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The Man that Was Muhammad Ali - ... His name became Muhammad Ali when he converted to the Islamic religion. He also changed his name because Cassius Clay was a slave name. It all started when boxing took over Ali’s life when at the age of twelve, his new Schwinn bike was stolen from outside a convention center. Burning up with anger, Ali reported it to policed officer Joe Martin, who was also a boxing coach at the Columbia Gym. When Muhammad Ali explained that he wanted to beat up the kids who stole his bike, Joe Martin told him that he had to learn how to fight first....   [tags: Casius Clay, notorious boxers] 646 words
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The Life of Muhammad Ali - Cassius Marcellus Clay Jr. was born on January 17th, 1942, in Louisville, Kentucky. He later changed his name to Muhammad Ali in 1964 when he joined the Nation of Islam. Muhammad Ali got involved in boxing at the age of twelve when he went to report his stolen bicycle to police officer Joe Martin who also happened to be a boxing coach. Ali said that he wanted to beat up the guy who stole his bike. Joe Martin told him that he should learn how to fight first. Ali began training at Joes gym a couple of days later....   [tags: boxer, professional, heavyweight] 572 words
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Muhammad Ali and The Vietnam War - Duty, Honor, Country “I ain’t got no quarrel with them Viet Cong… No Viet Cong ever called me nigger” was popularized by Muhammad Ali when he refused to join the American troops in fighting the Vietnam War. Critics questioned how he easily said “No.” What does this say about his honor and duty for the country. Although he had different beliefs from other people, as many as 500,000 American troops were deployed to aid the South Vietnamese government against the communist regime of North Vietnam and its southern allies, the Viet Cong....   [tags: military draft, cold war, american troops]
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Biography of Muhammad Ali - “Float like a butterfly, sting like a bee.” quoted Cassius Marcellus Clay Jr. aka Muhammad Ali, known as the greatest boxer of all time. He was the World Heavyweight Champion, three times in his life. Muhammad was not only a boxer, but he also a social activist, as well as a philanthropist. He had a tough life as being the only black boxer at the time. Muhammad was discriminated for his race, but he gained his pride and respect from showing everyone his moves in the ring. Ali became a Golden Gloves champion in 1959, and in the following year, he became an olympic gold medalist....   [tags: Caussius, boxer, champion] 782 words
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Muhammad Ali - “LET’S GET READY TO RUMBLE!” shouted the ring announcer to the cheering crowd as the opponents entered the ring. Boxing is one of America’s most famous sporting events drawing crowds from every walk of life. One boxer that has captured the hearts of many people over the years is Muhammad Ali. Muhammad Ali may be known as “The Greatest” athlete to ever live. Even people who don’t follow boxing know Muhammad Ali. He has achieved a lifetime full of accomplishments including things such as receiving an Olympic Gold medal and being recognized for giving millions of meals around the world to try to stop hunger....   [tags: Biography] 1268 words
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Muhammad Ali - Throughout the history there have been many famous people who have lived in this country. Some of them were actors, politicians and even athletes. And out of them one of the them all. one of was a gifted boxer named Muhammad Ali. Ali made is first marked as an amateur, then as professional. Ali went through many hard trail in his life, and one of them will change the future. Which will alter lead him to become the greatest Muhammad Ali. Ali is one of the most famous boxer of all time. Ali has many interesting facts about his early life,amateur career, Olympics career, personal life, professional boxing career Vietnam War, and resistance to the draft....   [tags: louisville, kentucky, boxing career]
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Muhammad Ali - The 1960s were a time of revolutionary ideas and new modes of expression. These new ways of thinking and speaking opened the door to major reforms of American society and culture. People were now standing up for what they believed in, for example, protesting against the mistreatment of African-Americans and refusing to follow the Military Selective Service Act, a law which forced men between the ages 18-26 to fight in the controversial Vietnam War (Youth Movement). Not everyone embraced this new attitude that contained a challenge to existing governmental authority....   [tags: politics, phillip macfarlane]
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Muhammad Ali - A prodigious talent in the ring, Muhammad Ali’s greatest battle ensued outside the ropes amidst a backdrop of the Vietnam War and a steamrolling civil rights movement during the turbulent 1960’s. Were it not for Ali standing up for his religious beliefs and the plight of black people in America by refusing entry in the Army in 1967, Ali would not be the symbol of humanitarianism he is today, respected and recognized the world over. Had he not been willing to risk fortune, fame and freedom for his personal convictions, Ali would now only be known as a great fighter, maybe even the greatest, but along the lines of Joe Frazier or Sugar Ray Robinson, and not the Dalai Lama....   [tags: Sports]
