List of converts to Islam from Christianity

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Muhammad Ali, an Olympian and professional boxer, converted to Islam from Christianity.

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French nobleman Claude Alexandre de Bonneval as "Humbaracı Ahmet Paşa"

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Pargalı Ibrahim Pasha was Ottoman Empire's mightiest Grand Vizier.

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