A selected group of people from both sides of the border has quit the entertainment industry to pursue their religion (especially Islam). The most recent addition to this ensemble are two Pakistani actors, Anum Fayyaz and Zarnish Khan. Indians might not be aware of their work, or existence, but they are quite popular faces of the Pakistani film industry, Lollywood.
Anum recently took to social media to announce her departure from the entertainment industry. She posted a message calling her decision ‘difficult.’ “I have decided to leave the industry and follow more of an Islamic lifestyle,” the post read.
A number of Pakistani celebrities praised her decision and offered their support shortly after the post went viral. Anum is popular for her roles in Pakistani dramas, including ‘Ahmed Habib Ki Betiyan,’ ‘Meri Maa,’ and ‘Ishq Ibadat.’
Zarnish is yet to make any such announcement, however, she removed all of her prior images and reels from Instagram after performing Umrah in Mecca, Saudi Arabia, indicating her exit from the glamour world. Umrah is an Islamic pilgrimage to Mecca that can be undertaken at any time of the year, in contrast to the Ḥajj, which has specific dates according to the Islamic lunar calendar. The actress’ Instagram now has only Islamic posts.
Pakistani who left showbiz for Islam with their own will and become religious scholars. Many of them were at the height of their careers and were undivided kings and queens of industry. Living in an Islamic state means living according to all Islamic teachings. But Pakistan is one of the Islamic countries that gives its people the freedom to live as they wish, and the people themselves know how to balance religion and the world.
These Pakistani celebrities proved that Islam has more power than the world of Glam. All these Pakistani celebrities have raised their voices to share the reasons for this change. They all had different reasons for changing their minds.
Here’s the list of those Pakistani Celebrities who left showbiz for Islam.
Junaid was a mechanical engineer from UET Lahore but first gained recognition nationwide in 1987 as the lead singer of Vital Signs with songs such as “Dil Dil Pakistan” and “Tum Mil Gaye”. Dil Dil Pakistan soon reached the level of sanctity of the national anthem in Pakistan. He formally gave up music in 2004 and devoted his life to the practice and preaching of Islam. Jamshed gave up music but devoted his humorous voice to Naats and Hamds to preaching the religion and eventually became a religious scholar.
Junaid was traveling with his second wife and died on December 7, 2016 when PIA Flight 661 crashed in Havelian. The flight was going from Islamabad to Chitral. He was in Chitral on a mission of Tablighi Jamaat and was returning to Islamabad. We have loved him equally in all his incarnations, this is the hollow space that this semen remains in the hearts of human beings, it will never be filled again.
Before she announced her departure from the showbiz, Rabi Pirzada caused quite a stir. Rabbi Pirzada was incredibly active on social media just a few months before her private videos went viral. Rabbi Pirzada was already in the news for his political statements. Rabbi’s videos were heavily criticized after they were leaked. He publicly apologized for her actions and held accountable all those who shared his private videos.
She tweeted, “I’m leaving Showbiz. May Allah forgive my sins. And soften people’s hearts for me.”
The actress stayed away from the screen for some time. She began her journey of spiritual self-discovery after divorce. At first, Noor could not leave the showbiz because it was his only source of income for bread and butter. Noor discussed that after facing severe criticism over her multiple marriages, she came to the conclusion that no matter how hard she worked in this field, it would always be decided.
On her YouTube channel, Noor Bukhari shares the changes and often appears in talk shows that spread the message of Islam.
Famous folk singer Shazia Khushk, one of the best Pakistani celebrities who left showbiz industry for Islam due to personal reasons. She is known for his variety of styles and the energy she used to entertain crowds. After ruling the world of folk singing for decades, Shazia Khoshk recently left it. She announced that she was leaving Showbiz because she wanted to spend the rest of her life in the service of Islam. Shazia Khoshk made it clear that she was really serious about the decision and would stick to it.
Urooj Nasir is as famous as PTV actress Linda Bazar and Najane Kevin. In 2011, she is one of them Pakistani celebrities who left the showbiz for Islam and practically became a Muslim. On the occasion of World Hijab Day, Yuvraj said that he started thinking about the meaning of life in 2005 when Pakistan was shaken by a massive earthquake. And many lives were changed in the blink of an eye. Did you know that this telecom-based host and actor left Showbiz when she was at the height of her career line?
Famous Pakistani TV drama actor Ajab Gul was one of the big projects of Pakistani television at the time when drama emerged as a means of entertainment. Later, he appeared on the big screen. He is one of the best Pakistani celebrities who left the showbiz for Islam and started preaching Islam. He never talked about how the change happened, but that is why he distanced himself from Showbiz. He remained silent on his change and never got into showbiz again.