‘He stood by his race and faith:’ Arabs react to Muhammad Ali’s death

Ali was not only known for his athleticism and championship boxing skills, but also for his conversion to Islam and inspirational quotes. (AP)

Social media across the Arab world went alight with praises, condolences and quotes in reference to heavyweight boxing champion Muhammad Ali Clay’s passing on Friday.

The boxing legend died of respiratory ailment after being rushed to the hospital earlier this week. He had been battling Parkinson’s syndrome for decades; relying on heavy medication and aid to get around.

Ali was not only known for his athleticism and championship boxing skills, but also for his conversion to Islam and inspirational quotes.

Other users shared a poignant video of the boxing champ talking about his faith.

 

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Last Update: Wednesday, 20 May 2020 KSA 09:47 - GMT 06:47
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