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Celebrities you probably didn't know are Muslim

RELIGIOUS: Did you know these stars are Muslim?

WITH ISLAM being the second biggest religion in the world, it's no surprise that there are one or two famous Muslims.

There are some notable celebrities such as boxer Muhammad Ali and rapper Swizz Beatz who have openly spoken about their faith, but there are probably a lot more stars you probably didn’t know identify as Muslim.

Check out our list below:

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Akon, born Aliaune Damala Akon Thiam, is a self-proclaimed Muslim and spiritual man.

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Shaquille O’Neal is an Islam convert. In 2010, the basketball player made his faith public when he vocalised his plans to go on the sacred Muslim pilgrimage, Hajj.

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T-Pain, real name Faheem Rashad Najm, was raised in a Muslim household. Although his religious views can be a little questionable at times, especially considering his song lyrics, he still claims to be a Muslim.

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Mike Tyson, heavyweight boxing champion, changed his name to Malik Abdul Aziz and converted to Islam while serving a prison sentence.

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Busta Rhymes, is another Islam convert.

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Malcolm X fought strongly for black power and black nationalism in the US as a Muslim. He was a leader of the Nation of Islam before being assassinated in 1965.

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Muhammad Ali. After converting to Islam from Christianity, Ali was not afraid to make his religious views public before becoming one of the most remarkable boxers of all time.

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Snoop Lion converted to Islam back when he was 'Snoop Dogg' in 2009. He was very vocal and proud about joining the Nation of Islam, but now he now claims that he is a Rastafarian.

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Dave Chappelle converted to Islam back in 1998.

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Janet Jackson reportedly recently converted to Islam this year after marrying her husband, billionaire Wissam al Mana. Her brother, Jermaine Jackson, converted to Islam years ago.

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Other celebrity Muslims include Ice Cube, Swizz Beatz and Lupe Fiasco.

Source: Global Grind

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