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Sheikh Salih Al-Munajjid on Michael Jackson’s Death
The original Arabic can be found here: http://www.fileflyer.com/view/781tKAl
Question: Asalamu alaykum. I feel sad about what some Muslims are saying […] after the death of the singer Michael Jackson. Some people are praying forAllah’s mercy on him…
Answer: Wa alaykum as-Salam wa Rahmatullahi wa Barakatuhu. Ok.. Look, this is one of the ways Allah tests His slaves. The death of Michael Jackson is a test for people. A trial. “Indeed we tried Sulaiman…”
Are we greater than him so that we will not be tested? If Allah tried the Prophets, will he not test normal people? So.. what is the test? This is it.. “So that He can see what they will do.” What will they say?
This person.. it is said that he accepted Islam… and that his brother accepted Islam… and that he invited him to Islam… and so he accepted.. and that he was going to live in Bahrain… and that he went there to live, blah blah blah…
But has this been confirmed? Yes there were rumors. Strong rumors? Yes. Have there been various sources for this? Yes, in this matter, this did occur. But has this been confirmed? Allah knows best. Did the man really accept Islam? Allah knows best. Did he remain a Muslim after he accepted Islam? Allah knows best. His brother who accepted Islam, did he accept Sunni Islam, or did he accept Ahbash, Qadiani or […]? Allah knows best.
The matter is that those who have… I mean there are some people, if one were to come to them and say, “By Allah he accepted Islam!” Have you heard him recite the Shahadah? You yourself.. have you heard him recite the Shahadah? Have you heard from anyone who heard him? Is there anyone you trust that heard him recite the Shahadah? “No.” Allah knows best! We cannot delve into this topic. Maybe… But what is apparent? What is apparent? That the person died in a state of blatant sin. At the very least, he died as a sinner. Because by consensus, or by various reports, he sold about 100,000 tickets worth 80 million dollars for his concert in London.. So he was still sinning. They said that he wanted try to make a comeback after his setback in singing.. and now.. Allah knows best. But the general ruling is that he was a blatant sinner. The person continued this blatant sin. It has not been confirmed to me personally that he repented from music, or that he stopped, or that he rectified his affairs. Allah says… “Those who repent, rectify, and clarify…” Has it been confirmed that he repented? No. This has not been confirmed to me. Rather, the apparent fact is that he continued in his state of blatant sin. Ok. Is he a sinning Muslim? Meaning that he accepted Islam and continued to sing… because.. money! Money! Money! So.. Allah knows best.
So the least we can say that what was apparent was that he was a sinner. What is apparent and clear that he continued to sell tickets for the sin of music.
But what is the general principle? The general principle is that he is an infidel. It is his disbelief that is apparent. If it is confirmed that a person accepts Islam, he can pray for his forgiveness and mercy. But for those who it is not confirmed, we do not wash him, shroud him, nor do we pray the funeral prayer for him. We do not pray for his forgiveness or mercy.
Some people say that he changed the way Allah created him. Ok, maybe.. something which happens before.. ok for example, someone goes and changes his color to white, do we say to him if he repents, “Go turn it black again”? This will require operations, problems, etc. Its over. If he repents he repents. Finished. We are finished. We don’t say, “Change your color back to what it was,” or do this and that. Its over.
So the death of Michael Jackson is a trial for people. There are some people who even passed out! The problem with these infidels is that once a person dies, they start to bring out his songs, which increase the dead in their torture in their graves. They do not have any mercy! Actually they think that this is being loyal to him – to spread his heritage, ideology, accomplishments, blah blah blah.
So what is our stance? All praise and thanks be to Allah, a singer has died. This is a blessing. A person who was a trial for people, one they call, the “King of Pop”. The King of Pop! Alhamdulillah… This King of Pop died, for us this is good news. Even if he accepted Islam and died in a state of blatant sin. A sinner such as this has died. Alhamdulillah. The King of Pop died. Good! One of the leaders of music in the world left. He perished. The leader of music perished… maybe he was the most famous… I don’t know if there was anyone more famous than him. He may be the most famous. He perished! A lesson to those who say, “O people, this person died, he was only 50.” He perished! Did his wealth help him? No. Did his music help him? No. Did his fame help him? No. Where is he now? In a lab, getting an autopsy! Getting an autopsy! So that they can find out the reason for his death. Did he die from drugs or something else, blah blah blah… Allah knows best. He had a heart attack…blah blah blah. Its over.
Anyways, do we say he is in Hellfire? No. Do we say he is in Paradise? No. Its over. His death is lesson. The least one can say is “O Allah give us a good end. Alhamdulillah. We ask Allah to take us in a state of Iman. We ask Allah to take us in a state of obedience. See how this one met his end? See in what state he died? You know his death is a lesson.”
As for feeling sympathy… you know soon there will be many articles written. I am sure that the secularists in the newspapers [in Saudi]… there will be tons of things written about Michael Jackson. Some people will defend him, others who sympathize… So soon, those who liked Michael Jackson will say, “You know maybe he accepted Islam, why are you happy he died.” Soon will see people sympathize. Those who follow their desires will start to sympathize with him. Of course they will give examples. For example, they will bring some people who have suffered a breakdown, people in streets who fell, some who passed out.. blah blah blah. A leader from the leaders of evil has perished for us is news which brings us joy. That’s it. As for his end, he has a Lord who will judge him, we have not say in this. We do not delve into this. We do not delve into this.
আমাদের কাছে কিছু কথা কঠোর মনে হতে পারে – ঠিক যেমন আকন্ঠ সুদে ডুবে থাকা মুসলিমদের কাছে সুদ হারাম হওয়াটা আজ হয়তো কঠোর মনে হতে পারে। তবে মনে রাখতে হবে যে, আল্লাহর দ্বীন আমাদের “মনে হবার” variable নয়। সভ্য মানুষের কাছে এই তো সেদিনও সমকামিতা লজ্জার ব্যাপার ছিল – আজ তা গৌরবের!(?) আল্লাহর দ্বীনে সমকামিতা ১৪০০ বছর আগে যেমন গর্হিত অপরাধ ছিল, আজও তাই আছে!