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A Muslim Britney Spears?

As if the media circus surrounding her wasn't enough, the latest news is that Britney Spears will be considering converting to Islam in order to marry her Pakistan-born paparazzo boyfriend, Adnan Ghalib. The Middle East and North African bloggers could hardly contain themselves.

Alarabiya.net reported the story on Sunday and has since received nearly 100 comments. One reader was concerned:

I hope she finds true Islam out of a sincere calling. It would correct her life that's for sure. But to convert just to marry a man that is only Muslim by name isn't what Islam needs. Either way I wish her the best and welcome her to Islam.

Another put it bluntly:

She is the LAST thing Islam needs right now.

One reader was happy for her:

i think its a very good desicion for britney and she will be very happy person by converting to islam. she will be living a true life with the true religion, there will be no more drugs for her only a clean happy life for her and her kids! GOD BLESS YOU BRITNEY and WE PRAY FOR YOU!

Another said:

the doors to God's mercy and forgiveness are always opened regardless of what sins have been done. if she wants to be a Muslim then its a great option for her and i wish she truely finds the love of God in her heart.

And still others felt that Islam might benefit Britney, if only in matters of dress:

I think the whole world would benefit if [Britney Spears] put on the hijab! A little modesty is just what that deluded starlet needs~!

Moroccan blogger Laila Lalami wasn't too thrilled with Britney's decision:

And all I can say is: Our nut house is full, Britney. Please take up another religion, we have enough crazies of our own.

Blogger Egyptian Chronicles wants the media to leave Britney alone:

Look I feel very sad for Britney but can we please just stop talking about Religion and race because from what I see that this guy is using her to get more attention for him and for his photo agency ,already I feel very sad for Britney Spears and sadder for her kids , all what she needs is to stay in Rehab or see a shrink that really does not care about media and fortune and wants really to help her.

From Israel, The Elder of Zion sums it up with the heading “Britney in a Burqa?” garnering comments such as:

Good luck with the jiyza & submission thingy Brit!

and

Cover(ed) Girl.

One reader quipped:

Scientologists – its celebrity members include Tom Cruise and John Travolta – believe humans are descended from space aliens.

Brittny is living proof of this.

New York-based blogger Hahmed.com responded to the story, saying:

Wow… you can’t make this up

.

Commenter Umm Layth from France is praying for Britney:

I’ve been making du’aa’ for Britney since I heard her say she didn’t know her purpose in life. Allahu ‘Alim what Allah (SWT) has in store, but we know that it would save her life and turn things completely around, insha’Allah (SWT). Let us also remember that she’s just human.

But Sabdi2 from the U.S. questions whether or not Adnan Ghalib is even Muslim:

Is Adnan even muslim? If you google his name you find multiple images of him clearly wearing a cross.

While only time will tell if this story is true, I have to agree with Egyptian Chronicles
– we tend to forget that Britney is human like the rest of us. I don't know if this is a sincere choice for her, but if so, more power to her for figuring out what she wants. One can only hope that she isn't being taken for a ride.

44 comments

  • A Christian or a Jewish woman doesn’t have to convert to marry a Moslem. She can retain and practice her faith freely after marriage to a Moslem. A Moslem man can marry a woman who is a follower of Abraham’s religions, Judaism, Christianity and Islam.

  • SMOKEY

    WELL LIKE MANY OTHERS SAID BEFORE ME, IF SHE CONVERTING 2 ISLAM TO BECOME A TRUE FOLLOWER AND FINDE PEACE THAN THATS GOOD REMEMBER GOD IS ALL FORGIVING, BUT, AND THIS IS A BIG 1! IF SHES ONLY CONVERTING JUST 2 MARRY THIS GUY WHO WEARS CROSSES AND CALLS HIMSELF A MUSLIM THAN NAH GURL WE DONT WANT U! 2 ME ATLEAST IT SEEMS ITS THE LATTER OF THE 2! BUT WHO AM I 2 JUDGE? I HOPE SHES SINCER AND REALLY WANTS A CHANGE BUT SHES INSANE SO I DONT THINK SHE WILL B ABLE 2 LAST LONG IN MY RELIGION IT REQUIERS ALOT OF DEVOTION!! PLUS U DONT GOT 2 BE A MUSLIM 2 MARRY A MUSLIM MAN!

