Rare photos of Muhammad Ali’s visit to Saudi Arabia

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The Twitter account, “Memory of the Beautiful Past”, published a rare picture of the legendary American Muslim boxer Muhammad Ali during a visit to Saudi Arabia in 1971, 46 years ago.

The picture showed Muhammad Ali between Prince Abdullah Al Faisal and Faisal bin Fahd, according to Ajel website.


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During his visit, he also performed Hajj and Umrah and also met with King Faisal and King Salman when he was Emir of Riyadh during which he visited a number of historical and sporting facilities.

One of the tweets featured a picture of Muhammad Ali during a visit to Al Khobar.

It is noteworthy that Clay used to visit the Kingdom for many years and multiple times after he converted to Islam in 1964 and changed his name from “Cassius Marcellus Clay” to “Muhammad Ali Clay.”

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