YouTube is the new TV. Since 2005, YouTube has become a launchpad for the next generation of celebrities. Youtube stars have racked up millions of subscribers over the years through a direct relationship with their fans. Many Muslim bloggers have joined the Youtube bandwagon and some of them have made it into a successful business. Here’s how the new generation of Muslim YouTube stars stacks up:
This hilarious Youtuber, called Yousef, has a very successful channel. He reaches a huge audience with his pranks and other funny videos. With over 10 million subscribers, he’s the number one most subscribed Muslim on YouTube!
Probably one of the best known Muslims on Youtube. Adam is an American with Yemeni roots. Most of his videos are pranks and social experiments with real people on the streets!
Dina Torkia is a fashion blogger from the UK who blogs under the name Dina Tokio. She is half Egyptian half British. Her videos on YouTube are about fashion, make up and her experiences as a Muslim woman.
A beauty vlogger and new mum, London’s Dina Torkia vlogs about everything from makeup to hijabs to speaking Arabic. Best of all, she passionately views her opinions on issues like women’s rights, street harassment and discrimination. By addressing these subjects, Torkia creates a platform for vital conversations that we as a society need to have.
Zaid Ali is a South Asian Muslim who makes funny videos about different topics.
Amena has been making Youtube videos since 2006. She is a successful business woman who runs a clothing and accessories company called ‘Pearl Daisy’. She sells hijabs, long dresses and cover-ups. On her YouTube channels she posts videos about her daily life and tutorials about make up and modest fashion.
This young British vlogger who lives in Cardiff has been making beauty videos for 5 years. Not only make up and hijab tutorials, Saima also likes to tell funny and awkward stories about her past. The beauty guru has several lookbooks and vlogs, she also loves to give advice to young Muslim girls.
Ali Ardekani, also known as Baba Ali is a comedian, games developer, businessman, actor and YouTuber. He studied multiple religions, and ended up converting to Islam when he was 20 years old. Ali has produced multiple web series, including The Reminder Series and Ask Baba Ali. He tries to make hilarious content while keeping it Halal.
Mohamed Zeyara was born in Canada and raised in Gaza. He is an activist, public speaker, film maker and Youtuber, currently based in Toronto, Canada. He is best known for his online educational and motivational videos. Most of his knowledge is acquired from the 8 years of experience living in Gaza City during his adolescence. His videos have been watched by millions of Muslims and non-Muslims across the world. Inspiring youth with motivational and inspiring stories.
Aso is a Canadian Muslim who posts social experiments, most of the times there are Muslims involved. The ‘Blind Trust Project’ is the video that went viral. A Muslim man stands with his arms wide open, but there is a twist. During that experiment, the man is blindfolded and has 2 signs. One says: ‘I am Muslim. I am labelled as a terrorist.’ And the other sign: ‘I trust you, do you trust me? Give me a hug.’ There was a lot of positive feedback!
This Youtuber mainly does hilarious comedy skits on her channel with occasional hijab tutorials, rants and cooking videos with her little sister. She has a sarcastic sense of humor that people might not catch on to right away, but will surely grow to love and appreciate. Overall you can’t help watching her skit videos without letting out a laugh!