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Michael Jackson "Islam in my Veins"

In 2008, Michael Jackson converted to Islam and changed his name to Mikaael. Is anyone else new to this information?

I just found out a couple of weeks ago and I'M SUPER MAD THAT I DID NOT KNOW THIS BEFORE!!! Besides that, however, what do you guys think of this? I was pretty shocked, but it didn't change my love for MJ of course. Actually, it made perfect sense; because...

Islam means "peace." Michael, throughout all of his life, wanted salvation, peace, and spiritual love in his life. Remember, when Michael was planning his comeback tour TII, he had been visiting secret spiritual advisers numerous times to be relieved of all the pain and discouragement he was feeling? :'-( my poor baby. He's also been taking pain killers on top of that, no doubt, but what else could he do? I really very much sympathize with my angel because EVERYONE knows that throughout his whole life he GAVE as much love as he could in order to RECEIVE. But unfortunately he never received real love - he received fake love instead from his so-called FRIEND$ from the music industry and has been betrayed NUMEROUS times. Until one day his brother Jermaine introduced Islam to Michael (Jermaine's religion) a life style FULL of LOVE, PEACE, and COMMITMENT - which is no doubt what Michael was desperately looking for - an ideology or life style to free himself from his messed up environment.

Anyways, this new song he made about Peace being his Veins (God bless his soul!) makes me CRY every time. I cry for many reasons. Because first of all his voice is ULTIMATELY the most beautiful and angelic voice ever (as it ALWAYS is. This reason contributes to all the other reasons why I cry to OTHER MJ songs.), and second, this WAS HIS LAST SONG :'''-( OMG MY POOR BABY MIKEY PASSED AWAY RIGHT AFTER HE FOUND HIS PERFECT RELIGIOUS PARADISE OF LOVE AND HOPE FOR A BETTER LIFE!!!! :'''(

Who loves it? I know I do...a little too much Sad Share your thoughts on this because me barely finding this out is apparently too overwhelming for me Shocked

Well here is the song: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tGnXbauWeZo

And lyrics:

Miles away, oceans apart
never been my sight always in my heart
the love is always there it will never die
only growing stronger tears down my eye

I am thinking all the time
when the day will come
standing there before you
accept this Hajj of mine

standing in ihram, making my tawaf
drinking blessings from your well
the challenges that I have suffered
rekindles my imaan

O Allah! I am waiting for the call
praying for the day when I can be near the Kabah wall
O Allah! I am waiting for the call
praying for the day when I can be near Your Kabah wall

I feel alive and I feel strong
I can feel Islam running in my Veins
to see my Muslim brothers, their purpose all the same
greeting one another, exalting one True Name

I truly hope one day that everyone's a Muslim.
that they remember you in everything they say

standing in ihram making my tawaf, making my tawaf
drinking blessings from your well
the challenges that I have suffered
rekindles my imaan

O Allah! I am waiting for the call
praying for the day when I can be near the Kabah wall
O Allah! I am waiting for the call
praying for the day when I can be near Your Kabah wall

♥♥♥LONG LIVE THE KING♥♥♥ :''''(

Comments (15)

i agree who cares ???? about religion ???

what matters most is <strong>how you live your life

..... whatever or how you call your God or whatever practices you do

Personally I don’t think it is a waste of time. To know his religious identity from the beginning to the end helps us to better understand him.

RememberHisTime ~ I couldn't agree more, <cite>"Seeking to label him or reduce his identity so that it boils down and fits nicely within one religion is probably a waste of time."

No he is totally not a Muslim. He said himself "I like to imitate Jesus"

very well written. thank you cjg, I totally agree with you

Catholic, Protestant, Jehovah's Witness, Jewish, Muslim, Buddhist, Taoist, Hindu, Jingoist... who cares?

I understand the need to know where Michael's values came from, but I personally believe that he took a little bit from everyone he met and every country he visited. We should consider his values and actions as a whole. All religions stress respect and L.O.V.E. for others, and Michael embodied that, as we should strive to do.

Seeking to label him or reduce his identity so that it boils down and fits nicely within one religion is probably a waste of time.

