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The Life of Muhammad Ali

On the anniversary of Muhammad Ali's death, we remember how one of the greatest athletes of all time took a stand for civil rights and trailblazed for Muslim-Americans. 🩋🐝

Meet Muhammad Ali

Cassius was born in segregated Louisville, Kentucky on January 17, 1942. He began to box at age 12, after reporting the theft of his bike to a police officer who happened to be a boxing trainer. At 18, Clay already had two national Golden Glove titles and on February 25, 1964, Clay achieved his dream of winning the Heavyweight title, after defeating Sonny Liston. But at the press conference the next morning, Clay stunned the world by announcing his conversion to Islam. He had developed a friendship with civil rights icon and Nation Of Islam leader Malcolm X. By March, Cassius Clay was Muhammad Ali.

After defending his title 8 times, Ali was drafted up to serve in the military during the Vietnam War, which he refused on religious grounds. Ali was fined sentenced to prison and banned from boxing for three years. He became a huge anti-war activist before his boxing license was reinstated in 1970.

In 1974, a 32-year-old Ali defeated the 25-year-old defending heavyweight George Foreman in one of the greatest comebacks in sports history, reclaiming his stripped title. He retired from boxing in 1981. In 1984, he was diagnosed with Parkinson's Syndrome limiting his motor skills, movement, and speech. But he continued humanitarian advocacy, meeting with Saddam Hussein in 1990 to negotiate release of American hostages.

Ali was crowned Sportsman of the Century by the BBC in 1999, given the Philadelphia Liberty Medal. and awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom by President George W. Bush. He died on June 3, 2016, a sports legend and civil rights icon.

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06/03/2019 2:00 PM

532 comments

  • Terry J.
    09/25/2021 02:18

    I think he started rap. All he used 2 do is rhyme with words in da 60’s & 70’s

  • Balaji N.
    09/22/2021 15:17

    👑

  • Bilal S.
    09/20/2021 15:23

    His name is not clay. It’s Muhammad Ali. Muhammad Ali.

  • Shirley S.
    08/30/2021 06:16

    Dynamic personality

  • AR R.
    08/27/2021 11:56

    ALLAH PAK jannat my jga ata frmaye ameen sunameen

  • Gla D.
    08/26/2021 20:16

    Here’s

  • Khurram K.
    08/25/2021 14:13

    This is M,Ali,s life story😍

  • Raza A.
    08/25/2021 13:46

    Waao❀

  • Sixto R.
    08/22/2021 06:20

    I remember when I was young he fought for heavyweight title against Joe Frazer in Manila, Philippines đŸ‡”đŸ‡­ in the 70’s, and that’s the first time we had a Mall which was Ali Mall not only one but two


  • Orvo H.
    08/18/2021 15:41

    GOAT

  • Muhammad A.
    08/18/2021 07:12

    Muhammad Ali, you are one of the great man history ever witnessed on this planet. We all miss you ! 😓

  • Lynn R.
    08/14/2021 14:41

    May ALLAH the Almighty always bless the soul of Muhammad Ali till jannah..Amiin

  • Shezan S.
    08/14/2021 09:07

    Greatest of all time

  • Victor S.
    08/14/2021 01:57

    The truth was he was scared he was going to get shot if you want to tell the truth

  • Waqas Y.
    08/12/2021 16:20

    U can imagine how every Muslims's faith higher than anything a true example " Muhammad Ali "

  • Catherine K.
    08/10/2021 16:28

    He was just wonderful in my eyes here in Scotland we still love him â€đŸ’™

  • Jerry S.
    08/10/2021 09:33

    HE GOT DECEIVED... 😂

  • Ù…Ù†ÛŒŰš چ.
    08/09/2021 17:22

    Hes not cassiues clay

  • Frito J.
    08/08/2021 20:18

    He was also a draft dodger

  • HanOush H.
    08/02/2021 15:57

    Don't call him clay😡

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