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- Abdul-Karim al-Jabbar (Sharmon Shah) - former NFL player
- Abdur Raheem Green
- Abel Xavier - former Portuguese professional footballer converted to Islam with his new name Faisal.
- Abu Tammam - 9th century Arab poet born to Christian parents.
- Abu Usamah - American-born Imam of Green Lane Masjid in Birmingham, UK.Accused of preaching messages of hate towards non-Muslims in a UK Television documentary.
- Adam Gadahn (born Adam Pearlman) - al-Qaeda English language spokesman. Homeschooled Christian.
- Addas - Companion of the prophet Muhammad during his time. One of the earliest Christian convert to Islam.
- Adi ibn Hatim - Companion of the prophet Muhammad during his time.
- Ahmad Rashād - Emmy award-winning sportscaster (mostly with NBC Sports) and former American football wide receiver.
- Ahmed Santos - Filipino, fugitive, founder of the Rajah Solaiman Movement & suspected by Filipino authorities to be an Al Qaeda operative converted from Catholicism
- Ahmad Thomson - British barrister and writer and also a member of the Murabitun movement.
- Akhenaton - French rapper and producer of French hip hop.
- Alexander Litvinenko - former FSB officer converted to Islam on his deathbed.
- Alexander Russell Webb - Former Presbyterian. American journalist, newspaper owner, and former Consul-General of the U.S.A. in the Philippines.
- André Carson - former Baptist, second Muslim to serve the United States Congress.
- Anthony Green or Abdul Raheem Green, Converted from Catholicism to Islam, and is now an Islamic lecturer.
- Art Blakey - American Jazz musician
- Aukai Collins - fought in Chechnya, paid FBI informant, author of an autobiographical book
- Anthony Mundine - former Australian rugby league player for the St George Illawarra Dragons and now a boxer
- Benjamin Chavis - controversial former head of the NAACP; joined the Nation of Islam.
- Bernard Hopkins - American boxer
- Betty Shabazz - wife of Malcolm X; former Methodist.
- Bilal Philips - Islamic scholar and author
- Bruno Metsu - French coach of the Senegal team at the 2002 FIFA World Cup
- Bryant Neal Vinas - participated in and supported al-Qaeda plots in Afghanistan and the U.S., and helped al-Qaeda plan a bomb attack on the LIRR
- Colleen LaRose - American citizen charged with terrorism-related crimes
- Chris Eubank - British boxer
- Claude Alexandre de Bonneval or Humbaracı Ahmet Paşa is 18th century French nobleman.
- Count Cassius- Visigothic aristocrat who founded the Banu Qasi dynasty of Muladi rulers.
- Daniel Moore - poet 
- Danny Thompson - English double bass player converted from Catholicism.
- Danny Williams - British boxer
- David Belfield - American, fled to Iran after assassinating Ali Akbar Tabatabai, an Iranian dissident.
- David Benjamin Keldani, a former Catholic priest.
- Dave Chappelle - comedian and television star 
- Dawud Wharnsby-Ali (David Wharnsby) - Canadian singer/poet.
- Elsa Kazi - German writer of one-act plays, short stories, novels and history, and one of the greatest poets of her time.
- Éric Abidal (changed his name to Bilal) - French football player, currently playing for FC Barcelona, converted to Islam after marriage.
- Everlast - Rapper from the Irish-American hip-hop group House of Pain, converted From Catholicism.
- Gabriele Torsello - Italian freelance photojournalist based in London who was abducted in Helmand Province, Afghanistan.
- Gauhar Jaan-British-Indian Singer.
- George XI of Kartli - Saffavid commander.
- Germaine Lindsay - one of the suicide terrorists in the 7 July 2005 London bombings in which 52 people were murdered.
- Hamza Yusuf - American convert from Greek Orthodox; head of the Zaytuna Institute.
- Hedley Churchward - English painter
- Ian Dallas - Shaykh Dr. Abdalqadir as-Sufi — Sufi shaykh of Scottish origins.
- Ibrahim Muteferrika (original name not known) - From Unitarian Christianity, an early example of a Muslim publisher and printer.
- Ice Cube - Superstar Rapper from compton to Nation of Islam
- Ilie II Rareş - prince of Moldavia.
- Ingrid Mattson - Canadian scholar and current president of the Islamic Society of North America (2006) converted From Catholicism.
- Isabelle Eberhardt - from Lutheran Christianity, 19th century explorer & writer
- Ivan Aguéli (Johan Agelii) - famous Swedish painter.
