Top 15 Famous Muslims Who Converted to Christianity

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Muslims all over the world are receiving the gospel of Jesus Christ and converting to the Christian faith. This is a list of 15 famous Muslims (including Prime minister, Presidents, famous footballers), who converted to the Christian faith and became followers of Jesus Christ.

1. Amir Sjarifuddin (Prime minister of Indonesia)
Amir was born in Indonesia in 1907 and died in 1948. He has studied Eastern and Western philosophy in the Netherlands. Amir converted to Christianity in 1931. He was one of the first independent leaders in Indonesia and developed a political career. He has been Minister of Defense and later he became Prime Minister, the second Prime Minister of Indonesia.

Amir-Sjarifuddin-(Former Prime-minister-of-Indonesia)
Amir-Sjarifuddin

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2. Carlos Menem (President of Argentina)
Menem was born in 1930 as a Muslim. He became a Christian and was president of Argentina from 1989 to 1999. As a president he has enjoyed popularity by advocating reforms.

Carlos-Menem
Carlos-Menem

3. George Weah (Former Footballer and President of Liberia)
George was born in 1966. He started a football career in Liberia. He immigrated to Europe and was a football player of Monaco, AC Milan and Chelsea and became the football player of the year in 1995 by FIFA. He converted from Islam to Christianity . Today he is a protestant Christian and the President of Liberia.

George-Weah

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4. Mathieu Kérékou (President of Benin)
He was born in 1933 and was president of Benin from 1972 to 1991. He converted from Islam to Christianity and became a born-again Christian. As a Christian, he became again president of Benin from 1996 to 2006 and brought the country to democracy.

Mathieu-Kérékou
Mathieu-Kérékou

5. Aslan Abashidze (President Ajarian Autonomous Republic, Georgia)
Aslan was born in 1938 in Georgia and grew up in an important Muslim family, a branch of the Abashidze princely house. When Georgia became an independent republic in 1991, Abashidze became the leader of the Autonomous Republic of Ajaria. He established his own political party in 1992 and became president of Arjan. Aslan Abashidze rejected Islam and became a Christian.

Aslan-Abashidze

6. Moussa Dadis Camara (Ex-officer of the Guinean army and third President of the Republic of Guinea)
Captain Moussa Dadis Camara was born 1 January 1964 in the remote town of Koulé, Nzérékoré Prefecture, in the Guinée Forestière region of southeastern Guinea, near the border with Côte d’Ivoire and Liberia. He is an ex-officer of the Guinean army who served as the President of the Republic of Guinea

Moussa-Dadis-Camara
Moussa-Dadis-Camara

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7. Gbaja-Biamila (Footballer, Nigerian)
He was born in 1977 in Nigeria and became a successful football player in the United States. He converted to Christian faith after a relation with a Christian woman . He became the coordinator at the local Celebration Church Bayside for Crown Financial Ministries, which claims to teach people how to manage money God’s way using Biblical principles.

Gbaja-Biamila
Gbaja-Biamila

8. Hormoz Shariat (Research scientist in artificial intelligence)
Shariat was born in Iran as a Muslim. He came to the United States in 1979. He realized that “Jesus didn’t look like the prophet in the Koran.” Jesus seemed strong and confident and he liked the teachings of Jesus, especially the Sermon on the Mount. He asked Christians and finally accepted Jesus Christ as his personal Savior in 1980. He became an evangelist. He is famously known as The Billy Graham of Iran.

Hormoz-Shariat-The Billy Graham Of Iran
Hormoz-Shariat-The Billy Graham Of Iran

9. Bahaa el-Din Ahmed Hussein el-Akkad (An Egyptian former Muslim imam)
Bahaa el-Din Ahmed Hussein el-Akkad He was born 1949 in Egypt and he was for more than twenty years member of a fundamentalist Islamic group. Bahaa led a mosque community in Al-Haram and was a former sheikh. He later became disillusioned with Islam and began to question certain Islamic tenets. A theological discourse with a Christian led him to conduct an intensive study of Christian Scripture, after which he converted to Christianity in January 2005. For becoming a Christian he was arrested, but finally released from prison in 2007.

Bahaa el-Din Ahmed Hussein el-Akkad

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10. Nonie Darwish (Writer and public speaker)
Nonie was born in 1949 as the daughter of an Egyptian general. She blames the Middle Eastern Islamic culture and the propaganda of hatred taught to children from birth. In 1978, she immigrated to the United States with her husband. Not long after that she became a Christian.

Nonie-Darwish
Nonie-Darwish

11. Magdi Allam (Journalist and political leader)
Magdi was born in 1952 in Egypt. He converted from Islam to Christianity in Italy. In 1972 he immigrated to Italy and studied at a university in Rome. He became a well-known journalist in Italy. He converted to Christianity. In 2009 he was baptized.

