We live in a world that is celebrity obsessed! Literally, we know about most of these famous people and find it interesting to know about every big and small detail about their lives. Just like in every other field, Muslims dominate by a big number in this one too. Here are some famous celebrities that are Muslims.
Some of these might as well surprise you and you also might already know about some.
1. Mike Tyson
Everyone is well aware of this very famous boxer who is known all around for his tough and vicious nature. Mike Tyson was sent to jail in case of rape. Later, while in the prison cell he converted to Islam. While it was published and announced at many online platforms, many people considered it to be rumors until Mike Tyson posted a picture of him performing the Umra pilgrimage in Mecca in front of the Holy Kaaba and put all the rumors to bed by confirming that he had converted to Islam.
2. Janet Jackson
Janet Jackson is known all around her for stunning beauty as well as her talent. She had many weddings in the past, but she with wedding was with Wissam al Mana. After marrying him Janet converted to a Muslim. Today, she is settled in Qatar and is spending her time on her profession and is also fulfilling her duties as a housewife. Janet Jackson is a very beautiful woman. Her talent and work knows no limits.
3. Zayn Malik
Who isn’t familiar with this name? Zayn Malik is a Muslim and has formerly been a part of one of the most famous boy bands of all time. Though Zayn has now left the band for quite some time, his solo career is no less! He has won many awards and has now released songs that have been the heart favorites of many! Zayn Malik is widely known and famous for his looks and style. Now, the young celebrity continues to lead a career filled with unlimited success and achievements.
4. Amir Khan
Who isn’t familiar with Amir Khan? He is one of the most famous boxers and also one of the best boxers this world might ever come across. Amir Khan belongs to Pakistan and was a Muslim by birth. He still often visits his native land. Amir Khan is married to a beautiful woman named Faryal Makhdoom. He is continuing his successful and amazing career.
5. Busta Rhymes
Everyone might be familiar with this famous personality. Busta Rhymes has a very powerful career and gained a lot of popularity in his starting days. However, he has publically agreed many times that he is a Muslim and also told him that this religion ‘grounds’ him in life. Whether the media and audience liked it or not, Busta Rhymes is very open about his religion and is also very proud of who he is and where he has been. He has been in the middle of many controversies but that does not seem to have bothered him.
6. Muhammad Ali
The man, the myth and the legend. Muhammad Ali is one of the most famous Muslims in this world. He was a legend commonly known for his unreal boxing style. Muhammad Ali was the inspiration of many and even after his heart-breaking departure, he manages to motivate and influence many. Muhammad Ali, as suggested by the name, converted to Islam. He had been strictly following the religion till the day he took his last ever breathe.
7. Mesut Ozil
Soccer/Football fans will be very familiar with this name. Mesut Ozil is one of the most famous footballers. He is a footballer that possesses unbelievable talent and skill. Ozil is a midfielder in Arsenal FC and Germany’s national football team. Ozil was a part of Germany’s squad that won the 2014 world cup. He is the favorite player of many people and has inspired many people all around the world.
Indeed one of the most famous singers. Akon is a true icon and a legend. He has produced some of the most famous and the most epic songs. He is commonly known for his songs ‘Smack that’ and many record breakers like that. In June, 2015 Akon confirmed that he was born a Muslim. Also, he has argued and debated with many people that music is not haram in Islam.
9. Snoop Dogg
In 2009, Snoop Dogg publically announced that he was now related to Islam. He never really explained why he had converted to Islam. In 2012, he said that he had been ‘born again’.
10. Shaquille O’Neal
He is often referred to as the ‘big guy’. Shaq is a well-known basketball player who has surely made his mark in this sport. However, his real name is Rashaun. It is an Arabic word and means ‘little warrior’. In 2010, Shaq openly talked about his religion while talking about going to Hajj.
List Created By: Emin Raja