Zainab Jameel quits showbiz reverts to Islam

Jabeen Adil, Gulf Today

Pakistani actress, model and host Zainab Jameel has quit showbiz to learn more about the teaching of Islam.

The 31-year-old charming actress, who was famous in Pakistan’s drama industry, broke the news on her official Instagram account. She said, “I am proud to announce that I have quit acting and modeling. I will now live my life according to Islamic teaching and get more knowledge about the religion of Islam.

Allah has chosen me to become a student of the Quran and Hadith and learn more about our religion,” she added.

Zainab worked in many Pakistani dramas like “Susral Meri Bahen Ka” and Manchlli.” She got popular after she co-hosted the highly acclaimed TV show “Khabarnaak.”

She also worked in a feature film “Jawani Phir Nahi Aani.”Some of her fans appeared heartbroken as they shared their feelings about missing her work. She also thanked her fans and said, “I’m overwhelmed with emotion after the response you people have shown. I can’t explain in words how thankful I am after reading your messages. The love and support from you mean a lot. Need prayers to keep following this path.”

Zainab joins the list of many Pakistani celebrities who have left showbiz for Islam, including singer Junaid Jamshed, singer and actor Rabi Pirzada, actor Ali Afzal, actor and host Noor Bukhari, singer Shazia Khuskh, actor Urooj Nasir and famous TV star Ajab Gul.

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