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Muhammad Ali: The Man, the Myth, and the Legend - ... His mother had roots going back to an Irishman named Abe Grady while his father claimed to be related to Henry Clay, a great politician of the American Whig party (Edmonds 13-14). Cassius Clay was sheltered from the type of life that kids his age and ethnicity dealt with. He never had to help to support his family. At a young infant Ali was always energetic who ran instead of stumbling around and even had enough power in his small body to knock his mother’s teeth loose albeit it was an accident....   [tags: athletes, boxing, villian, religion] 1107 words
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Biography: Muhammad Ali - ... He defeated boxers including George Logan, Jim Robinson, Willi Besmanoff , Alonzo Johnson, Tony Esperti, Donnie Fleeman, Lamar Clark, Doug Jones and Henry Cooper. Cassius also beat his own trainer and veteran boxer Archie Moore. Unlike most boxers, Cassius had a big mouth in the ring. He talked a lot of trash and bragged about himself. This is when Cassius started to realize that he becoming big. Cassius was one of the top contenders for Sonny Liston’s heavyweight title. The fight was on February 25, 1964, in Miami....   [tags: achievements, persistence] 847 words
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Muhammad Ali Is NOT a Hero - Muhammad Ali Is NOT a Hero To be a hero, someone could save others, respect their country, and care. The firefighters from the Fire Department of New York have all of these characteristics, even thought they aren't perfect. Everyday, they risk their lives to save others. They show their patriotism even on the trucks they drive through the cities. Most of all they don't just do it because it's their job; they do it because they care. Unlike the people at FDNY, Muhammad Ali is violent, separatist, and rude....   [tags: Sports Argumentative]
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Muhammad Ali - Cassius Clay - I consider a hero someone that has done great things. Some of the things that I consider great are, accomplished hard goals, stood up for their own rights, done things that would be hard for me to do, and done things that are extraordinary. Muhammad Ali-Cassius Clay is someone that fills my standards of a hero. Muhammad Ali has accomplished hard goals by getting medals in the Olympics. Muhammad Ali had to stand up for his rights when he started to box. He has accomplished things in his life that would be very hard for me to accomplish....   [tags: essays research papers] 941 words
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Charitable Works of Muhammad Ali - Muhammad Ali is important in many ways. First, his boxing career success inspired many people to follow their dreams to attain greatness. Second, Muhammad Ali and Peter Arnell founded G.O.A.T. (Greatest of All Time) (Our). G.O.A.T. is a food and beverage company that seeks to inspire young adults to eat smarter, to live healthier lives, and to rise above their current status. G.O.A.T. products are expected to come out early next year. Third, Muhammad Ali has raised over fifty million dollars for charities throughout the world....   [tags: Biography] 619 words
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Muhammad Ali - The Greatest - In the summer of 1960, a young man stood on a podium wearing a gold medal around his neck, while the “Star Spangled Banner” played. A champion stood, not knowing the nation’s view on athletes forever. It was the first glimpse for the man who would come to be known as the greatest. Cassius Marcellus Clay Jr. was born in Louisville, Kentucky on January 17, 1942. Young Clay found boxing in 1954 after his bike was stolen at the Louisville Home Show. He reported the theft to local police officer, Joe Martin, and told him he would beat up whoever stole the bike....   [tags: Cassius Marcellus Clay Jr] 852 words
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Muhammad Ali’s Significant Influence on Islam - One of the best-known fighters in the world also went through some very tough times. He also stood for what he believed in and fought for his religious beliefs. This man is Muhammad Ali, who holds a very big title in the wrestling world as well as in the religion of Islam. His impact and dedication to Islam may have cost him a lot, but he always stood by it. Ali always stayed with his religion and never showed doubt in it, he spoke about Islam to make people aware that the assumptions they are making are wrong and he was risking his own life for preaching about Islam and equality rights....   [tags: fighter, religion, belief, rights]
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Muhammad Ali: The World’s Greatest Boxer - One Day in Louisville Kentucky an African American boy was born Cassius Marcellus Clay, Jr. on the 17th day of January in 1942. Chances are you and many others have heard of Cassius who started his boxing career at the age of twelve. By age seventeen almost one hundred and eighty pounds and a tall six feet in height he was crowned with the nations Golden Gloves heavyweight in the light division. Prior, while only fourteen years of age he held the title of Golden Gloves heavyweight light division for his home city of Louisville (Wilson)....   [tags: louisville, golden gloves, champions]
