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Janet Jackson: Quitting Entertainment, Converting to Islam

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Entertainment columnist Rob Shuter claims Janet Jackson is quitting the entertainment industry and leaving the country to become a Muslim.

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This news will probably be challenging for Janet Jackson fans to stomach, but the legendary icon has decided to put her entertaining days behind her. According to entertainment columnist Rob Shuter, the famed performing artist has grown tired of the entertainment industry and is moving to another country to convert to Islam.

This information comes slightly more than a month after news broke that she and billionaire retail businessman Wissam Al Mana of Qatar are married.  ”The rumors regarding an extravagant wedding are simply not true,” the couple told ETOnline, which broke the official wedding news. “Last year we were married in a quiet, private, and beautiful ceremony.” The couple adds, “Our wedding gifts to one another were contributions to our respective favourite children’s charities.”

We would appreciate that our privacy is respected and that we are allowed this time for celebration and joy,” the two said in their statement, signing off, “With love, Wissam and Janet

The couple was initially slated to wed on New Year’s Eve; however, pre-nup terms by Al Mana’s attorneys were still underway to protect his wealth, so the wedding was postponed until spring 2013, according to mainstream media outlets. It was also alleged that 37-year-old Al Mana became impatient with the pre-nup terms and allegedly wrote an agreement stating a payout of $500 million if he and Janet split after a five-year marriage.

Of course, Janet isn’t starving for cash. According to Celebrity Networth, the youngest Jackson singer is worth an estimated $150 million, but we’re sure she’ll enjoy an extra $850 million acquired from her husband’s fortune. And although most couples don’t anticipate a divorce at the time of marriage, we’re sure she’ll be able to afford therapy to get over the relationship with an extra $500 million in her pocket. The couple seems to be very much into one another. Twice married Janet told Harper’s Bazaar in the November 2012 issue that she and Al Mana have a “deep connection.”

This is Janet’s third marriage and Wissam’s first.

Do you believe Janet’s entertainment days were behind her before she married Wissam?

 

40 Comments

  1. B

    April 5, 2013 at 9:02 pm

    They (Muslums) treat woman like sht I hope she knows what she’s doing.

    • Safiyyah

      April 6, 2013 at 8:35 am

      Islam is a religion of peace and anyone who studies it will no that. If you truly understood Islam, you would know that there is a difference in religion and culture. And there are extremists in EVERY religion…not just Islam. All religions have had people kill and do bad things in the name of their creator.

      • kevin

        April 6, 2013 at 10:52 pm

        Islam is no religion of Peace.

        What is to happen to so-called Infidels if they do not conform to Islam ?

        It is written in their book. End of Story.

        You call that peace?

        WTF

  2. Thelma Williams

    April 5, 2013 at 9:17 pm

    Well it is no more than predicted and expected.Janet always had poor taste in men.I hope she does not have to wear the Burka as most women of Saudi Arabia does.I cannot believe that at this time and space Janet and anyone else sees Islam as their salvation.The sooner any and everyone abandons religion of any kind the better for them.Please free yourself from mental slavery Janet.You should be helping Wasssim not joining him in his foolishness.

    • Dawn

      April 6, 2013 at 8:06 am

      She does not live in Saudi Arabia – geez Louise Read! He lives in Qatar.

    • Safiyyah

      April 6, 2013 at 8:39 am

      This is clearly just your opinion. I encourage you to study more before you try to speak ill of any religion. Just because it is the 21st century does not mean that modesty has to be thrown out the door along with a woman’s dignity and pride. Based off your comment, you’re speaking from a place of misunderstanding and ignorance.

  3. Darlene Davis Rahaman

    April 5, 2013 at 11:33 pm

    Go Janet Go! If Islam makes you a better person, then GO FOR IT! Christianity has too many illogical beliefs. Just because a person is a agnostic, atheist or non Christian does not make you a bad person and just because a person claims to be religious or claims that Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior does not make them good. At least, Islam can teach you how to dress properly than the Christian church.

