Notable Converts From Islam To Christianity

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This List Contains A-Z Alphabetic Names Of Notable Converts From Islam To Christianity

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Justinus Darmojuwono – first Indonesian Cardinal of the Roman Catholic Church; served as Archbishop of Semarang from 1963 to 1981, and was elevated to the cardinalate in 1967; converted to Catholicism in 1932
Nonie Darwish – Egyptian-American writer, human rights activist, critic of Islam, founder of Arabs for Israel, Director of Former Muslims United
Sedar Dedeoglu – Turk who claims to be a descendant of Islam’s prophet Muhammad; converted to Christianity while living in Germany
Hassan Dehqani-Tafti – first ethnic Persian to become a Christian bishop of Iran since the 7th century and the Islamic conquest of Persia
Mehdi Dibaj – Iranian Christian convert from Shia Islam, pastor and Christian martyr
Momolu Dukuly – Liberian politician; became the second foreign minister under William V.S. Tubman
Daniel Bambang Dwi Byantoro – leader (and Archimandrite) of the Indonesian Orthodox Church

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Bahaa el-Din Ahmed Hussein el-Akkad – Egyptian former Muslim sheikh who theological discourse with a Christian led him to conduct an intensive study of Christian Scripture, after which he converted to Christianity in January 2005
Mohammed Elewonibi – Nigerian-Canadian football player
Soraya Esfandiary-Bakhtiari – second wife and Queen Consort of Mohammad Reza Pahlavi, the late Shah of Iran who converted to Roman Catholicism
Estevanico – Berber originally from Morocco and one of the early explorers of the Southwestern United States

See Also: Notable Converts From Hinduism To Christianity

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Binta Faruk – A Nigerian Muslim Lawyer Who Encountered Jesus Christ In An Open Vision
Joseph Fadelle (born Mohammed al-Sayyid al-Moussawi) – Roman Catholic convert from Islam and writer born in 1964 in Iraq to a Shiite family.
Rima Fakih – Lebanese-American actress, model, professional wrestler and beauty pageant titleholder; Miss USA 2010; converted to Maronite Christianity
Donald Fareed – Iranian televangelist and minister
Hazem Farraj – Palestinian-American writer, minister, and televangelist
Mary Fillis

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Mark A. Gabriel – Egyptian Islamic scholar and writer
Senator Binta Masi Garba – Senator representing Adamawa North Senatorial District in the Nigerian Senate – 8th Assembly
Daveed Gartenstein-Ross – counter-terrorism expert and attorney (from Judaism to Islam to Christianity)
Kabeer Gbaja-Biamila – American football defensive end who was drafted by the Green Bay Packers and is currently a free agent
George XI of Kartli – Georgian monarch who ruled Eastern Georgia from 1676 to 1688 and again from 1703 to 1709; an Eastern Orthodox Christian, he converted to Islam prior to his appointment as governor of Qandahar; later converted to Roman Catholicism
Fathia Ghali – Egyptian princess and youngest daughter of Fuad I of Egypt and Nazli Sabri
Ghias ad-din – Azeri prince of the Seljuk dynasty of Rum, converted to Eastern Orthodox Christianity
Ruffa Gutierrez – Filipina actress, model and former beauty queen (from Christianity to Islam back to Christianity)

A-Z List Of Notable Converts From Judaism To Christianity

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Umar ibn Hafsun – leader of anti-Ummayad dynasty forces in southern Iberia; converted to Christianity with his sons and ruled over several mountain valleys for nearly forty years, having the castle Bobastro as his residence
Rajah Humabon – first Filipino Sultan convert to Roman Catholicism in the name of Carlos
Aben Humeya (born Fernando de Valor) – Morisco Chief who was crowned the Emir of Andalusia by his followers and led the Morisco Revolt against Philip II of Spain[122]
Naveed Afzal Haq – Pakistani-American charged for the July 2006 Seattle Jewish Federation shooting; converted to Christianity in December 2005 but reverted to Islam by the time of the shooting

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Ubayd-Allah ibn Jahsh – brother of Zaynab bint Jahsh, the wife of Muhammad and one of the male Sahaba (companions of Muhammad)
Tunch Ilkin – former Turkish American football player
Qadry Ismail – former American football player
Raghib Ismail – former American football player

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Sabatina James (born 1982) – born in Dhedar, Pakistan; Austrian-Pakistani book author; started a new life in Vienna, changing her name and converting to Catholicism; baptized in 2006
Esther John – born to a Pakistani Muslim family; converted to Christianity; became a nurse to rural communities in Northern India and was later murdered
Mario Joseph – born into a Muslim family in Kerala, India, he became a notable Imam before the age of 18, but subsequently converted to Catholicism whereupon he was tortured and forced to flee to Europe
Lina Joy – Malay convert from Islam to Christianity; born Azlina Jailani in 1964 in Malaysia to Muslim parents of Javanese descent; converted at age 26; in 1998, she was baptized, and applied to have her conversion legally recognized by the Malaysian courts
Don Juan of Persia (1560–1604) – late 16th- and early 17th-century figure in Iran and Spain; also known as Faisal Nazary; was a native of Iran, who later moved westward; settled in Spain where he became a Roman Catholic.

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