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Muhammad Ali: Cassius Marcellus Clay Jr. - “He floats like a butterfly and stings like a bee.” Muhammad Ali is famous mostly because he is a very talented boxer, and in the eyes of some he is considered to be the best boxer ever. He is considered the best because of his amazing footwork, powerful jab and his fast flurries of punches. He is inspiring because of the way he fought through racism at a time when blacks and “coloured skins” had separate washrooms and drinking fountains than whites. Not only that, but he was the world heavyweight champion, and won a gold medal in those tough times....   [tags: famous American boxers and activists] 537 words
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Biography of Muhammad Ali - Biography of Muhammad Ali Muhammad Ali is the "Quintessential American." In his stand for religious and racial freedom, for his humility, generosity, braggadocio, deep and abiding physical and mental courage, though always larger than life -- Ali exhibited many typical and deep-rooted American traits. He struck a number of positively resonant notes in the American psyche, that make him now a revered person (Walter). Muhammad Ali is a widely known person, not only for being one of the all-time greatest fighters in history, but also for being one of the most prominent and influential persons of the twentieth century....   [tags: Papers] 1045 words
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Muhammad Ali the Hero - I consider a hero someone that has done great things. There are different opinions in what a hero is but to me , being a hero is one who accomplishes hard goals, standing up for their own rights, doing things that are extraordinary. Muhammad Ali-Cassius Clay is someone that fills my standards of a hero. Muhammad Ali has accomplished hard goals by getting medals in the Olympics. Muhammad Ali had to stand up for his rights when he started to box. He has accomplished things in his life that would be very hard for me to accomplish....   [tags: Biography Biographies Bio] 1397 words
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Muhammad Ali - The name Muhammad Ali needs no introduction in the sports industry. This man is a living legend. Ali has accomplished my achievements during an era when African-Americas weren’t allowed any opportunities. The career of Cassius Clay began at the age of twelve. After his brand new bike had been stolen at the Louisville Home Show. He wanted to “whoop” the thieves so badly that he began to take boxing lessons. His first victory was a three round, three-minute split decision match. As he became more dedicated to boxing, Clay advanced to winning six Kentucky Golden Gloves Championships, two National Golden Glove tournaments and two National AAU titles....   [tags: essays research papers] 400 words
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Muhammad Ali - Muhammad Ali The greatest mystery of the 1996 Olympic summer games in Atlanta, was solved at 28 minutes past midnight the day of the opening ceremony. The crowd erupted when the Olympic torch was passed to Muhammad Ali. The Olympic gold medal boxer Muhammad Ali lifted the torch and trembled before a crowd screaming ‘Ali'. He then sent the fire soaring high above the stadium to ignite the ceremonial Olympic cauldron. This moment was truly one of the finest ever to many sports fan, considering the tragedy Ali has been through, he still executed the mission as a true champion....   [tags: essays research papers] 1347 words
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Muhammad Ali - Muhammad Ali Cassius Marcellus Clay Jr. later known as Muhammad Ali, was a black boxer, and was proud of it. Many African Americans were ashamed of their color, but Ali was different. He was the first boxer to win the Heavyweight Championship 3 different times. He had a great personality and was liked by the people. During his life, he made big decisions that changed the course of his life completely. Muhammad Ali's journey through life was a great inspiration for African American people, but Ali himself deserves the admiration of everyone....   [tags: Sports American History]
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Muhammad Ali - Throughout history there have been many influential people who have lived in this country. Some were politicians, some were actors, and some were even athletes. One such man was a gifted boxer named Muhammad Ali. He made his mark as an amateur, then as a professional. "The Greatest" was the self-proclaimed nickname of Ali, but so many people agreed that it stuck. He went through trials and tribulations in his life, which make him a historic icon. Muhammad Ali is known for being "The Greatest" boxer of all time, but unlike other athletes he is remembered for his out of the ring actions as well as his athletic accomplishments....   [tags: Biography] 1251 words
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Muhammad Ali - Muhammad Ali Born January 17, 1942, as Cassius Marcellus Clay, Jr., Muhammad Ali earned a reputation as a man dedicated to his goals and beliefs. After an illustrious boxing career—including three world heavyweight boxing championships—Ali was diagnosed with Parkinson's disease. Muhammad Ali and his "float like a butterfly, sting like a bee" style of fighting dominated the world of heavyweight boxing for a decade and a half. As a teenager named Cassius Clay, he won the gold medal in the light heavyweight division at the 1960 Olympic Games....   [tags: Papers] 1414 words