    • kevin

      April 6, 2013 at 10:56 pm

      I claim Jesus and I know for sure that you’re one lost Spirit Darlene.

      Blasphemy is an unforgiven sin.

  4. Fatima

    April 6, 2013 at 12:34 am

    Its a Blessing that Janet is seeking God not “disciples” Jesus is not GOD.GOD is not begotten.

    • kevin

      April 6, 2013 at 10:57 pm

      And you are incorrect again! .

  5. Sunflower

    April 6, 2013 at 4:46 am

    Ain’t that much love in the world, she’ll be miserable.

  6. Peter D. Slaughter

    April 6, 2013 at 9:47 am

    Sounds like a great idea overall to me.
    But of course a vast % of her so-called Christians fans will not like this.
    Mainly because of the usual divide and conquer non-sense.
    Plus with the the phony media attack her and her brother.
    It’s a wonder she don’t curse all these phonies out via the live media.
    She can make some cool and hip islam type music and it might save some of these self destructive,self hating black people from the hell’s of north American.

  7. Minister 8-Ball

    April 6, 2013 at 10:20 am

    Ms. Jackson’s spiritual journey has led her into Islam. Maybe she will find the peace that has been missing in her life. For some, Christianity has brought peace to their lives. For others, it could be Hinduism, Buddhism, Yoruba, Santeria or even Voudon. I support anyone who seeks to live upright, moral and civilized. If Islam is a vehicle that helps her to live upright, moral and civilized, then I support her decision.

    May she enjoy her new marriage and her new spiritual path.

  8. Az

    April 6, 2013 at 11:34 am

    Why must she know Jesus to have an relationship with God? Why must she be a Christian? She can choose to worship any way she pleases. Our forefathers and mothers has worship God in many differ ways before this so call Jesus ever came around. I am so sick of these brainwash Christians who think Christianity is the only religion!

    • Nicholaus

      April 6, 2013 at 2:43 pm

      Well said Az. If people would do their research, they would find that “Christianity” is actually a “new” religion. People that study Islam can and have led upstanding lives that benefit themselves and the communities in which they reside. Any theologian worth their salt will admit that there is plenty of human manipulation in Christianity, starting with the bible. People need to research the faith they are practicing. Understand their origins, and how it got to where it is currently today. Just because your minister said there is only one path to God doesn’t make it so.

    • rosemary davis

      April 6, 2013 at 5:04 pm

      Because Jesus is the Son of the most high and only true God and no one comes to the Father except by means of the Son so this is why she should have a relationship with the Father as well as the Son.

  9. Haile

    April 6, 2013 at 1:45 pm

    I would be so thrilled to hear some of our celebreties converting to one of our first in the world from whence all came powerful natural religions in Africa.

    • peaches

      April 6, 2013 at 4:31 pm

      Islam is not the original religion of Africans. Islam was brought to Africa by the Arabs who are taking over Africa.

      • Peter D. Slaughter

        April 6, 2013 at 5:25 pm

        Destruction of Black Civilization by C. Williams has a different on your comment.
        If possible double check it maybe okay.

      • Jabir

        April 6, 2013 at 11:45 pm

        Arabs did not take over Africa. Nor was Islam spread by the sword as I assume you are alluding to. Islam was spread through commerce, trade, marriage.

  10. Commonsensed 1

    April 6, 2013 at 4:28 pm

    THE PRINCIPLES OF RELIGION ARE CORRECT; FREEDOM, JUSTICE, AND EQUALITY WHICH PRODUCES PEACE. BUT THEY ARE TAUGHT INACCURATELY.

    IN IT’S TRUE PURPOSE, RELIGION MAY BE DEFINED AS; A CULTURAL , PSYCHO-PHILOSOPHICAL VEHICLE OF SPIRITUAL AND INTELLECTUAL ENSLAVEMENT. ALL RELIGIONS ARE NOTHING MORE THAN A DEIFICATION OF SOMEONES CULTURE. E.I., WESTERN CULTURE’S PORTRAIT OF JESUS.

