Photos : Muhammad Ali Performing Prayers behind a Shia Imam

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SHAFAQNA – Mohamed Ali was a legendary boxer during the 20th century in the United States who died a few years ago. He converted to Islam in 1965 and had a great influence on black youths who found Islam a cornerstone in their struggles against racism. The following images recorded on February 17, 1985 show him at the Beir-ul-Abd Mosque in Beirut’s Dahieh. The imam at the forefront is Sheikh Naim Qassim, the current deputy general secretary of Hezbollah in Lebanon.

 

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