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Muhammad Ali - Muhammad Ali Also known as: Cassius Marcellus Clay, Cassius Marcellus Clay, Jr., Cassius Clay (1942- ) Professional boxer Personal Information Born Cassius Marcellus Clay, Jr.; name changed to Muhammad Ali, 1963; born January, 17, 1942, in Louisville, KY; son of Cassius (a piano player) and Odessa Clay (both deceased); first wife, Belinda; second wife, Aaisha; third wife, Veronica Porche; fourth (and current) wife, Yolanda Williams, married in 1986; children: nine (one with Yolanda). Religion: Muslim....   [tags: Cassius Clay] 2775 words
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Muhammad Ali - Muhammad Ali Muhammad Ali, whose birth name was Cassius Marcellus Clay, was born in Louisville, Kentucky January 17, 1942. He was named for a white, Kentucky abolitionist, Cassius M. Clay, and received the name Marcellus from his father’s name. Ali’s father, Marcellus Clay was a mural painter who did a lot of work for many churches in the community and his mother Odessa (Grady) Clay was a domestic worker. As a young boy, Cassius Clay was full of energy and carried a loud mouth wherever he went....   [tags: Essays Papers] 1514 words
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Muhammad Ali - Muhammad Ali1 Muhammad Ali is one of the most recognized faces on planet Earth; known not just for being one of the best fighters in the history of boxing, but for being one of the most knowledgeable persons of the twentieth century. Ali wasn't always known by that name though, he was born Cassius Marcellus Clay on January 17, 1942 in Louisville, Kentucky, him and his younger brother Rudolph had many small conflicts like any brothers would have, but they were, and still are blessed with having a very close relationship (Hauser, 2)....   [tags: Sports American History]
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Muhammad Ali - Muhammad Ali Cassius Clay was just a boxer. A boxer who captured the hearts of Americans while winning the 1960’s Olympic gold. Here was a young man at the age of 18, representing the greatest nation on the planet and making his people proud. He would again gain the fascination of America with his defeat of the anti-hero of the time Sonny Liston. However, this hero famed across mainstream America would not last, all it would take was a man finding himself. Introducing Muhammed Ali, another boxer....   [tags: Boxers American History Essays] 4523 words
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Muhammad Ali - Cassius Marcellus Clay Jr. Do any of you know who that is. How about a Hall of Fame boxer with an overall record of 56-5(ibhof.com). Not yet, well here is an obvious clue. He switched his name to Muhammad Ali in 1964(Ali) after his fight with Sonny Liston. Now do you know. I'm sure most of you know who that is, but for those of you that don't I have done some research for you to explain and tell you more about this amazing boxer. I would like to share with you about his early life, his amazing career, and his dreadful disease....   [tags: Biography] 1472 words
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Muhammad Ali's Achievements - Muhammad Ali's Achievements "I'm going to be the perfect champion-like the young Joe Louis. I'm clean living; I haven't got a prison record. I think you got to be an idol for young people" Ali 1963 It has been said that there are few opportunities in life to prove yourself a man; Muhammad Ali took advantage of every one that came his way, in doing so became loved by not only his countrymen, but also the world, and became immortal in his own time. In this essay I will discuss about if this boxing great really did cause a stir among the people of the world, what factors helped him, his moral and religious beliefs and did he really achieve what he set out to do i...   [tags: Papers] 1918 words
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Cassius Clay aka Muhammad Ali - I consider an idol someone that has done great things and someone that I admire. Some of the things that I consider great are, accomplishing seemingly impossible goals, standing up for your own rights and doing things that are extraordinary. Muhammad Ali is someone that I consider to be a "significant other" because I admire him and strive to have the same type of conviction that he has. At first Cassius Clay had no intension of boxing. After his bike was stolen, in the month of October 1954, when he was twelve, his whole life destiny changed in an instant....   [tags: Biography] 1524 words
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Should Society Throw in the Towel on Boxing - Originating from the Ancient Greeks over 13 centuries ago, boxing has been a highly anticipated, globally entertaining sport watched by millions. However, today's society has began to raise an eyebrow over the relevance of boxing in today's age. Many, without much knowledge on the sport, would argue that it causes fatal injuries, brain damage and illnesses that boxers will have to live with for the rest of their lives. Some say it shows the dark side of sport for younger generations and ties them up in a life of violence....   [tags: brain injuries, muhammad ali, parkinson's]