- Iyasu V - Ethiopian emperor.
- C. Jack Ellis - Mayor of Macon, Georgia
- Jacques-Francois Menou - French general under Napoleon I of France.
- James Yee - previously Lutheran and former U.S. Army Muslim chaplain.
- Jean de Béthencourt - French explorer who led an expedition to the Canary Islands.
- Jerald F. Dirks, former ordained Deacon in United Methodist Church, Harvard Divinity School graduate and author of several book on Islam and Christianity.
- Jermaine Jackson (Muhammad Abdul Aziz) - former member of The Jackson 5.
- Jerôme Courtailler - one of two French brothers convicted by French authorities in 2004 for abetting terrorists
- Jimmy Cliff - Jamaican reggae musician.
- Joe Tex - soul singer and recording artist.
- Johann Ludwig Burckhardt was a Swiss traveller and orientalist.
- St. John Philby - Arabist, explorer, writer, and British colonial office intelligence operative; converted from Anglicanism.
- John Walker Lindh - the "American Taliban" converted From Catholicism
- John Whitehead - an American singer, songwriter, and record producer.
- John Nelson - first recorded Englishman to become a Muslim.
- Joseph Thomas - Australian convert, acquitted of terrorism charges, placed under a control order under the Australian Anti-Terrorism Act 2005, currently pending retrial.
- Judar Pasha - conqueror of the Songhai Empire.
- Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (Lew Alcindor) - retired basketball player & the NBA's all-time leading scorer
- Keith Ellison - American, Representative from Minnesota's 5th congressional district, first Muslim to be elected to the United States Congress, converted From Catholicism
- Kevin Barrett - university lecturer and member of Scholars for 9/11 Truth.
- Khaled Edward Blair - British barrister, later married Princess Badiya bint El Hassan of Jordan.
- Khalid Yasin - Executive Director of the Islamic Teaching Institute, and a Shaykh currently residing in Australia.
- Knud Holmboe - Danish journalist and explorer converted From Catholicism.
- Köse Mihal - a Byzantine renegade, he accompanied Osman al-Ghazi in his ascent to power and converted to Islam.
- Kumba Ialá - a Guinea-Bissau politician who converted in 2008.
- Dolores "LaLa" Brooks - American musician.
- Loon - American hip hop and rap artist 
- Lee Hughes - professional association football player, currently playing for Notts County F.C. 
- Mahmoud Abdul-Rauf (Chris Jackson) - retired basketball player
- Malcolm X - American, from Christianity to Nation of Islam to Sunni Islam, African-American civil rights leader.
- Marmaduke Pickthall - famous translator of the Quran.
- Mario Scialoja - Italian ambassador and President of the World Muslim League.
- Matthew Saad Muhammad (formerly Matthew Franklin) - former boxer, converted From Catholicism.
- Matthew Yusuf Smith, also known as Yusuf and Indigo Jo, author of the award winning blog Indigo Jo Blogs, where he muses about life and courts controversy
- Michael Muhammad Knight - American novelist, writer, and journalist.
- Mike Tyson - Is an American boxer to Sunni
- Mihnea Turcitul - was a Prince (Voivode) of Walachia. Converted from Eastern Orthodox Christianity.
- Mohammad Yousuf - Pakistani cricketer. Known for holding the world record for the most Test runs in a single calendar year, converted From Catholicism.
- Mohammed Knut Bernström - Swedish ambassador to Venezuela (1963–1969), Spain (1973–1976) and Morocco (1976–1983)
- Mohammed Zakariya - an American master of Arabic calligraphy, best known for his work on the popular Eid U.S. postage stamp.
- Muhammad Abd-al-Rahman Barker (Philip Barker) - professor of Urdu, former chair of the University of Minnesota's Department of South Asian studies and creator of the Tékumel fantasy world.
- Muhammad Ali (formerly Cassius Clay), from Baptist to The Nation of Islam to Sunni Islam. famous boxer.
- Muhammed al-Ahari born January 6, 1965 as Ray Allen Rudder is an American essayist, scholar and writer on the topics of American Islam, Black Nationalist groups, heterodox Islamic groups and modern occultism
- Murad Wilfred Hofmann - NATO official, converted From Catholicism
- Nicolas Anelka - French football player
- Nuh Ha Mim Keller - from Catholicism to agnosticism to Sunni Islam, Islamic scholar.
