Michael Jackson Converts to Islam

November 26, 2008 by  

Courtesy ANI


London, Nov. 21: Michael Jackson has converted to Islam and has changed his name to Mikaeel, according to reports.

According to the Sun, the 50-year-old singer wore traditional Islamic dress as he pledged his allegiance to the Quran at a friend’s home in Los Angeles. Mikaeel is the name of one of Allah’s angels. Jackson, who was raised a Jehovah’s Witness, reportedly decided to convert after discussing religion with a music producer and songwriter on his new album, both of whom are converts to Islam, said the report. “They began talking to him about their beliefs, and how they thought they had become better people after they converted. Mic-hael soon began warming to the idea,” a source said.

“An imam was summoned and Michael went through the Shahada, which is the Muslim declaration of belief. Jacko rejected an alternative name, Mustafa, meaning the chosen one,” the source added. —ANI


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3 Responses to “Michael Jackson Converts to Islam”

  1. Body Detox Diets on June 30th, 2009 9:33 pm

    I will surely miss Michael Jackson, he is really worthy of the name King of Pop and he is certainly one of the greatest musicians of all time.

  2. Sia on July 5th, 2009 9:07 am

    Mashallah may Allah bless him.

  3. popgirl on December 24th, 2010 6:27 am

    mashallah hes one of us now but before he died didnt he turn christian it said in a news letter! wtf get it if he is christiani hate him! hes just stupid then

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