Is Mahershala Ali a Muslim?



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Is Oscar-winner Mahershala Ali, who played Remy Danton in House of Cards, a Muslim?

Actor Mahershala Ali, who won a 2017 Oscar for Best Supporting Actor in the film Moonlight, was born in California and raised a Christian - his mother was an ordained minister - but he converted to Islam after he met his wife Amatus Sami Karim. He is the first Muslim actor to win an Oscar. He is a member of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community - a sect within Islam which is considered by many Muslims to be heretical because of some of its particular beliefs.

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