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Published on July 15th, 2012 | by hotarabic


Will One Direction Malik Zayn Be Fasting This Ramadan?

I was wondering being a Muslim, will the One Direction band member and super awesome dude Malik Zayn (Zayn Jaweed Malik) be observing the Muslim Month of Ramadan. I mean will be be fasting? If not because of his faith, it might be due to his respect to his heritage.

The net seems to be going crazy about his faith, some American loon have even accused him of “pimping Islam”. I think people like that and others who do not thing he is a good Muslim miss the point.

He is a British Pakistani

But, give me a break, here’s what online commentarot had to say about Malik’s being a lousy Muslim:

He is by name but he doesn’t follow the guidelines of Islam. Islam prohibits smoking, drinking, dating and such and he has, unfortunately, strayed and gone and done those things. It’s sad to see such a good person go off like that but it is what it is. May Allah guide him and show him the Light.

Zayn Malik is a Muslim British Pakistani and he is proud of his religion view. Malik once tweeted “”La ila ha ill allaho muhammed door rasoolalah” which means he believes in Allah and Muhammad.

In Ramadan of 2011, he was reported to have fasted. He has a good personality as a muslim. In the first day of Ramadhan he tweeted in his Twitter account “First day, who’s fasting?”. Those are evidances that Zayn Malik is Muslim, not that he has anything to proof to anyone. Religion should not be put on public display.

For skeptics of Malik’s faith, here are few things to consider:

  1. Malik Zayn is young, and full of life
  2. He has an image to protect. His business image does not have to his personal life.
  3. He is the son of a different culture, so his practice does not have to be a carbon cop of what some guy in Pakistan calls “proper Islam”
  4. Some of his fans, don’t care about his religion and in exchange he should not try to preach to them about his personal life and his faith.
Malik is not famous because of his religion, but because of his music and personality. So, I say keep on keeping on…and your religion is your business.

Zayn Malik with family in BRADFORD [ @zaynmalikarmy ]

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77 Responses to Will One Direction Malik Zayn Be Fasting This Ramadan?

  1. Anonymous says:

    I am also Muslim and Zayn do well along with Ramadan, he has not tweeted on facebook but he tweete ramdan mubarak, and it is Zayn's besluiting to a girlfriend or not. I love Zayn, and how he is, I'm proud to be a muslim and Zayn too.

    • Anonymous says:

      Zayn malik is muslim but his deeds are like non muslim i hate that people who are only muslim for his name and not having muslim deeds

    • Anonymous says:

      I want zayn malik to come kuwait because i am a muslim pakistani girl i want 1d to come here because I love them i wish they would come here because the wanted came here on 30 may 2014 and I think they are more nice then 1d because they love there fans more

  2. Dude yes its true he is liked for his music not hisreligion.Im a Muslim too and yes so dating and drinking and ttoos is not allwed but as long as you beleve in Allah and Muhhammad P.B.U.H u are a muslim no matter wt!!

  3. Anonymous says:

    Anywayz guys,were all proud 2 b muslim, so ramadaan mubarak. 🙂

  4. Anonymous says:

    if ur a muslim u don't have tattos bu zayn i luv him but thats wrong he should fast it's his age and dating perrie is not part of an muslim person zayn should fast and no drink alchol zayn so what if the others eat ur a muslim and ur ment to fast but any way my neice is 10 and she's fasting

  5. Anonymous says:

    To be honest he can do what he likes man, I'm a muslim and I believe it's not our duty to judge anybody. If he says he's a muslim then I think he is. XD

  6. Anonymous says:

    i love zayn.. But ya i cant deny at the some case im disapointed , he use islam jst on his ID but not a way of life,, it makes me sad smtimes,, ;(

    • Anonymous says:

      For gods sake!!! Okay jus luk at urselfs first before u judge others. Allah is the biggest judge and the only one wiva judgement that really matters. Its not ur duty to b dissapointed in him. Luka ta the people closer around you rather than sum guy u havnt met and judge them. Btw i hav met him

    • zmf says:

      it doesnt matter if u r a muslim or a christian we are all people but everyone have his own beleifs lately i found that obama is a muslim 2 the president of america and he is practicing it so look it out and dnt make fun of others cz ur not better luv uu zayn btw im a muslim too ♡♡♡

