Irish singer Sinead O’Connor announced that she has reverted to Islam and changed her name to “Shuhada”. She said her decision was “the natural conclusion of any intelligent theologian’s journey.” She spells her new name, which means “one who bears witness” in Arabic, with an apostrophe at the end. Shuhada’ comes from the Arabic word Shahada, the Islamic declaration of faith in which Muslims state (or bear witness to) their belief that there is only one God and Mohammed is his final prophet.
Irish singer Sinead O’Connor Tweet About Her Conversion
This is to announce that I am proud to have become a Muslim. This is the natural conclusion of any intelligent theologian’s journey. All scripture study leads to Islam. Which makes all other scriptures redundant. I will be given (another) new name. It will be Shuhada’
— Shuhada’ Davitt (@MagdaDavitt77)
Irish singer Sinead O’Connor recent posts have included her singing the Islamic call to prayer, the Azan, and depicted her wearing a hijab.
My best friend, Elaine just gave me my 1st Hijab and she got chills all over her body when I put it on. Not gonna post a photo because is intensely personal. And I’m an ugly old hag. But I’m a very, very, very happy old hag.
— Shuhada’ Davitt (@MagdaDavitt77)
Many Muslims and others on social media have greeted the news of her conversion warmly, though others already have criticized her for reciting the adhan as a woman. And there are some posting anti-Muslim remarks or positing that it’s just another phase for a woman who already has morphed through several personal and religious identities.
The 51-year-old has tweeted that she is “very, very happy,” and apologized for mispronouncing some Arabic words during her recitation of the Azan.
In a press release, the IMPIC underscored the idea that Davitt had taken the step thoughtfully: “Her coming to Islam has been a careful and informed decision and follows a lifetime of searching and study … At this early stage, she has asked for her privacy to be respected so she can focus on her own spiritual well-being.”
Al-Qadri said in the statement, “Shuhada has faced many challenges in her life. Where there is light, darkness has tried to envelop it, the greater the light, the greater the struggle with darkness.”
Irish singer Sinead O’Connor First interview since Reverting With Eddie Redzovic, an American YouTube star
American YouTube star, who hosts a weekly interview show that apparently has millions of fans around the world.
why exactly did Irish singer Sinead O’Connor formalize her connection to Islam? she replied, “Revert is the right word. I was always, always a Muslim and I didn’t even know it”.
The interviewer asked her about reaching out to her old pal Conor McGregor for a sit-down, but Sinead nixed that plan.
Irish singer Sinead O’Connor said, “Allah will take who he wants.” she knows another famous celebrity Islam follower, Lindsay Lohan, who likely isn’t as serious about the religion as Sinead is.
she said, “I didn’t realize until after I converted that she had done the same. I had seen an article about it. I was delighted to know. and she doesn’t know her, she has never met her,”.
The 52-year-old, who battled mental health problems for years but seems to be doing well judging from the interview, revealed that her father is learning more about Islam.
Irish singer Sinead O’Connor said, “He is very interested in it. He would like to read the Quran but I say don’t read it, listen to it ”.
“That’s why people like me are reverting. We can see completely and utterly through it because of what’s happened in our own church, the scandals…everything that people have been discovering. The lies, the horrible smell of oppression of the most vulnerable.”
Causes for Revert To Islam
Later she said in an interview with TIME. She was ordained a priest by a bishop of the fringe Catholic Latin Tridentine Church in Lourdes, France, in 1999.
she was renamed Mother Bernadette Mary, according to the Irish independent.
The Catholic Church dismissed the ordination of the singer at the time as “bizarre and absurd.”
In 2011, she again criticized the Catholic Church over the child sex abuse scandal. This is in an article for the Sunday independent.
She dubbed the Vatican “a nest of devils,” calling for the creation of an “alternative church'”.
And lamenting that “Christ is being murdered by liars” in the Vatican.
Pope Francis spoke during his visit to Ireland earlier year of his shame over the “appalling crimes” of historic child abuse in the Catholic Church. And he said outrage was justified.
The following year, O’Connor was reported missing in Chicago when she did not return from a bike ride. But police found her a day later.
she posted a tearful video of herself discussing her mental illness. So which sparked concern among friends and family.
The footage shows her crying in a motel room and lamenting that her family has abandoned her in the wake of mental health issues. Same as famous you tuber celebrity Traveller Canadian Rosie Gabrielle has reverted to Islam.
“People who suffer from mental illness are the most vulnerable people on Earth,” O’Connor said. “You’ve got to take care of us. We’re not like everybody.”