(LONDON) — Irish singer Sinead O’Connor has announced she has converted to Islam and said she has changed her name to Shuhada’ Davitt.
The 51-year-old has been posting selfies of herself wearing hijabs on Twitter as of late, and also a video in which she sang the Azan, or call to petition.
Sinead O'Connor converts to Islam and changes her name to Shuhada' Davitt https://t.co/XXtXLIk5KR
— Sky News (@SkyNews) October 26, 2018
Renowned Irish singer formerly known as Sinead O’Connor and now as Shuhada, @MagdaDavitt77, proclaimed the Shahadah. We pray that Allah grants her Peace in all aspects of this life and hereafter, Ameen. She has a truthful soul. Pls join me in wishing her the best in her future. pic.twitter.com/LDIqymGZ0K
— Shaykh Dr Umar Al-Qadri (@DrUmarAlQadri) October 26, 2018
She tweeted on Oct. 19: “This is to declare that I am pleased to have turned into a Muslim. This is the regular finish of any keen scholar’s voyage. All sacred writing study prompts Islam. Which makes every single other sacred text excess.”
The vocalist tore up an image of Pope John Paul II amid a Saturday Night Live appearance in 1992 as a challenge against the Catholic Church.
As of late she has transparently talked about her emotional well-being issues.