Lindsay Lohan, a woman known for her troubled past, has seemingly found inner peace within a new religion.
There have been no official statements regarding Lohan and her new religion, but if we were to trust her latest Instagram activity (or rather, the lack of it) and her past interest for Islam, we’d have congratulate and welcome the famous actress to a new world.
Lindsay deleted all of her Instagram posts, and changed her bio to “Alaikum salam”, which translates from Arabic to “and unto you, peace” and is the global Muslim greeting.
She had previously spent a lot of her time in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, she had even flown over to Turkey to try and help the Syrian refugees by being their advocate, and she spoke about the terrible fate that hit Aleppo.
In Turkey, she was interviewed by Habertürk and, among other things, admitted that she wasn’t getting a lot of support for simply being seen with a Qur’an, the holy book of Muslims. This was the first real time that Lohan spoke openly about her experience with this religion and the people within it, as well as the hate towards them.
“In America I was going through a lot, with the past things that had happened to me, over a ten year span, and my very close friends who have been there for me in London are Saudi, and they gave me Qur’an. I brought it to New York because I was learning, and it opened doors for me to experience and, spiritually, to find another true meaning, and this is who I am. This is just me holding it with me walking, going, whereas the paparazzi maybe across the street, I didn’t know. And they crucified me for it in America. They made me seem like Satan. I was a bad person for holding that Qur’an.”
She then spoke about feeling unsafe in her own country because of the backlash she received for wanting to study and learn about a new religion and a new culture.
“I can’t imagine how many people go through this all the time, and that made me feel like an outsider. So I understand why the Turkish people are upset, because they live in a great, beautiful place, and I understand why women that wear headscarves are looked at differently, because I felt like that. So when the woman put that headscarf on me, I felt really honoured because of that. Because she went out of her own way to allow me to be part of her own culture. And she didn’t have to do that. You know? I was a stranger to her and I merely said ‘I like the colour of your headscarf’ and she gave it to me.”
Lindsay kept talking about the woman who surprised her by giving her her headscarf, how there may be more to that story, and she expressed her worry about people only seeing the headscarf, and commenting on that instead of asking the real questions. The interviewer noted that it’ll make a few headlines after the interview, and Lindsay made sure to say that that’s okay, and that it should make headlines. She then compared Turkey to America, saying how women are offered the choice to wear whatever they choose in Turkey, unlike America where she was seen as the devil as soon as they saw the Qur’an in her hands.
While we may not know for sure that the Mean Girls star has officially converted to Islam, the reactions of Muslims around the globe have been nothing but supportive. They have all sent warm welcomes to their new sister, and wish her nothing but the best in the new era of her life. A lot of Alhamdulillah’s (“Praise be to God”), Mashallah’s (“God has willed it”), and Subhanallah’s (“Glory be to God”) have summed up the general reaction.
— Mo Ansar (@MoAnsar) January 12, 2017
— Khadega Mohammed (@TheKhadegaMo) January 12, 2017
im so happy that lindsay lohan found Islam. may Allah guide her and bless her ????
— Nurin Qistina (@_nurinqistina) January 16, 2017
who would've thought someone like Lindsay Lohan would be so interested in Islam.. this is why we cant judge people yall.
— puteri nur aiman (@puteriaiman_) January 13, 2017
Whether Lindsay Lohan has truly converted to Islam or not, we wish her nothing but the very best. She seems to have found a new spiritual guidance, and whether it came from Islam or not, she’s happy and she’s speaking out about the troubles of the world, as well as doing her part in fixing them.
So dear Lindsay, whichever path you choose, as-salamu ‘alaykum (“peace be onto you”) from the CelebMix team.
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