Irish singer Sinead O’Connor has announced her conversion to Islam, changing her name to Shuhada’ Davitt.
Her decision comes after she changed her name last year to Magda Davitt and took up the Catholic faith.
In a message to her followers on Twitter she wrote: ‘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.’
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
The 51-year-old also changed her profile picture to ‘Wear A Hijab: JUST DO IT,’ followed by a Nike tick, a play on the sports company’s tagline.
She had previously also been ordained a priest by the Irish Orthodox and Apostolic Church back in the 1990s, but she appears to have closed the door on Christianity for good.
A popular music video from Sinéad O’Connor from the 90s:
In a follow up tweet, she posted a video of herself singing the Adhan, the Islamic call to prayer.
‘Here is my attempt at singing the Asan [sic]. I got some pronouncition [sic] wrong because emotions took me from my page…but there’ll be hundreds of others onstage to come.’
In a separate tweet she added: ‘Sorry re all the mistakes in my Azan…1st attempt. When I’ve practised it 30 times I’m Gonna make the world stop turning.’
The singer revealed that she received her first hijab as a gift from her friend, Elaine.
‘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.’
Earlier this week the singer told Daily Mail that she will be collaborating with Ronnie Wood, from Rolling Stones, as well as actor Cilliam Murphy, Pink Floyd’s Nick Mason and singer Imelda May for a new EP.
‘One More Yard is inspired by 90 letters home from a young Irish soldier Lieutenant Micahel Thomas Wall, who was killed at Flanders during the war.
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