The lives of artists, of course, are in the public spotlight, ranging from personal data, personal lives to religion, which are sought-after information. However, who would have thought if there were Hollywood artists who embraced Islam.
Of course this makes many fans who are fellow Muslims happy and many do not even think that because in western countries, Islam is a minority religion. There are some who are born as Muslims and there are also those who become converts.
Curious who are the Hollywood artists who have converted to Islam? Let’s see below.
1. Gigi Hadid
Who does not know this one world-class supermodel. Zayn Malik’s lover is included in a row of Hollywood artists who turned out to be Muslim.
Gigi Hadid apparently comes from a Muslim family, her father is a Muslim of Palestinian descent and her mother is a convert who decided to embrace Islam after marriage.
2. Hasan Minhaj
Hasan Minhaj is an actor as well as a comedian, through the TV show The Patriot Act made his name known to the public. The man who was born on September 23, 1985 is a Muslim-American of Indian descent.
He often introduces Islam on the TV shows he stars in. At the White House Correspondent’s Dinner, Hasan Minhaj expressed his criticism of Trump’s policies which were considered unfriendly to immigrants and minorities.
3. Riz Ahmed
This Star Wars movie star is also included in the ranks of Hollywood artists who embrace Islam, you know. He is the first Muslim actor to be nominated for Best Actor Oscar 2019 for his role in the film Sound of Metal.
The man who was born on December 1, 1982, often leads activism discussions about minorities in California. Riz Ahmed is an actor and singer of British and Pakistani blood.
4. DJ Khaled
Music lovers, especially EDM, are certainly no stranger to this one music producer. The man who was born on November 26, 1975 is a Muslim-American from Palestine.
DJ Khaled is a devout Muslim and he revealed that he would not be as successful as he is today without his faith in God. Although there are cultural differences and traditions in America that do not make him far from God, he also always celebrates the month of Ramadan every year.
5. Mahershala Ali
Moonlight star is the first Muslim actor to win an Oscar. Mahershala comes from a Christian family and his mother is a pastor.
However, because of his interest in Islam, he decided to convert to Islam and embraced Islam in 2000. Although he did not come from a Muslim family, Mahershala’s family accepted his decision to convert.