- Nuh ibn Zbigniew - from Catholicism to Islam, Islamic writer and speaker
- Olu Dara (born Charles Jones III in Natchez, Mississippi on 12 January 1941) is an American cornetist, guitarist and singer
- Omar Bongo - Gabonese, President of Gabon.
- Omar Pasha - Ottoman general. Converted from Serbian Orthodoxy.
- Peter Murphy - vocalist of the goth/rock group Bauhaus, converted from Catholicism.
- Pierre Vogel - German Islamic preacher and former professional Boxer.
- Poncke Princen - Dutch soldier, later human rights activist, converted From Catholicism.
- Preacher Moss - Former Baptist, American comedian and comedy writer.
- Radu cel Frumos - was the younger brother of Vlad Ţepeş (Dracula) and prince of the principality of Wallachia, converted From Catholicism.
- René Guénon - French Author in the field of metaphysics, converted From Catholicism.
- Richard Colvin Reid - shoe bomber (convicted terrorist) 
- Richard Thompson - British musician, best known for his guitar playing and songwriting.
- Robert D. Crane is the former adviser to the late President Richard Nixon, and is former Deputy Director (for Planning) of the U.S. National Security Council.
- Robin Padilla - Filipino actor.
- Roger Garaudy - French philosopher, converted From Catholicism.
- Ronald Bell or Khalis Bayyan (born 1 November 1951, Youngstown, Ohio) is an American singer, composer and saxophonist
- Rowland Allanson-Winn, 5th Baron Headley - British soldier and peer.
- Rudolf Carl von Slatin - Anglo-Austrian soldier and administrator in the Sudan. Later reverted to Catholicism.
- Rustie Lee - British television chef and celebrity.
- Ruqaiyyah Waris Maqsood - British author, converted from Protestantism.
- Ryan G. Anderson - former Lutheran, convicted of charges of espionage for Al Qaeda
- Ryan Harris- football player for the Denver Broncos 
- Salman the Persian A convert from Christianity who was previously Zoroastrian. In search for truth, he traveled to Syria to follow Christianity. Upon the death of his teachers, he was directed to head to Arabia, where he was told the final prophet will rise. He later converted to Islam and became one of Muhammad's first companions. Is said to have been called by the Prophet as one of the Ahlul Bayt though there was no genealogical relationship.
- Sana al-Sayegh, dean of the Science and Technology Faculty at Palestine International University, converted to Islam in August 2007. Fatah has accused its political rival Hamas of forcing the professor to convert from Christianity, a charge Hamas denies.
- Sarah Joseph - commentator on women's issues and founder of emel magazine, converted From Catholicism.
- Brad Terrence Jordan ("Scarface") - American rapper
- Sheila Musaji - founder of The American Muslim magazine.
- Silma Ihram - formerly a born again Baptist who is an Australian pioneer of Muslim education in the West, founder and former school Principal of the 'Noor Al Houda Islamic College', campaigner for racial tolerance, and Author.
- Siraj Wahaj - Former Baptist. African-American Imam, noted for his efforts to eliminate Brooklyn's drug problems.
- Snoop Dogg - Rapper, Joined Nation Of Islam.
- Suhaib Webb - American Islamic activist and speaker.
- Suleiman Pasha - French-born Egyptian commander.
- T. B. Irving - An American scholar, author and translator
- Tariq Abdul-Wahad (Olivier Saint-Jean) - originally from France, former basketball player for the Mavericks and Kings
- Tawana Brawley (changed her name to Maryam Muhammad) - African American woman noted for claiming to have been raped by several white men, a claim determined to be a fabrication by a grand jury. Later in life she converted to Islam.
- Tekuder - Mongol leader of the Ilkhan empire who was formerly a Nestorian Christian.
- Thomas J. Abercrombie - photographer
- Timothy Winter - prominent British Islamic thinker and scholar, and a lecturer in Islamic studies in the Faculty of Divinity at the University of Cambridge.
- Torquato Cardilli - Italian ambassador, converted From Catholicism.
- Vincenzo Luvineri - American rapper and the lyricist behind the Philadelphia underground hip-hop group Jedi Mind Tricks, converted From Catholicism.
- Wadih el-Hage born to a Maronite Christian family in Sidon, Lebanon, a former al-Qaeda member.
- William Abdullah Quilliam - 19th century British poet, ambassador and journalist.
- Willie Brigitte - French convert to Islam who associated with al-Qaeda in Pakistan and was possibly involved in a plot to conduct a terrorist operation in Australia.
