Ah-Salamu Alakum: Celebs Who Are Muslim

June 30, 2014 ‐ By Iva Anthony

All around the country and across the world, millions of Muslims are observing Ramadan, the month-long fast of the Islamic faith that involves abstaining from food, liquids and even swearing from sundown until sunset. Did you know these celebrities observing the holiday too?

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Mike Tyson

Like a lot of other inmates who learn about Islam while being incarcerated, “Iron” Mike Tyson converted behind bars. The heavyweight-boxing champ was serving prison time after he was found guilty of raping former beauty queen Desiree Washington. After serving his time, Tyson continued to practice his new faith. In 2010, he made the holy pilgrimage to Mecca in Saudi Arabia and shared the experience with his followers on Twitter: “I just left the Holy City of Mecca where I was blessed to have been able to make Umrah…Inshallah (God willing), Allah will continue to bless me to stay on the straight path.”

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  • wllmjunior

    Surprised? Only by Burstyn. Poor Ellen. The rest? Typical.

  • IHaveTheAnswers

    So it’s basically a list of men apart from the two women who had to convert for marriage and one spiritualist hippie actress. No real surprises there.

  • Jeff

    That any of these people are Muslim is no surprise, they turned their back on what made them famous and rich, and it wasn’t that filthy lying murdering terrorist religion. Bunch of hypocrites.

  • jim

    Amazing, since most of the slaves who came to America were sold into bondage to Europeans by muslims from eastern Africa.

  • kozushi

    It’s easy to be “Muslim” when you live in a country that doesn’t enforce Islamic law.

    I especially like the guy who brings ‘others’ into the bedroom with his wife and him – like that wouldn’t get you executed in a Muslim country!

  • Brian V Hunt

    Islam is a set of ideas and not a race. Islam is misogynistic, homophobic, and looks forward to a day when the world is rule by a Caliph. There is nothing to be proud of by being a Muslim. It is an ugly fantasy that no one is required to believe – in at least not yet in the US.

  • Savage65

    Very sad to see these lost people.

  • Jack Frost

    I self-identify as a gay Muslim transexual native American space alien.

  • Illeana

    Why the high standards for Muslims but not for Christians? Pretty easy to fall short no matter what your religion.

    • kozushi

      Because under Islamic law, you’re executed for violating those standards. In Christianity, you aren’t.

    • got no time for ignorance

      in christian religion i believed it said in one of your scriptures its better to shave your head then to cover up and i believe us muslimas have more freedom then u cuz at least we will get hired for a job based on our personality rather then our looks we cover up our hair not our brains and muslimas had there freedom in the year 891 rather then 1891 where woman in america got there freedom us Muslim woman always had the right to an education and more cuz woman are like royalty in islam if its practiced in the right way what u see in the media is not what islam is about but if you took yr ignorance and turned it to researching the facts and stop listening to what the media says then u would know what the real islam is and islam is perfect but muslims are not its not islam that causes violence its the people who are interperpiting it wrong and switching it for there own gain so before u talk trash about nothing u dont know then i advise u to keep yr mouth shut cuz ignorance is not good dont judge a book by its cover

      • Illeana

        Are you replying to me? No, I think you must have clicked on the wrong name.

  • Merry l Christmas

    p.s. Jermaine. Christianity did not fail to provide you with answers. Remember you were Jehovah’s Witness — which is really not Christianity because they do not accept that Jesus Christ is God and there are other significant differences.

  • Steven Cateris

    Not really surprising – I know a lot of African-Americans and Turkish-Americans practice Islam. The only real surprise is Ellen Burstyn.

  • theodusjohnson11

    So if you are washed up and have no talent become a Muslim?

  • franco diablo

    its all good and religion has its place, all of them, but c’mon,in this day of information, we all know what Mohammed did in his lifetime and it was atrocious ,to follow a person like that and call him a spiritual leader, you got to ask some hard questions or you’re in denial.

    • kozushi

      And most of the Koran, his speeches, is just about “you’re either with me or against me” over and over again in only slightly different permutations. Maybe back when there were no other books written yet in Arabic it was a hit.

  • Pablo Brown

    They may call themselves Muslims,but they sure as hell don’t act like one. Have you noticed hardly any famous women convert? That’s because it’s a repressive religion for a women,and what women in her right mind would give up her freedom and fortune to become a second class citizen?

    • sayingitaintso

      Just to be clear, just because Islam requires a little modesty for women (and men), it does not make it a repressive religion – it is not the religion that is repressive, it is the irresponsible men who interpret the religion as they see fit (no different to other religions and lawyers interpreting law).
      In future, before making such far reaching statement, please take the time to conduct some research.
      It’s “Imran Khan” not “Imram Khan” – just saying.

      • Andy959

        It’s not the religion, it’s the people who practice it? I think that’s splitting hairs. A religion isn’t separate from the people who follow it after all.

        • kozushi

          Exactly, the religion is inseparable from its adherents.

    • Mohamed Kargbo

      @Pablo Brown, you are absolutely right. In Islam we don’t look or go after famous women. In fact, on the contrary, we go after humanity in search of peace, get peace for those women who are weak, oppressed, destitute and in need. We don’t know celebrities. The famous women you are referring to may not want to appreciate the values of equality, we all sit down on the floor in the place of worship, we take our shoes off, we prostrate and go down on our knees in pure humility. The famous women you are referring to may not want to go through all this trouble. But then if they do come, we would not be there to acknowledge their fame, we would only acknowledge them as sisters. You will probably need to understand our religion and our holy book, by so doing you would have ensured that your brain is engaged before you put your mouth on gear.

  • JonO

    Notice the majority are black….just saying….

    • Jeff

      Yes, just saying.

  • mr215

    list does not impress me. no outstanding intellects, scientists, humanists. there are much more outstanding persons who are atheists and Jews of note.

  • darthgidget

    i never thought that you could be Muslim and drink alcohol and smoke weed and take other drugs. And Janet Jackson? Please. What Muslim woman acts and dresses like she does. I guess it is no different than Nancy Pelosi- being catholic and supporting abortion and gay marriage. She is a catholic in name only as much as Janet Jackson and Snoop dog, even Shaq are Muslims in name only. I have more respect for real Muslims than these faux muslims.

    • kalrl

      stop judging people, only God knows the difference fake and real muslim.

  • guesstheguest

    I think I saw T-Pain on my windshield this morning. lol

  • Jasmine

    Omg T-Pain cut his dreads

  • Jules

    Please stop the madness! So I guess my dog can be a muslim if I said it.

    • jfk

      Your mom too pig jew

    • yusaf m khan

      shame on you. You should learn to respect yourself

  • Momma Dee Tha Q.U.E.E.N

    After last night I can’t ever look at Busta & not think of that shirt he had on at the BET Awards…great list MN

    • Taneesha Culture Clash Thomas

      Lmao momma dee u so crazy