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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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”.
14. Imad ud-din Lahiz: Prolific Islamic Writer, Preacher and Qur’anic Translator
Imad ud-din Lahiz was among the fourth generation of Islamic scholars in the family. Although he was the one who translated the Quran into Urdu, He left Islam Joyfully together with his aged father and brother, wife, five sons and four daughters as they Found salvation In Christ Jesus. Read His Complete Story Here.
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.
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