Web Desk: Former One Direction singer, Zayn Malik has confirmed he no longer identifies as Muslim in a new interview, reported Dailymail.
While talking to British Vogue, Zayn said, he is not practicing Muslim anymore and no longer believes in ‘any’ of the religion.
“I’m not professed to be a Muslim” and when asked if he would consider himself to be Muslim, he responded, “No, I wouldn’t.”
The singer added although he had a ‘spiritual belief’ of a god, that he did not endorse Islam religious practices such as daily prayer and eating halal meat.
After his statement, he was trolled on social media from fans who have said they are ashamed of the star and criticized him.
He said: ‘I don’t believe you need to eat a certain meat that’s been prayed over a certain way, I don’t believe you need to read a prayer in a certain language five times a day.
‘I don’t believe any of it. I just believe if you’re a good person everything is going to go right for you.’
The star said that it was ‘really easy’ for him to drop the religion with his family. He said his parents had always given him and his siblings the option to choose for themselves, and added that was pleased to have built his life around Islam.
Zayn’s father Yaser is British-Pakistani and his mother Trisha converted to Islam when she met him, with the couple raising their children Muslim.