Mehmet Ali Ağca – Turkish assassin who murdered left-wing journalist Abdi İpekçi on 1 February 1979 and later shot and wounded Pope John Paul II on 13 May 1981. While in prison in 2007 he claimed to convert to Christianity.
Daniel Ali – An IraqiKurdish author, speaker and Former Kurdish Muslim Scholar (Ulama/Mullah). In September 1995, he became a born-again Christian and became an Iraqi Roman Catholic, and thereafter commenced his writings on Islam.
Magdi Allam (baptized as Magdi Cristiano Allam) – Italy's most famous Islamic affairs journalist.
Fathima Rifqa Bary – American teenager of Sri Lankan descent who drew international attention in 2009 when she ran away from home and claimed that her Muslim parents might kill her for having converted to Christianity.
Mohammed Christophe Bilek – An Algerian former Muslim who lives in France since 1961. Bilek was baptized in 1970. In the 1990s, he founded the Our Lady of Kabyle (in French), a website devoted to evangelisation among Muslims.
Rianti Cartwright – Indonesian actress, model, presenter and VJ. Two weeks before departure to the United States to get married, Rianti left the Muslim faith to become a baptized Catholic with the name Sophia Rianti Rhiannon Cartwright.
Jacob Frank – 18th-century Jewish religious leader who claimed to be the reincarnation of the self-proclaimed messiah Sabbatai Zevi, and also of King David. Frank publicly converted to Islam in 1757 and later to Christianity at Poland in 1759, but actually presented himself as the Messiah of a syncretic derivation of Shabbatai Zevi's Messianism now referred to as Frankism.
George XI of Kartli – A Georgian monarch who ruled Eastern Georgia from 1676 to 1688 and again from 1703 to 1709. Being an Eastern Orthodox Christian, he converted to Islam prior to his appointment as governor of Qandahar. He later converted to Roman Catholicism.
Umar ibn Hafsun – Leader of anti-Ummayad dynasty forces in southern Iberia. Hafsun converted to Christianity with his sons and ruled over several mountain valleys for nearly forty years, having the castle Bobastro as his residence.
Mohammed Hegazy – First Egyptian Muslim convert to Christianity to seek official recognition of his conversion from the Egyptian Government. Threats force Egyptian convert to hide, MAGGIE MICHAEL, Associated Press Writer Sat 11 August,
Lina Joy – A Malay convert from Islam to Christianity. Born Azlina Jailani in 1964 in Malaysia to Muslim parents of Javanese descent, she converted at age 26. In 1998, she was baptized, and applied to have her conversion legally recognized by the Malaysian courts.
Don Juan of Persia – (1560–1604) A late 16th- and early 17th-century figure in Iran and Spain. He is also known as Faisal Nazary. He was a native of Iran, who later moved westward. He settled in Spain where he became a Roman Catholic.
Ilyas Khan – Born in Britain to a Muslim family, by the age of 18 or 19, Khan began to question his Muslim faith. Khan was attracted to the practices of traditional Catholicism and an important contribution to his faith was through regular attendance, over a decade prior to his formal conversion.
Rajah Matanda – Also known by "Rajah Ache", the king of Maynila, a pre-Hispanic Philippine kingdom in the northern Philippines in the Pasig River area of the island of Luzon and one of the three kings of Manila, requested to be converted to Roman Catholicism amid illness, the uncle of Rajah Suleyman.
Aurelius and Natalia – (died 852) were Christian martyrs who were put to death during the reign of Abd ar-Rahman II, Emir of Córdoba, and are counted among the Martyrs of Córdoba. Aurelius was the son of a Muslim father and a Christian mother. He was also secretly a follower of Christianity, as was his wife Natalia, who was also the child of a Muslim father.
Marina Nemat – Canadian author of Iranian descent and former political prisoner of the Iranian government. Born into a Christian family, she converted to Islam in order to avoid execution but later reverted to Christianity.
Malika Oufkir – A Moroccan writer and daughter of General Mohamed Oufkir. She and her siblings are converts from Islam to Catholicism, and she writes in her book, "Stolen Lives": "we had rejected Islam, which had brought us nothing good, and opted for Catholicism instead."
Daud Rahbar – Pakistani scholar of Comparative religions, composer, short story writer, translator, philosopher, contributor to inter-civilization dialogue, musicologist, drummer, singer and guitarist.
Bashir Shihab II – A Lebanese emir (prince) who ruled Lebanon in the first half of the 19th century. His family was Sunni Muslim and some of which converted to Christianity at the end of the 18th century.
Ahmed es-Sikeli – Born a Muslim in Djerba to a Berber family of the Sadwikish tribe. Baptised a Christian under the name Peter, was a eunuch and kaid of the Diwan of the Kingdom of Sicily during the reign of William I.
Albertus Soegijapranata – Born in Surakarta, Dutch East Indies, to a Muslim courtier and his wife who later converted to Catholicism. He was the first native Indonesian bishop and known for his pro-nationalistic stance, often expressed as "100% Catholic, 100% Indonesian"
Isabel de Solís – Was an Iberian Muslim. After the death of her husband, Isabel and her sons converted to Catholicism and they took the names Juan de Granada and Ferdinand de Granada.
