New York  - Troubled Hollywood model, singer and actress Lindsay Lohan was spotted in New York on Wednesday leaving her court-appointed community service gripping a copy of the holy Quran, according to media reports that set off speculation that she has converted to Islam.

Lohan was sentenced to 125 hours of community service in 2012 after pleading guilty to reckless driving and lying to police. She is currently serving out her sentence in a children’s center in Brooklyn, New York. There have been reports in the press that the actress is exploring religions. She was raised a Catholic and in her younger years was often seen wearing a Christian crucifix. She was also seen wearing a Jewish Kabbalah - the red string bracelet in later years.

In 2012 she reportedly joined Courtney Love’s Buddhist chanting group. But the most recent speculations suggest she is now exploring Islam. In 2014 Lindsay made a documentary-series about her life with American television celebrity Oprah Winfrey where she told her that she was a “very spiritual person.” “I’ve become more spiritual as time has gone on. I’m really in touch; whether it’s prayer or meditation, there are so many greater powers than me in the world. I’ve been blessed and lucky enough to have been given a gift to share with other people,” she said in her docu-series. Previously the 28-year-old was known for her partying antics, and opened up about her addiction to alcohol to Oprah in her documentary entitled “Lindsay”. Lohan has recently said that she intends to embark on an “emotional detox”, free from alcohol and dating. The Koran prescribes a lifestyle free of alcohol for Muslims - though readers of the book do not necessarily subscribe to the religion. It is not the first time Lindsay has shown an interest in other religions. During the height of her fame as a teen star, she wore a Kabbalah red string bracelet, which wards off misfortune brought about by the ‘evil eye’.

She was also rumored to be attending Kabbalah classes, and in 2012 she reportedly joined Courtney Love’s Buddhist chanting group. Last year Lindsay described herself as a ‘very spiritual person’ in a docu-series with Oprah Winfrey. ‘I’m a very spiritual person and I’ve become more spiritual as time has gone on,’ she told the talk show host.

‘I’m really in touch, whether it’s prayer or meditation... 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.’ During the height of her fame as a teen star,

Lindsay was often pictured wearing a Kabbalah red string bracelet, which is said to ward off misfortune brought about by the ‘evil eye’.

In 2012, Courtney Love claimed to Access Hollywood Live that Lindsay had joined her Buddhist chanting group, and was coming round her house with seven other women to chant. ‘It’s good for her,’ Courtney said at the time. Lindsay was in Brooklyn to start her court-ordered community service at the Duffield Children’s Center in the Fort Greene neighborhood, where she worked in April 2014 while filming a docu-series with Oprah.

She snuck in the back door of the community center Wednesday morning to avoid the reporters and fans who’d gathered to catch a glimpse of the troubled star. Ivonne Lopez, the center’s early-childhood education director, emerged to confirm to the media Lindsay was inside the building. She said she didn’t know the exact time that the troubled starlet showed up but said it was ‘early.’ ‘Currently she’s doing administrative work and at some point she’ll have an opportunity to engage with the children,’ said Lopez.