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How Did Lewis Arquette Contribute To Islam

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11. Lewis Arquette, who acted in around 135 TV serials and movies, was a Muslim convert. Daughter of Lewis, Oscar winner Patrica Arquette said ‘’I grew up in a family with a Jewish mother and an Islamic father who did Ramadan’’.
12. Everlast
Erik Francis Schrody, better known as Everlast, was raised in tradition of Catholicism. However, Everlast decided to convert to Islam in 1996; having pronounced his ‘shahdah’ (formal requirement to become a Muslim). His feud with Eminem has captured headlines for a long time as they released song after song, aiming at each other.

13. Lupe Fiasco –
Wasalu Muhammad Jaco, rose to fame in 2006 following the success of his debut album, Food and Liquor. Lupe Fiasco has stated in various media that he is a Muslim and that Islam ‘’plays a part in my life and everything I do, to a certain extent... I don't like putting my religion out there; I don't like wearing it like that, because I don't want people to look at me as the poster child for Islam’’.
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Mos Def
Born as Dante Terrell Smith, actor and rapper Mos Def studied the philosophy and religion of Islam in his teens and became the Muslim himself at the age of 19. His stage name now is Yasiin Bey.
15. Malcolm X – Malcolm X (May 19, 1925 – February 21, 1965), born Malcolm Little and later also known as el-Hajj Malik el-Shabazz after conversion, was a minister and human rights activist. Known as one of the greatest and most influential African-American in history, he embraced Sunni Islam. He the Hajj, repudiated the Nation of Islam, disavowed racism and founded Muslim Mosque inc. The great Muhammad Ali considered him as his idol. Malcolm X was assassinated by three members of the Nation of Islam in February 1965.

16. Kareem Abdul
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