2 Jul 2009, 1132 hrs IST, PTI

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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.

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 repo

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