Sunday, 28 June 2009

Will Michael Jackson Have An Islamic Burial?

Michael Jackson's death came as a shock to many including myself. It was only recently that I had heard of his conversion to Islam in November 2008. At first I suspected them to only be rumours until I read about it in the news that he had changed his name to Mikaeel. Finally, only Allah (swt) knows what was in Michael's heart.

There are more speculations whether his funeral will be as per the Islamic tradition. It is no secret that his brother Jermaine Jackson had converted to Islam in 1989 and was one of the influences in Michael's conversion. The following video is his comments on the passing away of his brother.

It can be considered as Michael had indeed converted and there will possibly be an Islamic funeral although there are no confirmed reports as yet. His death certainly serves as a reminder that each and everyone of us will die.

3:185 (Picktall) Every soul will taste of death. And ye will be paid on the Day of Resurrection only that which ye have fairly earned. Whoso is removed from the Fire and is made to enter Paradise, he indeed is triumphant. The life of this world is but comfort of illusion.
May Allah accept his shahada (testament of faith) and forgive his sins. Ameen.


Anonymous said...


just here to tell you that the stories about Michaels conversion to Islam were all a hoax.

Unfounded and proven lies.

he did get a private funeral service according to the Jehovah's Witnesses tradition. That is how he had requested it to be.

Also he wanted his kids to be raised as Jehovah's Witnesses by his mother Katherine. He also asked friend and familyspokesman Firpo Carr to give the kids bible study

Nasreen said...


Thanks for your comments. Since there doesn't seem to be any confirmed proofs except certain news reports, it's all quite possible he died a Jehovah's witness.