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Oct 21 2010
1 Snoop Dogg - Rapper, Joined Nation Of Islam. 20442
2 Muhammad Ali (formerly Cassius Clay), from Baptist On the Other Side of Oddville 20267
3 Mike Tyson (Malik Abdul Aziz) - former heavyweight boxing champion of the world. Converted while in prison after being convicted of rape. 15909
4 Malcolm X - American to Nation of Islam to Sunni Islam, African-American civil rights leader. 14781
5 Dave Chappelle - comedian and television star 11944
6 Busta Rhymes - American rapper, songwriter and actor 8246
7 Mos Def - American rapper and actor. 7430
8 Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (Lew Alcindor) - retired basketball player & the NBA's all-time leading scorer 5303
9 Ghostface Killah - member of the Wu-Tang Clan. </ref> 3888
10 Everlast - Irish-American rapper and singer-songwriter. 3416
11 Q-Tip - North American hip-hop emcee, actor, and hip hop producer who was the leader of the critically acclaimed group A Tribe Called Quest. 3237
12 Brad Terrence Jordan ("Scarface") - American rapper 2924
13 Nicolas Anelka - French football player 2674
14 Jermaine Jackson (Muhammad Abdul Aziz) - former member of The Jackson 5. 2218
15 Divya Bharti - Indian actress who converted on marriage to producer Sajid Nadiadwala 2127
16 John Allen Muhammad - convicted serial killer, known as the Beltway Sniper. 2097
17 Richard Thompson - British musician, best known for his guitar playing and songwriting. 1670
18 MC Ren - American rapper and hip-hop producer. 1666
19 Bernard Hopkins - American boxer 1456
20 Alexander Litvinenko - former FSB officer converted to Islam on his deathbed. 1451
21 John Walker Lindh - the "American Taliban" converted From Catholicism 1279
22 Peter Murphy - vocalist of the goth/rock group Bauhaus, converted from Catholicism. 1032
23 Art Blakey - American Jazz musician 841
24 Chris Eubank - British boxer 841
25 Nursultan Nazarbayev - The incumbent President of Kazakhstan. Formerly held atheistic views during the Soviet era. 828
26 Robin Padilla - Filipino actor. 827
27 Loon - American hip hop and rap artist 762
28 Larry Johnson - retired American professional basketball player. 759
29 Betty Shabazz - wife of Malcolm X; former Methodist. 708
30 David Hicks - convicted Australian terrorist. 674
31 Keith Ellison - American, Representative from Minnesota's 5th congressional district, first Muslim to be elected to the United States Congress, converted From Catholicism [link]</ref> 657
32 H. Rap Brown - civil rights activisit. 602
33 Olu Dara (born Charles Jones III in Natchez, Mississippi [link] on 12 January 1941) is an American cornetist, guitarist and singer 599
34 Michael X - civil rights activist in the United Kingdom 576
35 Danny Williams - British boxer 558
36 Hamza Yusuf - American convert from Greek Orthodox; head of the Zaytuna Institute. 548
37 Ali Shaheed Muhammad - member of A Tribe Called Quest. 494
38 Mahmoud Abdul-Rauf (Chris Jackson) - retired basketball player 475
39 Jeff Fort - former Chicago gang leader, co-founder of the Black P. Stones gang, and founder of its El Rukn faction. He was convicted in 1987 of conspiring with Libya to perform acts of domestic terrorism. </ref> 473
40 Colleen LaRose - alleged intended assassin of Danish cartoonist Lars Vilks. 471
41 B.G. Knocc Out - American west coast rapper. 467
42 Mohammad Yousuf - Pakistani cricketer. Known for holding the world record for the most Test runs in a single calendar year, converted From Catholicism. 456
43 Omar Bongo - Gabonese, President of Gabon. 439
44 Joe Tex - soul singer and recording artist. 433
45 Abel Xavier - former Portuguese professional footballer converted to Islam with his new name Faisal. 433
46 Salman the Persian A convert from Christianity 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 Muhammad as one of the Ahlul Bayt though there was no genealogical relationship. 423
47 Ahmad Jamal - Jazz pianist. 408
48 Tansen - Notable musician and poet. 395
49 Khalid Yasin - Executive Director of the Islamic Teaching Institute, and a Shaykh currently residing in Australia. 381
50 Yvonne Ridley - British journalist, from Anglicanism. She converted after being kidnapped and released by the Taliban. 370
51 Anthony Mundine - Australian Boxer, Former 2 time Super Middleweight Champion. 368
52 Yusuf Estes - Former preacher and federal prison chaplain, converted from Protestantism. </ref> 361
53 Kamala Surayya - a.k.a. Madhavikutty (Malayalam: മാധവിക്കുട്ടി) (31 March 1934 – 31 May 2009) She was born in a conservative Hindu Nair (Nallappattu) family having Royal anscestry who was an Indian writer who openly and honestly discussed and wrote about the sexual desires of Indian women, which made her an iconoclast of her generation. She officially converted to Islam from Hinduism. 350