    IN ESSENCE, RELIGION BREAKS UP THE HUE-MAN FAMILY, PERIOD. IT MAKES US PERPETUAL ENEMIES OF ONE ANOTHER. IF YOU ARE DIVIDED IT IS NOT OF GOD, AND ARE WE NOT DIVIDED?

    THE CHURCH IS ONLY INTERESTED IN FOSTERING RELIGION NOT FOSTERING SPRITUALITY. RELIGION AND SPIRITUALITY ARE 100% INCOMPATIBLE. BECAUSE RELIGION IS ABOUT CONQUERING AND CONTROLLING AN INDIVIDUAL. WHILE SPIRITUALITY IS ABOUT THE GROWTH AND PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT OF AN INDIVIDUAL.

    ISLAM OR SALAM IN THE ARABIC LANGUAGE SIMPLY MEANS PEACE, IT IS DENOTING A WAY OF LIFE NOT EMPHASIZING OR PROMOTING A MAN MADE RELIGION BUT A LIFESTYLE OF SPIRITUALITY. AS AN EXAMPLE, PAZ OR LA PAZ MEANS PEACE IN SPANISH.

    MUSLIM IN THE ARABIC LANGUAGE SIMPLY MEANS “ONE WHO SUBMITS TO GODS WILL”, NOTHING MORE. MUSLIM IS NOT A TITLE ONE CARRIES BUT DESCRIBES AN ACTION. SO WHEN YOU SUBMIT TO GODS WILL AS A CHISTIAN OR JEW THAT IS CALLED MUSLIM.

    PEACE IS OLDER THAN ORTHODOX ISLAM (1,400 YRS), OR CHRISTIANITY (2000 YRS) OR JUDAISM (4000 YRS). IT IS AS OLD AS THE ALL IN ALL HIMSELF.
    TRUE ISLAM IS NOT SUPERIMPOSED BY SOMEONE’S CULTURE, WHETHER IT BE MIDDLE EASTERN OR EUROPEAN CULTURE ETC.

    KEEP IN MIND THE PERSIANS (CAUCASIANS) WERE INTRODUCED TO ISLAM BY PROPHET MUHAMMAD P.B.U.H., (A BLACK ARAB A.K.A ORIGINAL ARABS) 1,400 YEARS AGO.

    SO WHEN YOU ACT AS A CHEERLEADER AND PROMOTE YOUR TITLE WHETHER IT BE CHRISTIAN, MUSLIM, JEW, BUDDHIST ETC. YOU ARE OUTSIDE OF THE GOD HEAD AND NOT OF GOD. “FOR GOD IS NO RESPECTOR OF PERSONS”, MEANING HE IS ONLY INTERESTED IN OUR OBEDIENCE TO HIM NOT IN WHAT WE CALL OURSELVES. YOU CAN NOT FIND IN ANY RELIGIOUS TEXT WERE JESUS OR ANY PROPHET OF GOD TITLES THEMSELVES WITH WHAT YOU TITLE YOURSELVES.

    SO PLEASE DO NOT SPEAK IGNORANTLY OF ISLAM OR PASS JUDGEMENT LESS YOU BE JUDGED.

    PEACE.

    • Peter D. Slaughter

      April 6, 2013 at 5:27 pm

      Peace and sounds like a great breakdown.
      Maybe some of these religous fanatics on the other end of the coin might read and wake up mentally instead of feeding into the divide and conquer program.

    • yasmin k

      April 7, 2013 at 6:39 am

      well said thank you for share this over all this comments something wise finnaly

  11. rosemary davis

    April 6, 2013 at 5:01 pm

    Wow Janet is going all out for this man and from what I have read if her marriage does not work out she will be entitle to fifty million dollars.But these men can be domineering they take women subjection to the extremes I wonder how well this will work for her and who knows she just may be in it for the money Ms.Jackson want too get paid

    • Jabir

      April 6, 2013 at 11:49 pm

      You are so right. I hope and pray that is not the case.
      For the love of money…

  12. Dennis Franklin

    April 6, 2013 at 5:16 pm

    Ms. Janet seems to forget that He have a lot of money, but nobody knows him. He married her because He wants to be in the limelight. With His money9Billions) He Will always have women. She better keep on doing concerts and keep him in the press or He will get rid of her…even if it is no more than 1 Concert a month.

