From Sonam Kapoor to Huda Kattan: The celebrities marking the start of Ramadan on social media

Riz Ahmed, Lupe Fiasco and Halima Aden are also among the famous faces wishing their followers a blessed holy month

Sonam Kapoor, Riz Ahmed and Huda Kattan have all shared Ramadan messages on social media. Getty / AP

Ramadan is officially under way for another year, with Muslims around the world marking the start of the holy month on Friday.

And celebrations this year are a little different to usual, with the coronavirus pandemic limiting large gatherings and celebrations.

Mosques will remain closed in many countries such as Saudi Arabia, the UAE and Egypt, but many have taken to social media to share their well wishes for the holy month with followers across the world.

Among those sharing messages online are some of the biggest names in fashion and film.

Sonam Kapoor, Riz Ahmed and Mohamed Hadid have also taken to their social media accounts to mark the start of the holy month, along with local stars such as Hussain Al Jassmi and Huda Kattan.

Here, we round up which famous faces have shared messages on their social media to mark the first day of Ramadan.

Huda Kattan

The American-Iraqi beauty mogul revealed she would be taking part in Instagram's #MonthOfGood initiative to mark the holy month.

“One of the main things that me and my family are dedicating our time to this month is providing food for families who need it," the Huda Beauty co-founder wrote on her social media account. "This is something that our family focuses on every Ramadan, and it’s really eye-opening. We sometimes take some of the most basic things in life, like food, for granted.” ⁣ ⁣

The social media campaign #MonthOfGood encourages users to share messages of positivity and kindness during Ramadan.⁣

Halima Aden

The Kenyan-born Somali model shared a selfie to mark the occasion, as she posed in an elegant white dress and black hijab.

"Ramadan Mubarak my beautiful friends and family," the 22-year-old wrote.

Riz Ahmed

The British actor uploaded a video to mark the start of Ramadan, which features a number of people, including London mayor Sadiq Aman Khan and NHS doctors, urging followers to stay at home during the holy month.

"This Ramadan we are staying at home. Opening our fast at home. Doing iftar at home," The Night Of star wrote.

Sonam Kapoor

The Bollywood actress shared a black-and-white selfie as she wished her fans Ramadan Kareem.

Mohamed Hadid

The Jordanian-Palestinian property developer, and father of models Gigi, Bella and Anwar, shared an image of an olive tree in Jerusalem.

"Ramadan kareem from the 1000s of years Palestinian olive tree in the courtyard of Jerusalem," he wrote.

Michael Cinco

The Filipino designer, who lives in Dubai, shared a dramatic shot of a model in a black gown as he wished his followers a happy Ramadan.

"This year, in view of the global pandemic sweeping across all countries in the world, Michael Cinco wishes all our Muslim friends, clients and followers a blessed and healthy Ramadan Mubarak during this holy month," the couturier wrote.

Salma Abu Deif

The Egyptian actress shared a clip from fellow Egyptian screen star Sherihan singing "Ramadan Kareem" with her 1.7 million followers.

Hussain Al Jassmi

The Emirati singer shared his well wishes with his 3.5 million Instagram followers in this chic, simple post.

Lupe Fiasco

The American rapper shared a simple message with the hands praying emoji on Twitter.


The Somali supermodel wore a leopard-print hijab in a post to wish her followers a blessed Ramadan.

"May the spirit of Ramadan lift our spirits & lead us to peace, health and harmony," she wrote.

Amitabh Bachchan

The Indian actor shared a collage as he wishes his fans "peace and love on this auspicious occasion".

Rami Al Ali

The Syrian-born designer, who lives in Dubai, wished his Instagram followers a "blessed Ramadan filled with immense rewards".

Mohamed Salah

The Egyptian footballer, who plays for Premier League club Liverpool, posted a photo that showed him decking out his abode in festive bunting.

Sadio Mane

Saleh's teammate also shared a message to mark the occasion, wishing Ramadan Mubarak to all his "brothers and sisters".