  7. Anonymous says:

    I think that fasting for Zayn right now with all the singing and traveling he's doing could be a real danger to his health. And I've heard he's not fasting this year because of that. And I'm sure all of us don't want Zayn getting seriosly ill because of this. I love Zayn and he's a great guy, if he says he's a muslim then he is. 🙂

  8. Anonymous says:

    I know that it can be somewhat disappointing but we still have to realise that he is still young bad has his own life to live and inshaallah he will be brought to the path of righteousness but for now I love you just the way u r… so go on living your life and believing in what you believe in and know that we will be there for you…
    🙂 <3

  9. Anonymous says:

    long live the sexy hypocrite!!

  10. Anonymous says:

    i love you zayn ==)<3 <3 <3

  11. Anonymous says:

    I think Zayn is an awesome guy! And one direction is amazing! I doesn't matter what his religion is he'll be loved by his personality.

  12. Anonymous says:

    i really hope that zayn will change to be a better muslim,,,if he does,,i will proud of him..

  13. Anonymous says:

    salaam zayn i really like u for who u r. but Allah who knows everything, plz turn back to the real Islam. and change urself be better, InshaAllah!
    wanna see u some day 😉

  14. Zayn,please return to the true teachings of Islam. Tarry for the things that deny the teachings of Islam…
    U'r Muslim's Fanz

  15. Anonymous says:

    The prophet (pbuh) said that the tattooist and tatoorer is cursed. Do i need to say more than that. He has tatoos on his arm. So does mic righteous. No point trying to make yourself good through lies when it is clear, the truth is clear.

  16. Anonymous says:

    zayn is a muslim,but he isnt in the right path…. what he does is haram…I just hope he prays..he should repent and seek forgiveness

  17. Anonymous says:

    oh.. i am very proud of zayn malik! i wish he will turn to be a pure muslim. i am a muslim too so i understand what happening to him. 🙂

  18. Anonymous says:

    I hope zayn would find his way out of the fame and be a better muslim. I really like him but the way of his lifestyle is to embrassing as a muslim. I love my religion. And i don't want people to see that Islam is a joke.

  19. Anonymous says:

    plz plz plz plz plz plz plz……. I just wish zany malik would go back to islam. I luv him so much n I cant bear to see him in this condition. if he does go back to islam I hope he can show the boys about islam too. its best for them. im a muslim too. oh Allah, plz help them!!!!!

  20. Allah's servant says:

    oh Allah, please help zayn malik!!! I hav to care cos we are a family. I will be VERY gratefull if zayn and the boys have chose islam as their religion. I will keep praying until they found The Light. I just cant bear to see them in a condition like that.

  21. I am happy to hear this news.Because owner of Zain Muslim and I hope to hand over the rest of the Spread my band and find the right way, God willing

  22. Anonymous says:

    I think having tattoos doesnt matter what personality you have,,
    as long we believe to Allah and Mohamed P.B.U.H. we're on our rigth way,
    just dont turn your back in what religion you have,,
    and may ALLAH guide him in the rigth way,,
    for those who's saying that muslems are terrorist please read your holy book,, you dont have the rigth to judge,,and if do you think that muslims are terrorist, what do you call to yourself?,,
    just like Ive said awhile ago,, I dont have the rigth to judge.

    I am proud to be a Muslim,,

  23. Anonymous says:

    I know it is very hard to live in the less muslim country, but remember that Allah will always support us anywhere we are, as long as we still keep our faith and pray to Allah SWT.
    Zayn is my favourite in 1D from the first I saw him. ^^

  24. Anonymous says:

    Every single one of url that say don't judge but that's exactly what url are doing it is up to Allah (SWT) to judge so just let zayn be

  25. aliamaizara says:

    No matter how worst the person zayn.. with his tattoo..drinking and doing whatever that is prohibited in islam.. but just one thing i like to tell is, DONT MURTAD.. as long as u belive in Allah..whatever u do, Allah will always be there.. ♥

  26. faiez akhbar says:

    to can still sing cause Islam didn't say cannot to sing as long as you do what is meant for you to do in this world…i was just hoping you become more better than can still hang up with 1D..but better get rid of those tattoos and never miss solat and fasting so you can become a Muslim icon in the whole world ,so Muslim can be seen as a versatile religion..#i'll pray 4 you zayn.

