Remember last year when Lindsay Lohan was seen carrying a leather-bound copy of the Quran? Nobody knew where it came from and what she was going to do with the Islamic religion holy book. But since she also posted a English-to-Arabic quote on Instagram around the same time, it sparked speculation that she was practising Islam.
Well, LiLo has finally spoken out about her newfound interest in Islam, and it turns out that yes, she is considering converting to Islam.
“I’m a very spiritual person and I’m really open to learning. America has portrayed holding a Quran in such a different way to what it actually is. We all believe in something and at the end of the day it all ties to a god or a spiritual adviser…. We all have a similar belief in whatever it may be personally,” the 29-year-old star told The Sun UK.
Lohan, who also cites meditation as an essential element in fully embracing one’s spiritual side, doesn’t have a timeline for her spiritual practice. She revealed that she’s been working on finishing the devotional text for some time but still has a long way to go. “I’m not done reading it. Do you know how long that would take? It takes so long,” she asked.
The Catholic-born actress also shared that her younger sister, Ali, has had a religious reinvention and is now a practicing Buddhism. “My sister is Buddhist but she is still interested in learning other things from me. It’s good to be open-minded,” Lohan added.
A spokesperson for LiLo has also issued a statement, saying, “Lindsay has always been very spiritual and is open to exploring all religions and beliefs. She is simply educating herself on other peoples beliefs.”
Good for you, Lilo! It’s nice to know that she’s putting her mind to it.