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Oct 21 2010
1 Marilyn Monroe, actress 39642
2 Tom Cruise - American actor 25137
3 Joseph Stalin - dictator of the USSR, studied to be an Orthodox priest but became an atheist after reading Karl Marx's books 23600
4 Elizabeth Taylor, actress 10262
5 Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (Lew Alcindor) - retired basketball player & the NBA's all-time leading scorer 5303
6 Sammy Davis, Jr., entertainer thumb|upright|Sammy Davis, Jr., entertainer who converted during recovery from an automobile accident 4907
7 Felicity Kendal, actress 3088
8 Brad Terrence Jordan ("Scarface") - American rapper 2924
9 Soleil Moon Frye, American actress, director and screenwriter. Frye is best known for her childhood role as the title character in Punky Brewster, a television sitcom. 2812
10 Nicolas Anelka - French football player 2674
11 Connie Chung, an American journalist who has been an anchor and reporter for several U.S. television news networks, including NBC, CBS, ABC, CNN, and MSNBC 2312
12 Queen Noor of Jordan (formerly Lisa Najeeb Halaby) 2148
13 Ellen Burstyn - American actress, converted to a universalist spiritual form of Sufism in the 1970s. 2136
14 Ike Turner, was an American musician, bandleader, talent scout, and record producer, and the son of a Baptist minister 1969
15 Jackie Wilson, was an American singer. Wilson was important in the transition of rhythm and blues into soul. Gaining fame in his early years as a member of the R&B vocal group, The Dominoes, after going solo in 1957 he went on to record over fifty hit singles over a repertoire that included R&B, pop, soul, doo-wop and easy listening before lapsing into a coma following a collapse on stage during a 1975 benefit concert. By the time of his death in 1984, he had become one of the most influential soul artists of his generation. 1734
16 Richard Thompson - British musician, best known for his guitar playing and songwriting. 1670
17 Jimmy Cliff - Jamaican reggae musician. 1479
18 Bernard Hopkins - American boxer 1456
19 Alexander Litvinenko - former Russian spy converted to Islam on his deathbed. 1451
20 Margo Stilley American film actress 1365
21 Nell Carter, singer and actress 1152
22 Lee Boyd Malvo - convicted of capital murder and arrested for the Beltway sniper attacks, for being involved in 16 murders and 7 additional attempted murders. 1105
23 Martha Nussbaum, is an American philosopher with a particular interest in ancient Greek and Roman philosophy, political philosophy and ethics. She has been a professor at Harvard and Brown. She is currently a professor at University of Chicago 1042
24 Art Blakey - American Jazz musician 841
25 Chris Eubank - British boxer 841
26 Robin Padilla - Filipino actor. 827
27 Betty Shabazz - wife of Malcolm X; former Methodist. 708
28 Monica Horan, actress 706
29 Adam Yahiye Gadahn - spokesperson for Al-Qaeda; on the FBI's Most Wanted Terrorists list </ref> 682
30 Jamaica Kincaid, author 673
31 Sarah Brown, actress 607
32 Cristian Castro, a Grammy Award-nominated Mexican pop singer 585
33 Danny Williams - British boxer 558
34 Conrad Veidt, German actor </ref> 543
35 May Britt, actress 529
36 Mahmoud Abdul-Rauf (Chris Jackson) - retired basketball player 475
37 Jonathan Edwards (athlete) - Record-breaker who had been on religious television. 466
38 Omar Bongo - Gabonese, President of Gabon. 439
39 Joe Tex - soul singer and recording artist. 433
40 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. 423
41 Khalid Yasin - Executive Director of the Islamic Teaching Institute, and a Shaykh currently residing in Australia. 381
42 Dany Boon, French comedian 379
43 Chris Van Allsburg, children's writer 362
44 Luke Ford, journalist 293
45 Germaine Lindsay - participated and died in the 7 July 2005 London bombings 272
46 Michael Muhammad Knight - American novelist, writer, and journalist. 271
47 Abdul-Karim al-Jabbar (Sharmon Shah) - former NFL football player 263
48 Khalil Greene - Shortstop for the Texas Rangers 245
