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Lindsay Lohan caused a stir when she was pictured carrying a copy of the Quran on the first day of community service in New York last summer.

And Lindsay Lohan has finally spoken out about her newfound love of Islam, revealing she has been studying the religion to satisfy her intellectual curiosity and spiritual nature.

The 29-year-old star told The Sun newspaper: ‘I’m a very spiritual person and I’m really open to learning. Catholic-born Lindsay - who revealed that her younger sister Ali was also exploring her spiritual side and had converted to Buddhism - has yet to finish reading the lengthy holy text, however. ‘Do you know how long that would take?’, she exclaimed.

Should Lindsay convert to Islam, she would join a host of famous faces including Mike Tyson and Janet Jackson who have followed the same path.

The Mean Girls actress also explained how she practices a form of meditation called tapping, which involves tuning out to send calming signals to the brain. This is far from 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 rumoured to be attending Kabbalah classes, and in 2012 she reportedly joined Courtney Love’s Buddhist chanting group.

Lindsay previously 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.’

The redhead is currently besotted with fiance Egor Tarabasov, who is rumoured to have proposed earlier this month with a 5-carat oval emerald ring. Moreover, Lindsay Lohan said “da” to her Russian business Egor Tarabasov and a 5-carat emerald ring. Despite her rep’s denial, a source confirms in the new issue of Us Weekly that the 29-year-old - who has dated Wilmer Valderrama and Samantha Ronson is engaged to her love of eight months. It was a big proposal, but it wasn’t done in public,” says the insider of the pair, who live together in London. “Lindsay texted a friend a picture of the ring. Says another Lohan source of the real estate agent, 22, “He loves her, protects her and keeps her out of trouble.”