Person 29 Celebrities Who Are Muslim

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This list contains information about celebrities who are Muslim, loosely ranked by fame and popularity. Several famous actors, musicians, and athletes are Muslim. Some of these celebrities were raised in Muslim households, while others converted later in life. One famous Muslim was assassinated by the Nation of Islam when he denounced the religious movement. Here are also celebs who are born-again Christians and celebrity Scientologists

Who is the most famous person who is Muslim? Janet Jackson tops this list. Jackson was raised as a Jehovah's Witness, but she reportedly converted to Islam after marrying Wissam Al Mana in 2013. Shaquille O'Neal was raised by a Baptist mother and Muslim stepfather. He has been identified as Muslim in several biographies, but he is quoted as saying, "I'm Muslim, I'm Jewish, I'm Buddhist, I'm everybody 'cause I'm a people person." Featuring American Muslims, Hollywood women, famous singers, and more, this list has it all. 

Malcolm X explored many denominations of the Muslim faith. He first joined the Nation of Islam in the late 1940s and later he explored Sunni Islam. After denouncing the Nation of Islam in 1965, he was assassinated by several of the organization's members. Muhammad Ali also explored many aspects of the Islamic faith.

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Janet Jackson is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list 29 Celebrities Who Are Muslim
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Janet Jackson was raised as a Jehovah's Witness, but she reportedly converted to Islam after marrying Wissam Al Mana in 2013.

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Age: 49

Birthplace: Gary, Indiana, United States of America

Profession: Spokesperson, Fashion designer, Record producer, Singer-songwriter Film Producer, + more

Credits: Nutty Professor II: The Klumps, Poetic Justice, How High, Why Did I Get Married Too?

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Akon is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list 29 Celebrities Who Are Muslim
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Akon has stated in the press that he is Muslim and that his full name is Aliaune Damala Akon Thiam.

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Age: 42

Birthplace: USA, St. Louis, Missouri

Profession: Record producer, Songwriter, Rapper, Television producer Musician, + more

Credits: The Karate Kid^! Coach Carter^! Jennifer's Body^! Step Up 2: The Streets

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Dave Chappelle is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list 29 Celebrities Who Are Muslim
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Comedian Dave Chappelle converted to Islam in 1998.

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Age: 42

Birthplace: Washington, D.C., United States of America

Profession: Comedian, Television producer, Film Producer, Screenwriter Actor, + more

Credits: Block Party, Half Baked, Chappelle's Show, Dave Chappelle: For What It's Worth

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Iman Abdulmajid is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list 29 Celebrities Who Are Muslim
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Iman Abdulmajid identifies herself as Muslim, but she says that she does not regularly practice the religion.

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Age: 60

Birthplace: Mogadishu, Somalia

Profession: Television producer, Fashion Model, Entrepreneur, Actor

Credits: Project Runway Canada, Out of Africa, No Way Out, Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country

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Shaquille O'Neal is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list 29 Celebrities Who Are Muslim
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Shaquille O'Neal was raised by a Baptist mother and Muslim stepfather. He has been identified as Muslim in several biographies, but he is quoted as saying, "I'm Muslim, I'm Jewish, I'm Buddhist, I'm everybody 'cause I'm a people person."

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Age: 43

Birthplace: Newark, New Jersey, United States of America

Profession: Basketball player, Rapper, Television producer, Real estate entrepreneur Film Producer, + more

Credits: After the Sunset, The House Bunny, Good Burger, He Got Game

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#3 on The Best Miami Heat Players of All Time

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Busta Rhymes is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list 29 Celebrities Who Are Muslim
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Busta Rhymes has stated in interviews that he is Muslim and that the religion grounds him.

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Age: 43

Birthplace: New York City, Red Hook, USA, New York

Profession: Record producer, Rapper, Actor, Composer Voice acting

Credits: Mean Girls, Fast Five, Easy A, Fast & Furious

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Casey Kasem is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list 29 Celebrities Who Are Muslim
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Casey Kasem was a member of The Druze, an offshoot of Islam.

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Age: Died at 82 (1932-2014)

Birthplace: Detroit, Michigan, United States of America

Profession: Music Historian, Film Producer, Radio personality, Actor Disc jockey, + more

Credits: Ghostbusters, Battle of the Planets, What's New, Scooby-Doo? Scooby Doo, + more

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Big Daddy Kane is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list 29 Celebrities Who Are Muslim
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Big Daddy Kane is a member of the black Muslim sect, the Five Percent Nation.

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Age: 47

Birthplace: Bedford-Stuyvesant, New York City, New York, United States of America

Profession: Record producer, Songwriter, Rapper, Musician Model, + more

Credits: 25th Hour, Blade: Trinity, Block Party, Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas

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