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Michael Jackson Converts to Islam

michaejacksonpic.jpgDon’t call him the King of Pop anymore, because Michael Jackson has converted to Islam and wants to be called Mikaeel.
The 50-year-old pop star took his shahada (oath of faith) in Los Angeles on Friday, as reported by news sites and blogs. Michael, oops, I mean Mikaeel, has gone from the highest of the highs with a thriving music career to the lowest of the lows when he faced child molestation charges.
I got nothing against a brother who has found faith and is making a sincere effort to change. Yusuf Islam, formerly Cat Stevens, made a beautiful transition to Islam years back and recently returned to music when he released his album “Cup of Tea.” I hope being Muslim is good for Mikaeel and keeps him grounded.
Check out what Aziz Poonawalla, Beliefnet’s Muslim blogger, has to say about Mikaeel Jackson’s conversion. (He writes what has to be my favorite line about this story: “I will note that Islam is big enough to contain me and Jackson within itself. ”

  • http://FALSE.. will

    I’m sure you are aware that this is all bogus*.
    Just like every other rumors in MJ’s life.. you’re posting false junk.
    Jacksons Spokesperson has already addressed to everyone that this information is FALSE*

  • HNoor Mohamed

    very congrage….this is from india.
    Assalamu alaikum Mikaeel………….

  • Jane

    As Will posted above, Michael Jackson’s spokesperson has given a statement saying that this rumor is totally false.
    Maybe you should research your subject before posting rubbish that originated from a tabloid well known for false reporting.

  • Your Name

    Who cares anymore about Michael Jackson ? With economic crises and natural disasters and world governments in turmoil, MJ’s personal life is the farthest thing from my mind. He did this country a big favor by moving to Bahrain. Too bad he moved back. This country has enough pedophiles.

  • Irish Parker

    well i think that like any other human he will do any thing for money especially 7 million dollars lets just hope they don’t arrest Mikaeel for espionage ha!ha!

  • ho

    congrats welcome toislam

  • ali

    Mikaeel May Allah bless u with all the happiness and guide u to the right path of the islam.Ameen

  • ´juliana

    michael eu acho vc o maximote adoro acima de td q acontecer com vc.

  • Sainab

    Hi Mikaeel
    Maanshaa allah, Bro. Welcome,welcome,welcome to the religion of Islam that you had chosen. Bro.may Allah bless u with all the happiness and guide you to the right path of the islam,ameen,ameen,ameen.
    Wabilahi Tawfiq
    Wasalamu Aleykum Warahmatulahi Wabarakatuhu.



  • Mustafa

    Welcome to Islam bro we all love you so much, may Allah bless you.

  • Uloma

    May Allah bless and save you and may He guide you to the right path

  • WarpedRecord

    Forgive me for being cynical, but does anyone think this is just another career move? If so, it’s a curious one. Regardless, I wish Michael all the best with his newfound faith, and I hope it provides him the direction he apparently couldn’t find in previous spiritual paths.

  • salih

    you are great and chosen a right religion congragulation, May Allah bless and save you and may He guide you to the right path

  • Your Name

    Aren’t his children Jewish? Smooth move, Michael. I am not trying to be disrespectful to Islam. I am a Christian and I cannot choose anyone’s religion for them, but to me, Michael becoming a Muslum is a big blow to his children, who are not regarded well by Muslims.
    And, as a Christian, I feel very sorry for Michael Jackson, not so much because of his choice in religions (because in my belief, he would go to Hell as fast with the Islamic faith as he would without any faith at all)…but I feel as though Michael Jackson was once awesome and had so much happiness in his life, but was misguided at an early age by a father who abused and belittled him, and by his career itself. He is a boy in a man’s body and I honestly believe he has a lot of mental issues. I do not think he is evil as so many do, I do not think he molested children, I think he IS a child and that is why he spent so much time with children. But only God knows the truth to that. So much talent, and he is his own worst enemy. Yes, I pray for him. And I will pray for him for more specific reasons now.
    Like I said, I am not here bashing Muslims. I love EVERYONE as I am instructed to by Jesus, and because of His love flowing through me, I do so of my own free will. I just do not believe it is the way to God. So what? I feel sorry for his Jewish children and for Michael, making yet another unfortunate choice. Time will tell if it is a genuine choice. I am not sure he has the maturity to understand a lot of the choices he does make anymore. And that is the saddest thing to me.

  • Greenman

    I hope that in Islam Mikaeel finds the peace Michael couldn’t find as a Jehovah’s Witness. I do not believe that Islam can splve any of Michael’s problems, hopefully it will give him the strength to help himself. And if he’s converting in hopes of reviving his career I think he needs to lower his expectations.

  • Laila

    Congratulations to brother Mikeeal, may allah Bless you.
    I have read a couple of the blogs and people are talking about how Mikeeals kids are jews and how muslims “don’t like them” . Being a devout muslim myself i must say that i love nothing more then my religion and would like to clarify something for those of you who are living blindly beliving that all muslims hate jews. This could not be further from the truth. I understand where these assumptions would come from and let me just clarify there is NOTHING and i mean not a single verse in the Koran were we are told to hate jews. People have misunderstood the religion or merely had the lines of culture and religion blurred. Jews and muslims are actually very similar religions.
    It will be interesting to see however what religion the childern will be raised as muslims take the religon of the father whilst jews take the religion of the mother. Either way i thnk that Mikeeal has made a very informed chioce and Inshallah this will cause more people to research into what Islam is really about as aposed to letting the skewed vision that the media protrays.
    May Allah bless you and your children congratulations again
    Salam wa alkeom

  • Sabrina;

    I’m not sure if its true or not, but if it is, then:
    Thank God he corrected your paths. Good luck in Islam and have faith. He will not let you down. Alhamdulillah, and Insya Allah you will not stray from the right path.

  • Reply To “Your Name”

    When was it ever reported Michael Jackson’s children were Jewish?
    Are you trying to create and perpetuate stereotypes of Jews and Muslims hating each other?
    Is that how G_d instructs you to love people, by trying to make them hate each other?, shame on you!!!

  • Lucy

    I would like to address Your Name
    November 26, 2008 4:56 PM.
    You misunderstand Muslims, sir. Firstly, to us, religion comes first. So evem if MJ’s or his children’s nationality or religion is/was Jewish or Israeli, we welcome him with open heart. Indeed, we are often in awe and a bit envious of new brohers or sisters as their slate is wiped clean and they can begin their life anew. They are comparable to new borm children in terms of purity. Also, we believe that all children are born Muslims until they come of age.
    Secondly, we do not hate the Jews but Jewish Zionist has made the situation impossible to us by conquering our lands and driving us away from our homes. We do not hate Jews personally. We hate what the Zionist state is doing to us. Please do not just accept what CNN has been feeding you. Try to see it from our view. How would you feel if suddenly some foreigners come to claim your land and drive you away? Wouldn’t you pickup weapons too?

  • Jon Haven

    Michael Jackson is NOT a Muslim.
    Jackson’s New York lawyer, Londell McMillan, took the opportunity to trash a British press report that Jackson has become a Muslim. “That’s rubbish. It’s completely untrue,” McMillan told reporters.
    source: NY Daily News:

  • bamidele, nigeria

    wether u like jacksons decision or not, wether u believe his conversion or not, i will like u all especially all u out there who claim dat jesus is God or is the son of God dat jackson has made a decision which will grant him eternal bliss,n u will com to regret on d judgement day dat u did not follow suit. matthew 7:21.

  • irfan

    i would like to emphasis that religion is purely a personal matter and people commenting on the religoius belief of others are playing with fire.

  • ej


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