MAKKAH – Many news stories about celebrities, Islam and Muslims have made headlines during the year 2018.
In this mini-file, we offer you a glimpse of the stories and features that were the most interesting to our readers in 2018, hoping you enjoy reading them again.
Sinéad O’Connor Finds Islam
We’ll always know her best as Sinead O’Connor, but now she’s got yet another new name, Shuhada’ Davitt, and a new religion, Muslim.
Dipika Kakar Becomes Muslim Too
Indian TV actress Dipika Kakar, who embraced Islam before marrying Indian actor Shoaib Ibrahim, says she is proud to be a Muslim.
German Politician Arthur Wagner
Arthur Wagner, a member of the far-right, anti-Islam Alternative for Germany (AfD), converted to Islam in January 2018.
Sweden Team Goalie
The goalkeeper for Sweden national team under 19, Ronja Andersson, has converted to Islam, after years of studying the religion.
German Convert on Deathbed
Though he isn’t a celebrity, a video showing a 75-year-old ailing German converting to Islam on his deathbed has gone viral.
A Celebrity of Medicine
With more than 6 million hours of video lessons viewed online, Muslim medicine professor Hussain Sattar has become a celebrity for medical students in the US and across the world.