Anyone learning and ending up embracing Islam is a great occasion, but when a reknowned person does it, it naturally creates a buzz and hype.
”Nothing compares to…Islam”, Sinead O’Connor, the 51-year-old was previously ordained a priest by a breakaway Catholic sect, the Irish Orthodox Catholic and Apostolic Church, in the late 1990s.
But in a series of recent tweets, the Dubliner revealed she had swapped the clerical collar for the hijab and become a Muslim, choosing a new name – Shuhada’.
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) October 19, 2018
Her decision to make this decision is clearly based upon seeking the truth of God Almigthy’s Scriptures and not due to any other reason.
At first she tweeted not wanting to share her hijab photo,
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) October 20, 2018
But after 3 days, she happily tweeted, along with changing her profile photo to “Wear a Hijab, Just Do It!”.
— Shuhada’ Davitt (@MagdaDavitt77) October 23, 2018
She has also make some strict warning to anyone who will make any Islamophobic remarks on her account that they will be banned from her account,
Today, she tweeted a verse from the Quran stating she seeks refuge in Allah from being among the ignorant.
— Shuhada’ Davitt (@MagdaDavitt77) October 25, 2018
We wish nothing but goodness for our new sister in Islam and Muslims across the world have and will continue to rejoice in this news and keep her in their prayers.
Really happy to hear that @SineadOconnorHQ has converted to Islam, and now goes by the name of Shuhada Davitt @MagdaDavitt77.
I grew up listening to her lyrics and always felt she was a deeply religious person:https://t.co/nJaEPZKKfX pic.twitter.com/Oh8ijKVBzz
— Dr. Yasir Qadhi (@YasirQadhi) October 25, 2018
Welcome to Islam sister 🙂 pic.twitter.com/Ki5raOIMye
— IlmFeed (@IlmFeed) October 25, 2018
And surely there will be plenty more to come.
May Allah Azzawajal bless her and all other new Muslims to be safeguarded from all types of harm.