Muhammad Ali

Muhammad Ali mourned with traditional Muslim funeral

Muslims have travelled from all over the world to Louisville, Kentucky, to attend a traditional Muslim prayer service for Muhammad Ali, the record-setting world heavyweight champion, who passed away last week. More than 14,000 people bought tickets for Thursday’s service in Kentucky Exposition Center, which will also be broadcast worldwide[…]

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CT Muslims pray for Muhammad Ali

A number of congregations in Cape Town have performed janazah salah for the boxing legend Muhammad Ali, who passed away on Friday at the age of 74. Heartfelt tributes continue to pour in from all parts of the world – testament to the immense impact he’s life had on others.[…]

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Muhammad Ali: The face of ‘real Islam’

At a time when Muslims in America are facing scorn and bigotry, the late boxing legend Muhammad Ali should be remembered as the true, peaceful face of Islam, residents of his home town say. Hundreds of people filed past his childhood home in Louisville on Sunday, now a museum dedicated[…]

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Muhammad Ali’s faith shaped his life

It was Feb. 25, 1964 in Miami, a skillful, mouthy young boxer from Louisville, Ky., Cassius Clay, had just beaten his opponent Sonny Liston for the heavyweight championship of the world. Something else, though, was also stirring in his soul. He and his brother, then Rudolph Clay, had been talking for[…]

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The life of Muhammad Ali

Of all the tributes being paid to Muhammad Ali, few can match the praise that the former boxer heaped upon himself. Ali, in his own words, was the “prettiest, the most superior, most scientific, most skilfullest fighter in the ring”. Elvis Presley was the 20th century’s king of Rock ‘n’[…]

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Five most influential Muslim sports stars

Sport – what is it? Today, that question has a very different answer to a hundred years ago. Sport in the 19th century was simply another form of entertainment, another thing to do on the weekend. Whether it be rugby, football or golf, sport was a pastime for both the[…]

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