Keep the Faith and Keep on Michaeling : )

With the L.O.V.E.

Michael was a creature of God. I always felt he was very forthcoming in expressing his beliefs which were based in Christianity. He very often attributed his gifts and abilities to God and explained how he tried to follow Christ's example on how he conducted himself including his charitable works. Michael was a spiritually enlilghtened man and as such it means he had respect and understanding (or sought understanding) of various religions and denominations. Because he was willing to educate himself on various belief systems does not mean he "flirted" with them or converted to all of them. He did what everyone should do to better understand others who are different than ourselves and to develop an understanding and tolerance, therefore appreciation, of the immense diversity in the world. What a wonderful example he was/ is to follow.

Most likely, Jason Malachi...

Okay, I think I understand now that Michael wouldn't do that. But the who is person singing that sounds EXACTLY like MJ?

Thanks again Lagniappe Smiling

My Childhood, My Sabbath, My Freedom
What I wanted more than anything was to be ordinary. The Sabbath was when I could be.
BY: Michael Jackson

Childhood
"Have you seen my childhood?
I'm searching for that wonder in my youth
Like pirates in adventurous dreams,
Of conquest and kings on the throne…"
Written and Composed by Michael Jackson

In one of our conversations together, my friend Rabbi Shmuley told me that he had asked some of his colleagues–-writers, thinkers, and artists-–to pen their reflections on the Sabbath. He then suggested that I write down my own thoughts on the subject, a project I found intriguing and timely due to the recent death of Rose Fine, a Jewish woman who was my beloved childhood tutor and who traveled with me and my brothers when we were all in the Jackson Five.

Last Friday night I joined Rabbi Shmuley, his family, and their guests for the Sabbath dinner at their home. What I found especially moving was when Shmuley and his wife placed their hands on the heads of their young children, and blessed them to grow to be like Abraham and Sarah, which I understand is an ancient Jewish tradition. This led me to reminisce about my own childhood, and what the Sabbath meant to me growing up.

When people see the television appearances I made when I was a little boy--8 or 9 years old and just starting off my lifelong music career--they see a little boy with a big smile. They assume that this little boy is smiling because he is joyous, that he is singing his heart out because he is happy, and that he is dancing with an energy that never quits because he is carefree.

But while singing and dancing were, and undoubtedly remain, some of my greatest joys, at that time what I wanted more than anything else were the two things that make childhood the most wondrous years of life, namely, playtime and a feeling of freedom. The public at large has yet to really understand the pressures of childhood celebrity, which, while exciting, always exacts a very heavy price.

More than anything, I wished to be a normal little boy. I wanted to build tree houses and go to roller-skating parties. But very early on, this became impossible. I had to accept that my childhood would be different than most others. But that's what always made me wonder what an ordinary childhood would be like.

There was one day a week, however, that I was able to escape the stages of Hollywood and the crowds of the concert hall. That day was the Sabbath. In all religions, the Sabbath is a day that allows and requires the faithful to step away from the everyday and focus on the exceptional. I learned something about the Jewish Sabbath in particular early on from Rose, and my friend Shmuley further clarified for me how, on the Jewish Sabbath, the everyday life tasks of cooking dinner, grocery shopping, and mowing the lawn are forbidden so that humanity may make the ordinary extraordinary and the natural miraculous. Even things like shopping or turning on lights are forbidden. On this day, the Sabbath, everyone in the world gets to stop being ordinary.

But what I wanted more than anything was to be ordinary. So, in my world, the Sabbath was the day I was able to step away from my unique life and glimpse the everyday.

Sundays were my day for "Pioneering," the term used for the missionary work that Jehovah's Witnesses do. We would spend the day in the suburbs of Southern California, going door to door or making the rounds of a shopping mall, distributing our Watchtower magazine. I continued my pioneering work for years and years after my career had been launched.

