Sinead O'Connor has converted to Islam and changed her name
26 October 2018, 09:23
The Irish singer has thanked fellow Muslims for their support on Twitter.
Irish singer Sinéad O'Connor has announced she has now converted to Islam.
Best known for her 1990 hit 'Nothing Compares 2 U', she said she had now changed her name to Shuhada' Davitt.
Speaking on Twitter, she said that her decision was "the natural conclusion of any intelligent theologian's journey".
She also uploaded a video of herself singing the adhan, or Islamic call to prayer.
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
World renowned singer Shuhada Davitt @MagdaDavitt77 (#SineadOConnor) has proclaimed the #Shahadah with me in #Ireland. She is so happy ! Masha Allah !#Ireland #Islam #SineadOConnorEmbracesIslam @SineadOconnorHQ pic.twitter.com/mBeHlcrgqW— Shaykh Dr Umar Al-Qadri (@DrUmarAlQadri) October 25, 2018
The artist legally changed her name to Magda Davitt last year, and has been in the headlines regarding her religion in the past.
In 1992, she was met with huge controversy after ripping up a photograph of the Pope live on US TV. Seven years later, she was ordained by a breakaway church in Lourdes.
However, the Catholic Church, which does not allow women to be priests, did not approve the ceremony.