Famous Black Muslims. Black Muslims have contributed a lot to the development of the world and have played their part in big industries like sports, entertainment and technology and much more. These great personas do not only include individuals like Muhammad Ali, who could not be any less legendary, but also great souls from the ancient eras, who left themselves as legacies.
Let’s have a look at 30 most influential Black Muslims of the world and acknowledge their efforts!
The Most Powerful Black Muslims in the World
#30 – Shaquille O’Neal
Although O’Neal has rarely ever publicized his religious beliefs, but he did reveal once to his fans, that he has been planning to go the Islamic pilgrimage (Hajj) to Mecca, Saudi Arabia.
#29 – Akon
So yes we all love Akon, his music, his voice and the wonderful person that he is! But there’s more.
As the multi-talented singer has started to inculcate his Islamic faith into his songwriting now – starting from his elegant single “Senegal”.
#28 – Dave Chappelle
The unique comedian Chappelle has often been observed as being shying away from disclosing his religion to the media.
But he told Time Magazine in 2005 that, “I don’t want my fans to associate my flaws with this wonderful religion.”
#27 – Ice Cube
The rapper Ice Cube converted to Islam in the 1990’s and has remained Islamic ever since.
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#26 – T-Pain
What really astounds the readers is the fact that T-Pain, is not in fact a convert, but was raised as a Muslim with the name Faheem Rasheed Najm.
He says that most people, and that includes his millions of fans, who are not aware that he was raised as a Muslim. He further says that “people think Muslims have to have a big beard and a turban, and that’s just stupid.”
#25 – Muhammad Ali
The legendary and timeless boxer once told CBC that, “There is nothing Islamic about killing people, not in the 9/11 attack or the Paris attack or anywhere in the world. Islam has nothing to do with extremism. These murderers and terrorists have strongly perverted people’s view on what Islam really is.”
#24 – Janet Jackson
Ms. Jackson is the youngest member of the Jackson family now. She has sold above 160 million records and is one of the best sellers of her time. The five times Grammy winner converted to Islam in 2015.
#23 – Mike Tyson
The famous, world class boxer, known for his ultimate fighting skills and a rather doubtful and controversial face tattoo recently converted his ethics to Islam.
#22 – Jermaine Jackson
A member of Jackson 5 and a recent convert to Islam.
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#21 – Kareen Abdul Jabbar
#20 – O’Shea Jackson
#19 – Busta Rhymes
#18 – Mikal Safiullah
#17 – Craig Hodges
#16 – Calvin Broadus
#15 – Shaheed Akbar (Jacka Rapper)
#14 – Nicolas Anelka
#13 – Hassan Hamid Assad
#12 – Snoop Dogg
#11 – Omar Epps
#10 – Abdullah Buhaina
#9 – Lupe Fiasco
#8 – Iman
#7 – Q – Tip
#6 – Mos Def
#5 – Faran Tahir
#4 – Khalil Kain
#3 – Chuck D
#2 – Malcolm X
#1 – Wallace D. Fard Muhammad