10 Jun 2016

PHOTOS: Muhammad Ali's traditional Islamic prayer service

The family of boxing legend Muhammad Ali joined thousands of mourners for the traditional Muslim prayer service at Kentucky's Freedom Hall on Thursday to celebrate the sporting legend's extraordinary life.

More than 14,000 thousand mourners attended the traditional Muslim Jenazah service which last a little over an hour for the three-time world champion boxer who died Friday at age 74.



His widow and fourth wife, Lonnie, daughters, Laila and Hana, and granddaughter Sydney, were photographed inside looking somber at the service, which marks the start of two days of ceremonies honoring the Muslim-convert sports star who died following a 32-year battle with Parkinson's disease.

In addition, Ali's second wife, Khalilah Camacho-Ali, and his third wife, Veronica Porche-Ali, whom he had an affair with prior to marrying, were in attendance. His first wife, Sonji Roi, passed away in 2005.

Muslims traveled from all over the world to stand shoulder-to-shoulder in a Kentucky arena for a final tribute to Ali.



Muhammad Ali's wife, Lonnie (left), and daughter, Laila Ali (center), attend his Jenazah, a traditional Islamic Muslim service, in Freedom Hall on Thursday

Veronica Porche-Ali (left), Muhammad Ali's former wife, attends his Jenazah and is seated next to his daughter, Hana's husband, Kevin Casey (right). Veronica Porche-Ali was married to the boxer from 1977 to 1986

Muhammad Ali's second wife Khalilah Camacho-Ali (left), stands next to his widow and fourth wife, Lonnie Ali (center), and daughter Laila Ali (right), who is holding her daughter, Sydney, during an Islamic prayer service called a Jenazah on Thursday

Credit: DailyMail

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