Lindsay Lohan considering converting to Islam

Published: April 21, 2016
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PHOTO: SPLASH NEWS VIA THE SUN

PHOTO: SPLASH NEWS VIA THE SUN

Hollywood actor Lindsay Lohan caused quite a furore last year when pictures of her carrying a copy of the Holy Quran had surfaced with many speculating that the Catholic-born actor had converted to Islam.

The troubled actor has finally opened up about the photos for the first time and has confirmed that she is studying the religion.

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PHOTO: SPLASH NEWS VIA THE SUN

“I’m a very spiritual person and I’m really open to learning. America has portrayed holding a Holy Quran in such a different way to what it actually is. We all believe in something and at the end of the day it all ties to a god or a spiritual adviser,” she said.

However, the actor isn’t done reading the Holy Book yet. “I’m not done reading it. Do you know how long that would take? It takes so long.”

The Mean Girls star is not the only one in her family to change her beliefs, her sister Ali Lohan has converted to Buddhism. “We all have a similar belief in whatever it may be personally. My sister is Buddhist but she is still interested in learning other things from me. It’s good to be open-minded.”

If Lohan does indeed decide to embrace Islam, she wouldn’t be the first showbiz personality to do so. Other celebrities such as Janet Jackson, Mike Tyson, Cat Stevens, Jemima Khan and Cassius Clay have all embraced Islam in the past.

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Lohan served 14 days in prison for drink-driving in 2010. Since then she has embraced her spiritual side. She revealed that she meditates when she gets edgy, “It all comes down to meditation for me. I do this thing called tapping. I used it when I did The Jonathan Ross Show because he was going down the jail route. I was getting uncomfortable so had to do it.”

“I can hear every conversation in a room. I hear everything and I notice everything so I have to teach myself to shut my brain off.”

On a personal front, there are rumours about that Lohan is engaged to Russian business heir Egor Tarabasov.

This article originally appeared on The Sun.

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Reader Comments (22)

  • Parvez
    Apr 21, 2016 - 12:57PM

    She would do well to watch the new mini- documentary put out by National Geographic with Morgan Freeman as the compare called ‘ The story of God ‘.Recommend

  • Hamdani
    Apr 21, 2016 - 1:23PM

    May Allah guide her to the right path…Recommend

  • Shah
    Apr 21, 2016 - 3:14PM

    @Hamdani:
    AmeenRecommend

  • Blue Eyed
    Apr 21, 2016 - 4:10PM

    Its a slap in the face of Donald Trump.Recommend

  • Iqbal
    Apr 21, 2016 - 4:11PM

    She will not be allowed to do the kissing scenes in her movies. Their will be a fatwa if she does. In any case Donald Trump will deport her if he becomes the next President.
    If Lindsay does meditation then why is she considering Islam. Should it not be Buddhism or Hinduism?Recommend

  • Bunny Rabbit
    Apr 21, 2016 - 4:18PM

    God save Islam !!Recommend

  • Fahim
    Apr 21, 2016 - 5:53PM

    Good for herRecommend

  • Tp
    Apr 21, 2016 - 6:24PM

    @Iqbal:
    It is not like producers are knocking at her doors. She is a train-wreck. All work has dried up. She only does the occasional parody on SNL. Recommend

  • Ali Rizvi
    Apr 21, 2016 - 9:33PM

    Why would she do that to herself? Recommend

  • Amjad mahmood
    Apr 21, 2016 - 10:05PM

    May Allah bless her with the ultimate guidance.. Ameen Recommend

  • Tyggar
    Apr 22, 2016 - 2:06AM

    The next time she goes to prison, she’ll feel at homeRecommend

  • Apr 22, 2016 - 3:49AM

    Ya, she wants to join ISIS.Recommend

  • Sid
    Apr 22, 2016 - 4:47AM

    No surprise, every messed up person had converted to Islam.Recommend

  • Haji Atiya
    Apr 22, 2016 - 5:57AM

    @Iqbal:
    Sufis also do meditation.Recommend

  • Nauman
    Apr 22, 2016 - 6:55AM

    Someone please explain to Iqbal that prayer itself is the biggest meditation in Islam. Meditation on Allah Himself. Recommend

  • Mohammad Nadeem
    Apr 22, 2016 - 7:09AM

    Dear Linsey, I welcome you to Islam. You will find inner happiness and the true fulfillment in Islam. Join famous converts like Thierry Henry, Muhammad Ali, Niel Armstrong and Rowan Atkinson in the worlds fastest growing religion.Recommend

  • AS
    Apr 22, 2016 - 9:13AM

    Who told you she is ‘considering converting’…? Don’t make a mountain out of a molehill..Recommend

  • Taha
    Apr 22, 2016 - 8:54PM

    @Mohammad Nadeem:
    Dear Mohammad Shaab, always check the authenticity of the news you read, and hear at all times for Niel Armstrong there was a lot of hoax about his conversion but he out rightly denied these claims in his biography which HE wrote, there other proofs to but l wont waste my time that’s for you to research.. Nadeem seriously… Recommend

  • Tp
    Apr 23, 2016 - 6:02AM

    @Mohammad Nadeem: “You will find inner happiness and the true fulfillment in Islam.”
    Is that the reason why you see so many happy Muslim faces around the world?Recommend

  • Waqar
    Apr 23, 2016 - 10:32AM

    @Iqbal:
    You’re joking right!? She is in a bad wreck and is looking for spiritual redemption to find inner peace in her life after having gone through so much, and here you are worried about her not being allowed to do kissing scenes? Are you for real??? Iqbal, she doesn’t need your Islamophobia right now please have some basic human sensitivity!Recommend

  • Sameer
    Apr 23, 2016 - 10:36AM

    @Tp:
    All religious teaching, when practiced properly, gives people inner peace and true fulfillment, especially when it gives solace and courage in times of great hardship. You implied unhappy Muslims around the world in your remark, how many of them told you they blame Islam for their unhappiness? If you ask them, too many of them would tell you they find comfort in their faith! I wish people would really think and contemplate what they are talking about and reach a full understanding of the issue under discussion, instead of just making pot-shots at others’ remarks and engage in petty point-scoring against each other on internet discussion forums.Recommend

  • Milind
    Apr 23, 2016 - 3:10PM

    @Sameer – “. You implied unhappy Muslims around the world in your remark, how many of them told you they blame Islam for their unhappiness? ”

    A cocaine addict will also experience this high, but he will never blame it for unhappiness (post withdrawal)…Recommend

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