  • Sausan

    I think this is all just a hoax to work people up. He boyfriend has pictures of him with crosses. Even if Britney does convert if she’s only doing it to get married to this man then it’s not for the right reasons. I really do pray the best for her but at this point I don’t know what to believe.

  • Samvill and hekuran

    i hope that britney will be a strong muslim.and i hope that the other vip will follow her example. only by being muslim she well past all the problem that she is having.and i am convinced that britney will never give up dor being muslim.

  • @cie@

    As a muslim, i just can say welcome to Britney (if it is really true).
    Nobody may judge her about her decision, including the muslims them selves.
    All religions always teach the followers to be good and useful human.
    Maybe she’ll also be a buddhist someday??you might never knew

  • Jessie

    Borrowing yet another page from the Madonna play book, Britney Spears has reportedly begun her own record label–Enslaved Records.

    Owned by Sony BMG Music Entertainment, Britney’s label is in negotiations to sign its first act.

    Hoping to equal the success of Maverick Record’s first cash cow, Alanis Morisette,
    Britney’s label is in negotiations with a New York based hard rock band called MEAN VENUS.

    Britney allegedly encountered MEAN VENUS mid-set some months ago at NJ’s legendary Stone Pony
    (the historic rock club where the likes of Bruce Springsteen cut his teeth)
    and offered the MEAN VENUS boys a deal on the spot.

    MEAN VENUS’ lead singer (who goes merely by the initial, J)
    has also been rumoured to be involved with Mrs. Spears in a more than professional capacity as well.

    The MEAN VENUS buzz began with the rumour that lead singer, J, was none other than the illegitimate son of Led zeppelin’s very own Robert Plant
    and that the unsigned band would be opening for the long awaited reunion tour commencing summer 2008.

  • jessica

    Looks like more bad news for Britney: A feeding frenzy of sorts has begun to unravel the tentative record deal that Britney’s new label–Enslaved Records–was putting together. The hard rockin’ band–MEAN VENUS–out of New York City was soon to be the first act signed to Britney’s fledgling label when word of the pending deal leaked out and caught the attention of at least three other major labels. All three labels have reportedly made offers to MEAN VENUS causing Enslaved to consider upping their ante…

  • Britney Spears is just gonna be a muslim for 9 to 10
    weeks and then BOOM she will just have a fight will
    her bf in a few weeks and will again go to christianity
    i cannot wait to see her in a bhurta !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!.
    HAHAHAHA

  • Kamran Sani

    I think the west has terribly defaced Islam to such a great extent that whenever we hear Islam anywhere we start abusing it and condemn muslims from the world society. I think it is grossly unjust. We muslims respect Jesus and Moses as much as Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him), and if we don’t then its a terrible sin. I am from Pakistan and my country is shown to the world as the most backward and militant nation on the face of this earth. I request each one of you to just visit it once and be the judge yourself; your misconceptions will be wiped away. We are educated and a civilised nation. My sis-in-law happens to be an American living in karachi, we love her and she loves us too. She hasnt changed herself at all in becoming a Pakistani. You will find Women in Karachi and from other 13 metros of Pakistan, as liberated as any woman living elsewhere in the western country. And we are progressive and peace loving people.

    And as for Britney’s decision for converting to Islam; let it be her prerogative. You American people are said to be liberals and respecting other peoples mind. My plea to you all is don’t disgrace a woman, as she is a daughter and a sister to someone. Please don’t scandalise her.

    And lastly, Britney it would indeed be an honour to have you in our country. We will honour you so much that America never dared thought of giving you.

  • Jenius

    With the help of GOd, anything is possible. Dont doubt her.
    But if she does this wrongly, Islam will get a bad name
    ohmahgawd if she becomes a hijabi model….now tht wud be hot
    =]

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