Posted by: Gurindam Jiwa | Saturday, November 22, 2008

Michael Jackson has become a Muslim

Let’s pray that this is for the good, and not for the politics. This was an exclusive by the Sun of UK, after numerous gossips for several years. The tabloid categorized this news under Gordon Smart’s Bizzare. Go figure.

The way you Mecca me feel

By NEIL SYSON

Published: 21 Nov 2008

MICHAEL JACKSON has become a Muslim — and changed his name to MIKAEEL.

The skint superstar, 50, donned Islamic garb to pledge allegiance to the Koran in a ceremony at a pal’s mansion in Los Angeles, The Sun can reveal.

Jacko sat on the floor wearing a tiny hat after an Imam was summoned to officiate — days before the singer is due to appear at London’s High Court where he is being sued by an Arab sheik.

Ceremony … pop king Jacko: Courtesy of The Sun UK

A source told last night how Jacko, brought up as a Jehovah’s Witness, decided to convert as he used a studio at the home of his chum to record a new album.

The star — whose hits include The Way You Make Me Feel — was spotted looking “a bit down” by a producer and a songwriter who had both embraced Islam.

Shahada

The source said: “They began talking to him about their beliefs, and how they thought they had become better people after they converted. Michael soon began warming to the idea.

“An Imam was summoned from the mosque and Michael went through the shahada, which is the Muslim declaration of belief.” Mikaeel is the name of one of Allah’s angels.

“Jacko rejected an alternative name, Mustafa — meaning “the chosen one”.

Brit singer Yousef Islam, 60 — who was called Cat Stevens until he famously converted — turned up to help Jacko celebrate.

It was his pals David Wharnsby — a Canadian songwriter — and producer Phillip Bubal who counselled Jacko.

The pair’s new names are Dawud Wharnsby Ali and Idris Phillips.

Jacko now prays to Mecca after the ceremony at the Hollywood Hills home of Toto keyboard player Steve Porcaro, 51, who composed music on the singer’s Thriller album.

Jacko, who rarely ventures out without a mask, is due to give evidence on Monday in a £4.7million lawsuit brought by Prince Abdulla Al-Khalif of Bahrain.

The sheik claims he bankrolled the singer’s lavish lifestyle in exchange for an exclusive recording contract. The billionaire sent songs for him to record but claims he was blanked.

He told the court yesterday: “Many times he confirmed to me he would pay me back.”


Responses

  1. Hopefully the conversion is not due to the huge lawsuit by an Arab.

    Hopefully, insya’Allah. And apparently the suit has been settled out of court, just as he was about to board a plane to go testify in court for the particular case.

  2. May his soul rest in peace. From Allah we all came, unto Allah we shall return.

    Prayers and do’a to the whole family.

    انّا للہ و انّا الیہی رجیعون

    الفاتحة

    al-Fatihah.

  3. No point of converting if one loves oneself more than Allah. Abu Talib loved Muhammad SAW and Islam. He protected Muhammad SAW for 40 years. But the most he loved himself more than ALLAH and his love of Islam was rejected.

  4. MJ should have changed himself if he loved Allah more than himself. He had enough money from albums royalties. He could have sold his assets to pay for his debts. That was what yusf islam and yusf Estes did and what the british lady who stayed with the talibans is doing.


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