the 99 names of Allah:
      As-salam: the source of peace
      Al-wadud: the loving

      But, it's a good practice sister to always verify your information before you blindly believe, so feel free to check this out for yourself, in fact i recommend that you do. Here is is a link to a popular Muslim website with the names of Allah: http://www.duas.org/nallah.htm

      What you mention about 'the deceiver' is also incorrect, but may Allah forgive you for this mistake, perhaps you heard it from someone and believed them. Or perhaps Satan planted this idea in your mind to keep you from the truth.

      Other people on this post, when I read your blind comments of hate and uneducated remarks I feel despair, and I think what is the point of calling these people to Islam? They will never listen, they don't care if what they are saying is right they just want to backbite. But it is also my obligation as a muslim to never give up on this, to always spread the word of Islam (and please note CONTRARY TO POPULAR BELIEF Islam does not in any way condone violence to do this).

      Lastly, people who leave Islam are NOT to be put to death, this is a ridiculous rumor with no foundation of truth in the Qu'ran or the Hadith.

      Here's some food for thought:
      If you had a question about a medical science issue, would you go to a plumber? If you had a question concerning space or astronomy, would you go to a vet? If you had a question about the arabic language, would you ask someone who does not speak arabic? Of course you would not! Because you would know that it's very unlikely that this person will be able to answer you question properly. So why do people always fail to ask muslims about Islam? If you really want to learn about Islam, I urge you to go to your local mosque, Muslims love to be asked about Islam! Because we love Islam! We think about Allah from the moment we wake up til the moment we fall asleep at night, and we are always striving to educate ourselves further, that is our intention in this life. What is yours?

      I pray that Allah might guide you all, if even one person is inspired to read about Islam from this post then it is worth it.

      Assalam alaykum brothers and sisters, May Allah bless you.

  15. earnestshub profile image87
    earnestshubposted 5 years ago

    Rubbish! The quoran and bible are equally psychotic in content, and psychosis is not the stuff of love.

    The new testament still worships the psychotic OT god and says so.

    These days with a knowledge of psychology I wonder why anyone wading through acres of hate passages that are in either book would not recognise the ramblings of a psychopath in the first place?

    When I was a christian it was different of course, I was delusional and blinded by indoctrination as you are now. smile

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    begooddogoodposted 2 years ago

    Came across this page while doing some research. Honestly, I don't care about this conversion thing as long they are sensible human beings. I did have some respect for the Muslim/Islam religion but now I just hate it after what has been done to me. I feel Muslims are too rigid and sometimes doesn't make sense at all. This was confirmed when my relation wit my Muslim guy was torn apart by his well educated parents with no fault of our own. Does your religion really think it's a sin to love someone? Have the parents justified themselves by thinkin that they have brought their son to normal behaviour? By changing him into a totally different person? Does your God/ Allah or whatever take them to your jinnah by them doing this? Our love for each other had been totally made a joke which hurts the most. Tose worstAnyways thanks for reading. Peace.

  17. passionatelearnr profile image87
    passionatelearnrposted 12 months ago

    I'm sure a very long list can be made of christians converting to Islam.But these lists don't prove anything.we all will know the truth one day.