Eid Mubarak: 15 Muslim Celebs

Eid Mubarak: 15 Celebs You Didn’t Know Were Muslim

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If you’re Muslim, chances are you’re celebrating the conclusion of Ramadan with the traditional saying, “Eid Mubarak” (meaning “celebration”). While Islam is one of the world’s most popular religions, we rarely see celebrities who openly claim to practice it. Despite the scandal and outlandish rumors that plague famous faces on a daily basis, many use their personal faith as a way to endure. Click through to see 15 celebs who are Muslim.

K’naan

K'Naan

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Lupita Nyong’o’ s rumored boyfriend has been a Muslim his entire life, having grown up in Somalia.

French Montana

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Khloe Kardashian’s rapper beau recently told radio host Angie Martinez that he hasn’t had alcohol or s-x since the start of Ramadan.

Akon

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The African singer–real name Aliaune Thiam–claims to have never smoked or drink due to his religious beliefs.

DJ Khaled

DJ Khaled

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The Miami based producer is Palestinian American and practices Islam.

Lupe Fiasco

55th Annual GRAMMY Awards held at Staples Center

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The Chicago rapper–whose real name is Wasalu Muhammad Jaco–is a devout Muslim who often discusses his beliefs in interviews.

Nas

New York Premiere of BLACK NATIVITY

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The legendary rapper is a self taught Muslim, who often read the Qur’an after dropping out of school.

Mara Brock Akil

6th Annual Essence Black Women in Hollywood luncheon held at the Beverly Hills hotel

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In 2012, the TV producer (“Girlfriends,” “The Game”) converted to Islam in 2012.

Dr. Oz

Bette Midler's New York Restoration Project 13th Annual Spring Picnic

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The Turkish TV expert has been a Muslim his entire life.

Shaquille O’Neal

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Although he was raised by a Muslim step father, the retired ball player says he is tolerant of all religions.

Mike Tyson

"Former boxing heavyweight champion Mike"

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During his three year prison sentence for rape from 1992-1995, the boxer converted to Islam.

Iman

2014 CFDA Fashion Awards - Red Carpet Arrivals

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The legendary supermodel, who is also Muslim, was one criticized for marrying outside of her religion.

Zayn Malik

Radio 1 Big Weekend Glasgow

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The One Direction often tweets quotes from the Qur’an and recently voiced his support of Palestine during the Gaza conflict.

Dave Chappelle

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In 2005, the comedian told Time Magazine, “I don’t normally talk about my religion publicly because I don’t want people to associate me and my flaws with this beautiful thing. And I believe it is beautiful if you learn it the right way.”

Janet Jackson

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It’s rumored that the singer/actress recently converted to Islam after marrying her hubby Wissam Al Mana–who is also Muslim.

Ellen Burstyn

"Draft Day" Los Angeles Premiere

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 Although she was raised Catholic, the actress began practicing Islam in her late 30’s and has since explored other faiths as well.

  • Nina

    I was born and raised in a western country, when I was young I was always taught about Islam. As I grew up it became hard for me to practice or even discuss my religion without being labelled.

    Honestly having lived and drank/partied like we do in the west, I value my religion and it’s teaching even more than ever. In the Qu’ran it says, everything good in your life comes from Allah (swt) [God], and everything bad in you’re life is a manifestation of yourself [ego]. I always thought that seemed harsh as a kid, but now as an adult I 100% know it to be true, everything in my life that has gone wrong is often a result of my weak ego.

    Islam is not a religion it’s a way of life people everywhere in the world practice. Mecca is the most beautiful place in the world, nothing can ever duplicate it.

    • Ashley

      Agreed . Islam is a very beautiful religion and a way of life. I’m not perfect nor is anyone perfect. When I was younger I didn’t understand why my parents expected me to follow. Until I learned to practice and learn on my own did it become a beautiful way of life.

    • Yet, behind closed doors

      Sad about the intense violence against women in every Islamic community.

  • guest

    malcolm x and snoop dogg are also muslims.

  • Sunny

    Who are these celebrities ???
    Names would help !!!!!!!

  • R

    Didn’t know they were muslim ? Like everyone in this office we didn’t know most of them were celebrities either !

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