Malik could similarly use his status to stand up to Islamophobic sentiment.
Duncan Cooper at Fader suggested Malik shies away from speaking about his religion due to the horrendous backlash he gets from bigots, saying he may not feel “safe enough” to be more politically outspoken.
To create change, it’s not enough to just exist -- Malik has the platform to light up the world like nobody else and make it more beautiful.
He is a Muslim is dad is a Muslim is mom is British just because he drinks or smokes or has tattoos doesn't mean he isn't a Muslim there some Muslims in the world who drink who smoke and have tattoos Some Muslims are really into Islam and some are not just because Zayn has tattoos and drinks and smokes it doesn't mean he is not a Muslim you could say he is not a religious Muslim He is Muslim. Muslims are people too, so people who discriminate should then have a live search. My Allah give all them power and will to keeping going with this religion(peacefully).
In 2012, he told the Mirror: Malik declined to talk about his faith with Billboard.
But at a time when Muslims around the West are facing increasing discrimination and persecution, Malik’s voice (in song or spoken words) could be more useful than ever.
Malik is showing the world a young Muslim man is the same as any other young man.
You could argue Malik is doing enough by living as a normal 22-year-old who wants to relax and have some private time out of the spotlight.
Malik is a hugely successful pop star with an Arabic name who tweets “Eid Mubarak” to 17 million followers for the major Islamic holidays.
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