Glenageary: Sinéad O’Connor, also known as Magda Davitt, a popular Irish singer and song writer announced on Twitter last week that she has converted to Islam leaving Christianity and changed her name to Shuhada’ Davitt, Irish Central reported Wednesday.
Announcing her conversion to Islam, Sinéad O’Connor, now Shuhada’ Davitt, also said that "all scripture study leads to Islam. Which makes all other scriptures redundant."
“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’ll be given (another) new name. It will be Shuhada’,” O’Connor wrote on Twitter.
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
O’Connor also posted a video of herself singing the Azan, the Muslim call to prayer.
The video was captioned with: “Here is my 1st attempt at singing the Azan. I got some pronunciation (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 said.
The 51-year-old Irish artist was an ordained priest in a breakaway Catholic sect, and last year she underwent intensive mental health treatment in the US.
“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,” she wrote in another tweet.
The singer who made hits in the 1990s is back in Dublin to collaborate 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.
O’Connor sings lead vocals, and proceeds from the project will go to charities raising awareness about cancer. In addition to her ten solo albums, her work includes many singles, songs for films, collaborations with many other artists, and appearances at charity fundraising concerts.
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