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2 Jul 2009, 1132 hrs IST, PTI
LOS ANGELES: The family of Michael Jackson is considering a traditional Muslim burial for the pop icon who had converted to Islam months prior to
his death, says a new report.
A celebrity website reported quoting sources close to the family that Jackson’s new found will states that he will be buried in the traditions of his new faith.
“The family is considering following the Muslim burial traditions because Michael would have wanted to be laid to rest in keeping with his new-found religious beliefs. Michael’s brother Jermaine is educating the family as to the special rites,” the source said
Jackson had reportedly converted to Islam in November last year and taken the name of ‘Mikhaail’.
Meanwhile, a public viewing of the performer will take place on Friday at his fantasy themed abode California ranch, Neverland. There has been no official confirmation from Jackson’s family on the location where his body will be laid to rest.
Alhamdulillah, it now looks certain that Michael Jackson funeral will be according to the Islamic rites.
Various news reported reliable sources confirming of the decision.
Michael Jackson reportedly has converted to Islam in late 2008 and adopted the name Mikaeel, which is the name of one of Allah’s angels. Now, when there is still question of where the late superstar will be laid to rest, a new report has just emerged that he will be buried in a traditional Muslim funeral.
“The family is considering following the Muslim burial traditions because they believe Michael would have wanted to be laid to rest in keeping with his new-found religious beliefs,” a source close to the family stated. The insider continued telling X17 Online, “Michael’s brother Jermaine is educating the family as to the special rites because he feels it’s important to bury his brother according to the Muslim way.”
Previously, there was rumor that Michael’s body will be embalmed instead of being buried in his Islamic faith. The speculation raised since there was no indication that his body would be buried within two days of his death as dictated by the Koran.
- Michael Jackson’s Family Planning Islamic Funeral -http://www.eparsa.fr/world/index.php?2009/07/01/903-michael-jackson-s-family-planning-islamic-funeral
- Michael Jackson to be buried in Muslim tradition: Report – http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/Features/Michael-Jackson/Michael-Jackson-to-be-buried-in-Muslim-tradition/articleshow/4727761.cms
Latest: Muslim Funeral for Michael Jackson – http://akarimomar.wordpress.com/2009/07/04/muslim-funeral-for-michael-jackson/
Gathered from various sources around the blogsphere with mostly quoting from http://imamjohari.wordpress.com
Today, I spoke to with Imam Siraj Wahhaj, the Amir of the Muslim Alliance in North America and one of the most prominent imams in the United States. Imam Siraj sends his condolences to the family of Michael Jackson and well wishes to his family.
Yesterday, the Imam Siraj completed his last radiation treatment for prostate cancer (cancer 3X higher in African-Americans), yet expressed his eagerness to attend the janazah Muslims funeral service for Michael Jackson whenever it is held he said, “Even if I stand in the back, I want to be there”.
Someone asked me, “Why are we making a big deal about it!”. I say we are not making a BIG deal about it. It is the right of a Muslim to receive condolences and we are doing that by the Prophet’s (pbuh) instruction independent of the faith of the deceased. The burial of the dead is an obligation upon the living; it is called in Islamic terminologyfard kifiyya (collective obligation). No one can bury himself or herself; the living must bury the dead.
It has been reported that the internet was not able to cope up with the volume of traffic after words spread about the death of the King-of-Pop Michael Jackson.
Google, Twitter, AOL, AIM, Facebook, Wikipedia and many other providers were either extremely slow or came to a halt with some reporting a five-fold traffic volume during the early hours of the breaking news. Twitter went temporarily offline. Even LA Times, which was among the first to report, was swarmed and not able to cope for a while. Many others such as BBC and CNN reported the similar clog.
It wonders if there is any other person with such an impact on web as what Michael Jackson had done just as he did with his talent to the music industry.
“How many people does it take to break the Internet? On June 25, we found out it’s just one — if that one is Michael Jackson.” CNN
More news on the web collapse:
- Jackson dies, almost takes Internet with him
(As reported by CNN) How many people does it take to break the Internet? On June 25, we found out it’s just one — if that one is Michael Jackson. [click here for more]
- Michael Jackson’s death crashes Google, Twitter offline
News of Michael Jackson’s death caused a massive surge in internet traffic last night, temporarily crashing Google and driving huge amounts of traffic to popular sites such as Twitter and BBC News. [click here for more]
In terms of well-known celebrities, few are bigger than Michael Jackson. Love him or hate him, pretty much everyone on the planet knows him. And that caused big problems for a lot of huge websites today with the news of his passing. [click here for more]
- Michael Jackson death covered first by Twitter, crashes servers
Michael Jackson, the “King Of Pop”, died last night after an apparent heart attack. He was rushed to UCLA Medical Centre after he collapsed in his LA home. The news first appeared on Twitter and Facebook statuses and spread like wildfire, before it was confirmed many hours later by mainstream news media. [click here for more]
Hundreds of thousands of loyal twitter users tweeted about the late Michael Jackson. Love him or hate him Michael Jackson was undoubtably the king of pop. His inspiring Dancing, Music and songs still to this day create the undertone of what is popular culture.
(CNN) — Entertainer Michael Jackson has died after being taken to a hospital on Thursday after suffering cardiac arrest, according to multiple reports including the Los Angeles Times and the Associated Press. CNN has not confirmed his death.
Michael Jackson arrives at UCLA Medical Center on Thursday.
Jackson, 50, had been in a coma at the hospital, sources told CNN.
Brian Oxman, a Jackson family attorney, said he was told by brother Randy Jackson that Michael Jackson collapsed at his home in west Los Angeles, California, Thursday morning.
Family members were told of the situation and were either at the hospital or en route, Oxman said.
Fire Capt. Steve Ruda told CNN a 911 call came in from a west Los Angeles residence at 12:21 p.m.
Ruda said Jackson was treated and transferred to the UCLA Medical Center.
Asked specifics of the patient’s condition, he said he could not discuss them because of federal privacy laws.
The music icon from Gary, Indiana, is known as the “King of Pop.” Jackson had many No. 1 hits and his “Thriller” is the best-selling album of all time. Jackson “as big as it gets” »
Jackson is the seventh of nine children in a well-known musical family. He has three children, Prince Michael I, Paris and Prince Michael II.
At the medical center, every entrance to the emergency room was blocked by security guards. Even hospital staffers were not permitted to enter. A few people stood inside the waiting area, some of them crying.
A large crowd was also gathering outside the hospital, according to video footage.
Outside Jackson’s Bel Air home, police arrived on motorcycles. The road in front of the home was closed in an attempt to hold traffic back, but several people were gathered outside the home.
Tujuan menyiarkan berita ini adalah untuk refleksi minda kita bersama. Apakah benar berita bahawa beliau telah memeluk Islam? Mungkin kebenarannya dapat kita turuti nanti bagaimana urusan pengkebumiannya dilakukan. Ini adalah kerana, berita dia memeluk Islam bukan suatu yang baru (sepertimana dihebahkan baru-baru ini). Malah hampir sepuluh tahun lalupun telah disiarkan. Innalillahi wa innalillahi rojioon
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