Eid al-fitr, the festival of breaking the fast, is an occasion for Muslims across the world to celebrate with family, good food, music and prayers after Ramadan. The final day of Ramadan 2016 will be on July 5, Tuesday, when Muslims all over the world will start looking forward to observing Eid al-fitr.
Several celebrities who follow the faith may also participate in the festivities.
Here are some of the popular celebrities who follow Islam:
Known for her innovative and socially conscious records, Janet Jackson has been a iconic figure in popular culture for more than 30 years. The youngest member of the Jackson family, Janet was born and raised as a Jehovah's Witness, but reportedly converted to Islam after marrying Wissam Al Mana in 2013.
David Khari Webber "Dave" Chappelle is an American stand-up comedian and actor who has starred in some prominent movies, including "The Nutty Professor," "Con Air," and "Blue Streak." His first lead role was in the comedy movie, "Half Baked," which was co-written by him. Chappelle converted to Islam in 1998.
Gotta eat A photo posted by Dave Chappelle (@dave_chappelle) on Jul 19, 2012 at 12:05pm PDT
O'Shea Jackson (Ice Cube)
An American rapper and filmmaker, Ice Cube started his career as a member of the hip-hop group CIA and later joined NWA (Niggaz Wit Attitudes). Noted as a proficient lyricist and brutally honest rapper, he is considered one of the founding artistes of the gangsta rap. Ice Cube converted to Islam in the 1990s.
Shaq (Shaquille O'Neal)
Shaq has played for six different teams over his 19-year NBA career, most notable of which are the Orland Magic, the L.A. Lakers, and the Miami Heat. He led his team to four NBA Championships and was also a 15-time NBA All-Star.
HAPPY FOURTH OF JULY WEEKEND, wish I was this young again , I'd be getting that mike Conley bread lol. #congratsconley #congratsnoah #congratsdueng # A photo posted by DR. SHAQUILLE O'NEAL Ed.D. (@shaq) on Jul 3, 2016 at 10:19am PDT
One of the few prominent actors who have ever won the Triple Crown of Acting (an Oscar, an Emmy, and a Tony), actress Ellen Burstyn has 150 films and countless theatre acts to her credit. Raised a Catholic, she now practises Sufi Islam.
Iman Mohamed Abdulmajid is a Somalian-American fashion model, entrepreneur and actress. In her 2001 memoir, she wrote about the difficulties of being a Muslim in the fashion industry, saying, "Somalia is a moderate Muslim country, but my religion dictates that this is not a profession I should be in."
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