Islam seems to have won an unlikely supporter in Lindsay Lohan, as the actress sent her fans into a frenzy after she wiped her Instagram account off and replaced her bio with an “Alaikum Salam” – an Islamic greeting meaning “and unto you peace”. This prompted congratulatory tweets and messages from Muslims enthusiastically welcoming her to the community. In doing so, Lohan would be joining a long list of celebs such as Mike Tyson, Ice Cube and Muhammad Ali that converted to Islam well into the peak of their careers.
Lohan spent a good part of 2016 in the Middle East, extensively traveling to Dubai. Her altruistic spirit also drove her to Turkey where she advocated for refugees. She has also been spotted with The Holy Quran she received from a Saudi friend in London. On the Turkish TV show Habertürk, the actress talked about the backlash she faced back home in the US over embracing Islam.
Lindsay Lohan has reportedly moved to Dubai and plans to continue her charity work, earning accolades from Muslims around the globe. While the news is by no means official, a hugely public and possibly premature welcoming of Lohan to Islam seems to be unfolding.