Saturday, June 4, 2016

Muhammad Ali | Al Fatihah | Float like a butterfly, sting like a bee


There is of course only one Muhammad, the Greatest Prophet salallah alaihi wasalam.

There is only one Muhammad Ali "The Greatest", the one and only. "Float like a butterfly. Sting like a bee. You can't hit what your eyes don't see." is one of his many brilliant quotes.

As the world's greatest sports icon and humanitarian, Muhammad Ali was in a unique position to insist on his "Star" being installed on a wall instead of the floor on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, in honor of the sacred name he bears - Muhammad.

In my opinion, it's the ultimate honor a Muslim could do for the Prophet, one that attracted global attention because he was who he was - Muhammad Ali - a devout Muslim so well known on the world stage. He is also well known for being vocal about not wanting to join the Vietnam War.

"No, I'm not going 10,000 miles from home to help murder and burn another poor nation simply to continue the domination of white slave masters of the darker people the people over....If I thought the war was going to bring freedom and equality to 22 million of my people they wouldn't have to draft me, I'd join tomorrow."  

This great man passed away on a Friday, the best of days.

Al Fatihah.

"I would like to be remembered as a man who won the heavyweight title three times,
who was humorous and who treated everyone right.
As a man who never looked down on those
who looked up to him...
who stood up for his beliefs...
who tried to unite all humankind
through faith and love."

"I don't count the sit-ups. I only start counting when it starts hurting
because they are the only ones that count.
That's what makes you a champion."

"Impossible is just a word thrown around by small men
who find it easier to live in the world they've been given
than to explore the power they have to change it.
Impossible is not a fact.
It's an opinion. 
Impossible is potential.
Impossible is temporary. 
Impossible is nothing."


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