49 Marmaduke Pickthall - famous translator of the Quran. 235
50 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
51 Bruno Metsu - French coach of the Senegal team at the 2002 FIFA World Cup 214
52 Bilal Philips - Islamic scholar and author 188
53 Steve Yeager, an American right-handed former major league baseball catcher 188
54 Bnei Menashe, another Proselyte community in India 187
55 Tariq Abdul-Wahad (Olivier Saint-Jean) - originally from France, former basketball player for the Mavericks and Kings 183
56 Bob Nystrom, former NHL player 179
57 Ryan Harris- football player for the Denver Broncos 166
58 Philippe Troussier - French, former football player & trainer of a Japanese football team 160
59 Iyasu V - Ethiopian emperor. 154
60 Adah Isaacs Menken, stage actress 142
61 Zaid Shakir - African-American Muslim speaker and intellectual in the United States. 137
62 Bene Ephraim, Proselyte community in India 133
63 William Abdullah Quilliam - 19th century British poet, ambassador and journalist. 128
64 Abayudaya, Ugandan Proselyte community 118
65 Geraldine Brooks,a Pulitzer Prize-winner, Australian-American journalist and author. 109
66 Subbotniks, used to followed a blend of Christianity with a mixture of Jewish beliefs and customs, many are now converting to Judaism 103
67 Rustie Lee - British television chef and celebrity. 96
68 Kevin Barrett - university lecturer and member of Scholars for 9/11 Truth. 94
69 Omar Pasha - Ottoman general. Converted from Serbian Orthodoxy. 93
70 Millosh Gjergj Nikolla - Trained to be an Orthodox priest, but became an atheist. 92
71 John Whitehead - an American singer, songwriter, and record producer. 91
72 George XI of Kartli - Saffavid commander. 88
73 Aquila of Sinope, Bible translator 84
74 Dolores "LaLa" Brooks - American musician. 82
75 Brigitte Boisselier, mostly known for her association with Clonaid. 81
76 Emin Pasha - physician, naturalist, and Egyptian governor. 80
77 Alexander Russell Webb - American journalist, newspaper owner, and former Consul-General of the U.S.A. in the Philippines. 80
78 Yasin Abu Bakr (Lennox Philip) - of Trinidad and Tobago, under trial for an attempted coup as of March 9, 2006 77
79 Rowland Allanson-Winn, 5th Baron Headley - British soldier and peer. 76
80 Top Topham - rock guitarist from England. 74
81 Elliott Maddox, a former right-handed Major League Baseball American player from 1970 to 1980 for the Detroit Tigers, Washington Senators/Texas Rangers, New York Yankees, Baltimore Orioles, and New York Mets. 73
82 Rudolf Carl von Slatin - Anglo-Austrian soldier and administrator in the Sudan. 70
83 Joseph Thomas - Australian convert, acquitted of terrorism charges, placed under a control order under the Australian Anti-Terrorism Act 2005, currently pending retrial. 69
84 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
85 Lord George Gordon, nobleman and politician 64
86 Claude Alexandre de Bonneval - 18th century French nobleman. 63
87 Abu Usamah - controversial 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
88 Suleiman Pasha - French-born Egyptian commander. 61
89 Abu Tammam - 9th century Arab poet born to Christian parents. 58
90 Sultaana Freeman - sued the state of Florida for niqab restrictions. 52
91 Suhaib Webb - American Islamic activist and speaker. 52
92 C. Jack Ellis - Mayor of Macon, Georgia 52
93 Jacques-Francois Menou - French general under Napoleon I of France. 49
94 Thomas J. Abercrombie - photographer 47
95 Ahmad Thomson - British barrister and writer and also a member of the Murabitun movement. 46
96 Elizabeth Brewster, Canadian poet 46
97 Aukai Collins - fought in Chechnya, paid FBI informant, author of an autobiographical book 46
98 Luke McPharlin - Australian footballer for the Fremantle Dockers 44
99 Michael Netzer, an American artist best known for his comic book work for industry leaders DC Comics and Marvel Comics 43
100 Tekuder - Mongol leader of the Ilkhan empire who was formerly a Nestorian Christian. 42
101 Santa Montefiore, novelist 42
