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Q: Why did Kareem Abdul Jabbar convert to Islam?
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What is kareem Abdul jabbar real name?

Kareem Abdul Jabbar was born Ferdinand Lewis Alcindor, Jr.

What was Kareem Abdul Jabbar's original name?

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar was born, Ferdinand Lewis Alcindor Jr. or, Lew Alcindor for short. Alcindor changed his name legally to Kareem Abdul-Jabbar in 1971, during his conversion from Catholicism to Islam.

Is Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Muslim?

He is a Sunni Muslim (as opposed to a Shia Muslim, or a member of Nation of Islam). He shares the same faith as the majority of Muslims worldwide.

Where did Kareem Abdul jabbar attend primary school?

Ferdinand Lewis Alcindor, Jr attended St. Jude's Elementary School in New York for grades 1 through 3, then was transferred to Holy Providence Boarding School in Cornwells Heights, Pennsylvania for fourth grade. He later in life took up the religion of Islam, and took the name, "Kareem Abdul Jabbar".

Was there ever any Arabic nba player?

No, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar was not arabic; he was born as Ferdinand Lewis 'Lew' Alcindor in New York with African American heritage, not Arabic. He changed his name after converting to Islam, which does not necessarily mean he even learned arabic.

Is it allowed in Islam to change your name to a better one?

There have been a number of famous people who have changed their names to Islamic names, so it appears to be an accepted practice. Some examples are: Cat Stevens became Yusuf Islam Cassius Clay became Muhammad Ali Lew Alcindor became Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

When did Nicolas Anelka convert to Islam?

He converted to Islam year 2004 in UAE, taking the Muslim name Abdul-Salam Bilal

Is Gary Miller Muslim?

Yes, Gary Miller, also known as Abdul-Ahad Omar, is a convert to Islam. He is a Canadian mathematician and former Christian missionary who embraced Islam in the late 1970s.

What is the current name of Gary Miller after convert to Islam?

Abdul-Ahad Omar. Abul-Ahad is an Arabic word that means 'slave of the one God'

What has the author Abdul Wahid Radhu written?

Abdul Wahid Radhu has written: 'Islam in Tibet' -- subject(s): Description and travel, Islam

What religion is Abdul kalam?

Dr APJ Abdul Kalam is part of the Islam religion.

What has the author Abdul Qadir Baraja written?

Abdul Qadir Baraja has written: 'Islam'