News Desk |
The fans and followers have expressed utmost displeasure over British-Pakistani singer Zayn Malik’s admission of not calling himself a Muslim in the latest interview. The statement ensued a reaction from the people on social media while many were upset with the news, others “canceled” him.
Zayn Malik left One direction, Perrie, and now Islam… Who knows what he’s gonna leave next…
— FREE THE UIGHUR MUSLIMS 📣 (@HijabisPin) November 9, 2018
ZAYN MALIK LEFT ISLAM? PLEASE CHANGE YOUR NAME TOO WE DON'T WANT YOU ANYMORE
— Nuzha 🇵🇰 (@Nuzhakhan) November 11, 2018
Zayn Malik made his remarks during an interview with British Vogue Magazine. In an interview, he has said that religion is a personal matter between you and what you choose to believe, talking about it can lead to a lot of problems. He was then asked if he would call himself a Muslim, and he replied with “No I wouldn’t.”
Malik further added that he believed in the oneness of God but did not believe in the existence of Hell. He said he believed people would treat him well if he was going to treat them well.
Read more: Zayn Malik’s new album to include music in Urdu
Interesting comments were posted on social media related to the news; while Muslim fans bashed the former One Direction singer others just expressed their surprise knowing Zayn Malik was a Muslim.
Zayn malik was muslim??? pic.twitter.com/p5Sti0gGBT
— Kash (@kvsh_95) November 8, 2018
ZAYN MALIK OUT OF ISLAM?! pic.twitter.com/oUuVYY5wvA
— – (@avacabodo) November 10, 2018
Muslim twitter cancelling zayn malik after knowing he doesn't follow Islam like he was some religious scholar before. Lol
— Waleed Nasir (@waleednasir00) November 10, 2018
I wonder if Zayn Malik got rid of his lota when he left Islam
— McBaŋɠ (@TheMcBang) November 9, 2018
Earlier, this year, fans and followers were delighted to see the pictures of him and Gigi Hadid celebrating Eid-ul-Fitr together with his mother and sister. Gigi Hadid is a Palestinian supermodel. They both have been in a relationship for a considerable period of time.
While Zayn Malik is reluctant to call himself a Muslim, Gigi Hadid on the contrary strongly defends her Muslim identity. Several times she has raised her voice against Islamophobia, have protested against the genocide of Palestinians.
Read more: “Zayne Malik used me”-accuses his Masseuse
Zayn Malik also opened about his relationship with his former One Direction bandmates in the interview. He said that “Snide comments” were made against him after he left the band and cited that been the reason for no longer being in contact with them.
“There are things that happen and things that were said after I left. Snide things. Small things that I would never have expected”, said Zayn Malik.
Zayn Malik will be gracing the covers of the British Vogue Magazine December issue.