Michael Jackson converts
Nov 21 (IANS) Troubled pop star Michael Jackson has converted
to Islam and changed his name to Mikaeel.
reports that Jackson, 50, was dressed in the Islamic garb
as he pledged his allegiance to the Koran at a friend's house
in Los Angeles. He sat on the floor as an Imam was called
to officiate the ceremony.
who was raised a Jehovah's Witness, decided to convert after
discussing religion with a music producer and songwriter on
his new album - both of them converts to Islam.
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, and
Michael went through the shahada, which is the Muslim declaration
of belief," a source was quoted as saying.
is the name of one of Allah's angels.