Nadia Ali Pakistani Pornstar Who Wears Hijab While Shooting
By: Sandeep Tue, 13 Feb 2018 3:35 PM
A porn star who claims she is 'banned' from Pakistan after conducting 'adult scenes' in Islamic dress said 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, who lives in Los Angeles and has family in Pakistan, 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.
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?'
She added: '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.'
Nadia, who grew up in what she describes as a 'strict Muslim community' said she always felt like an outsider as a child.
But 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.'