  27. Anonymous says:

    Tattoos, drinking and stuff are haraam.. But who r we to judge we don't nw zayn personally.. And to the ppl calling zayn a terrorist.. Seriously,, his just a normal 'muslim' guy following his dream I dnt see any terrorism in dat.. And I'm a proud muslim and I can assure u dat zayn is not pimping islam :/ just as soon as a muslim reaches success ppl start to judge..not all muslims r terrorist.. And those tweets abwt ramadaan and eid thatz normal its part of our religion, lyk a celebration it has nothing with him calling ppl to islam :/ I dnt c how its perfectly fyn wen a non muslim singer tweets abwt christmas everythyn is fine but wen a muslims singer has to post abwt islamic celebrations then his being a terrorist.. Seriously..
    **Zayn stay the way u r dnt let them jealous ppl bring u down,, not every1 is a perfect muslim.. But there's always tym for a change 🙂
    #ProudMuslim #Directioner <3

  28. Anonymous says:

    Being a Muslim doesn't mean we're terrorist. I know this is all about 9/11 thing but just because some Muslims do that doesn't mean we all are terrorists. Majority of Muslims does not support violence or killing ppl as a way of jihad. I really hope ppl stop thinking all Muslims are terrorists. Even in Quran state that Islam does not support violence. I hope everyone will understand.

  29. Jewel says:

    Lets not judge the guy on his choices and appreciate what he strives to do ie,entertain us. At least he has some connection with his Islamic identity which is highly commendable, considering the fact that most celebrities including muslims discard any sort of religious attachments clinging on to them.

  30. I have friend from mixed religion, chinese and malay. Well, I know how he lives with his chinese mother, lack of Islam knowledge.
    What I want to point is his Islam knowledge, whether their parent teach him or which school he studied affected him.
    In my Opinion, Zayn is lack of Islam knowledge. Fasting in Ramadhan is a must to all Muslims, unless he is crazy, in period, sick(old) and refer here
    May Allah guide him and bless his live.

  31. Anonymous says:

    get a life zany when you are in front of the real lord what you gonna say I just did it because it was cool. Listen to your heart if you wanna just let that chance of going to heaven go then good luck and I will pray for you zany you need to learn wat islam is all about, not just you the whole world needs a refresh all muslims try and leaeve all the bad stuff out of your heart and become a good person good luck zayn n 1D wish u success coz im no the judge of life ur gonna answer to!

  32. His religion doesnt have anything to do with his career.He is a muslim as long as he believes in Allah Almighty and Prophet Muhammad (PBUH)

  33. Anonymous says:

    I think Zayn is a good guy but i think he must give up smoking , drinking &tattoos . he must try to get on the right way to be a good example 4 the young muslims . HOWEVER of all that ,he is a good guy.

  34. Anonymous says:

    I love you…good luck for good…Zyan

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  36. Anonymous says:

    we muslim are not terorist, and I pray for zain he will come back to the path and lifestyle of Islam…Amin,

  37. Anonymous says:

    He is a good guy and insyaAllah will get "hidayah"

  38. Anonymous says:

    At least he's a Muslim, i mean most american celebrities are Christians.i.Its really great news that a worldwide pop star is a Muslim!
    Its just Allah hasn't guided him to pure Islam. but still keep going Zayn! Will you fast Ramadan 2013?

  39. I hope he will. I really like One Direction. My best Ramadan wishes to you Malik and to all muslims. Ramadan Kareem!

  40. Anonymous says:

    The nigga is no muslim he is a freakin pervert who behaves like that in there 20s oh oh i know pagans so nobody call that pervert a muslim infact he is a disgrace to all of us #peace

  41. Anonymous says:

    I'm not a Muslim but in my opinion at least he tries or fasts whenever he can, at least you can see an effort.

