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 Topic: Muhammad Ali: Tributes to The Greatest

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  • Muhammad Ali: Tributes to The Greatest
     OP - June 04, 2016, 11:18 AM

    Muhammad Ali dies, age 74.

    It's only fitting to show tribute to a man whose life impacted so much, both in and out of the ring.

    For me, nothing gave more legitimacy growing up to the identity of the black American Muslim than to be able to point to The Greatest and say, "he's one of us."

    Even traveling, even in Mecca itself, challenges to my identity of being a black American Muslim were squashed by saying the name Muhammad Ali Clay.

    He was to us what Bruce Lee must have been to young Asian Americans, an inspiration, a source of pride. Even if you hadn't met him, you knew him.

    Posters of him standing triumphantly in the ring hung on our bedroom walls. Grainy images of his fights were rehearsed and admired decades after he'd won them. Watching him was watching a legend.

    Return to your Peace, you great, content soul, you inspiration. Return well pleased and well pleased with.

    "God will say, "O Jesus, son of Mary, did you say to the people, 'Make me and my mother gods beside God?" Qur'an 5:116

    "I told them clearly that I am a man...and that they should never make a mistake in assuming or pretending that the human being is emanated from a deity." - Haile Selassie
  • Muhammad Ali: Tributes to The Greatest
     Reply #1 - June 04, 2016, 11:52 AM

    "Another notable visitor to Islamia School was the ex-boxer Muhammad Ali. I had always admired him when I was growing up in the 60s and 70s. I loved his anti-establishment attitude and his sharp and witty quips during interviews. He broke the stereotype often applied to both black people and Muslims: that they were not intelligent and did not excel in anything. As a Muslim at the top of his profession, he made me feel good about my Muslim identity, even though at the time I wasn’t practising Islam. As with Prince Charles, Muhammad Ali was escorted around the school by Yusuf Islam – though without the posse of photographers that had accompanied Prince Charles."

    “It is a great honour to meet you, sir,” I said. “I have always been a big fan of yours.”

    “Thank you.” He replied, as I clasped his hand with both my hands.

    I knew Muhammad Ali had Parkinson’s disease, but it was only when I saw him struggling to get his words out that it really hit me. It made me sad to see him like that: a man once famous for his sharp mind and powerful physique, now so slow and frail. It gave him an air of vulnerability that made one want to hug him. The children seemed to feel the same way and swarmed around him as though he were a big teddy bear. The bell for playtime went, and they insisted that Muhammad Ali come out to the playground with them to join in their games. His face beamed a willingness to go with them, and so Yusuf abandoned the tour and we followed them to the playground and watched Muhammad Ali play hide and seek with the children, Ali pretending to be a monster, holding his arms aloft, growling and chasing after them. They screamed wildly and ran in all directions, only to slow down as he got nearer so they could get caught and lofted into the air. My seven-year-old son, Yaseen, was amongst the children there, and I felt enormous pride watching Muhammad Ali grab him and growl, while giving him a cuddle at the same time."

    Hell is an absurd & wicked fiction. You're not a bad person for rejecting something that's cruel, irrational, unjust & lacks evidence. You have nothing to fear. Nothing to feel ashamed about. Enjoy your life. Do the best you can. Make yourself & others happy.
  • Muhammad Ali: Tributes to The Greatest
     Reply #2 - June 05, 2016, 01:43 PM

    ‘Our’ Muhammad Ali — Why Pakistanis saw him as one of their own

    He is one those towering figures of last century who changed himself.. his society, his country.  On the way he taught to millions of folks in the rest of the world how to stand up to tyranny without a single bullet firing at tyrannical characters

    But life goes away.,  what all will be left is,   what you  did..The good.. the bad and the dirt..

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hrM6PfLJ6oQ

    Do not let silence become your legacy  
    I renounced my faith to become a kafir, 
    the beloved betrayed me and turned in to  a Muslim
     
  • Muhammad Ali: Tributes to The Greatest
     Reply #3 - June 05, 2016, 02:10 PM

    he was handsome.
  • Muhammad Ali: Tributes to The Greatest
     Reply #4 - August 01, 2016, 09:26 PM



    damn what a picture...    I never knew they met 

    Do not let silence become your legacy  
    I renounced my faith to become a kafir, 
    the beloved betrayed me and turned in to  a Muslim
     
  • Muhammad Ali: Tributes to The Greatest
     Reply #5 - August 01, 2016, 10:00 PM

    Is that Allama Iqbal?