- Yousuf Youhana - prolific Pakistani cricketer, who converted from Christianity to Islam and became Muhamed Yousuf
- Yahiya Emerick - American Muslim scholar, President of the Islamic Foundation of North America, converted from Protestantism.
- Yasin Abu Bakr (Lennox Philip) - of Trinidad and Tobago, under trial for an attempted coup as of 9 March 2006
- Yusuf Estes - Former preacher and federal prison chaplain, converted from Protestantism.
- Yvonne Ridley - British journalist, from Anglicanism. She converted after being kidnapped and released by the Taliban.
- Zaid Shakir - American Muslim convert former Baptist, speaker, intellectual, author, and resident scholar of Zaytuna Institute in the United States.
- Zağanos Pasha - one of the prominent military commanders of Mehmet II (Mehmet the Conqueror) and a lala, at once an advisor, mentor, tutor, councillor, protector, for the sultan.
- Abdullah ibn Salam - 7th century sahabi said to have been a rabbi of aristocratic stock.
- Hibat Allah Abu'l-Barakat al-Baghdaadi - influential 12th century physicist, philosopher, and scientist who wrote a critique of Aristotelian philosophy and Aristotelian physics.
- Ibn Yahyā al-Maghribī al-Samaw'al was an 12th century Arab Muslim mathematician and astronomer of Jewish descent. His father was a Jewish Rabbi from Morocco, but al-Samawʾal converted to Islam.
- Jacob Querido - 17th century successor of the self-proclaimed Jewish Messiah Sabbatai Zevi.
- Leila Mourad - Egyptian singer and actress who rose to fame in the 1940s and 1950s.
- Muhammad Asad (Leopold Weiss) - Viennese journalist who visited the Hijaz in the 1930s. Later, after WWII, he became Pakistani ambassador to the United Nations. Also translated the Qur'an into English and wrote several books on Islam. His son Talal Asad is an anthropologist at the City University of New York
- Rashid-al-Din Hamadani - 13th century Persian physician
- Sultan Rafi Sharif Bey (Yale Singer) - a pioneer in the development of Islamic culture in the United States.
- Yaqub ibn Killis - 10th century Egyptian vizier under the Fatimids.
From Dharmic religions
- The Barmakid family - originally the guardians of the great Buddhist shrine near Balkh, upon conversion they became "the greatest family" in the early Abbasid caliphate.
- Mahmud Ghazan - seventh ruler of the Ilkhanate.
- Muhammad Khodabandeh - eighth Ilkhaid dynasty ruler in Iran from 1304 to 1316.
- Mubarak Shah - head of the ulus of the Chagatai Khanate (1252–1260, March-September 1266).
- Tarmashirin - Khan of the Chagatai Khanate following Duwa Timur.
- Hussein Ye - An Islamic scholar of Chinese descent whose lectures are frequently aired on Peace TV.
- Murshid Quli Khan - the Mughal governor of Bengal.
- Malik Kafur - Indian military general.
- Malik Maqbul - Prime Minister or Wazir of the Delhi Sultanate, during the reign of Feroz Shah Tughlaq.
- Abdul Wahid Pedersen - Danish cleric.
- Rama Varma Kulashekhara - Purportedly the first Indian king to accept Islam
- Muhammed Yusuf Khan - Born Maruthanayagam Pillai, he converted to Islam and later served as Commandant for the British East India Company troops.
- Mallu Iqbal Khan - converted to Islam and became one highest army general during the Tughlaq dynasty and Lodhi Dynasty in South Asia.
- Divya Bharti - Indian actress who converted on marriage to producer Sajid Nadiadwala
- Sahaj Ram Sapru - the grandfather of the British-Indian Muslim Philosopher, Sir Dr. Muhammad Iqbal, who was an official in Kashmir during the administration of the Afghan Governor Azim Khan.
- Kamala Suraiyya (formerly Kamala Das) - Anglo-Malayalam writer
- Sharmila Tagore (Begum Ayesha Sultana) - Bollywood film actress, she converted to Islam upon marriage.
- Kabir Suman- Modern Bengali singer & songwriter officially converted to Islam from Hinduism in 2000.
- Tansen - Notable musician and poet.
- A.R. Rahman (stands for Allah Rakha Rahman) - Modern South Indian singer ,songwriter & Oscar winner officially converted to Islam from Hinduism.
