Who did Michael Jackson pray to?

Raised Jehovah’s Witness, he dabbled in Kabbalah and Islam


 

Who did Michael Jackson pray to?Tuesday morning, the Jackson family will pay tribute to Michael in a small, “private family function” at a cemetery in Hollywood Hills. When it’s over, the real show will begin. The location is set: Los Angeles’s Staples Center. The tickets have been counted: 20,000 to be packed in tight. Even the colour of the coffin has been confirmed (it’s made of gold). But when the final blessing is made, from what holy book will it come?

Last Thursday, Jermaine Jackson ended a news conference: “And Allah be with you Michael, always. I love you.” By Friday, news outlets around the world were a buzz with responses to a single question: why “Allah”? In recent years, Michael Jackson’s faith took a few sharp turns. Jackson was raised as a Jehovah’s Witness by his devout mother, but rumours began circulating in 2006 that the star was turning away from the family creed. In June 2005, Jackson was spotted wearing the red string bracelet favored by followers of Kabbalah. Sources reported that Michael had been turned on to the mystical offshoot of Judaism by close friend, Elizabeth Taylor.

But around that time, Jackson also began dabbling in Islam. His brother Jermaine—who is also known by his Muslim name, Muhammad Abdul Aziz—converted to Islam in 1989. And it seems that, with his 2005 trial for child molestation in full swing, Michael chose to follow suit. “When I came back from Mecca, I got him a lot of books,” Jermaine explained. “And he asked me lots of things about my religion, and I told him that it’s peaceful and beautiful.”

Following his trial, Michael withdrew to Bahrain, where he was the special guest of sheik Abdullah bin Hamad Al Khalifa, the son of Bahrain’s king.  Jermaine says it was then that Michael began to give conversion more “serious thought.” In 2008, Michael, then 50, was photographed wearing a black “abaya”—the traditional Arab veil for women—while on shopping trips at a Bahranian mall. In November of that same year, sources close to the star claimed that Michael had formally converted to Islam in a ceremony at a friend’s house in Los Angeles. He is also reported to have adopted the name
“Mikaeel”—the name of one of the angels of Allah—at that time. Still, doubt remains over the conversion, since Jackson never spoke publicly about
it.

And it is that uncertainty that reportedly has the Jackson family squabbling. Jackson’s former business manager, Dr. Tohme Tohme, explained how the question of spirituality has divided the clan. “You’ve got the brothers on one hand, who all want to perform and turn the funeral into a showbiz extravaganza,” Tohme said. “And then you have Katherine on the other side who is a deeply religious woman and is determined that this won’t descend into a circus.”

But it’s not just a matter of how religious the ceremony should be— but also of what religion should be showcased. While some say that Katherine wishes to respect the Jehovah’s Witnesses’ burial rights, others claim that the Jackson brothers are pushing for a nondenominational event—given that the question of Michael’s spirituality remains so clouded. Michael Jackson never spoke publicly about his beliefs.


 

Who did Michael Jackson pray to?

  1. burial rites

  2. If MIcheal jackson never publicly spoke about his belifes then without a doubt he was not a Jehovah's "witness".

  3. may ALLAH bless mj@mikael…

  4. HELLO! Michael Jackson died a converted Muslim didn't he?
    BTW-The Jehovah's Witnesses disfellowshipped (kicked out to be shunned by his own Mother) Michael Jackson after they did their work on him.

  5. He was muslim ,I think .In Islam ,it is not normal to show or to reclam the beliefs.Who knows? May be … Any way , Allah knows better

  6. Allah knows best. Al fatihah MJ…

  7. Michael Jackson would still be remembered as the only King of Pop. We would surely miss him.

  8. The biggest question is how was he viewed by Jehovah . I am a Jehovah Witnesses and many people acknowledge the name Jehovah psalms 83:18 in the KJV of the Bible. I never met him speaking of MJ but I have always found his music to be one of the heart and I cried to because he did a lot of good with his wealth to help others and have stated to continue after his death. I do know that people aren't born good but are taught to do good to others and I give that to how he was raised. I am 38 now and for over 18 years I have love Jehovah and at time in a person life question will arrive to try to make one wavier in faith. It is the time of testing for all as we see the prophecies in the Bible unfold. Many of his songs reflected great faith and hope in a new world where all with get alone in peace. No one knows MJ thoughts and what he had resolved in his heart but Jehovah and it is totally left up to him to where a person goes and we must keep that in mind. I personally believe MJ wouldn't have requested his kids to be left to his mother if he didn't have faith she was the best choice in raising them and we must remember he knew where her faith lies in Jehovah.