    No free mixing of the sexes is permitted on these forums or via PM or the various chat groups that are operating.

    Women must write modestly and all men must lower their case.

    http://www.ummah.com/forum/showthread.php?425649-Have-some-Hayaa-%28modesty-shame%29-people!
  • Muhammad Ali: Tributes to The Greatest
     Reply #6 - August 01, 2016, 10:01 PM

    Muhammad Rafi?

    Where's my edit feature?

    No free mixing of the sexes is permitted on these forums or via PM or the various chat groups that are operating.

    Women must write modestly and all men must lower their case.

    http://www.ummah.com/forum/showthread.php?425649-Have-some-Hayaa-%28modesty-shame%29-people!
  • Muhammad Ali: Tributes to The Greatest
     Reply #7 - August 02, 2016, 12:14 AM

    Muhammad Rafi?

    Where's my edit feature?

    on the bottom right side of  the post   Jedi

    Quote
    Full edit   ....Quick edit ......Quote

    delete that  Allama Iqbal?

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dceTKhRmJ-c

    Do not let silence become your legacy  
    I renounced my faith to become a kafir, 
    the beloved betrayed me and turned in to  a Muslim
     
  • Muhammad Ali: Tributes to The Greatest
     Reply #8 - August 02, 2016, 10:15 AM

    There is no edit function on any of my posts - MODS and ADMINS please help... mysmilie_977

    No free mixing of the sexes is permitted on these forums or via PM or the various chat groups that are operating.

    Women must write modestly and all men must lower their case.

    http://www.ummah.com/forum/showthread.php?425649-Have-some-Hayaa-%28modesty-shame%29-people!
  • Muhammad Ali: Tributes to The Greatest
     Reply #9 - August 02, 2016, 11:21 AM

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vd9aIamXjQI
  • Muhammad Ali: Tributes to The Greatest
     Reply #10 - August 02, 2016, 01:16 PM

    The Greatest
  • Muhammad Ali: Tributes to The Greatest
     Reply #11 - January 25, 2017, 04:59 PM

    Because this is a tribute thread, I’m moving all of the accusations of racism to a different thread for discussion. In the meantime, I’ll leave this eulogy by Muhammad Ali’s personal, White American, Jewish friend Billy Crystal who talks about how Muhammad’s life touched him.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bOKCoctNk9A

    I’ll also leave a link to the website of the Ali Center, which is dedicated to the life story of Muhammad Ali, as well as to the ideals he came to embody as a result of his journey.

    And finally, a quote from the man in his own words.

    Quote
    “Over the years my religion has changed and my spirituality has evolved; religion and spirituality are very different, but people often confuse the two. Some things cannot be taught, but they can be awakened in the heart. Spirituality is recognizing the divine light that is within us all. It doesn’t belong to any particular religion; it belongs to everyone. We all have the same God, we just serve him differently…It doesn’t matter whether you’re a Muslim, a Christian, or a Jew. When you believe in God, you should believe that all people are part of one family. If you love God, you can’t love only some of his children.”


    "God will say, "O Jesus, son of Mary, did you say to the people, 'Make me and my mother gods beside God?" Qur'an 5:116

    "I told them clearly that I am a man...and that they should never make a mistake in assuming or pretending that the human being is emanated from a deity." - Haile Selassie
  • Muhammad Ali: Tributes to The Greatest
     Reply #12 - January 25, 2017, 05:06 PM

    ^hah! you beat me to it. I was about to post the same vid but my internet connection is lousy.
  • Muhammad Ali: Tributes to The Greatest
     Reply #13 - February 14, 2017, 07:52 AM

    For what it is worth that thread has made me watch more footage of his on YouTube and listen to the I Am The Greatest Album.

    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=ixvucbi1Vnw&itct=CAcQpDAYCCITCJujlojEjtICFYKXVQods8oODDIHcmVsYXRlZEiB8a2Niu2j7JIB&gl=ZA&hl=en&client=mv-google

    "I'm standing here like an asshole holding my Charles Dickens"

    "No theory,No ready made system,no book that has ever been written to save the world. i cleave to no system.."-Bakunin
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