Up to 1991, the time of my Dangerous tour, I would don my disguise of fat suit, wig, beard, and glasses and head off to live in the land of everyday America, visiting shopping plazas and tract homes in the suburbs. I loved to set foot in all those houses and catch sight of the shag rugs and La-Z-Boy armchairs with kids playing Monopoly and grandmas baby-sitting and all those wonderfully ordinary and, to me, magical scenes of life. Many, I know, would argue that these things seem like no big deal. But to me they were positively fascinating.

The funny thing is, no adults ever suspected who this strange bearded man was. But the children, with their extra intuition, knew right away. Like the Pied Piper of Hamlin, I would find myself trailed by eight or nine children by my second round of the shopping mall. They would follow and whisper and giggle, but they wouldn't reveal my secret to their parents. They were my little aides. Hey, maybe you bought a magazine from me. Now you're wondering, right?

Sundays were sacred for two other reasons as I was growing up. They were both the day that I attended church and the day that I spent rehearsing my hardest. This may seem against the idea of "rest on the Sabbath," but it was the most sacred way I could spend my time: developing the talents that God gave me. The best way I can imagine to show my thanks is to make the very most of the gift that God gave me.

Church was a treat in its own right. It was again a chance for me to be "normal." The church elders treated me the same as they treated everyone else. And they never became annoyed on the days that the back of the church filled with reporters who had discovered my whereabouts. They tried to welcome them in. After all, even reporters are the children of God.

When I was young, my whole family attended church together in Indiana. As we grew older, this became difficult, and my remarkable and truly saintly mother would sometimes end up there on her own. When circumstances made it increasingly complex for me to attend, I was comforted by the belief that God exists in my heart, and in music and in beauty, not only in a building. But I still miss the sense of community that I felt there--I miss the friends and the people who treated me like I was simply one of them. Simply human. Sharing a day with God.

When I became a father, my whole sense of God and the Sabbath was redefined. When I look into the eyes of my son, Prince, and daughter, Paris, I see miracles and I see beauty. Every single day becomes the Sabbath. Having children allows me to enter this magical and holy world every moment of every day. I see God through my children. I speak to God through my children. I am humbled for the blessings He has given me.

There have been times in my life when I, like everyone, has had to wonder about God's existence. When Prince smiles, when Paris giggles, I have no doubts. Children are God's gift to us. No--they are more than that--they are the very form of God's energy and creativity and love. He is to be found in their innocence, experienced in their playfulness.

My most precious days as a child were those Sundays when I was able to be free. That is what the Sabbath has always been for me. A day of freedom. Now I find this freedom and magic every day in my role as a father. The amazing thing is, we all have the ability to make every day the precious day that is the Sabbath.

And we do this by rededicating ourselves to the wonders of childhood. We do this by giving over our entire heart and mind to the little people we call son and daughter. The time we spend with them is the Sabbath. The place we spend it is called Paradise.

Read more: http://www.beliefnet.com/Faiths/2000/12/My-Childhood-My-Sabbath-My-Freed...

These are Michael's words and this is what we have to trust in. I do believe he died a Christian.

Thank you very much for all this information, Lagniappe.

Anyway, I know that Michael still remained Christian and didn’t convert to Islam.
In 2009, I also did research on this subject and I understand that was only a rumor and not true.
I remember reading a text mentioning that Michael has once been in a Jehovah's Witnesses church during his stay in Las Vegas between 2007-2008, if my memory is not wrong, it was in the book by Karen Moriarty. In reading it, I was just a little surprised. I cannot remember for what reason and in what circumstances he have made this visit.

That is Not Michael!Just recently they showed an interview of this singer on islam channel.I watch this Channel sometimes because I'm a muslim myself.Btw a month a ago the Islam Channel interviewed Jermaine Jackson.I think it's on youtube. So anyways I don't care what religion he had, I love him for what he was and did which was all for L.O.V.E.

That is not Michael Jackson singing, it is a fake.

Was Michael Jackson a Muslim?

By Huda, About.com GuideJuly 2, 2009

Like many aspects of singer Michael Jackson's life, his religious faith remains a mystery. Rumors are that he had embraced Islam this past November, with others declaring that these reports are invalid. Jackson's family has not yet announced funeral and burial arrangements, but there is speculation that Jackson might be buried in accordance with Islamic tradition.

