michael jackson may be buried in muslim tradition

By: Hugues Sanon - July 1 2009, 12:03 PM

MANY MICHEAL JACKSON FANS WERE ON LINE TO ATTEND A MEMORIAL AT THE APOLLO THEATER.

THOSE FANS WERE DANCING MJ MUSIC EVERYWHERE AROUND THE APOLLO THEATER, A PLACE WHERE MANY OTHER SUPERSTARS WERE MARKED AS THEY GONE: JAMES BROWN THE GOD FATHER OF SOUL IN DECEMBER 2006, LUTHER VANDROSS IN JULY 2005, LAVERN BAKER, THE BLUES LEGEND IN MARCH 1997, DIZZY CILLESPIE IN JANUARY 1993, RALPH COOPER IN AUGUST 1992 AND MANY MORE...

PEOPLE WERE SELLINGS HIS CD'S, POSTERS, T-SHIRTS PICTURES AND MANY OTHER THINGS AT THAT APOLLO PLACE WHERE HE WON AMATEUR NIGHT AND FIRST GAINED NOTORIETY AS A MEMBER OF JACKSON 5. REVEREND AL SHARPTON SAID THAT "JACKSON MADE YOUNG MEN AND WOMEN ALL OVER THE WORLD IMITATE US".

MICHEAL JACKSON BODY SET FOR A PUBLIC VIEWING THIS FRIDAY 4TH OF JULY, US INDEPENDENCE DAY AAT NEVERLAND RANCH.EVEN FAMILY HAS NOT DECIDE YET A FINAL RESTING PLACE, A source close to the Jacksons has exclusively revealed that family will likely have a traditional Muslim burial for late Michael Jackson.

"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," says the source.

"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," adds the source.

Despite earlier reports that both public and private memorial services for the late music performer have been set to be held this week, there has been no official confirmation just yet from Michael's family on the location where his body will be laid to rest.

Michael Jackson was reported converting to Islam in late 2008, years after expressing his interest to join the faith.

He later on changed his name into "Mikaeel", which was meant as a reference to the name of one of Allah's angels.

In Muslim burial, someone's body "has to be cleaned, but ideally not embalmed, and wrapped in a white sheet, and it must be buried facing Mecca.

The Koran also dictates that the body be buried as close to the place of death and as soon after death as possible.

There should be no tombstone near the grave."

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