54 Yusef Lateef - American Jazz musician. 339
55 Muhammed Yusuf Khan - Born Maruthanayagam Pillai, he converted to Islam and later served as Commandant for the British East India Company troops. 322
56 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 </ref> 287
57 Radu cel Frumos - was the younger brother of Vlad Ţepeş (Dracula) and prince of the principality of Wallachia, converted From Catholicism. 285
58 Yusuf Islam (Cat Stevens) - British musician and singer (had a nominally Christian upbringing, but never was a believer) 284
59 Germaine Lindsay - one of the suicide terrorists in the 7 July 2005 London bombings in which 52 people were murdered. 272
60 Michael Muhammad Knight - American novelist, writer, and journalist. 271
61 Abdullah Ibrahim - South African Jazz musician. 268
62 Lee Hughes - professional association football player, currently playing for Notts County F.C. 268
63 Isabelle Eberhardt - explorer and writer. 266
64 Abdul-Karim al-Jabbar (Sharmon Shah) - former NBA player 263
65 Frithjof Schuon - metaphysician, poet, painter, philosopher (in the original and Platonic sense of this term), and a leading figure of the perennialist school. 258
66 Muhammad Asad (Leopold Weiss) - Viennese journalist who visited the Hijaz in the 1930s. Later, after WWII, he became Pakistani ambassador to the United Nations. Also translated the Qur'an into English and wrote several books on Islam. His son Talal Asad is an anthropologist at the City University of New York 246
67 Lim Yew Hock - Singapore’s second Chief Minister from 1956 to 1959. 239
68 St. John Philby - Arabist, explorer, writer, and British colonial office intelligence operative; converted from Anglicanism. 237
69 Marmaduke Pickthall - famous translator of the Quran. 235
70 Bob Denard - French mercenary. 232
71 Timothy Winter - prominent British Islamic thinker and scholar, and a lecturer in Islamic studies in the Faculty of Divinity at the University of Cambridge. 232
72 Rattanbai Petit - second wife of Muhammad Ali Jinnah, the founder of Pakistan 223
73 Bruno Metsu - French coach of the Senegal team at the 2002 FIFA World Cup 214
74 Leila Mourad - Egyptian singer and actress who rose to fame in the 1940s and 1950s. 213
75 Samori Ture - founder of the Wassoulou Empire who resisted French rule in West Africa. 206
76 Ingrid Mattson - Canadian scholar and current president of the Islamic Society of North America (2006) converted From Catholicism. 202
77 Idris Muhammad - American jazz musician. 192
78 Wadih el-Hage born to a Maronite Christian family in Sidon, Lebanon, a former al-Qaeda member. 190
79 Bilal Philips - Islamic scholar and author 188
80 Philippe Fragione - French rapper and producer of French hip hop. 188
81 Craig Hodges - former NBA player. 188
82 Sarah Joseph - commentator on women's issues and founder of emel magazine, converted From Catholicism. 185
83 Danny Thompson - English double bass player converted from Catholicism. 184
84 Tariq Abdul-Wahad (Olivier Saint-Jean) - originally from France, former basketball player for the Mavericks and Kings 183
85 Charles Brooks, Jr. - converted while serving a sentence for murder; first person to be executed by lethal injection in the United States. 179
86 Pierre Vogel - German Islamic preacher and former professional Boxer. 179
87 Rashid-al-Din Hamadani - 13th century Persian physician 170
88 James Yee - previously Lutheran and former U.S. Army Muslim chaplain. 168
89 Kabir Suman- Modern Bengali singer & songwriter officially converted to Islam from Hinduism in 2000. 168
90 Dawud Wharnsby-Ali (David Wharnsby) - Canadian singer/poet. 167
91 Ryan Harris- football player for the Denver Broncos 166
92 Stephen Schwartz - American journalist, columnist, and author. 164
93 Martin Lings - a widely acclaimed British scholar. He was raised as a Protestant, became an atheist, and later converted to Islam. 159
94 Iyasu V - Ethiopian emperor. 154
95 Roger Garaudy - French philosopher, converted From protestant. 152
96 Johann Ludwig Burckhardt was a Swiss traveller and orientalist. 150
97 Berke - grandson of Genghis Khan and leader of the Golden Horde who was the first Mongol ruler to establish Islam in a Mongol state. 149
98 Malik Kafur - Indian military general. 141
99 Abdul Alim Musa - Muslim activist and director of Masjid Al-Islam in Washington, D.C. 141
100 Ronald Bell - musician. 141
101 Ibrahim Hooper (Douglas Hooper) - Islamic activist, spokesman for the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR). 140
