May Allah guides us to His path till the day we return to HIM.
King of Pop died at the age of 50
Everyone is schocked!
Tributes to MJ
Well, sincerely, I have no idea for what reason I'm posting this shocking news of the entire world of pop music lovers. Yea, Micheal Jackson; I bet how many of us do not know his name. Though I'm not a music lover, what more pop music lover, still i have some little idea bout him. Well, some people regards him as the most controversial celebs in this decade. Yea.. even me knows that this person had entirely life making various kinds of controversial issues (a lot to be mentioned though!)..
However, I think the recent one is the most interesting which is his conversion to Islam. Though I'm not really sure bout this matter, but I have read some valid articles here that confirms that matter such as Ynetnews, Gurdian Angel, Daily Mail and etc (find them yourself, will you).
Therefore, if he did becoming Muslim, he is our brother in Islam, isn't he? So, i think, as a Muslim, we should show our respect to him as our brother in Islam same as our other brothers. Perhaps, we could also pray 'Jenazah' for him as usual. Though I'm not sure bout this and still waiting what others American Muslim scholars' says in this matter..but, I'm personally thinking as such.
I just remembered a Sirah where Rasulluah denounced the action of killing a person who has pronounced his shahadah during war, though in that crucial and critical condition, the person may purposely pronounced shahada to save his life. As prophet (peace be upon him) says which means 'no one could ever truly knows one's intention in an action but ALLAH only' which shows that the person's shahadah was literally approved.
So, i think, in this case, we are nobody to judge whether bro Mikaeel Jackson has been sincerely becoming Muslim or not. As long as he pronounced shahadah in front of two witnesses, I believe, he then becomes our brother in Islam.
Well, personally, perhaps because my recent months have been fulled by Death news, so this news again has touched my heart. How we as human, often forget that Death is actually merely round the corners. No one would ever escape from it. Some people fear death very much and really look forward to new inventions that prevent them from death. But, still.. death is death.. invites us in may ways..in any time...
So, are we prepared? Besides, many people says 'may he rest in peace' whenever they heard about any death news. But, to ourselves, are we sure that every single soul will be having a peaceful rest when we die? Well, check it out, man!
So, I believe, it would be good for us to watch these two videos from the Deen Show here. Perhaps, it'll help us to be more aware the Truth bout Death.. and prepare for it... as it is confirmed to be happen to us one day..Insya-allah.
note: We never know if the late MJ was a good Muslim after he reverted to Islam. Who are we to judge? It's between him and Allah.
note2: We are not allowed to make Du'a asking forgiveness from Allah for Non-Muslims, but we are certainly allowed to make Du'a for our non-Muslim relatives and friends who are living; we can pray for them for their health, well being and guidance.
But the most important prayer that we can do for them is to pray for their guidance to the path of Islam; we must do so on a continuous basis. Our prayer for guidance for them should be complemented by our earnest efforts to persuade them to embrace Islam through wisdom and beautiful preaching.
The Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) said, “If a single person were to be guided to the right way through your efforts that would be better for you than owning the whole world as a treasure!”