American and British celebrities who will celebrate Eid-ul-Fitr

07:30 PM | 17 Jul, 2015
American and British celebrities who will celebrate Eid-ul-Fitr
LOS ANGELES (Web Desk) - Millions of Muslims from around the world are preparing to celebrate Eid-ul-Fitr. Let us look at some notable Muslim celebrities joining the festivities.

1. Zayn Malik

Former One Direction star Zayn Malik is Muslim. He previously spoke about the racist abuse he receives on Twitter, telling the London-based newspaper, Mirror in an interview, "Nasty things were said like I'm a terrorist. How can you justify that?

"I believe that your religion should be between you and whoever your belief is in."


2. Ellen Burstyn

American actress Ellen Burstyn was raised Catholic but later adopted the faith of a Sufi, saying that she is a "spirit opening to the truth that lives in all of these religions".


3. Janet Jackson

Janet Jackson is reportedly now a Islam convert following her marriage to husband Wissam Al Mana in 2013.


4. Jemima Khan

Vanity Fair editor-at-large Jemima Khan, who became a Muslim a few months after she married Pakistani cricketer and philanthropist Imran Khan in 1995, completed Hajj in 2007 following their divorce.


5. Akon

The rapper Akon, whose full name is Aliaune Damala Akon Thiam, was born in St. Louis, Missouri but spent most of his early life in Africa. Whilst he was growing up, he actively practised Islam.



6. Amal Colooney

The human rights lawyer, who married actor George Clooney, comes from a Muslim background. Her father is a Druze, an offshoot of Islam, and her mother is a Sunni Muslim.


7. Mike Tyson

Mike Tyson converted to Islam during his time in prison. He completed the holy pilgrimage to Mecca in July 2010. During his trip he shared this picture of himself in front of the Holy Ka'aba.