The singer was once an ordained Catholic priest (Picture: Sinead OConnor and AFG/Rex)

Irish rock star Sinead OConnor revealed she has converted to Islam and changed her name to Shuhada Davitt, with shuhada meaning martyrs or witnesses in Arabic.

Her decision comes after she changed her name last year to Magda Davitt and took up the Catholic faith.

In a message to her followers on Twitter she wrote: This is to announce that I am proud to have become a Muslim.

This is the natural conclusion of any intelligent theologians journey. All scripture study leads to Islam. Which makes all other scriptures redundant. I will be given (another) new name. It will be Shuhada.

I should have said the Qraan CONFIRMS previous scriptures Except where it points out illegal
alterations in those scriptures. Made by those who did not submit themselves as they ought have, to God. Who by the way never gets any royalties when people buy the Bible

— Shuhada Davitt (@MagdaDavitt77) October 25, 2018

The 51-year-old also changed her profile picture to Wear A Hijab: JUST DO IT, followed by a Nike tick, a play on the sports companys tagline.

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She had previously also been ordained a priest by the Irish Orthodox and Apostolic Church back in the 1990s, but she appears to have closed the door on Christianity for good.

In a follow up tweet, she posted a video of herself singing the Adhan, the Islamic call to prayer.

Here is my attempt at singing the Asan [sic]. I got some pronouncition [sic] wrong because emotions took me from my page…but therell be hundreds of others onstage to come.

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In a separate tweet she added: Sorry re all the mistakes in my Azan…1st attempt. When Ive practised it 30 times Im Gonna make the world stop turning.

The singer revealed that she received her first hijab as a gift from her friend, Elaine.

My best friend Elaine just gave me my 1st Hijab and she got chills all over her body when I put it on.

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Not gonna post a photo because is intensely personal. And Im an ugly old hag. But Im a very, very, very happy old hag.

Earlier this week the singer told Daily Mail that she will be collaborating with Ronnie Wood, from Rolling Stones, as well as actor Cilliam Murphy, Pink Floyds Nick Mason and singer Imelda May for a new EP.

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One More Yard is inspired by 90 letters home from a young Irish soldier Lieutenant Micahel Thomas Wall, who was killed at Flanders during the war.

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