Ali Memorial

Muhammad Ali Memorial Begins With Muslim Prayer Service

Worshippers and fans of Muhammad Ali are attending a Muslim prayer service to honour the legendary boxer in his hometown of Louisville, Kentucky.

The two-day funeral was planned by Ali in the years before his death, according to a family spokesman.

Ali wanted the Muslim prayer service, known as a Jenazah, to be “a teaching moment”, according to Imam Zaid Shakir, who is leading the service.

Muhammad Ali, “The Greatest”, died on Friday aged 74.

More than 14,000 people have tickets to the event at the site of Ali’s last fight in Louisville in 1961.

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