‘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
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.
#MuhammadAli Sad day for boxing fans, true icon who transcended sport, gender, religion and anything else we can think of to argue about— Pzo (@pzomac) June 4, 2016
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