  42. Anonymous says:

    zain sings haram music and does haram actions such as drinking, getting a tattoo, girlfriend etc he is the worst possible role model for young muslims, his singing is no excuse to why he should not take part in ramadan

  43. Anonymous says:

    ok well i'm young and full of life too but that doesn't mean i avoid my religion and its practices. it doesn't matter if he is a good singer he should still follow his faith. if people love him for his singing then whether he practices his religion or not shouldn't matter to the public; in fact he will be more respected in their eyes.

  44. Anonymous says:

    Zayn's cute no matter what… Anyway Ramadhan Mubarak to all Muslim brothers and sisters, uncles and aunties, grandpas and grandmas. in short to all!!!!!!

  45. Anonymous says:

    I started to fast when I was 6, but that came with courage. I love Zayn I believe that it is his dessication to fast or not, but i hope he musters up enough courage to fast at least 10 rosas before Eid during this holy month. I also hope that he can quit drinking because as we all know drinking is haram. As for smoking it is not haram it is just killing our bodies. I hope Zayn reads this comment and tries to do it.PLEASE STOP JUDGING HIM, HE IS A GOOD PERSON AND CUTE NO MATTER WHAT. ALLAH IS THE ONLY JUDGE AND HE DECIDES WHETHER OR NOT HE IS A GOOD MUSLIM OR NOT. Anyways Ramadhan mubarak to all I hope you all have a safe and healthy Ramadhan and early Eid mubarak.

  46. FAIZAN TANOLI says:


  47. Anonymous says:

    I love you zayn ,

    Im a muslim(a) . I love you.and i think that you r going to the wrong path of the islam
    Allah knoes evrything and he is seeing evryting remember that
    Inshallah allah is seeing that you r a good guy

  48. Anonymous says:

    I am affend at what the writer has to say.
    Just because zayn said "first day, whos fasting"
    The writer is judging him as not a muslim.
    Eventhough zayn had made mistake no other than god should judge if he is a myslim or not.

  49. Anonymous says:

    dude, it's already the eid…stop arguing for this thing…enjoy the eid and the money you collected XD

  50. Anonymous says:

    i hate him pretending to be somthin hes not

  51. Anonymous says:

    while staying with non-muslims where he's the only muslim,he still believe in Allah.i respect that.not everyone can do that . but in islam, theres people who believe this way and some believe is other ways .BUT all of us have the same believing that we cannot have tattoos bcoz we cant pray if we have something permanent on our skin. we also cant drink alcohol or anything that makes us drunk,hallucinate and we cant have sex before married.i cant judge about fasting and praying coz he may do that without us knowing. i just want to say people comment about him doing things he wasnt supposed todo is because we care about him and other muslims.just like other religion, we do have hell and heaven :)i know you guys respect islam and i can tell every muslims really appreciate that .

  52. Anonymous says:

    I just hope u will become a great muslim one day…to the others please watch ur surrounding b4 talk about someone else..just pray for him 🙂

  53. Anonymous says:

    Well zayn has the talent I mean he has a voice of an angle but he could use his voice in a better way and sing different kind of music but no one can blame him his eyes have seen the gold so silver is not gonna satisfy him I mean an opportunity of being a worldwild popstar is dazzling under his feet he can't say no. I understand him cuz I have a musical talent but because I'm a Muslim I can't achieve my dream and especially because I'm a girl my parents won't let me so back to the point zayn go after hid dream but on the way because it wasn't an Islamic mood he did some bad things but all what I have said is nothing because I'm not god to judge him lm just a normal Muslim person that gave her opinion . Wish you the best zayn .

  54. Anonymous says:

    So what if he believes in Allah and prophet Muhammad does this mean that he will continue to sin and say "allah will protect me" ?
    I'm not saying he's not a muslim all I'm saying is that he should be careful of the message he's sending because muslim kids will think….."ok since zayn is muslim and he's drinking smoking and putting tattoos on then maybe i can do that to" and then he will get sin .so plz be careful

  55. Sushma Gupta says:

    Wow!!!! Great . I have heard about zayn Malik. He is a Muslim. It is great. Actually, I am also a Hindu, but I have a Muslim friend. Thanks for the blog.

