A newly converted Muslim is called a Muallaf. There are five pillars, or foundations, of Islam but the primary, and most important is to believe that there is only one God and creator, referred to as Allah (the word for the name of God in Arabic) and that theIslamic prophet, Muhammad, is His last and final messenger.
A person is considered to have converted to Islam from the moment he or she sincerely makes this declaration of faith, called the shahadah (source : wikipedia).
List of converts to Islam
The following is a list of famous people who converted to Islam from a different religion or no religion, which is sourced from youtube (see also List of Converts to Islam) :
52 Great Famous People Who Converted To Islam
Thierry Henry converts to Islam
Tony Blair’s sister-in-law converts to Islam
Miss South Africa Beauty Pagent Winner Convert to Islam
A German Physician and His Wife Converted to Islam
Hollywood Actress Emilie Francois Convert to Islam
Maya wallace: My journey to Islam