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Muhammad Ali - The story of how young Cassius Marcellus Clay wound up in boxing has been told time and time again. It reads as if it a movie script. However, this story is better than fiction. Clay was born on January 17, 1942 in Louisville, Ky. Growing up, Clay understood his place in the framework of the country – he was a black child of the middle class. But Toni Morrison, who worked on Ali's autobiography as a young editor, noted that was not the best situation in which to be raised. Because not only was he middle class, "but black middle class, black southern middle class, which is not white middle class at all." (1) On an October afternoon in 1954, a 12-year-old Clay attended an annual convention o...   [tags: Biography] 1098 words
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Two Migrations: 1930's Farmers in Oklahoma and Muhammad's Hijrah - Migration can be defined as a process in which a group moves from one point to another. This paper will talk about the two of those migrations. One which occurred in 1930 by poverty stricken farmers in Oklahoma and the other the migration of Islam’s Prophet Muhammad (also known as Hijrah). Throughout history, every migration had a cause and effect, otherwise known as push/pull factors. Author John Steinbeck's, The Grapes of Wrath, which won the Pulitzer Prize, is about the mass migration occurred during the 1930's in the Midwest of America due to the conditions resulting from the dust bowl....   [tags: Migrations, Oklahoma, great depression, Muhammad, ]
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Muhammad and The Foundation of Islam - Muhammad and The Foundation of Islam Works Cited Not Included As a religion, Islam is based on the teachings of Muhammad, embodying a sound belief in one God (Allah). Islam is an Arabic word meaning submission, surrender, and obedience (Maududi, 1). It also stands for peace. Its followers are known as Muslims or Moslems. Islam emerged in Arabia, specifically in the city of Mecca, in the seventh century C.E. (Matthews, 386). With the evolution of Islam in Mecca, Mecca is known as the center of Islam....   [tags: Papers Islam Muhammad Muslim Moslim Essays] 1070 words
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Muhammmad Ali - I’m sure that everyone here has heard the phrase “float like a butterfly and sting like a bee”. This was the slogan used by the man considered by many to be the greatest boxer of all time, Muhammad Ali. Muhammad Ali was born in 1942 with the name Cassius Clay, but later changed it to Muhammad Ali after he became a Muslim. Cassius grew up in Louisville Kentucky and threw one of his first punches when he was only six months old, hitting his mother so hard that she had to have two teeth pulled out....   [tags: essays research papers] 967 words
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Muhammed Ali - Muhammed Ali Muhammad Ali was one of the greatest heavy weight champions. His natural abilities were complemented by his flashy flamboyant personality. It was his ability that won him the heavy weight championship on three separate occasions, but only his “Float like a butter fly sting like a bee” antics won him the title of the “people’s champ” (“Ali” 2). Born Cassius Clay Jr. on January 17, 1942 in Louisville Kentucky, he was far from over privileged. His father Cassius Clay Sr., worked to support the family as a sign and mural painter....   [tags: essays research papers] 2421 words
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Muhammed Ali: Float Like a Butterfly, Sting Like a Bee - ... His claim was his shoulder had sustained an injury and couldn’t continue to fight; he left the fight not only with the physical injuries received in the fight but with his pride wounded as he forfeited the title to Clay (history.com). Clay manage to win the fight a round before he had predicted. Clay didn’t stop surprising the world with his upset over the light-heavy weight title and took the world by surprise once again the following day with his announcement. Clay makes the announcement to the world that he has joined the Islam Nation and will no longer go by his “slave” name of Cassius Clay but Muhammad Ali....   [tags: boxers, Cassius Clay, title]
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Analysis of the Movie Ali Directed by Michael Mann - ... This scene is also my favorite because it shows Muhammad Ali’s ability to overcome adversity. During the fight Ali was dominating Liston and clearly the leader in the fight, when Liston put something on his glove to attempt to temporarily blur Ali’s vision. As Ali was visually impaired Liston began to dominate the fight and nearly knockout Ali. Ali’s endurance and confidence helped to keep him stable in the fight until he regained his vision and knocked Sonny Liston out. I believe that this scene foreshadows that Ali will be forced to overcome many obstacles in his life during his boxing career....   [tags: plot, scene, production, theme] 2097 words
