This post was taken from http://islamicarticles.wordpress.com/2009/06/27/michael-jackson-was-muslim/
Only Allah knows our end. All sins are forgiven except shirk, fear Allah’s punishment while hoping for His mercy. Always thank Allah, beg His forgiveness and ask Him for janat al-firdaws, safety from the hellfire and punishment of the grave. In the evening, don’t expect to arrive to the morning and in the morning don’t expect to make it to the evening. May Allah forgive us and grant us a good end while He is pleased with us, we die with the kalimah on our lips and the angels of mercy take our souls ameen.
June 28, 2009: I have taken down the article on Michael Jackson’s reversion to Islam by the Sun because it was inaccurate. I hope the Jackson family, especially Jermaine, will release a statement that Michael was indeed a Muslim. I also hope that he gets a proper Muslim burial insha’Allah.
FiAmanAllah, Tara Umm Omar
Imam Zaid Shakir has now amended his original article: An earlier version of this article mentioned that Dawud Warnsby had assisted in Michael Jackson’s conversion to Islam. He has denied that. This article has been amended to exclude that claim. In writing this essay, I was given information from sources I considered reliable that Michael had indeed become Muslim. Obviously, the part about Dawud Warnsby is not true. However, there have been many reports throughout the media concerning Michael becoming Muslim. Allah knows best as to their veracity. (Taken from Muslim Matters)
Imam Johari Abdul Malik: Imam Visits Michael Jackson’s Family to Discuss Funeral Arrangements
UPDATE: Many have asked concerning the below. I heard the report on CNN’s Wolf Blitzer’s show “The Situation Room”. He briefly mentioned it during the coverage of Michael Jackson.
Al-Hamdulillah, CNN reported that the Jackson family is meeting with an imam to make the funeral arrangements for the janazah (Muslim funeral prayer) for Michael Jackson. I pray that Allah will have mercy on his soul and grant the family some privacy as they make the plans for a Muslim funeral. I ask Muslims to reserve their judgement and pray for him and his family. Please send your condolences: http://www.legacy.com/gb2/default.aspx?bookid=5875644172354 .
I pray that Muslims will respond to this loss our brother in every loving way possible. I do not know when and were the prayers will be. I trust that the masjid that Jermaine Jackson attends will handle the prayers and preparation. The West Coast Muslims in LA and Imam Zaid Shaker or Sheikh Hamza are hopefully in the loop? May Allah help them. We have not had a major figure in the pop world pass away before Micheal Jackson. I pray that we will do our best and that Allah will have mercy.show