Sinead O’Connor Converts To Islam And Changes Her Name
An Irish rock star known by the name Sinead O’Connor has decided to convert to Islam, changing her name to Shuhada Davitt, with the name shuhada meaning “witnesses” or “martys” in Arabic.
This is just one year after she changed her name to Magda Davitt, choosing to become a Catholic. In a message she wrote to her followers on Twitter she said: “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 20, 2018
I should have said the Q’raan CONFIRMS previous scriptures Except where it points out illegal
alterations in those scriptures. Made by those who did not submit themselves as they ought have, to God. Who by the way never gets any royalties when people buy the Bible
— Shuhada’ Davitt (@MagdaDavitt77) October 25, 2018
The 51 year old singer also changed her profile picture to something that reads “Wear A Hijab: JUST DO IT,” with a Nike logo.
She was ordained a priest by the Irish Orthodox and Apostolic Church back in the 1990’s, but it seems like now she is in another religious dogma.
In another tweet, she added a video of herself singing the Islamic call to prayer, the Adhan.
“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 another 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.”
She said 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.”
According to Metro:
“Earlier this week the singer told Daily Mail that she will be collaborating with Ronnie Wood, from Rolling Stones, as well as actor Cillian 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 Michael Thomas Wall, who was killed at Flanders during the war.”
These religions all must have some common thread, or her connection to them must span the different religions because she has been just about every faith you can think of.
According to Wikipedia, “As Sinéad O’Connor, she achieved worldwide success in 1990 with a new arrangement of Prince’s song “Nothing Compares 2 U”.
Since then, while maintaining her singing career, she has occasionally encountered controversy, partly due to her statements and gestures—such as her ordination as a priest despite being a woman with a Roman Catholic background—and her strongly expressed views on organised religion, women’s rights, war, and child abuse. In addition to her ten solo albums, her work includes many singles, songs for films, collaborations with many other artists, and appearances at charity fundraising concerts.
In 2017, O’Connor said that she had changed her legal name to Magda Davitt, and on converting to Islam in 2018 changed it again to Shuhada’ Davitt.”
Roman Catholicism, Christianity, Islam, this woman sure has believed in a lot of religions.