In 1960 Muhammad Ali was in the Olympic Games and won the gold medal in fighting. He also won the world heavyweight boxing champion in 1964 ("Muhammed Ali Biography"). During the 1970's Muhammed Ali denied the draft for military and was stripped of his title. He was suspended for three years but reclaimed title two more times. He beat Joe Frazier and George Foreman for
“Float like a butterfly, sting like a bee” (xiii), Muhammad Ali, the best boxer of all time. As a young child Muhammad Ali, originally known as Cassius Clay, grew up in a time of racism and hatred towards African Americans. Not only was Ali an African American, he would eventually become a muslim later in his life, which proved to be even more stressful. By later becoming a Muslim, he showed the U.S. that he was culturally different from most of the population, including me. As I read about Ali, I learned about his successes, and also his struggles.
Muhammad had one wife that was not previously married and had been promised to him by a close companion when she was just a small girl. She had lived with her parents until she reached puberty and was later Muhammad’s wife. She became the main source of information about Muhammad after he died (Shaker, 2012). She asserted that Muhammad lived by the Qur’an and his followers were to follow his
Muhammad Ali is a retire heavyweight boxing champion and claimed the title 3 times in his 21 year career. Muhammad Ali won fifty six boxing matches during his boxing career and has only lost five matches and knocked out his opponents thirty seven times. Muhammad Ali has appeared on the cover of sports illustrated thirty eight times just behind retire basketball player Michael Jordan. In 1964 he joined the islamic religion and changed his name to Muhammad Ali. He then was banned from boxing for three years.
The Ottoman Dynasty ruled for more than 600 years over the eastern Mediterranean. Muhammad Ali was an Ottoman Albanian commander in the Ottoman army, who rose to the rank of Pasha, and became Wāli, and self-declared Khedive of Egypt and Sudan with the Ottomans' temporary approval. He commissioned a mosque in memory of Tuson Pasha, Muhammad Ali’s oldest son. The design of the mosque was derived from mosque of Sultan Ahmed in Istanbul. Construction of the walls, domes and minaret had been completed by the time of Ali Pasha's death.
These two boxers, Muhammad Ali and Mike Tyson represent two different techniques of boxing and the society. Ali displayed his natural gift of the game, articulate and an enthusiast boxer, a champion in and out of the boxing arena, whereas Tyson portray, again and again, a blurred, street thug who won in the boxing game but lost in the eyes of the public. Muhammad Ali came into the boxing scene by winning a gold medal during the 1960 Olympics in Rome, Italy. Boxing critics and the public were not in favour of his boxing skills, nor were they of his behaviour. They believe Ali was self-promoting himself with this phrase “I am the greatest” and disliked the dramatically portraying himself to his opponent and the public for an upcoming fight “Float like a butterfly sting like a bee.” They view him with disbelief on his connection with the Nation of Islam and changing his slave name from Cassius Clay to his current name Muhammad Ali, who strongly against the segregation and the injustice to African-Americans.
Ali’s experiences living as an African American Muslim among a White Christian society made him believe that the white man is the devil and that the war in Vietnam is the work of the devil. This made Ali not want to fight for a group of people who have treated him like a second-class citizen all his life because of the color of his skin. George Hebert Mead believed that the development of an individual was a social process, because of his interactions with other people Ali developed a negative meaning to the war and ultimately decided that he was not going to find in what he saw as an unjust
I also feel proud of both my first and last name as they are some great people in the Islamic history. Ali was the son in law of Prophet Muhammad and married to his daughter Fatima and Husain was his son. My father gave me this name and it is because of this name that I feel very connected to my religion and hence I follow it reverently. Husain made the greatest sacrifice which can never be forgotten in the fields of Karbala. Husain was the son of Ali and he was also brave and made one the greatest sacrifices in the Islam which will be remembered till the end of times.
However, Muhammad Ali was also something of a traditionalist, regarding Egypt as his own personal domain and was more or less a traditional Middle Eastern despot. This included a desire for conquest, and he eventually led a campaign against the Sultan (Tv tropes History of modern