- Steven Vikash Chand - Arrested in the 2006 Toronto terrorism arrests
- Pooja Bedi- Bollywood actress, model, socialite. The daughter of late dancer Protima Bedi and actor Kabir Bedi. She converted to Islam and took the name of NoorJehan on her marriage to Farhan Furniturewala, prominent businessman.
- Berke - grandson of Genghis Khan and leader of the Golden Horde who was the first Mongol ruler to establish Islam in a Mongol state.
- David Myatt - from Paganism, former Neo-Nazi-activist
- Negudar - Mongol general and noyan
- Nogai Khan - Mongol general and great-grandson of Genghis Khan.
- Samori Ture - founder of the Wassoulou Empire who resisted French rule in West Africa.
- Sultan Satuq Bughra Khan - 9th century Uyghur ruler who was one of the first Turks to convert to Islam.
- Tuda Mengu - Mongol leader of the Golden Horde
- Tughlugh Timur - the Khan of Moghulistan.
- Abdullah Ibn al-Muqaffa - author and translator of Kalīla wa Dimna from Middle Persian.
- Naubakht - Pahlavi translator of the Abassid court.
- Fadl ibn Sahl - Persian vizier of the Abassid era.
- Rattanbai Petit - second wife of Muhammad Ali Jinnah, the founder of Pakistan
- Saman Khuda - founder of the Samanid dynasty, one of the first native Persian dynasties in the Middle East and Central Asia after the collapse of the Sassanids.
- Zhang Chengzhi - contemporary Hui Chinese author; raised as an atheist.
- Yusuf Islam (Cat Stevens) - British musician and singer (had a nominally Christian upbringing, but never was a believer)
- Martin Lings - a widely acclaimed British scholar. He was raised as a Protestant, became an atheist, and later converted to Islam.
- Mos Def - American rapper and actor.
- Nursultan Nazarbayev - The incumbent President of Kazakhstan. Formerly held atheistic views during the Soviet era.
Undetermined former religion
- Abd al Malik - birth name Régis Fayette-Mikano — French rapper of Congolese origins.
- Abd al Haqq Kielan - Swedish cleric.
- Abdul Alim Musa - Muslim activist and director of Masjid Al-Islam in Washington, D.C.
- Abdul Waheed (Don Stewart-Whyte) - accused of participating in the 2006 transatlantic aircraft plot.
- Abdullah Ibrahim - South African Jazz musician.
- Ahmad Jamal - Jazz pianist.
- Philippe Fragione - French rapper and producer of French hip hop.
- Ali Shaheed Muhammad - member of A Tribe Called Quest.
- Alys Faiz - human rights and peace activist; converted at the time of her marriage to Urdu poet Faiz Ahmed Faiz.
- Amir Butler- author, engineer and Islamic activist.
- Anthony Mundine - Australian Boxer, Former 2 time Super Middleweight Champion.
- Apisai Tora - Fijian politician.
- B.G. Knocc Out - American west coast rapper.
- Begum Om Habibeh Aga Khan - born Yvette Blanche Labrousse, Miss France 1930, wife of Aga Khan III.
- Bob Denard - French mercenary.
- Brandon Mayfield - American attorney-at-law, was erroneously linked to the 2004 Madrid train bombings.
- Busta Rhymes - American rapper, songwriter and actor
- Charles Brooks, Jr. - converted while serving a sentence for murder; first person to be executed by lethal injection in the United States.
- Ilich Ramírez Sánchez - aka "Carlos the Jackal", convicted murderer and terrorist, currently in prison in France.
- Celestino Caballero - Boxer, Current Super Bantamweight Champion.
- Charles John Pelham (Abdul Mateen)- 8th Earl of Yarborough.
- Christian Ganczarski- Head of "al Qaeda in Europe".
- Christopher Paul (aka Paul Kenyatta Laws aka Abdulmalek Kenyatta) - American citizen, alleged member of al-Qaeda.
- Colleen LaRose - alleged intended assassin of Danish cartoonist Lars Vilks. 
- Craig Hodges - former NBA player.
- David Hicks - convicted Australian terrorist.
- Derrick Shareef- charged in a plot to set off four hand grenades in garbage cans 22 December at the CherryVale Mall in Rockford, Illinois during the Christmas rush.
- Divine Styler - American hip-hop musician.
- Dwight Muhammad Qawi - Former boxing world Light Heavyweight and Cruiserweight champion.
- Edoardo Agnelli - eldest son of Gianni Agnelli, the industrialist patriarch of Fiat.
- Everlast - Irish-American rapper and singer-songwriter.
