Zayn Malik
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Millions across the world are celebrating the Islamic festival of Bakra-Eid, or Eid-al-Adha, from the evening of Tuesday, 22 September. The festival, which marks Abraham's willingness to sacrifice his son Ishamel, is the second of the two religious festivals celebrated by Muslims worldwide every year.

Here we have compiled a list of celebrities who are practising Muslims and would be celebrating Bakra-Eid: 

Zayn Malik: The former "One Direction" member is among the most famous Muslim celebrities in the world and proudly wears the tag. Malik has even tattooed Arabic statements that remind him to stay true to who he is. He has been very open about his heritage and has countered both fanatics and racists with statements such as "religion is between you and whoever your belief is in".

Jemima Khan (nee Goldsmith): The English journalist, who converted to Islam before marrying Imran Khan, former Pakistani cricketer and currently politician and philanthropist, in 1995, still follows the religion even after their divorce. In fact, she kept the surname 'Khan' (until Imran Khan remarried) and even completed Hajj in 2007.

Ice Cube: Born O'Shea Jackson, the rapper converted to Islam in the 1990s and has a very personal approach towards religion. "What I call myself is a natural Muslim, because it's just me and God. You know, going to the mosque, the ritual and the tradition, it's just not in me to do. So I don't do it," Cube opines.

Amal Clooney: The wife of Hollywood heartthrob George Clooney and a high-profile human rights lawyer was raised by a Druze father and a Sunni Muslim mother. Along with English and French, Clooney is fluent in Arabic too. Though she is silent about her faith, many publications have mentioned that she is a follower of Islam.

Akon: Born Aliaune Damala Bouga Time Bongo Puru Nacka Lu Lu Lu Badara Akon Thiam, the dapper rapper is a self-described spiritual man. A part of the lyrics of his song "Senegal" goes, "So what you know about how God comes first in our lives, everything that we do is for Allah."

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