  13. Ishmar Muhammad

    April 6, 2013 at 10:25 pm

    All Praises Due to Allah! Like my Granny used to say “you can’t pick no Branches for Nobody to sit on” If She likes it,I love it! Islam is fastest Growing Among Us Blacks in America,If you want to Worship White Men in Drag go do it,but leave me the Hell Alone! Help Rev PorkBone Build Another Church or Something! I’m not Miss Me with that BS! If the Whiteman was in Any Religion I would be in the Opposite Religion! They have shown they Hate us & our kind An 400 year old Enemy of Freedom Justice & Equality! Janet is a Woman & can Handle Islam you can’t be Booty Poppin’ at 47 Black Dummies! Praise Allah 1 Down 40 Million to Go Free your Mind & Your A#% will Follow-Parliament 1976

    • Jabir

      April 7, 2013 at 12:08 am

      Ishmar you are being disrespectful. I would expect a Muslim to have better tact than that barrage. You speak of hate for the white man. That is not Islam. Sure the black family in America, and the world, has endured grevious harm, and in the name of religion for hundreds of years. And we as a community are suffering from the fallout. Hate is not an option. Be cautious how you label a group of people based on their skin tone or religious practice. Even the late Minister Malcolm Shabazz, may his sins be forgiven and granted paradise, bear witness to that. A wise person once said that a person curses because they lack the intelligence to articulate what they want to say. Set the tone, be the example, be the leader.

  14. Ishmar Muhammad

    April 6, 2013 at 10:43 pm

    Peaches Islam is the Black Man’s Religion like all the Rest! Most Negroes view Islam as Some Religion from Outter Space because it checks Whitey & most Negroes view Islam the Way their White Master’s Do with Hate. Because this Religion if Followed with Make you like Prophet Isa(Jesus) Perfect! Look at the Grand Mosque in Mecca everything you see there is Symbolic of the Father The Originator Blackman all of this From the Blackstone to The House Erected to God was Built by Blackmen Ibrahim & His Son Ishmael the Father of the Arabs! So Blackman get up & Assume your God Given Place on Top of Civilization! Start Studying Black People you can’t Challenge Truth with Falsehood because that’s just Niggardly Wake-up & get on Deck!

  15. Ishmar Muhammad

    April 6, 2013 at 11:00 pm

    Did you know that some 75% of our People who were Brought into Slavery were Muslims! They had Names that fools today could not say! If you are Black & Not Deeply Rooted in Self & Kind these Arabs will try and Turn Us into one of them but Allah Has Visited us in the Flesh & Left a Witness The Hon Elijah Muhammad! Take it or let it Alone Most Negroes don’t think Much of Self(Low Self-Esteem) their Minds are twisted like a Pretsle! Arabs in Many ways are envious because Allah has Chosen a People Who are no people at all! They know who we are,We don’t know who we are! We were God from the Beginning wake the Hell up it’s too late in the Game for ignorance!

  16. Red723

    April 7, 2013 at 12:01 am

    I’m not a muslim, but i’m sick of people generalizing ALL muslims! To hell with you idiots that say muslims mistreat women, etc. What about all the white christians that raped, murdered, and pillaged their way from the eastern hemisphere to the western? How about the white christians that fed slave babies that were too dark to nearby alligators? White supremacy is a cancer that God is going to make culprits pay for one day…..It’s written…

  17. anthony

    April 7, 2013 at 12:11 am

    Why dont people do what they want and cut the crap about her turning back on Jesus for real thier is more then one way to have peace.

  18. Nefera

    April 7, 2013 at 7:47 am

    Peace and Blessings to Janet.

