Lindsay Lohan's Instagram bio says 'Alaikum salam' and Muslims are welcoming her to Islam


Muslims around the world are welcoming a new sister to their religion — Lindsay Lohan — whom they believe has converted to Islam.

After Lohan wiped her Instagram account clean and wrote "Alaikum salam" in her bio, Muslims started tweeting messages of congratulations to the actress. Alaikum Salaam is an Islamic greeting that translates to "and unto you peace" in Arabic.

Within the last year, Lohan has spent a lot of time in the United Arab Emirates, specifically in Dubai. Lohan also traveled to Turkey to volunteer and be an advocate for refugees. She also Lohan went on the Turkish TV show Habertürk to speak about the immense backlash she faced in the United States for embracing Islam.

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FLORENCE, ITALY - JANUARY 09: Lindsay Lohan walks the red carpet of Firenze4ever 14th Edition Party hosted by LuisaViaRoma during Pitti Uomo 91 on January 9, 2017 in Florence, Italy. (Photo by Stefania D'Alessandro/Getty Images for LuisaViaRoma)
FLORENCE, ITALY - JANUARY 09: Lindsay Lohan walks the red carpet of Firenze4ever 14th Edition Party hosted by LuisaViaRoma during Pitti Uomo 91 on January 9, 2017 in Florence, Italy. (Photo by Stefania D'Alessandro/Getty Images for LuisaViaRoma)
LONDON, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 17: Lindsay Lohan leaves Lou Lou's club on November 17, 2016 in London, England. (Photo by Mark Milan/GC Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 09: Lindsay Lohan, Hossein Tohi and Hofit Golan attend an afternoon tea hosted by Damiani in aid of Nadedza Foundation at Morton's Club on November 9, 2016 in London, England. (Photo by Tim P. Whitby/Getty Images for Damiani)
LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 27: Lindsay Lohan at Mark's Club on October 27, 2016 in London, England. (Photo by Mark Milan/GC Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 31: Lindsay Lohan attending Fran Cutler's Halloween Party at Albert's Club on October 31, 2016 in London, England. (Photo by Mark Milan/GC Images)
GAZIANTEP, TURKEY - OCTOBER 08: American actress Lindsay Lohan (C) speaks to press members with wearing a headscarf given by a Syrian woman, after her visit at a container town where Syrian refugees live in the Nizip district of Gaziantep in Turkey on October 08, 2016. (Photo by Kerem Kocalar/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
GAZIANTEP, TURKEY - OCTOBER 08: American actress Lindsay Lohan holds a newborn Syrian baby named Fatma in her arms, during her visit at a container town where Syrian refugees live in the Nizip district of Gaziantep in Turkey on October 08, 2016. (Photo by Kerem Kocalar/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 12: Lindsay Lohan arrives for BGC Annual Global Charity Day at Canary Wharf on September 12, 2016 in London, England. (Photo by Luca Teuchmann/WireImage)
LONDON, ENGLAND - JUNE 22: Lindsay Lohan arrives for the 2016 Butterfly Ball at The Grosvenor House Hotel on June 22, 2016 in London, England. (Photo by Danny Martindale/WireImage)
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LONDON, ENGLAND - MAY 26: Lindsay Lohan and Egor Tarabasov attend a private screening with Alice Temperley of Disney's Alice Through The Looking Glass at the Bulgari Hotel on May 26, 2016 in London, England. (Photo by David M. Benett/Dave Benett/Getty Images for Walt Disney / Alice Temperley )
MADRID, SPAIN - JUNE 09: Lindsay Lohan attends 'Uno de 50' 20th anniversary party at Palacio de Saldana on June 9, 2016 in Madrid, Spain. (Photo by Fotonoticias/WireImage)
CANNES, FRANCE - MAY 21: Lindsay Lohan seen during the annual 69th Cannes Film Festival on May 21, 2016 in Cannes, France. (Photo by Robino Salvatore/GC Images)
NEW YORK - APRIL 13: Lindsay Lohan seen out in Soho on April 13, 2016 in New York, New York. (Photo by Josiah Kamau/BuzzFoto via Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 11: Lindsay Lohan attends an after party celebrating the World Premiere of 'The End Of Longing', written by and starring Matthew Perry, on February 11, 2016 in London, England. (Photo by David M. Benett/Dave Benett/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - APRIL 08: Lindsay Lohan attends the 6th Annual Asian Awards at The Grosvenor House Hotel on April 8, 2016 in London, England. (Photo by David M. Benett/Dave Benett/Getty Images )
NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 15: Lindsay Lohan is seen on April 15, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Alo Ceballos/GC Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 03: Lindsay Lohan attends the private view of Tyler Shields: Decadence at Maddox Gallery on February 3, 2016 in London, England. (Photo by Luca Teuchmann/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 08: Lindsay Lohan performs live with Duran Duran at The O2 Arena on December 8, 2015 in London, England. (Photo by Samir Hussein/Redferns)
LONDON, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 08: Lindsay Lohan performs with Simon Le Bon of Duran Duran during a surprise guest performance at The O2 Arena on December 8, 2015 in London, England. (Photo by Samir Hussein/Redferns)
LONDON, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 25: Lindsay Lohan arrives at China Tang restaurant in Mayfair on November 25, 2015 in London, England. (Photo by Keith Hewitt/GC Images)
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"They crucified me for it in America," Lohan said. "They made me seem like Satan. I was a bad person for holding that Quran."

Lohan said she befriended a lot of friends who are Saudi when she moved to London and one of them gave her the Quran she was pictured holding.

"I was so happy to leave [America] and go back to London after that, because I felt so unsafe in my own country," Lohan added. "If this [Islam] is something that I want to learn, this is my own will."

On Twitter, Muslims are taking pride in Lohan's exploration of Islam. Many have publicly, and perhaps prematurely, welcomed the actress with Islamic greetings of Alhamdulillah ("Praise be to God"), Subhanallah ("Glory be to God") and Mashallah ("God has willed it"). One Twitter user predicted Lohan would convert to Islam before President-elect Donald Trump is inaugurated.

If Lohan ends up actually converting to Islam, she would not be the first celebrity to do so. Cat Stevens, Mike Tyson, Ice Cube and Muhammad Ali all converted to Islam during the prime of their careers.

Lohan's representative has not yet responded to Mic's request for comment.


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