Pop Icon Michael Jackson Converts To Islam And Changes Name To Mikaeel

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michael-jackson-convets-to-islam-name-changed-to-mikaeel Popular pop singer Michael Jackson has found refuge for his growing troubles in religion and faith. Word is that that the pop icon has adopted Islam and is now a Muslim. He has also adopted a new name and now goes by ‘Mikaeel’. An alternative name of ‘Mustafa’ was rejected by Jackson. MJ has seen both the good and bad parts of a celebrity’s life. From being one of the most celebrated artists of all time to being accused of being pedophile, he has seen it all.

According to a TOI article,

The 50-year-old star, pledged his allegiance to the Koran in a ceremony at a friend’s mansion in Los Angeles, the Sun reported.
Jackson 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, the paper said.

The star decided to adopt the new religion while he was recording a song at the home of his friend where a Jehovah’s witness was brought up to help him through the ceremony.

Apparently the star of hits like ‘the Way You Make Me Feel-was convinced by his producer and songwriter friends David Wharnsby and Phillip Bubal.

“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,” the source revealed.

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