Bollywood to Hollywood: Celebrities hold fast to their beliefs during Ramadan

A look at celebrities observing Ramadan around the world


Published:  May 10, 2020 Nilanjana G. Javed, Senior Web Editor


Huma Qureshi and Saqib Saleem
Last Ramadan, Bollywood actress Huma Qureshi and her actor brother Saqib Saleem were in Mumbai amid the countrywide lockdown, while their parents were in Delhi. The actress feels that Ramadan is a time for reflection and self –improvement. Both brother and sister are practicing abstinence and keeping everyone in their prayers.Image Credit: social media

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Riz Ahmed
Riz Ahmed, the British-Pakistani musician and actor, filmed a special Ramadan message for Muslims last year . He was joined by British artists, politicians and essential workers asking everyone to continue following social distancing rules amid the coronavirus pandemic.Image Credit: Insta/rizahmed

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Hina Khan
Former Bigg Boss contestant, Hina Khan, took to social media, last year as she observed her ‘first roza’ . She posted a series of photos wearing a yellow attire and alongside the photo, Hina wrote, “Ramadan Kareem Let’s make Dua Let’s pray for Infected, let’s pray for Protection and Healing #FirstRoza #Positivity #WeShallGetThruThis…”Image Credit: Insta/realhinakhan

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Sana Khan
Sana Khan recently started wearing the hijab and got married to Anas Khan. The starlet is turning to Islam after her stint on Bigg Boss. She will be fasting during the month this time around as well.Image Credit: Insta/sanakhaan21

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HUDA KATTAN
The American-Iraqi beauty mogul Huda Kattan also observes fasts with her family . Last year, ahead of Ramadan she revealed: “This time of year is all about spending time with her loved ones. My family is the most important thing to me. We do everything together, but during Ramadan we really take the time to slow down and dedicate more time to appreciating one another. One of the main things that me and my family are dedicating our time to this #MonthOfGood is providing food for families who need it. This is something that our family focuses on every Ramadan, and it’s really eye-opening. We sometimes take some of the most basic things in life, like food, for granted.”Image Credit: Insta/hudabeauty

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Model turned actress Gauhar Khan along with Zaid Darbar poses during their Mehndi ceremony
Gauahar Khan: This former Bigg Boss winner not only fasts during the month of Ramadan, she also practices teachings of Islam.Image Credit: ANI

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Mohamed Hadid and  Gigi Hadid
The father of supermodels Gigi and Bella Hadid and real estate mogul Mohammed Hadid is a practicing Muslim and fasts during Ramadan. A proud Palestinian by origin, he often shares throwback pictures of his Middles Eastern background on social media. He has instilled in his children a sound understanding of their heritage.Image Credit: Insta/mohamedhadid

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Halima Aden
The 22-year-old Somalia-American hijabi model has been a role model for millions of Muslim women since 2016 when she donned a traditional Islamic dress during a US beauty pageant. She regularly fasts during Ramadan and is vocal about her faith on social media.Image Credit: Insta/halima

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DJ Khaled
DJ Khaled, the American-Palestinian music producer and superstar, is a proud Muslim and turns to his faith to remain grounded despite his success, hectic life and schedule. He regularly fasts during Ramadan and holds on fast to his belief. At times, he does get dehydrated because of his hectic schedule and at times has to break his fast but in general follows his faith strictly. Khaled has shared Ramadan greetings on social media, sometimes with his sons.Image Credit: Insta/djkhaled

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Zayan Malik
Zayn Malik The former One Direction singer of of Pakistani and British heritage and on-again boyfriend of supermodel Gigi Hadid regularly shares Ramadan Mubarak messages with his followers at the start of the Holy Month. Raised by Muslim parents in West Yorkshire – Malik has previously expressed his pride in growing up surrounded by Islamic traditions.Image Credit: Insta/mammamalik

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Mohamed Salah
Mo Salah The world-class football player of Egyptian nationality is a devout Muslim and observes fasts during Ramadan. Despite his hectic match schedules, he maintains his religious practices and fasts as and when required of him.Image Credit: Insta/mosalah

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Ramy Youssef
The Egyptian-American comedian drew the inspiration for his Golden Globe award-winning series Ramy from his own experience with the Holy Month of Ramadan. The show follows the life of a young man navigating his life as a modern practicing Muslim in New Jersey.Image Credit: Insta/ramy

source Bollywood to Hollywood: Celebrities hold fast to their beliefs during Ramadan | Entertainment-photos – Gulf News

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