Friday, July 1, 2016

MUHAMMAD ALI On ROLLING OUT!!!

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Un less you have been completely living under a rock, then YOU do know that 3-Time WORLD HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPION Boxer/Humanitarian/Activist MUHAMMAD "The GREATEST Of ALL TIME" ALI passed away Friday, June 3, 2016, from Septic Shock, a complication from a 30-year battle with PARKINSON'S SYNDROME, at a hospital in SCOTTSDALE, AZ, at the age of 74!!!

The MUSLIM FUNERAL and PUBLIC MEMORIAL SERVICES for MUHAMMAD ALI began  with a SALAT al-JANAZAH (Islamic Funeral) at FREEDOM HALL on the grounds of the KENTUCKY EXPLOSION CENTER on Thursday, July 9, and was followed by a PUBLIC MEMORIAL SERVICE at the KFC YUM! CENTER on Friday, June 10.

Both services took place in his hometown of LOUISVILLE, KY.

Courtesy of the really good folks at ROLLING OUT Magazine, here are 7 of the TOP 10 INSPIRING MOMENTS from The JANAZAH And PUBLIC MEMORIAL SERVICES For MUHAMMAD ALI:


The overall lesson
Muhammad Ali once said that he was “bigger than boxing.” It was a true statement that reveals how he allowed himself to be greater than expectations. He was more than an athlete, he was a leader, humanitarian, and a father. There is always room to destroy limitations.
The notable faces who paid their respects
Prominent figures from around the world paid tribute to Ali. Valerie Jarrett, Louis Farrakhan, Will Smith, Mike Tyson, President Clinton, Billy Crystal, Jesse Jackson, Bernard Hopkins, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, and King Abdullah II of Jordan were all in attendance.
The thousands who attended 
Over 30,000 people paid tribute to Ali at his Janazah and memorial service. His Janazah was the largest Muslim ceremony on American soil.
The inspirational words 
Ali was known to inspire through words and actions. He became a champion because he trained like a champion inside and outside of the boxing ring.
The hip-hop influence 
Muhammad Ali may be the greatest influence on hip-hop. His impromptu rhymes were a form of rap freestyle decades before rap became prominent. Inspired by Ali, rapper Lupe Fiasco attended Ali’s memorial.
The poetry of Muhammad Ali 
Muhammad Ali often wrote poetry. Inside the museum, several of Ali’s poems and short essays were featured. He was a gifted storyteller.
The Olympic torch 
The Olympic torch is featured in the museum inside the Muhammad Ali Center. During the 1996 Olympics in Atlanta, Ali lit the torch in a moment that proved that he was the Greatest of All Time and touched lives around the world.
-CCG



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