The ‘Nothing Compares 2 U’ singer Sinead O’Conner announced on Twitter last week that she has officially converted to Islam, changing her name (for the second time) into Shuhada’ Davitt. The name means Martyrs in Arabic.
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
The singer also shared her part of the journey with her new faith and trying on her new hijab saying she is “.. very, very, very happy….”
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’ Davitt (@MagdaDavitt77) October 20, 2018
The Irish singer also posted a video of her first attempt to “sing” Azan, apologizing for any wrong pronunciation and explaining how emotional it is for her.
This is not the first time for the singer to change her name. In 2017, she had opted to changer her name into ‘Magda Davitt’ because she wanted to free herself from “patriarchal slave names” and of the “parental curses”.
Her new-found bliss is quite the wonderful news for all her followers and fans who were concerned with her mental-health. Only last year, Davitt posted a Facebook video confessing suicidal thoughts.
“I am one of millions … people who suffer from mental illness are the most vulnerable people on earth, we can’t take care of ourselves, you’ve got to take care of us,”
On Thursday, the singer officially said her Shahada and was posted on Twitter and we can’t help but be ecstatic for her!
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
She also tweeted out thanking everyone for their love and support and stating how much she appreciates it.
Thank you so much to all my Muslim brothers and sisters who have been so kind as to welcome me to Ummah today on this page. You can’t begin to imagine how much your tenderness means to me ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️
— Shuhada’ Davitt (@MagdaDavitt77) October 25, 2018
I personally wish Shuhada’ all the love and light and may this be a new beginning for a peaceful life.