There are some clues that perhaps Michael Jackson had indeed embraced Islam:

• His older brother, Jermaine, has been a Muslim for the past 20 years and has spoken publicly about his faith. He reportedly talked to his brother about Islam and was hoping that he might convert. When announcing his brother's death, Jermaine commented, "May Allah be with you, Michael, always."

• In 2005-06, Jackson spent nearly a year living in the Muslim country of Bahrain.

• In November 2008, several news agencies reported that Michael Jackson had embraced Islam in a brief ceremony in Los Angeles. Both the Telegraph and NY Post tabloids ran stories about the conversion.

However, there are also signs that perhaps these assumptions are misleading. Several Muslims who were reported to be present or involved in Jackson's conversion process have recently made statements indicating that they did not attend any conversion ceremony, and indeed had never even met the singer.

The Canadian Muslim singer Dawud Wharnsby Ali posted on his blog the following clarification: "Though our professional circles did cross-over slightly with various common professional acquaintances - I never had the honour or pleasure of meeting Michael Jackson personally, nor did we ever correspond on matters of our professions, personal lives or faiths."

Singer Yusuf Islam (aka Cat Stevens) also posted a statement: "Contrary to persistent press rumours, I was not at any kind of conversion ceremony for Michael Jackson."

In the end, only God knows the intentions of people's hearts, and He Alone is the One to judge.
Jackson's family has taken his body to a private funeral home, are awaiting an independent autopsy, and arrangements for his burial are confidential at this time. Michael Jackson's recently-released will, dated in 2002, does not mention any burial wishes. If the family believes that Jackson was indeed a Muslim, then he would presumably be buried in an Islamic burial ceremony (janazah). Such plans are not known or announced at this time.

http://islam.about.com/b/2009/07/02/was-michael-jackson-a-muslim.htm
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What should we believe about Jackson’s spiritual orientation at the end of his life?

Let me say first that this is not about a competition between christians, jews and muslims. It is about Michael.

Read along and ask yourself in which state MJ died.
First, it is an older video, but in it you can see Michael referring to Jesus as the keeper of children. He refers to Jesus’ teachings in the New Testament.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iJSqJcrPTG4

Second, it has turned out to be that MJ reached out to gospel leader Andrae Crouch, a couple of weeks before he died. You can read about it in the following article:

http://www.bullypulpit.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=...

Then, the very weekend before MJ died, on June 21, some pastor of a big evangelical church, without of course knowing MJ would die later on during the week, spoke to MJ directly in his sermon. You can watch this here:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D-Dog05Hcog

Finally, during the memorial Lionel Richie sang “Jesus is love” with power that cut through the soul, watch it: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bmL5xlqcY1U

Adding up all these signs, one could conclude that MJ reached out for Jesus towards the end of his life.

Regarding to the first video: Jesus was the man who asked people to believe as a child, purely and right from the heart. Michael refers to Jesus’ attachment to children and them being an example for adults. MJ considered himself a child all the way to the end of his life.

Regarding the second link: MJ did not turn to a rabbi, a Jehova’s Witness minister or an imam for spiritual guidance, just a few weeks prior to his death. But, as seemingly foreseeing trouble in the near future, maybe even his death, he asked a black gospel leader, Andrae Crouch to pray with him for the Holy Spirit to be present during his upcoming tour in London.

As for the third link, the pastor who spoke directly to MJ, without knowing he would die later on during that week: this cannot be a coincidence, he must have pointed to MJ to let the people know even a person with that kind of a void, can turn to the Father. It is for the careful listener to hear the meaning of this timing of these words, so soon before his death.

The last video sums it all up: the powerful text Lionel Richie sang, embodies the hope MJ probably had towards the end of his life.

MJ was not only a doctor shopper, desperately seeking for his soul to be calm, he was also a religion shopper. He flirted with Judaism. When adding up all the facts as mentioned above, MJ at the end of his life returned to the person he loved the most from his childhood on: Jesus. Everyone must respect that and have peace with it.