102 Nuh Ha Mim Keller - from Catholicism to agnosticism to Sunni Islam, Islamic scholar. 137
103 Zaid Shakir - American Muslim convert former Baptist, speaker, intellectual, author, and resident scholar of Zaytuna Institute in the United States. 137
104 Dhiren Barot - Born in India to a Hindu family, Barot was later sentenced to 40 years in prison in the United Kingdom for conspiracy to murder. Barot admitted to plotting to bomb the New York Stock Exchange, the International Monetary Fund headquarters, and the World Bank, amongst other targets. 134
105 Jan Janszoon - Dutch pirate. 132
106 William Abdullah Quilliam - 19th century British poet, ambassador and journalist. 128
107 Dwight Muhammad Qawi - Former boxing world Light Heavyweight and Cruiserweight champion. 123
108 Edoardo Agnelli - eldest son of Gianni Agnelli, the industrialist patriarch of Fiat. 114
109 Daniel Maldonado - American Islamist convicted in the United States on charges of training with al-Qaida in East Africa. Raised Catholic. 114
110 Nogai Khan - Mongol general and great-grandson of Genghis Khan. 113
111 Brandon Mayfield - American attorney-at-law, was erroneously linked to the 2004 Madrid train bombings. 109
112 Ubaidullah Sindhi - religious leader and political activist. 108
113 Michael Wolfe - American poet, author, and the President and Executive Producer of Unity Productions Foundation. 98
114 Kevin Barrett - university lecturer and member of Scholars for 9/11 Truth. 94
115 Omar Pasha - Ottoman general. Converted from Serbian Orthodoxy. 93
116 Rama Varma Kulashekhara - Purportedly the first Indian king to accept Islam 92
117 John Whitehead - an American singer, songwriter, and record producer. 91
118 George XI of Kartli - Saffavid commander. 88
119 Dolores "LaLa" Brooks - American musician. 82
120 Tiara Jacquelina - Malaysian actress. 81
121 The Barmakid family - originally the guardians of the great Buddhist shrine near Balkh, upon conversion they became "the greatest family" in the early Abbasid caliphate. {{Cite book 81
122 Alexander Russell Webb - Former Presbyterian. American journalist, newspaper owner, and former Consul-General of the U.S.A. in the Philippines. 80
123 Abd al Malik - birth name Régis Fayette-Mikano â€” French rapper of Congolese origins. 78
124 Celestino Caballero - Boxer, Current Super Bantamweight Champion. 78
125 Yasin Abu Bakr (Lennox Philip) - of Trinidad and Tobago, under trial for an attempted coup as of 9 March 2006 77
126 Titus Burckhardt - Swiss writer and scholar. 77
127 Rowland Allanson-Winn, 5th Baron Headley - British soldier and peer. 76
128 Tali Fahima - Israeli left-wing activist, convicted of aiding Palestinian fighters. Converted to Islam in Umm al-Fahm in June 2010. 76
129 Walt Hazzard - former NBA player. 74
130 Abdullah ibn Salam - 7th century sahabi said to have been a rabbi of aristocratic stock. E12, I. 52 (Joseph Horovitz, Muhammeds Himmelfahrt, Der Islam 9 (1919); 73
131 Zhang Chengzhi - contemporary Hui Chinese author; raised as an atheist. 72
132 Matthew Saad Muhammad (formerly Matthew Franklin) - former boxer, converted From Catholicism. 71
133 Rudolf Carl von Slatin - Anglo-Austrian soldier and administrator in the Sudan. Later reverted to Catholicism. 70
134 Joseph Thomas - Australian convert, acquitted of terrorism charges, placed under a control order under the Australian Anti-Terrorism Act 2005, currently pending retrial. 69
135 Robert D. Crane - former Presidential advisor and ambassador. 68
136 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. 66
137 David Benjamin Keldani, a former Catholic priest. 64
138 Claude Alexandre de Bonneval or Humbaracı Ahmet Paşa is 18th century French nobleman. 63
139 Ryan G. Anderson - former Lutheran, convicted of charges of espionage for Al Qaeda 63
140 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. 62
141 Suleiman Pasha - French-born Egyptian commander. 61
142 Divine Styler - American hip-hop musician. 60
143 Sahib Shihab - jazz saxophonist and flautist. 59
144 Abu Tammam - 9th century Arab poet born to Christian parents. 58
145 Gigi Gryce - American saxophonist, flutist, clarinetist, composer, arranger, and educator. 56
146 Murshid Quli Khan - the Mughal governor of Bengal. 55
147 Elsa Kazi - German writer of one-act plays, short stories, novels and history, and one of the greatest poets of her time. 54
148 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. </ref> 54
149 Knud Holmboe - Danish journalist and explorer converted From Catholicism. 54


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