102 Bob Plager 41
103 Jon Juaristi, Spanish writer 40
104 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. [link] ABC News</ref> 40
105 Judar Pasha - conqueror of the Songhai Empire. 39
106 Juan Carrasco, former Augustin friar 34
107 Carolivia Herron, writer of children's and adult literature. 34
108 John Nelson - first recorded Englishman to become a Muslim. 33
109 Daniel Moore - poet 32
110 Mario Scialoja - Italian ambassador and President of the World Muslim League. 32
111 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. 32
112 Gabriele Torsello - Italian freelance photojournalist based in London who was abducted in Helmand Province, Afghanistan. 31
113 Benjamin Chavis - controversial former head of the NAACP; joined the Nation of Islam 30
114 Count Cassius- Visigothic aristocrat who founded the Banu Qasi dynasty of Muladi rulers. [link], [link], [link] and [link] in the Spanish-language Auñamendi Encyclopedia.</ref> 29
115 Mohammed Zakariya - an American master of Arabic calligraphy, best known for his work on the popular Eid U.S. postage stamp. 27
116 Steve Furness 25
117 Cornelio Da Montalcino, (a Franciscan friar who had embraced Judaism, and was burned alive on the Campo dei Fiori.) 22
118 Jeff Newman, a right-handed former utility player in major league baseball with a 9-year career from 1976 to 1984, and a manager in 1986. He played for the Oakland A's and Boston Red Sox. 21
119 Skip Jutze 21
120 Mihnea Turcitul - was a Prince (Voivode) of Walachia. Converted from Eastern Orthodox Christianity. 20
121 Sam McCullum 20
122 Sheila Musaji - founder of The American Muslim magazine. 18
123 Ibrahim Muteferrika (original name not known) - From Unitarian Christianity, an early example of a Muslim publisher and printer. 16
124 Penina Taylor, a former messianic Jewish leader 14
125 Bob Tufts 12
126 Hedley Churchward - English painter 12
127 David Krummenacker - Track & Field World Champion in 800m in 2003, NCAA Champion (Georgia Tech) 1997, 1998. 8
128 Franck Ribéry- a French football player. His name after he converted to Islam is Bilal. 8
129 Catherine Zelazowska, Polish martyr 6
130 Jacqueline du Pré, musician 6
131 Joel Horlen 5
132 Mary Hart (* 1950) American television personality, long-time host of the entertainment program Entertainment Tonight < 5
133 Mohammed Knut Bernström - Swedish ambassador to Venezuela (1963–1969), Spain (1973–1976) and Morocco (1976–1983) < 5
134 Venetia Stanley, socialite < 5
135 Jerôme Courtailler - one of two French brothers convicted by French authorities in 2004 for abetting terrorists </ref> < 5
136 Hank Eng, New York born Chinese-American. He is a candidate for Colorado's 6th District in the U.S House of Representatives in the 2008 race. < 5
137 Moses ben Abraham < 5
138 Ahmad Rashād - Emmy award-winning sportscaster (mostly with NBC Sports) and former American football wide receiver. < 5
139 Siraj Wahaj - African-American Imam, noted for his efforts to eliminate Brooklyn's drug problems. < 5
140 Nelson Évora - Portuguese Olympic Gold Medal (Beijing, 2008) and Gold Medal recipient for the 2007 Athletics World Championship in Osaka, Japan in Triple Jump < 5
141 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. < 5
142 Ian Dallas - Shaykh Dr. Abdalqadir as-Sufi - Sufi shaykh of Scottish origins. < 5
143 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. < 5
144 Ilie II Rareş - prince of Moldavia. < 5
145 Richard Colvin Reid - shoe bomber (convicted terrorist) < 5
146 David Belfield - American, fled to Iran after assassinating Ali Akbar Tabatabai, an Iranian dissident. < 5
147 Ivan Aguéli (Johan Agelii) - famous Swedish painter. < 5
148 Éric Abidal (changed his name to Bilal) - French football player , converted to Islam after marriage. < 5
149 Jean de Béthencourt - French explorer who led an expedition to the Canary Islands. < 5
150 Dawud Wharnsby-Ali (David Wharnsby) - Canadian singer/poet. < 5
151 David Chappelle - comedian and television star < 5

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