Irish singer Sinead O’Connor makes a comeback following a five-year hiatus from touring, she announced her decision to “revert” to Islam almost a year ago in October. Her Islamic name is Shuhada.
52-year-old wore a bright red abaya and matching hijab when she appeared on The Late Late Show in Dublin on Friday night.
Celebrity singer has described how she felt “at home” after reading the Quran and subsequently embracing the Muslim religion.
“The word ‘revert’ refers to the idea that if you were to study the Quran you would realize that you were a Muslim all your life and you didn’t realize it. That’s what happened to me,” she said on Friday night’s Late Late Show.
“I am 52. I grew up in a very different Ireland to the one that exists now and it was a very oppressed country religiously speaking. And everybody was miserable; nobody was getting any joy in God.”
“I [then] realized oh my God I am home, I have been a Muslim all my life and I didn’t even realize.
Wearing hijab during her appearance on the show and she gave performances of Shane McGowan’s A Rainy Night in Soho and Nothing Compares 2U.
The singer had a great time on the show as she took to twitter later, sharing her experience:
Thank you SO much to Ryan and to absolutely everyone at RTE and The Late Late Show and in the orchestra and band. I had the best day and night…. and thank you for the beautiful flowers also. And big thanks to my glorious big sister for coming along.
— Sinead O'Connor (AKA Shuhada Sadaqat) (@MagdaDavitt77) September 7, 2019