Hossein Soodmand – Executed for apostasy. Although born a Muslim, by 1989 Hossein had been a Christian for 25 years.
Casilda of Toledo – Daughter of a Muslim king of Toledo (called Almacrin or Almamun). She became ill as a young woman and traveled to northern Iberia to partake of the healing waters of the shrine of San Vicente. When she was cured, she was baptized at Burgos. She is venerated as a saint of the Catholic Church.
Muley Xeque – (Arabic: مولاي الشيخ Mawlay al-Shaykh) was a Moroccan prince, born in Marrakech in 1566. Exiled in Spain, he was converted to Roman Catholicism in Madrid and was known as Philip of Africa or Philip of Austria.
Zaida of Seville – Born an Iberian Muslim. When Seville fell to the Almoravids, she fled to the protection of Alfonso VI of Castile, becoming his mistress, converting to Christianity and taking the baptismal name of Isabel.
Zayd Abu Zayd – The last Almohad governor of Valencia, Spain. Abu Zayd remained a loyal ally of James I, and in 1236 he converted to Roman Catholicism, adopting the name of Vicente Bellvis, a fact which he however kept secret until the fall of Valencia.
^George Sanikidze and Edward W. Walker (2004), Islam and Islamic Practices in Georgia. Berkeley Program in Soviet and Post-Soviet Studies., p. 12, University of California, Berkeley Institute of Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies.
^Hutchison, Robert A. (1999). Their Kingdom Come: Inside the Secret World of Opus Dei. St. Martin's Press. p. 7. ISBN0312193440. – "Sister Josephine Bakhita had been converted by force to Islam and then, freedom restored, had chosen Christianity".
^The Kurdish Minority Problem, p.11, December 1948, ORE 71-48, CIA "The first of the major Barzani revolts took place in 1931 after Sheikh Ahmed Barzani, one of the most prominent Kurdish leaders in Iraqi Kurdistan, announced his conversion to Christianity and succeeded in defeating a number of other Kurdish tribes as well as regular Iraqi troops." .
^Nadir Shah and the Afsharid Legacy, The Cambridge history of Iran: From Nadir Shah to the Islamic Republic, Ed. Peter Avery, William Bayne Fisher, Gavin Hambly and Charles Melville, (Cambridge University Press, 1991) , 11.
^L. P. Harvey, Muslims in Spain, 1500 to 1614: 1500 to 1614, University of Chicago Press, 2005, ISBN 0-226-31963-6, M1 Google Print, pp. 223 Various Christian sources including the Christian historian, Marmol claim that with his dying breath Aben Humeya declared himself a Christian and said that what he had done was in the prosecution of a family feud.
^Heirs of the Prophets: An account of the clergy and Priests of Islam, Samuel Marinus Zwemer, Moody press, 1946, p. 127 – "There are some examples which could easily be multiplied. Dr. Imad-ud-Din was a leading Sufi and theologian in the Punjaub. He was appointed to preach against Dr. Pfander in the royal mosque at Agra; he read the Scriptures, believed and was baptised, and with another great theologian and Sufi, Safdar Ali, became a missionary to his people. Afterwards he received a doctorate from Oxford University. His baptism took place New Year's Day, 1868, together with his aged father and brother. Other distinguished converts in the Punjab, such as Imam Shah, were also from the clergy."
^Cryer, Neville Barker (1979). Bibles Across the World. United States of America: Mowbrays. p. 94. ISBN0264664175.
^Norge IDAG – Norwegian language newspaper – Friday 7 May 2010
^Istoria şi tradiţiile minorităţii rromani, p.28, 2005, Sigma, Bucharest, Delia Grigore, Petre Petcuţ and Mariana Sandu – "Born to a Rom Muslim slave father and a free Romanian Christian mother, Razvan converted to Christianity, thereby, attracting the wrath of the Ottomans."
^Emily Ruete, (1888): Memoirs of an Arabian Princess from Zanzibar
^Emily Ruete, Ulrich Haarmann (Editor), E. Van Donzel (Editor), Leiden, Netherlands, (1992): An Arabian Princess Between Two Worlds: Memoirs, Letters Home, Sequels to the Memoirs, Syrian Customs and Usages. Presents the reader with a picture of life in Zanzibar between 1850 – 1865, and with an intelligent observer's reactions to life in Germany in the Bismarck period. Emily Ruete's writings describe her attempts to recover her Zanzibar inheritance and her homesickness. ISBN 90-04-09615-9
^Burns, Robert E. Prince and Almohad conversation Mudejar: New documentation about Abu Zayd. Sharq al-Andalus: Arabs Studies, 4 (Alicante: University, 1987), p. 109-122
^Saye Zerbo, président of the republic from 1980 to 1982 (article in French) "At once stopped, Saye Zerbo is thrown in prison. Since his imprisonment, the deposed president contemplates and reads the Qu'ran through whole nights. He also asks so that the Bible be brought to him that the archbishop of Ouagadougou, the cardinal Paul Zoungrana, had offered to him at the time of first Christmas following his takeover. At this point in time it will have the revelation which will change its life. In a mystical dash, Saye Zerbo is brought to his knees, returns thanks to God and converts to Christianity. His entire family will do the same thing thereafter."