Legendary Irish singer Sinead O’Connor has announced to her fans that she has converted to Islam and has also changed her name to Shuhada’ Davitt.
The Irish superstar, who was ordained as a priest in the 1990s, announced the news to her fans on Twitter along with a picture of her wearing a hijab.
She wrote: “This is to announce that I am proud to have become a Muslim.”
Adding: “This is the natural conclusion of any intelligent theologian’s journey. All scripture study leads to Islam. Which makes all other scriptures redundant.”
She also also changed her twitter profile image to a Nike tick with the caption ‘wear a hijab. Just do it.’
The musician, who underwent intensive mental health treatment in the US last year with the help of Dr Phil, went on to post a video of herself singing the Adhan – the Islamic call to prayer.
“Here is my 1st attempt at singing the Azan [sic],” she wrote. “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 tweet, she added: “Sorry re all the mistakes in my Azan…. 1st attempt. When I’ve practiced it 30 times i’m Gonna make the world stop turning”.
Her conversion to Islam attracted anti-Islamic comments from some.
One person wrote: ‘It’s heart-breaking to watch such a privileged woman intentionally step into the stone age. I pray that you finally get the help that you’ve needed since August 2017’
While another said: ‘I can’t believe she has stabbed us in the back, I will never listen to any of her songs again, I am done with her.’
Others welcomed her decision to join the religion of Islam.
One person commented “You have 1.7 billion brothers and sisters now.”
Another said: ‘It’s heart-breaking to watch such a privileged woman intentionally step into the stone age. I pray that you finally get the help that you’ve needed since August 2017.’
Sinead later tweeted: “Thank you so much to all my Muslim brothers and sisters who have been so kind as to welcome me to Ummah (the Muslim community) today on this page. You can’t begin to imagine how much your tenderness means to me.”