Zayn mentioned he now not identifies as Muslim in a brand new interview with British Vogue.
Zayn, described as somebody who was routinely touted as "Britain's most well-known Muslim," mentioned, "I'm not professed to be a Muslim," after stating that he has by no means spoken publicly about his spiritual beliefs.
"I imagine no matter individuals's spiritual beliefs are is between them and whoever or no matter they're training. For me, I've a non secular perception there's a god. Do I imagine there's a hell? No," the previous One Direction member defined.
Zayn mentioned he apprehensive that the dialogue of faith has turn out to be "a non secular fucking debacle of philosophers." "I simply need to maintain it between me and no matter I imagine. I really feel like that makes me transfer by life in a pleasant approach," he advised the journal. "If I behave nicely, I'll get handled nicely. That’s it. I don’t imagine that you must eat a sure meat that’s been prayed over a sure approach, I don’t imagine that you must learn a prayer in a sure language 5 instances a day. I don’t imagine any of it. I simply imagine in case you’re a superb particular person the whole lot goes to go best for you."
Zayn was raised in a Muslim family, having studied Islam and attended mosque as a toddler. He mentioned his dad and mom gave him the choice to make his personal choices, so leaving the faith was not a tough course of.
"There's positively stunning elements to each faith," Zayn mentioned.
In August of this 12 months, Zayn celebrated the Muslim pageant Eid along with his household and girlfriend Gigi Hadid. Hadid, who additionally comes from a household with Middle Eastern heritage, has not spoken publicly about her spiritual views, however her sister Bella Hadid mentioned she was proud to be Muslim in 2017.
Read the total interview right here.