Los Angeles: After rumour mill started rolling about Lindsay Lohan's convesrion to Islam once again, the leading Hollywood star's friends denied the reports, but revealed she is "educating herself" about the religion.
Lindsay Lohan, the Hollywood actress of Irish and Italian heritage who was raised as a Catholic, was in the news in May 2015 when she was photographed carrying a copy of the Quran after her first day of community service in Brooklyn, New York.
This time the reports that Lindsay Lohan has converted to Islam went viral after the actress channged her bio to two words: “Alaikum salam.”
The phrase is an Islamic greeting in Arabic meaning: “Peace be unto you.”
This led to several tweets from Muslims across the world congratulating Lohan for converting and welcoming her to Islam, although there was no official confirmation by the star herself. Lohan has recently been reported as spending a lot of time in Dubai.
"Im so happy that lindsay lohan found Islam. may Allah guide her and bless her", a twitter message said.
Another added: "I heard that Lindsay Lohan converted to Islam? If its true, alhamdulillah. God has shown her the right path to now follow."
In the meantime, friends of the "Mean Girls" star revealed that Lohan has yet to officially convert, but is exploring the Muslim faith as part of a wider education.
“Lindsay is educating herself on different cultures and their practices to be able to better understand the people and communicate,” a friend of the actress and humanitarian told New York Post's gossip column Page Six.
After the pictures emerged of Lindsay Lohan holding the Quran in 2015, she appeared on Turkish talk show Haber Turk later that year and said the book was a present from friends.
"My very close friends, who have been there for me a lot, in London are Saudi and they gave me the Quran and I brought it to New York because I was learning," she said.
"It opened doors for me to experience spiritually, to find another true meaning. This is who I am", she added.