- Frithjof Schuon - metaphysician, poet, painter, philosopher (in the original and Platonic sense of this term), and a leading figure of the perennialist school.
- Gary Legenhausen - American philosopher and writer.
- Ghostface Killah - member of the Wu-Tang Clan.
- Gigi Gryce - American saxophonist, flutist, clarinetist, composer, arranger, and educator.
- Gustave-Henri Jossot - French caricaturist, illustrator and Orientalist painter.
- Hasan Akbar (born Mark Fidel Kools) - American sentenced to death for the murder of two fellow soldiers during the 2003 U.S. invasion of Iraq.
- H. Rap Brown - civil rights activisit.
- Ibrahim Hooper (Douglas Hooper) - Islamic activist, spokesman for the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR).
- Ibrahim Savant - one of the suspects arrested in the UK in connection to the 2006 transatlantic aircraft terrorist plot in the United Kingdom.
- Ice Cube - Gangsta rapper and actor.
- Idris Muhammad - American jazz musician.
- Isabelle Eberhardt - explorer and writer.
- Jack Roche - convicted of involvement in an al-Qaeda plot to blow up the Israeli embassy in Canberra.
- Jan Janszoon - Dutch pirate.
- Jason Walters - of the Netherlands, member of the Hofstad Network, convicted on charges of terrorism.
- Jeff Fort - former Chicago gang leader, co-founder of the Black P. Stones gang, and founder of its El Rukn faction. He was convicted in 1987 of conspiring with Libya to perform acts of domestic terrorism.
- Jeffrey Mark Deskovic - served 15-year wrongful imprisonment sentence.
- Jemima Goldsmith daughter of the billionaire Sir James, who was married to Imran Khan
- John Allen Muhammad - convicted serial killer, known as the Beltway Sniper.
- John Ward - (changed name to Yusuf Reis) British corsair and pirate.
- Johann von Leers - advisor to Muhammad Naguib known for his anti-Semitic polemics.
- José Padilla - the respondent in Rumsfeld v. Padilla currently on trial as an alleged al-Qaida operative, converted while in prison for aggravated assault.
- Juan Carlos Gomez - Former Cruiserweight Boxing Champion.
- Kérim Chatty- Swedish bodybuilding stuntman who was once suspected of attempted hijacking. The preliminary inquiry was dropped.
- Khaled Edward Blair - British barrister, later married Princess Badiya bint Al Hassan of Jordan.
- Larry Johnson - retired American professional basketball player.
- Lim Yew Hock - Singapore’s second Chief Minister from 1956 to 1959.
- MC Ren - American rapper and hip-hop producer.
- Malik ul Salih - established the first Muslim state of Samudera Pasai.
- Maryam Jameelah - formerly Margret Marcus. Author of many books covering several subjects, including Modernism, Sociology, History, Jihad, Theology and Technology.
- Maurice Béjart - French choreographer.
- Mike Tyson (Malik Abdul Aziz) - former heavyweight boxing champion of the world. Converted while in prison after being convicted of rape.
- Mohammed Knut Bernström - Swedish ambassador.
- Michael Wolfe - American poet, author, and the President and Executive Producer of Unity Productions Foundation.
- Michael X - civil rights activist in the United Kingdom 
- Nahshid Sulaiman - alternative hip hop artist.
- Nur al-Anwar al-Jerrahi (born Lex Hixon) - syncretist, Sufi convert, and co-founder of the Nur Ashki Jerrahi Sufi Order in the United States.
- Q-Tip - North American hip-hop emcee, actor, and hip hop producer who was the leader of the critically acclaimed group A Tribe Called Quest.
- Rakan Ben Williams - suspected member of Al-Qaeda terrorist.
- Robert "Kool" Bell - musician.
- Robert D. Crane - former Presidential advisor and ambassador.
- Ronald Bell - musician.
- Rory McLeod - British snooker player.
- Sahib Shihab - jazz saxophonist and flautist.
- Stephen Schwartz - American journalist, columnist, and author.
- Susanne Osthoff - German archaeologist who had worked in Iraq since 1991 and had been taken captive there for three weeks.
- Thomas J. Abercrombie -Famous photographer and writer for National Geographic Magazine http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2006/04/06/AR2006040602187.html
- Tiara Jacquelina - Malaysian actress.
- Titus Burckhardt - Swiss writer and scholar.
- Umar Islam - one of the suspects arrested in the UK in connection to the 2006 transatlantic aircraft terrorist plot in the United Kingdom.