• Zayn MalikInstagram/Zayn Malik
  • Amal Clooney appeals to Egyptian president to let Al Jazeera journalist Mohamed Fahmy walk free.Reuters
  • Akon with a man, in whose village he helped bring electricity.Facebok/Akon
  • Jemima Khan is among several high-profile personalities who have written an open letter criticising Israeli plans to evict Palestinian Bedouins from their land. (Reuters)null
  • Dr Mehmet OzFacebok/Dr Mehmet Oz
  • Mike Tyson in Mecca in 2010screenshot/youtube

Millions of Muslims across the world will celebrate the Islamic festival with their friends and family, wishing "Eid Mubarak", to mark the end of the Holy month of Ramadan. While Ramadan is about personal reflection and prayers, Eid al-Fitr is about being with your loved ones and celebrating the religion and God together.

There are many celebrities who proudly speak of their Islamic affiliation and express their love for religious practises like fasting and serving the less fortunate. Here are some celebrities who proudly talk about their religion:

Zayn Malik: The former One Direction member is among the most famous Muslim celebrities in the world and he proudly wears this tag. Malik has even tattooed Arabic statements that reminds 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 her former husband and Pakistani cricketer, politician and philanthropist Imran Khan 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.

Akon: The rapper, who identifies himself as a Muslim, is as famous for his philanthropic work as he is for his rhymes. Born Aliaune Damala Bouga Time Bongo Puru Nacka Lu Lu Lu Badara, Akon uses his resources and fame for many charitable causes, the most recent being bringing electricity to some of the remote villages in Africa.

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

Dr Oz: The host of "The Dr Oz Show" and professor of surgery at Columbia University was open about his struggles with understanding his religion before finding solace in Sufism, which is a mystical form of Islam. Born to Turkish parents in Ohio, Mehmet Cengiz Öz identifies most with Sufism.

Mike Tyson: During his tenure in jail, Mike Tyson is said to have converted to Islam and he even went for Hajj in 2010. Tyson also updated his fans on the journey and even posted a picture of him at Mecca. 

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