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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…

Muhammad Ali at Center of Any Talk of Activism by Black Athletes

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SHAFAQNA- Muhammad Ali knew he didn't have much time left. His career was at stake — but more importantly, so was his freedom — as he awaited the day he would formally refuse to be inducted in the armed forces of the United States. So…

Muhammad Ali Jr. detained by immigration officials at Fla. airport

SHAFAQNA - The son of legendary boxer Muhammad Ali was detained for hours by immigration officials earlier this month at a Florida airport, according to a family friend. Muhammad Ali Jr., 44, and his mother, Khalilah Camacho-Ali, the second…

Muslims remember Muhammad Ali, their champion

SHAFAQNA - A little Arab boy in Egypt, a little Gujarati boy in India, a little black boy in Baltimore. Hany Abdelkader, Taj Saiyed and Naeem Muhammad are now grown Muslim men living in America. Before that, they were children on three continents…

American Muslims Honor Muhammad Ali As A Champion Of Their Faith

SHAFAQNA - The death of boxing great Muhammad Ali cost American Muslims perhaps their greatest hero, a goodwill ambassador for Islam in a country where their minority faith is widely misunderstand and mistrusted. “We thank God for him,”…

Muhammad Ali's fight for Islam -

SHAFAQNA - Even in his final months, Muhammad Ali spoke on behalf of Islam, a religion he famously embraced in the 1960s by changing his name and refusing to join the Vietnam War. In December, the boxing legend issued a statement criticizing…

Remembering Muhammad Ali: “I declare support for the Palestinian struggle to liberate their homeland”

SHAFAQNA - On the occasion of the passing of legendary athlete and struggler for justice, Muhammad Ali, Samidoun Palestinian Prisoner Solidarity Network joins millions around the world in remembering Ali’s historic legacy of commitment to…

Muhammad Ali a legend that embraced peace

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  SHAFAQNA- People from across the world, especially in Vietnam where he refused to be drafted for a US war, are mourning the death of boxing legend, Muhammad Ali, who passed away at the age of 74 late on Friday. Tributes rolled…

Muhammad Ali speaks up against Islamophobia

SHAFAQNA - Muhammad Ali hit out against Islamic extremists and Donald Trump’s plan to bar Muslims from entering the United States on Wednesday. “I am a Muslim and there is nothing Islamic about killing innocent people in Paris, San Bernardino,…