Lindsay Lohan, the Koran and her apparent 'conversion to Islam'

The actor was spotted carrying a copy of the Muslim holy text

Helen Nianias
Friday 15 May 2015 09:54 BST
(Rex Features)

Lindsay Lohan was seen carrying a leather-bound copy of the Koran on her first day of community service - prompting speculation that she'd converted to Islam.

However, this might not be the case.

Despite reading the Muslim text, she is apparently not "fully converting" to Islam.

A spokesperson for Lohan told The Independent: "To my knowledge she is not considering fully converting to Islam, but I know she has been taking a keen interest in the Arabic culture of late."

They added that Lohan had upcoming projects in the Middle East and was keen to learn the language.

"She also spent some time in Dubai earlier this year and became interested in their way of life," the spokesperson said.

Lohan was recently mocked for posting a picture to Instagram mistaking the Arabic words "you're a donkey" for "I'm beautiful".

She later explained that the slip-up was an "inside joke" with a friend while she was learning the language, and posts pictures of her efforts to improve her Arabic.

Lohan was raised a Catholic but is reported to have previously dabbled in Scientology and Kabbalah.

She has described herself as a "very spiritual person" to Oprah Winfrey, and added that she had "become more spiritual as time has gone on."

"I'm really in touch, whether it's prayer or meditation," she said. "There are so many powers greater than me in the world. I've been blessed and lucky enough to have been given a gift to share with other people.'

She was seen wearing the red string bracelet of Kabbalah, and Vanity Fair once named her as a prospective Scientologist bride for Tom Cruise in 2012.

However, Lohan denied any links to the story.

High-profile converts to Islam include Cat Stevens, Jemima Goldsmith and Mike Tyson.

Lohan has had a difficult few years involving spells in jail and rehab and a well-documented struggle with alcohol.

Islam preaches abstinence from drinking, and the Koran calls alcohol "an abomination".

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