Is Lil Durk Muslim? New religious statement tattoo sparks controversy

May 31, 2022, 12:25 | Updated: May 31, 2022, 12:50 PM

The rapper’s “Allahu Akbar” tattoo has sparked controversy as many fans claim it is “haram” and goes against the Muslim religion.

Lil Durk debuted several new tattoos in new photos and clips on Instagram. The 29-year-old rapper isn’t afraid of ink, having almost his entire body covered in tattoos.

While many fans admired her new set of tattoos, others questioned them. One in particular that caused a stir on social media was Durk’s tattoo of a powerful Muslim statement on his legs.

But, is Lil Durk a Muslim? Here’s everything we know about the rapper and his religion…

Lil Durk is an American rapper and singer from Englewood, Chicago, Illinois.

Lil Durk is an American rapper and singer from Englewood, Chicago, Illinois.

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  1. Is Lil Durk Muslim?

    In April 2020, Lil Durk said he was a Muslim in one of his songs called “Viral Moment”.

    The rapper’s lyrics reveal that he changed his life and became a Muslim.

    “I changed my life, I’m a Muslim” raps Durk.

    In a 2021 track he is featured on by Drake and Giveon, titled “In the Bible”, Durk raps “I’m Muslim / I go by Quran”.

    In the music video for his 2020 song “Street Prayer”, he is also seen wearing a kufi and thobe, and observing Islamic prayer.

  2. What Are Fans Saying About Lil Durk’s Tattoos?

    Confusion around Lil Durk’s religion was sparked by a recent tattoo he got on the front of his legs.

    The rapper paid tribute to his close collaborator and late friend King Von, as well as his late brother DThang.

    However, one tattoo that stood out to fans was the powerful religious statement “Allahu Akbar” – a phrase meaning “God is the greatest”, which is used by Muslims in prayers and as a general statement of faith or belief. ‘action of grace.

    After fans came across his tattoo, some fans learned that the rapper was actually a Muslim.

    One fan commented under his Instagram post, writing, “the tattoo is cold” while another joked, “His whole body is getting itchy during the healing process.”

    Fans claimed that Lil Durk's tattoos go against the Muslim religion.

    Fans claimed that Lil Durk’s tattoos go against the Muslim religion.

    Picture: Instagram


    However, some fans claim that Durk getting tattooed is against the Muslim religion and said it was “haram”.

    One fan wrote: ‘Durk you know you are wrong for tatt allahu akbar’ while another added ‘Muslims don’t suppose to have tattoos and tattooing you in the words of Islam don’t you don’t make a Muslim but leave”.

    A third user wrote, “Wait until he finds out it’s great haram to get a tattoo from Allah,” while a fourth added, “Are you getting a tattoo الله? Damn bro.”

    See other reactions below.

    Fans React to Lil Durk's Religious Tattoos

    Fans react to Lil Durk’s religious tattoos.

    Picture: Instagram


    Some fans claimed Durk's tattoos were blasphemous - sacrilege against God or sacred things;  profane

    Some fans claimed Durk’s tattoos were blasphemous – sacrilege against God or sacred things; profane.

    Picture: Instagram


    Some fans have defended Lil Durk, saying no one should judge Durk for the way he interprets religion.

Durk also had a skull all over his back. He also got a crossed-out rat tattoo that reads “No snitches allowed.”

According to her tattoo artist, Gangatattoo, her entire back session lasted 8 hours.

The new tattoos come shortly after Durk showed off a piece featuring his fiancée India Royale.

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