Brother of the late king of pop music, Michael Jackson, Jermaine Jackson, has revealed why he converted to Islam from Christianity.
In an interview with BBC, Jermaine narrated how he went on a tour to some of the countries of the Middle East with his sister in 1989, stressing that they met with some children who welcomed them warmly.
Jermaine disclosed that during his chat with the children, they were quick to let him know that they were Muslims with pride.
He noted that the confidence of the children “really shook me from within.”
Jermaine said, “Then they started telling me about Islam. They were giving me information, with much peace for their age. The pitch of their voice would reveal that they were highly proud of Islam. This is how I paced towards Islam.
“A very short interaction with a group of children ultimately led me to have long discourses about Islam with Muslim scholars. A great ripple had taken place in my thought.”
“I made failing attempt to console myself that nothing had happened but I could not conceal this fact any longer from myself that at heart I had converted to Islam. This I disclosed first to my family friend, Qunber Ali.”
Jermaine while explaining how he felt after becoming a Muslim, said: “Having embraced Islam, I felt as if I were born again. I found in Islam the answers to those queries which I had failed to find in Christianity.