15 Celebrities You Didn’t Know Were Muslim

10. Cat Stevens

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Acclaimed British singer-songwriter Cat Stevens surprised everyone when he converted to Islam back in 1978 – but few actually know the story that led to his decision. In his younger years, Cat visited Morocco, where he fell in love with the call to prayer. After his visit, the artist was quoted saying: “I thought, music for God? I’d never heard that before – I’d heard of music for money, music for fame, music for personal power, but music for God!”. A few years later, after a near-death experience in Malibu, the artist felt touched by ‘divine intervention’ – and that determined him to embark on a soul searching journey that eventually led to his conversion to Islam.

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