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Islamic Janazah service for boxing legend Muhammad Ali

A traditional Muslim funeral service for Muhammad Ali began Thursday in his hometown of Louisville, Kentucky opening two days of farewell ceremonies for the late boxing legend and civil rights hero

Guests and worshippers arrive at an Islamic Janazah service for boxing legend Muhammad Ali at Freedom Hall on June 9, 2016 in Louisville, Kentucky. / AFP
Guests and worshippers arrive at an Islamic Janazah service for boxing legend Muhammad Ali at Freedom Hall on June 9, 2016 in Louisville, Kentucky.
Former boxing Heavyweight Champion, Lennox Lewis attends an Islamic Janazah service for boxing legend Muhammad Ali at Freedom Hall on June 9, 2016 in Louisville, Kentucky. / AFP PHOTO
Former boxing Heavyweight Champion, Lennox Lewis attends an Islamic Janazah service for boxing legend Muhammad Ali at Freedom Hall on June 9, 2016 in Louisville, Kentucky. / AFP PHOTO
Pallbearers escort the casket of boxing legend Muhammad Ali during the Jenazah prayer service at Freedom Hall on June 9, 2016 in Louisville, Kentucky. / AFP PHOTO
Pallbearers escort the casket of boxing legend Muhammad Ali during the Jenazah prayer service at Freedom Hall on June 9, 2016 in Louisville, Kentucky. / AFP PHOTO

 

Imam Zaid Shakir (C), a prominent US Muslim scholar, speaks during the Jenazah prayer service to celebrate the life of boxing legend Muhammad Ali at Freedom Hall on June 9, 2016 in Louisville, Kentucky. / AFP PHOTO
Imam Zaid Shakir (C), a prominent US Muslim scholar, speaks during the Jenazah prayer service to celebrate the life of boxing legend Muhammad Ali at Freedom Hall on June 9, 2016 in Louisville, Kentucky. / AFP PHOTO

 

Laila Ali (R), daughter of boxing legend Muhammad Ali, sits with her family during an Islamic Janazah service for her father at Freedom Hall ion June 9, 2016 in Louisville, Kentucky. / AFP PHOTO
Laila Ali (R), daughter of boxing legend Muhammad Ali, sits with her family during an Islamic Janazah service for her father at Freedom Hall ion June 9, 2016 in Louisville, Kentucky. / AFP

 

A woman walks on a pedestrian bridge from the Muhammad Ali Center June 9, 2016 in Louisville, Kentucky. Two days of funeral ceremonies bidding farewell to Muhammad Ali got underway Thursday with a Muslim prayer service in the Kentucky hometown of the beloved boxing legend and civil rights hero. / AFP PHOTO
A woman walks on a pedestrian bridge from the Muhammad Ali Center June 9, 2016 in Louisville, Kentucky.
Two days of funeral ceremonies bidding farewell to Muhammad Ali got underway Thursday with a Muslim prayer service in the Kentucky hometown of the beloved boxing legend and civil rights hero. / AFP PHOTO

 

A woman holds a portrait of Muhammad Ali during an Islamic Janazah service for him at Freedom Hall on June 9, 2016 in Louisville, Kentucky. A traditional Muslim funeral service for Muhammad Ali began Thursday in his hometown of Louisville, Kentucky opening two days of farewell ceremonies for the late boxing legend and civil rights hero. / AFP PHOTO
A woman holds a portrait of Muhammad Ali during an Islamic Janazah service for him at Freedom Hall on June 9, 2016 in Louisville, Kentucky..


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