Prominent converts to Islam

Sir Archibald Hamilton (Fifth Baronet)

A R Rahman (Born Dileep Kumar) (Music Director & Oscar Winner (Hindu)

Abdul Wahid Pedersen (Danish Cleric)

Akbar Muhammad (Boxer)

Aminah Assilmi (Journalist) (Baptist)

André Carson (Second Muslim to serve the US Congress)

Art Blakey (American Jazz Musician)

Daniel Moore (Anglo-American Poet)

Dhiren Barot (40 years in UK prison for terrorist plots) (Hindu)

Dwight Muhammad Qawi (World Champion Boxer (Dwight Braxton)

Eddie Mustapha Muhammad (Champion Lightweight Boxer Eddie Gregory)

Farqad As-Sabakhi (Armenian Islamic Preacher) (Christian)

Haiqa Khan (Jemima Goldsmith, earlier married to Imran Khan)

Hamdan Chris Eubank (Super Middleweight Boxing Champion)

Jalaluddin Muhammad Shah (Hindu)

John Coltrane (Jazz Saxophonist & Composer)

John Muhammad & John Malvo (Serial killers Washington DC)

Kabir Suman (Bengali Singer & Lyricist) (Hindu)

Kamala Suraiyya (Born Kamala Das) Writer

Kareem Abdul Jabbar (Basketball player)

Khadijah (Wife of Prophet Mohammed, first convert to Islam)

Khusro Khan (Medieval Indian military Leader (Hindu)

Malcolm X (American Black Muslim Leader)

Malik Kafur (Indian Army)

Marico Souza Ad Silva (Brazilian Footballer)

Mary am Jameelah (Born Margaret Marcus) (Jewish Essayist and Poet)

Matthew Saad Muhammad (Born Matt Franklin) (World Champion Boxer)

Miyan Tansen (Born Ramtanu Pandey) (16th Century Musician)

Michael Jackson (King of Pop)

Michael Wolfe (Author & Journalist)

Mike Tyson (Boxer)

Muhammad Abdul Aziz (Jermaine Jackson) (The Jackson 5)

Muhammad Ali (Boxer)

Muhammad Danilo Fernando (Brazilian Footballer)

Muhammad Marmaduke (William) Pickthall (Quran Translator)

Mustafa Hamsho (Boxer)

Pamela Taylor (Science Fiction Author)

Sharmila Tagore (Hindi Actress) (Upon marriage to M A Patudi)

Ubaidullah Sindhi (Religious Leader)

Yusuf Islam (Born Cat Stevens) (British musician)

Sources: Various (An Indian Newslink compilation)

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