UPDATE: Many have asked concerning the below. I heard the report on CNN’s Wolf Blitzer’s show “The Situation Room”. He briefly mentioned it during the coverage of Michael Jackson.Al-Hamdulillah, CNN reported that the Jackson family is meeting with an imam to make the funeral arrangements for the janazah (Muslim funeral prayer) for Michael Jackson. I pray that Allah will have mercy on his soul and grant the family some privacy as they make the plans for a Muslim funeral. I ask Muslims to reserve their judgement and pray for him and his family. Please send your condolences: http://www.legacy.com/gb2/default.aspx?bookid=5875644172354 .
I pray that Muslims will respond to this loss our brother in every loving way possible. I do not know when and were the prayers will be. I trust that the masjid that Jermaine Jackson attends will handle the prayers and preparation. The West Coast Muslims in LA and Imam Zaid Shaker or Sheikh Hamza are hopefully in the loop? May Allah help them. We have not had a major figure in the pop world pass away before Micheal Jackson. I pray that we will do our best and that Allah will have mercy show.
I think it is true that Michael Jackson has converted to Islam.
May Allah bless his soul.
I hope that Uncle Mahboob can attend Michael Jackson’s janazah prayer in LA.
I am sad because our Muslim brother died too soon.
Micheal Jackson was the ‘King Of Pop’.
He was a very, very popular singer.
He was born in 1958 and died today in Los Angeles, California.
He collapsed and was taken to UCLA Medical Center.
Today I watched Michael Jackson’s video clip, ‘Thriller’ on You Tube.
I also saw Michael Jackson singing ‘Billie Jean’ on You Tube.
He wore one white glove, a glittering black jacket, a black magician hat, a pair of new black shoes and a pair of white socks.
He sang and danced and the audience sang and danced too.
He did his moonwalk and that was very nice.
Someone hold a sign board saying ‘King Of Pop’.
He changed his face to a woman’s face.
Michael Jackson reportedly has converted to Islam and changed his name to Mikaeel.
His friends Phillip Bubal (Idris Phillips) and David Whamsby (Dawud Whamsby Ali) were with him at that time.
Pop icon Michael Jackson died Thursday after being rushed to the hospital after suffering cardiac arrest. Jackson, 50, was taken from his Los Angeles home to UCLA Medical Center where doctors worked for more than an hour to try to resuscitate him, his brother Jermaine Jackson said. An autopsy is scheduled for Friday.