List of converts to Islam from Christianity

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Muhammad Ali, an Olympian and professional boxer, converted to Islam from Christianity.

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French nobleman Claude Alexandre de Bonneval as "Humbaracı Ahmet Paşa"

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  • Yusuf Islam – musician born as Steven Demetre Georgiou and formerly known as Cat Stevens.[51]

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  • Ibn Jazla – 11th-century physician and Christian convert who later wrote to refute doctrines of Christianity[52]
  • Sarah Joseph – commentator on women's issues and founder of emel magazine, converted from Catholicism[53]

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