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20 Famous Muslim Celebrities

Muslims are people who follow or practice Islam, an Abrahamic monotheistic religion teaching that Muhammad is a messenger of God.

”A Muslim is a person who has dedicated his worship exclusively to God…Islam means making one’s religion and faith God’s alone,” said Muslim philosopher Ibn Arabi.

List Of 20 Famous Muslim Celebrities:

#1 Ice Cube

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He converted to Islam in the 90s. The rapper said in an interview: ”What I call myself is a natural Muslim, because it’s just me and God. You know, going to the mosque, the ritual and the tradition, it’s just not in me to do.”

#2 Dave Chappelle

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”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,” Chappelle told Time. He continued: ”And I believe it is a beautiful religion if you learn it the right way… Your religion is your standard.”

Dave converted to Islam in 1998.

#3 Mike Tyson

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Tyson converted to Islam while in prison. Later, he adopted the Muslim name Malik Abdul Aziz.

#4 Lupe Fiasco

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Fiasco is an American rapper who performs as the frontman of the band ”Japanese Cartoon.”

During an interview, Lupe said that Islam ”plays a part in my life and everything I do, to a certain extent.” Fiasco also said: ”I don’t like putting my religion out there, I don’t like wearing it like that, because I don’t want people to look at me as the poster child for Islam.”

#5 Shaquille O’Neal

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In 2010, O’Neal has revealed that he intends to take the Islamic pilgrimage known as the Hajj to Mecca.

#6 Muhammad AliMuhammad Ali famous quote

Ali was initially raised as a Baptist, but he later converted to Islam.

”I believe in Allah and in peace,” Muhammad said in 1964 after he won the heavyweight championship. Ali continued: ”I was baptized when I was 12, but I didn’t know what I was doing. I’m not a Christian anymore.”

In 2005, Muhammad adopted Sufi Islam, also known as “Islamic mysticism.” Sufis have been characterized by their asceticism.

#7 Akon

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Akon is Muslim. He said: ”I was born a Muslim and there has always been a debate about Islam and music.” The Senegalese-American singer added: ”I never looked at the performing aspect of the music itself, but on the intention. Even if you look at the daily prayers in Islam, we pray in melody.” 

#8 Shanina Shaik

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Shanina Shaik is an Australian model who has appeared in catalogs for Ann Taylor, Macy’s, Sasha Samuel, Shop Bop, Otto, Alloy, Seafolly, Avon, J. C. Penney, Bloomingdales, Intermix, Free People, Spiegel, Burda Style, Lovable, and Urban Outfitters.

Shaik’s father is of Pakistani and Saudi Arabian descent. ”I was born and raised Muslim and I lived a very normal lifestyle,” Shanina said in 2016, speaking about her upbringing.

#9 Dr. Oz

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Dr. Oz was born in 1960 in Cleveland. His parents have emigrated from Konya Province, Turkey.

He identifies himself as a Muslim. In addition, Dr. Oz is a practitioner of transcendental meditation.

#10 DJ KhaledDJ Khaled

The American DJ has described himself as a devout Muslim. He said: ”It’s life for me. I was born Muslim, my family raised me Muslim.”

#11 Sinéad O’Connor

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In 2018, O’Connor has announced she has converted to Islam.

#12 Mahershala AliMahershala Ali

Ali is an Ahmadi Muslim. Mahershala converted in 2000, changing his name from Gilmore to Ali.

In 2017, he became the first Muslim actor to win an Academy Award.

#13 Bella Hadid

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“My dad was a refugee when he first came to America, so it’s actually very close to home for my sister and brother and me,” Hadid told Vogue. She continued: ”He was always religious, and he always prayed with us. I am proud to be a Muslim.”

#14 Ellen Burstyn

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She was raised as a Christian by her family. Burstyn converted to Islam after studying Sufism.

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#15 Busta Rhymes

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He identifies as a Muslim. Busta once said: ”I live my life by Islam and at the end of the day I think that’s pretty much what grounds me in the way that I think most people should be grounded.”

#16 Zinedine Zidane

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Zinedine is a Muslim of Algerian Kabyle descent. His parents emigrated to France from Kabylie in northern Algeria in 1953.

”I have an affinity with the Arabic world. I have it in my blood, via my parents,” Zidane said in an interview with Esquire magazine. ”I’m very proud of being French, but also very proud of having these roots and this diversity.”

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#17 French Montana

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Montana is Muslim. He once said: ”My religion plays a big role in my success.”

#18 Q-Tip

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He converted to Islam in the 90s. Q-Tip told The Guardian: ”I read the Koran and it appealed to me.” Furthermore, Q-Tip practices Transcendental meditation and follows a vegetarian diet. 

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#19 Iman Abdulmajid

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Iman is a Somali fashion model and the widow of English rock musician David Bowie.

”I’m Muslim and Egypt was a very progressive place,” Abdulmajid said for Vogue. She later added: ”I completely fell in love with the people and the cultural legacy that goes far beyond the pyramids.”

#20 Mohamed SalahMohamed Salah

Salah named his daughter, Makka, in honor of the Islamic holy city of Mecca.

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