  56. I thought of this before , But I think Zayn's life is so much different than most of the Muslims , so I don't agree about comparing him with any Muslim
    I know he doesn't represent Islam well
    I've read that he got bullied in school because of his religion and that makes me feel so bad , WHY those people being so racist , we are in the 21 century and people must be mature and respect others
    anyway , I just hope Zayn never be called as a TERRORIST again just because his religion and beliefs are different

  57. Anonymous says:

    yes, "no point trying to make yourself good through lies when it is clear, the truth is clear" as aforementioned above. this may looks so rude or what, but frankly as what The Prophet (pbuh) said that having tattoos, missing shalat and fasting are cursed, so what he has did was not in the right way yet. human is not perfect, but let's make it close to perfect Zayn! I love his religion, hardwork and personality as well. I will love you more if you do what your heart says. I know you feel guilty yourself c:
    fightinggg! I know that life is hard, especially when it seems like you have to fight yourself. meep. but you have to put Allah as the first in anything, okay?

  58. We know that we don't have any right to interfere one's personal life, whether you like to drink, smoke or dates etc. But at least we can care the person whom we are emotionally with, so Zayn we know that you still believe and fear of almighty Allah, we still love you and hope you will set an example for all young Muslim by doing right things as per Islam Inshaallah

  59. alot of muslim boys and girls do all these thing as drinking, smoking etc, so why just point out zayn, just because he is famous and a Muslim, as long as he believes in ALLAH and his Holy Prophet Muhammad (P.B.U.H) he doesn't need to tell the whole world that he is a muslim,, Im proud to be Muslim and a Pakistani, Insha'Allah he will do everything right with the guidance of the Holy Quran.

  60. Anonymous says:

    maybe he is more better muslim then us how can we know we don't live with him well i am a muslim and i am proud to be 🙂

  61. Anonymous says:

    I am a Pakistani Muslim and am proud to be. I know it is wrong to drink, smoke, get tattoos and stuff but as long as he believes in Allah and our Prophet Muhammad p.b.u.h and admits it, I think Zayn is a good Muslim and its his life! I Love You Zayn Malik no matter what! ♥:)

  62. Anonymous says:

    I am Lebanese and i am very proud to be, but I always follow my religion and it is really haram if u drink and its also haram if u sing. Pls Zayn be in the Muslim again. If u do i will be sooo happy. I love Allah

  63. Anonymous says:

    ZAYN IS A MUSLIM! He do the things which are not allowed in Islam like tattoos, drinking, smoking all the other things. This is because of his srounding. He lives in a British country, hangouts with British people and all the guys in 1D are British and Irish except for Zayn. He is living there from since he was born so obviously he would be following them. I have read all his tweets on twitter told above nd that clearly tells he is a Muslim and do believe in Allah. He did fasted and his tweets are proof for it. And whatever ppl say I love him he's like a brother to me though he doesn't even know that I exsist but still I love him the most <3 he's my favorite singer from 1D I love everyone from the band but I love Zayn the most not only bcz he's Muslim plus he's the best singer and has the best voice in one Direction <3

  64. Anonymous says:

    And one more important thing, No one has a right to talk about anyone's personal life. They are his deeds he is the one who have to face Allah. Who are we? We have no right to discuss his deeds or interfair in his life. Allah knows what he's doing. So I beg you people stop talking and posting about not only Zayn but anyone because we will become bad in Allah's eyes and he knows everything going on in this Earth. He knows the best so kindly stop this all!

  65. Anonymous says:

    Oh please!!!!!!
    if he is a muslim he should behave like one it means he is disgracing islam…………….

  66. Anonymous says:

    i am also a one muslim we all know that zayn malik is a muslim but heis not behaving like a muslim his name is zayn malik like muslim but we all don't know that he is following a five teaching of islam or not and now he is in america and hold america is a chrishtian and a few muslim is there in ameria ane zayn malik is mix in a few christiaity and our islam is teaching that to respect our parents and pray every day not to sing a song or to dance

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  68. Anonymous says:

    No matter what…i love you zayn…we have no ryt to judge anyone…allah made us and only he can judge us…being a muslim doesn't mean showing it by your outer behaviour and activities its about your internal believes…and zayn internaly loves islam and he don't have to prove it to anyone

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