Hollywood Celebrities Who Are Muslims:


Akon, the R&B singer known for hits like “Smack That” and “I Wanna Love You,” is a Muslim, whose full name is Aliaume Damala Badara Akon Thiam

  • Q-TIP:

Acclaimed rapper and hip hop producer, Q-Tip converted to Islam and changed his name to Kamaal Ibn John Fareed.

I read the QURAN and it appealed to me,” Q-Tip told The Guardian of his conversion to Islam in the ‘90s. “At the time I was agnostic and it really breathed spiritually back into me… For me it’s really a cushion. It’s cool. I’m cool with it.


The former undisputed heavyweight champion of the world, Mike Tyson has held all three major championship belts that boxing has to offer.

n 2013, Tyson told Fox 411, “I’m very grateful to be a Muslim. Allah doesn’t need me, I need Allah.”


In the late ‘90s and early ‘00s, Dave Chappelle was considered one of the funniest men in America.

Raised by a Unitarian Universalist minister, Chappelle converted to Islam in 1998. Seven years later, he 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.”


The youngest member of the Jackson family, Janet Jackson has been a pop culture icon and sex symbol for decades.

Jackson converted to Islam in 2015, just a few years after marrying Muslim billionaire Wissam Al Mana, and toned down the sexuality of her costumes and lyrics accordingly.


Former One Direction singer Zayn Malik is easily one of the most famous Muslims in pop culture today. And unfortunately, his religious identity has been a seemingly constant source of criticism and conflict for the star.

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