    AS for his brothers and sister Jehovah witnesses or not I grieve for your lost . We must remember Jesus weep over the plight and mistreatment of other so I must also. May the GOD of tender mercy give u comfort —JEHOVAH

    Your Brother A.S Hughes Sr from Mississippi

    • I agree. I am also a Jehovah Witness and I belive taht MJ wouldn´t have requested his kids to be left with his mother, Katherine if he didn´t had some faith in Jehovah. Take care!

  9. At least they believe in God. Better than those who believe in nothing.

  10. mohamed hassan.
    verily ALLAH knows well his faith deeply .i think he was a muslim.

    • what ever all the muslims trying to claim credit look he was american 100% and wanted to be white and and was jw. dont try and mash him by putting in in with the shit muslims and even if he did convert he was scrambled at these last years

      • u simply cannot insult any religion in public like this……………….whtevr ur target might b……..u simply remain strong in ur principles……………and experiment ur lyf whether ur principles give u ultimate happiness….or not……..mere blaming any religion will not help u as well as MJ…………….

  11. Mohamed is a Sham. The one and only true God is the King of Kings, Jesus Christ, the ONLY one who gives eternal life. I sure hope he wasn't anything but a Christ follower. "For God so loved the world that He gave His one and only son, That whoever believes in HIM shall not parish but have eternal life." (John 3:16) " I AM the way, the truth, and the life, NO ONE comes to the father, but by me." (John 14:6) NOT all roads lead to heaven, You cannot save you, no matter how many good works you do. Jesus' Death on the cross saves you.

    • my dear a christ follower!!!! if you are really christ follower you have no rights say somethig abaut anybody whom you dont know because Jesus was really a prophit and he loved all human because all they are created by GOD!!!! He also liked very much his creater!!!! if you know my dear brother!!!! and you have no right to to say that MOHAMMED is a shame as one good man said before judje somebody you must know him good as you speach you dont know who was PROPHIT MUAHAMMED (s.a.u.) and if you know islam religion dont deny that Jesus was prophit. and if you are really christ followe as you say you must respect all humans vision!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! my respect to real christ follower and to MOhammed!!!!

  12. i am a disfellowshipped jw of 30 yrs before my mother died she said i am so sorry i pushed you into that religionjw she was she was always there for me she did not shun me jws have spies that watch your every move so do not turn your back on a jw you will get caught so they can difellowship you. be careful don't hide behind closed doors or in a bar you will see a jw in there in a corner watching you.

    • With all due respect to you as a person, but I used to think that way too, this is just your conscience speaking and we should learn to listen because at one time it was bible trained, meaning knowing right from what is actually wrong…..hope the best for you.

    • I'm disfellowshipped too, and I 'm doing everything I can to get back. I want in so desperately, cause I know it's where God truly is! And I hope u'll realize it some day.

  13. I do not know anything about religion………accepting religion depends on the choice and taste of a human…………….The ultimate reality is far beyond the imagination of human mind and senses ……………I only wish wherever Miachael may be now……the infinite ALMIGHTY take care of him and may Michael only love the ALMIGHTY………

  14. i mean sence he sung that song

  15. i am a christian and ithink God loved michael very much and in interviews that michael jackson was in he talked about God and jesus and the bible not "allah"! but what was he ence he sung the song "islam in my veins"?? i don't understand!!!

  16. Hi Jenny
    ur thinking is very appropriate…..I agree with u.
    By definition……."GOD" means "THE INFINITE",,,,,,,"THE ABSOLUTE " by whatevr name we may call "HIM"……
    so according to u if " THE INFINITE" do love Michael………………….whatever may Michael say…."about Bible,Islam "etc it dosent matter……..bcoz these scriptures comes from "THE INFINITE"……."THE INFINITE" does not come from them…..
    The fact is we human beings subjected to the laws of nature……often make our own misrepresentations about "THE ABSOLUTE"…..and his scriptures…..according to the nature of our mind and senses….our environments etc………….
    Human mind is so finite that it cannot even realize its own nature….
    How can we expect to know "THE ALMIGHTY" with our finite mind ?
    We r subservient to the "THE ABSOLUTE" and not the reverse
    For knowing him properly and his scriptures we need his "GRACE"….there 's no other way……

  17. to my brother ar sister christ follower!!!! My dear a christ follower!!!! if you are really christ follower you have no rights say somethig abaut anybody whom you dont know because Jesus was really a prophit and he loved all human because all they are created by GOD!!!! He also liked very much his creater!!!! if you know my dear brother!!!! and you have no right to to say that MOHAMMED is a shame as one good man said before judje somebody you must know him good as you speach you dont know who was PROPHIT MUAHAMMED (s.a.u.) and if you know islam religion dont deny that Jesus was prophit. and if you are really christ followe as you say you must respect all humans vision!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! my respect to real christ follower and to MOhammed!!!!