Irish musician Sinead O’Connor has renounced Catholicism and converted to Islam.
The 51-year-old has taken on the name “Shuhada’ Davitt” and made her revelation through a message to her fans on twitter.
“This is to announce that I am proud to have become a Muslim,” she wrote. “Thank you so much to all my Muslim brothers and sisters who have been so kind as to welcome me to Ummah today on this page. You can’t begin to imagine how much your tenderness means to me.” She added.
O’Connor also revealed she received her first Hijab with the help of a friend in Dublin.
“My best friend, Elaine just gave me my 1st Hijab and she got chills all over her body when I put it on,” she wrote.
O’Connor famously known for her songs ‘Nothing Compares To You’, ‘Mandika’, ‘Don’t Cry For Me Argentina’ and ‘This Is A Rebel Song’ among others. Sinead who changed her legal name to Magda Davitt last year was previously ordained a priest by a breakaway Catholic sect, the Irish Orthodox Catholic and Apostolic Church in the late 1990s.
We congratulate her up her change of religion from Catholicism to Islam which she said she is prod to have joined