  19. Elle

    April 7, 2013 at 1:05 pm

    Good for you Janet! How could you work in an industry and for the people that killed your beloved brother. Get as far away from Hollywood as possible. Ignorant people will say you are lost, but quite the contrary.

  20. Kim

    April 7, 2013 at 3:40 pm

    Yeah…That is probably why she is giving up entertainment and married this billionaire to continue on with her lavish lifestyle. As long as she knows like her brother MIKE said “THIS IS IT” this will be her heaven here on earth so good luck Janet. It’s just too bad these sisters fall in love with any Muslim instead of having them to convert to the Jesus they always known. They rather lose thier own soul and convert to Islam. May thier Allah treat them good with health and wealth while on this planet because ther trillion of years forever and ever life will be a life of a fiery steanched burning Hell! May you find the peace and happiness you been searching for!

  21. Malima

    April 7, 2013 at 11:28 pm

    I am not a Muslim but all I know is Islam accepts Jesus Christ. I want to categorically state here to my western Christi tan Brothers and Sisters. Yes Islam (Muslims) accepts and respects Jesus Christ (his message and his teachings). For those people that are saying Janet turns his back on Jesus. Stop it; you are speaking out of ignorance, if she accepts Islam as her religion & ISLAM
    recognized and accepts Jesus as one of the greatest messages of God, then how can you say she turns he back on Jesus when she is following a rebellion that embraces Jesus?
    Yes, this is the only religion that accepts prophet Jesus, prophet Moses and prophet Mohammed peace be upon them. As a matter of fact any Muslim that does not acct Jesus is not a true Muslim.
    Muslims are beating you Christians at the game of religious knowledge. You know why? Muslims take the time to read your Holy book (Bible) and there for have a better understanding of Jesus compare to the average Christian understand of Islam.
    On the other hand it’s very had to see a Christian attempt to read the Holy Quran, and because of this all you say about Islam is base on what your Zionist dominated media feds you.
    As a christen, when last did you hear a Muslim say lets burn the Holy Bible, lets pee on the Holy bible, never that because Muslims have respect for the word of God and Jesus Christ. The only thing Muslims do not do for Jesus is elevating him to the status of being God as Christian do. This is because Jesus in his own words never, never claimed to be God but only his follows have done so.
    If being a Christian means following the teachings of Jesus Christ then I say to my Christian brothers & sisters then there is no one that follows his teaching rich our Muslims brothers & sisters. Here is Why:
    Ephesians 5:18 Do not get drunk on wine, which leads to debauchery. Instead, be filled with the Holy Spirit.
    Proverbs 20:1 Wine is a mocker, strong drink is raging.
    Muslims do not drink (not the fake ones) but most Christians in the west drink and get drunk every now and then.
    Proverb 20:1 thou shalt have pork
    Book of Leviticus 11:7 & 8
    Deuteronomy 14:8 Christens in the west are heavy on pork (eat) but Muslims do not eat pork because it is forbidden in Quran and the Bible.
    Luke 2:21 (Jesus was circumcised on the 8th day) Most Christians are not circumcise but Muslims & Jews are circumcised.
    If you are a Christian let me ask you a question, reading from the above, is this a religion (Islam) that you think turns it back on Jesus? If they can follow the strict teachings of Christ and the Bible while you so call Christians do not follow the above teachings. If you ask me, they are more Christians then the so Christians themselves. Stop saying they do not love Jesus. That is not your position. This is up to God to decide that, it is up to God and that particular Muslim person.

    • peaches

      April 8, 2013 at 10:12 pm

      @Ishmar Muhammad I’m not buying Islam or Christianity! However, I know there is a God! Also, Arabs had invaded much of Africa before the slave trade began. We had our own religious beliefs before All these other religions started. Read about Amun and Ra.

  22. Ms. Monica

    May 6, 2013 at 12:39 pm

    A lot of peolpe are ignorant on the subject of Islam. So please stop
    talking about things that you are totally ignorant about. Her choice, no difference in her being raised as a Jehovah Wittness.

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