Michael Jackson ‘converts to Islam and changes name to Mikaeel
The singer, ceremony at a friend’s house in Los Angeles. According to The Sun, the ceremony took place while Jackson, 50, was recording an album at the home of Steve Porcaro, a keyboard player who composed music on his Thriller album., converted to Islam in a
A source said Jackson had appeared a “bit down” and added: “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.
Mikaeel is the name of one of Allah’s angels.”Jacko rejected an alternative name, Mustafa meaning “the chosen one”,
His brother Jermaine Friday, previously hinted Jackson was considering converting to the religion.
‘When I came back from Mecca I got him a lot of books and he asked me lots of things about my religion and I told him that it’s peaceful and beautiful,’ said Friday, who embraced the faith in 1989.
‘He read everything and he was proud of me that I found something that would give me inner strength and peace.
‘He could do so much, just like I am trying to do. Michael and I and the word of God, we could do so much.