Sinead O’Connor Converts to Islam And Is Now Called ‘Shuhada’

We’ll always know her best as Sinead O’Connor, but now she’s got yet another new name, Shuhada’ Davitt, and a new religion, Islam.

Shuhada’, also previously known as Magda, revealed on Twitter last week that she’s ditched the Catholic Church for good.  You’ll remember many moons ago that she was an ordained priest in a breakaway Catholic sect and used to walk around in a priestly collar, but no more.

The announcement came in this twitter post:

Sinead O'Connor on the "Late Late Show".
Sinead O’Connor on the “Late Late Show”.

Shuhada’, who underwent intensive mental health treatment in the U.S. last year with help from Dr. Phil, posted a video of herself singing the Azan, the Muslim call to prayer. Her voice is still in fine form, but she lamented her performance.

“Here is my 1st attempt at singing the Azan. I got some pronouncition (sic) wrong because emotions took me from my page… but there’ll be hundreds of others onstage to come …,” she wrote.  “When I’ve practiced it 30 times i’m Gonna make the world stop turning.”

She’s rocking some Muslim garb too as you can see from the photo. “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,” Shuhada’ proclaimed.

In other news, Shuhada’ has collaborated with Ronnie Wood of the Rolling Stones, Irish actor Cillian Murphy, Pink Floyd’s Nick Mason and singer Imelda May for a new EP, One More Yard, which pays tribute to a young Irish World War I soldier, Michael Thomas Wall, and uses words from the 90 letters he wrote home during the war. Shuhada’ – still identified as Sinead O’Connor in the Daily Mail’s exclusive report on Monday — sings lead vocals, and proceeds from the project will go to charities raising awareness about cancer.


4 thoughts on “Sinead O’Connor Converts to Islam And Is Now Called ‘Shuhada’

  1. Ben Caan Reply

    Congratulations dear sister. May Allaah increase you with even more good.
    Please please sister, don’t try to invent what isn’t brocken. We are not permitted to innovate into Islam creed or forms of worship. Pls don’t publicly sing the Azaan, not make it into a song melody.

  2. Alan Reply

    alhamdulil Allah … (thank God)

    May Allah (Subhanahu wa Ta’aala) guide all humanity to Islam, Ameen

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