Muslim Porn Star Reveals She Still Practices Her Faith And Prays Regularly (photos)
A porn star who claims she is 'banned' from Pakistan after conducting 'adult scenes' in Islamic dress has revealed she is still a practicing Muslim and prays regularly - despite the potentially conflicting demands of her job.
Nadia Ali - who first got into the adult industry as a dancer two-and-a-half years ago before moving into escorting then becoming a porn star - admitted that she experiences 'conflicts' between her religion and work but that she views it as a 'stepping stone' for her work in the beauty industry.
The 25-year-old lives in Los Angeles and has family in Pakistan. She used to thread eyebrows for a living before getting involved in the adult film industry, when she learned, she told Refinery29, that
dancing in a hijab or wearing scarves would help her to pull in millions of viewers.
Her life changed forever when one day when she was struggling financially while working at a salon in San Francisco doing eyebrow threading and her friend took her to work as an erotic dancer.
'I made like 500 bucks and I was so proud of myself. Oh my God I'm never going to go back, I'm never going to go back to my old life again,' she said.'It's like you're selling a fantasy that you're going to take this guy home with you but you're not.'From dancing, she progressed to escorting, and later started acting in porn films.
Among the projects she has starred in is controversial adult film Women of the Middle East whose tagline includes the statement: 'This may just be what was in bin Laden's porn collection'.
Nadia said in the video interview:
'I'm a practicing Muslim. Sure I have conflicts between my faith and day-to-day life, but doesn't everybody?' 'I practice Islam, for the sake of peace and guidelines of life - not to steal, be humble, be happy, be thankful.'One of the biggest main sins is adultery and doing it multiple times a day as an escort you will not be forgiven and I am fully aware of that but yet I still pray. But I don't escort anymore.'
She said in the video that she has 'officially been banned from Pakistan' adding that 'they banned me because I wore the scarf and the traditional dress in the adult scenes and performed in Islamic wear.'
But when questioned about it by Daily Mail Online, she said she had not been notified of a ban through official channels, but suggested that it would be dangerous for her to go there.
'When people want to kill somebody they're not going to contact you, you're just going to know and feel.'Nadia said that although 'ideally' her parents would prefer she did not work as a porn star, they understand her motivations for it.
'Ideally, just like any other parent they do not like their daughter to do that type of work, but they have a good understanding of why I did things. I have a very good relationship with my parents, I'm very open about things.' Nadia wants to open her own beauty bar in the future.
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