British-Pakistani singer Zayn Malik stirred conversations among netizens after he reacted to MMA (Mixed Martial Arts) fighter Khabib Nurmagomedov’s win on Saturday.
The One Direction member took to his Twitter account to congratulate the athlete who defeated Justin Gaethje. “@UFC mashallah Khabib,” Zayn wrote. The use of the word “Masha’Allah” sparked a frenzy on the social media platform regarding the “I Don’t Wanna Live Forever” hitmaker’s faith.
@UFC mashallah Khabib 🙌🏽
— zayn (@zaynmalik) October 24, 2020
Zayn Malik had previously announced that he no longer identifies himself as a Muslim. Some fans criticized him for using the word, but not following the religion, while others wondered if he had reverted. “Everyone going crazy about “mashallah, should know that even some non-muslims say that, and tbh there’s a difference between non-practicing Muslim and a non-muslim.” one Twitterati wrote in defense of the “Pillow Talk” crooner.
Eveyone going crazy about “mashallah” should know that even some non-muslims say that and tbh there’s a difference between non-practicing muslim and a non-muslim.
Before yall come for me let me mute the notification for this reply.
— Liv♡ᴴᶻ³ – GOLDEN & BETTER ERA (@hazellovesgreen) October 24, 2020