الجمعة، 11 مارس، 2011
Michael Jackson died a Muslim
Jermaine:Michael Jackson died a Muslim
Doha: by: Faisal Khalid
Super star Jermaine Jackson or Muhammad Abdul Aziz Al-Sharif severances all doubts about the religion of his late brother Michael Jackson “King of Pop," and stressed that his brother "died a Muslim," adding that "Michael was a true Muslim who has accepted Islam in his heart" I know well, I've been close to him, he went to Allah .
Jeremy told the last-minute details of his brother Michael death saying that there were difficult moments when he learned of transfer of his brother to a Ronald Reagan Hospital where he died on June 25, 2009 of heart attack after taking an overdose of medicine and the process of respiration, artificial wrong by his doctor Murray.
During his short visit to Doha, accompanied by his Afghani wife Halima Rashid, to participate in a charity event organized by the Academy of Doha, in collaboration of noted Egyptian Moslem scholar Amr Khalid I had the pleasure to meet him on him Thursday, March 10 at the Hotel "Sheraton" Doha, wearing a traditional dress “jalabya” , and “shumagh’.
I asked him about the story of his conversion to Islam, which seemes like a spiritual journey from doubt to faith. He said he was born a Christian, and remained throughout his life looking for something through his suffering but the decisive moment led him to the path of guidance when he was on a tour with his sister in 1989, in Bahrain where he lured an interview with a group of children who were feeling proud being Muslims.
He had a feeling that can not be described, the sense of beauty before travelling with his Bahraini friend Ali Qanbar to Saudi Arabia where he announced his conversion to Islam there and preformed Umrah, and changed his name to Mohammad Abdul-Aziz al-Sharif, visited Riyadh, Jeddah and Mecca. And now intends to visit the Holy Land for the second time to perform the Hajj, accompanied by his third wife Halima Rashid.
Jermaine, the most famous conversion to Islam publicly for the first time through his appearance in "big brother " shown in 2007 and won the second prize , about the change in his life, he said before embracing Islam I used to go to nightclubs , spending hours composing music and singing, but when he gave up he felt a big change in his life as if he was reborn.
He said he has found in Islam a solution to all problems and answers to all questions puzzling.
And about his memories with the "Jackson Five," he said they were brothers of the Jackson family and he was leading the group until 1967when his youngest brother Michael took the lead.
“Our performance was great, we had the most beautiful hits , Michael has great success when he sang solely then I followed him . He said.
I asked him about his marriage story to his Afghani wife Halima Rashid who escorted him in his visit to Doha. He looked happy to retrieve memories of their first meeting in a café in California before getting married in 2004 and having two daughters, Mecca and Medina.
Jermaine Jackson or Muhammad Abdul Aziz Al-Sharif was born on December 11 1954 in Gary Indiana, and ranked fourth and third among males, for his parents Joseph and Katherine Jackson, he is singer, guitarist, composer, and events film producer.
He formed the “Jackson 5 Group with his brothers, Jackie, Tito, Michael, and Marlon.
He has graduated from Birmingham High school in Van Nulls, Los Angeles, California and he won Grammy Award as the best singer in 1979.