According to an article in a British newspaper, the Telegraph, Michael Jackson followed the example of his brother, Germaine, and embraced Islam last year.
Here is an excerpt from the Telegraph’s article by Graham Tibbetts, dated November 21, 2008:
[…] 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.
The former Jackson 5 star was counselled by David Wharnsby, a Canadian songwriter, and Phillip Bubal, a producer, who have both converted.
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.
“An imam was summoned from the mosque and Michael went through the shahada, which is the Muslim declaration of belief.” […]
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