Magdi-Allam
Magdi-Allam

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12. Dr. Lamin Sanneh (May 24, 1942 – January 6, 2019) was the D. Willis James Professor of Missions and World Christianity at Yale Divinity School and Professor of History at Yale University. Sanneh was born and raised in Gambia. After studying at the University of Birmingham and the Near East School of Theology, Beirut, he earned his doctorate in Islamic History at the University of London. He wrote many books and articles on the relationship between Islam and Christianity (titles include Beyond Jihad: The Pacifist Tradition in West African Islam, Faith and Power: Christianity and Islam in “Secular” Britain, The Crown and the Turban: Muslims and West African Pluralism, and Piety and Power: Muslims and Christians in West Africa). Dr. Sanneh was born a Muslim but converted to Christianity as a teenager

Dr. Lamin Sanneh

13. Dr. Muhammed Rahoumy (Dean in Al Azhar Islamic University)
He was born in Egypt and became assistant professor of literary criticism. This doctor became an ex-Muslim in the year 2000. He is now a Christian writer under the name Dr. Samuel Paul in the United States. He wrote a book with the title “The Unknown God”.

Dr. Muhammed Rahoumy

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14. Tengku Amir Shah (Crown Prince Selangor, Malaysia)
Tengku Amir Shah is the current Raja Muda (Crown Prince) of the Malaysian state of Selangor. He is the son and heir apparent to the current Sultan of Selangor, Sultan Sharafuddin Idris Shah.
The only son, born in 1993, and heir of Sultan became a Christian in 2014 and made the decision to change his ways and claims to be a new man. Tengku married a Spanish Christian woman and made their union legal before God to help him achieve righteousness in his life.

Tengku-Amir-Shah-(Crown-Prince-Selangor,-Malaysia)
Tengku-Amir-Shah-(Crown-Prince-Selangor,-Malaysia)

15. Djibril Cisse (Footballer, France)
Djibril was born on August 12, 1981 in France and educated as a Muslim. He played with Liverpool FC, won the championship and scored many goals. He married a Christian woman and accepted Jesus as his Savior.

Djibril-Cisse
Djibril-Cisse

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9 COMMENTS

  1. I thank God in Christ for His love and saving grace by which He is demonstrating His omnipotence to deliver from the powers of darkness and translating Muslim sinners to sainthood (John 1:10-13; Ephesians 2:11-18; 1John 3:1-2), evidenced by God’s grace in Christ baptizing them with the Holy Spirit. (John 3:1-8; Romans 8:9; Galatians 4:1-7; Ephesians 4:30)
    I recommend a book the Holy Spirit guided me to write entitled:
    Holy Spirit: Divine Executive For Transformation, Empowerment and Guidance 2018
    Author: Bishop Dr. Emmanuel O. B. Osei-Bonsu (now) Hon. DD, DD, ThD
    Publisher: Faithful Life Publishers, Florida, USA.
    Sales outlet: Amazon.com
    Some of the important topics treated include:
    1. THE EXISTENCE OF GOD
    2. THE TRI-UNITY AND DEITY OF THE HOLY SPIRIT
    3. HOLY SPIRIT’S REGENERATION OPERATIONS ON THE NEW BELIEVER
    4. THE RESTORED MAN’S LOST GOD-GIVEN GLORY
    5. POST-REGENERATIONS EXPERIENCES OF THE NEW BELIEVER (EVIDENCE OF SALVATION)
    6. THE SIGNIFICANCE OF THE HOLY SPIRIT IN A BELIEVER
    7. HOLY SPIRIT’S GUIDANCE AND SATANIC DECEPTION, AND BISHOP DR. EMMANUEL’S VISIT TO HEAVEN FOR 18 HOURS.
    8. JESUS CHRIST: THE DIVINE AGENT FOR RECEIVING THE HOLY SPIRIT
    AND OTHERS.
    Brethren and in the Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, you are safe and on the right way to heaven (John 14:1-6), so allow the Holy Spirit to guide you till the end (John 16:7, 13-15; Romans 8:9, 14), so that as you die in the Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, you enter Heaven and rest. (2Corinthians 5:1-8; Revelation 14:13; 6:9-11)
    Blessings of God promised to Abraham, could be enjoyed only in the Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. (Romans 3:23; 5:12; 6:23; John 5:24; Romans 5:6-11; Isaiah 53:1-12; Galatians 3:13-14; Genesis 12:1-4)
    Glory be unto God the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit.(1John 5:7; Genesis 1:1-3, 26-28)
    God the Father: John 6:27; James 1:17; Psalm 2:7; Luke 26-37)
    God the Son: Isaiah 9:6-7; 7:14; Luke 4:16-21; 1Timothy 3:16; 1John 5:20; John 1:1-5)
    God the Holy Spirit: 2Corinthians 3:17; Acts 5:1-5; Job 33:4; Psalm 104:29-30)
    Bishop Dr. Emmanuel Osei-Bonsu Hon
    DD, DD, ThD
    Lecturer in Theology, Counseling Psychologist, Evangelist and Deliverance Minister.
    In case of the need for Christian Counseling and intercessory prayer, call
    +1510 967 8709

  2. Thanks be to God for delivering people from hell and giving them abundant life through Jesus Christ.

  3. The wind of the Spirit is blowing all over the earth. Praise be to the Almighty God. The whole earth shall be filled with the glory of God as the water covers the sea, so says the Scripture.

  4. The author left out Dr. Lamin Sanneh, late Professor at Yale University, who converted from Islam to Christianity.

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