Michael embraced Islam like his brother Jermaine. He could find peace in the religion , especially after he was hurt so much by the media. He altered his name in Mikaeel , which is the arab version of Michael , he was named after an Angel. And Mike was an angel , a human angel . He proved that through his deeds, through his smile, through everything he did. Rumour has it that he did some songs as a tribute to Islam.