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Michael Mann's Film Ali - "You can order this fully poseable 12' Muhammad Ali action figure with removable white trunks & cloth robe at Hasbro Collectors.com" (Advertisement Muhammad Ali Action Figure) [1] Starting Lineup molded a Muhammad Ali action figure from visual images of Ali in his prime. Everything -- from his body shape to boxing trunks -- was analyzed, recreated, and repackaged by the company. Basically, Starting Lineup took the "real" Ali and made a physical three-dimensional image out of him. The final product is the smiling world champion known to millions around the world, but there are many limitations to the recreated toy....   [tags: Movie Film Essays]
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ALI - American boxer, one of the greatest fighters in the history of the sport. Colorful, talented, and sometimes controversial, Ali entertained fans and intimidated opponents. His boxing style involved graceful footwork and powerful jabs. He also became famous for bragging about himself. For example, he once described his skills by saying that he could "float like a butterfly, sting like a bee," In 1978 Ali became the first boxer to win the world heavyweight championship title three different times....   [tags: essays research papers] 432 words
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Muhammad And The Beginnings Of Islam - Muhammad And The Beginnings Of Islam Muhammad, whose full name was Abu al-Qasim Muhammad ibn 'Abd Allah ibn 'Abd al-Muttalib ibn Hashim, was born in Mecca around 570 AD after the death of his father, 'Abd Allah. Muhammad was at first under the care of his paternal grandfather, 'Abd al-Muttalib. Because the climate of Mecca was considered to be unhealthful, he was given as an infant to a wet nurse from a nomadic tribe and spent some time in the desert. At six, he lost his mother, Aminah of the clan of Zuhra, and at eight his grandfather....   [tags: History Historical Islam Islamic muslim] 4017 words
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Mohamed Ali - Beginnings Clay, named after his father and Kentucky abolitionist Cassius M. Clay, was born in Louisville, Kentucky. At age 12, he had his bicycle stolen, and reported the fact to a local policeman (and boxing trainer), Joe Martin. Martin suggested that Clay learn to fight; under his guidance, Clay rapidly advanced through the youth ranks. A low achiever academically, Clay won six Kentucky Gold Gloves while at high school and was allowed to graduate despite his poor grades. Presciently, his principal announced during a staff meeting about the issue that Clay would someday be "this school's claim to fame." Clay later joked about his lackluster academic record saying, "I said I...   [tags: essays research papers] 2511 words
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Contributions of Imam Ali to his Culture - The purpose of this is paper is to show how great the contributions of Ali were to his culture. Ali was born miraculously, his mother Fatima-bint-Asad, the wife of Abu Talib, was Divinely Guided with sudden labor pains to the Holy Kaaba. As her immense labor pains weighed her down, Fatima knelt before the Kaaba and began praying to Allah(GOD) to make the birth of her child comfortable and easy. Before she knew it, the walls of the Kaaba miraculously split open by the Will of Allah. Fatima entered the Kaaba, and then the Holy walls reunited and joined as one....   [tags: essays research papers] 1487 words
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Spiritual Lessons of Muslim Revolutionists Imam Ali and Jalal al-din Rumi - A prominent element in regards to oral traditions surviving the testament of time is the simplicity, directness, and concision that such traditions tend to be composed of. This makes it appear as though these early simple teaching can have an endless stream of commentary stem from a small assortment of simple words. Certainly such phrases and sayings by highly revered Islamic revolutionists Imam Ali and Jalal al-din Rumi tend to be simple in design much like these oral traditions, but a careful analysis of their work will depict the true depth of their teachings....   [tags: Religion, Quotes, Muslim]
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Spread of Islam - Islam began in Mecca when the Prophet Muhammad began to spread the word of God (292). The Prophet “sought to warn his people against worshipping false gods and all immortality, especially injustice to the poor, orphans, widows, and women altogether” (293). The first converts of the religion were Meccan townsfolk and farmers (292). While some prominent Meccans joined him, the aristocracy generally resisted his teachings (293-94). According to the Qur’an, paradise lies in gratitude to God as well as in his guidance and forgiveness (293)....   [tags: Religion, Muhammad] 772 words
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The Prophet Muhammad, The Founder of Islam - Islam first emerged in the Arabian Peninsula. The word Islam means “universal submission to God.” There were several reasons for the rapid and successful spread of Islam in the Arabian Peninsula. The first cause of the successful spread of Islam in the Arabian Peninsula was Muhammad's ability to inspire almost unlimited devotion in persons with whom he came in close contact. The second cause of the rapid spread of Islam was the shallowness and the inadequacy of the paganism of the Arabs, who indeed attached but little importance to their old religion....   [tags: arabian peninsula, god, christianity] 1674 words
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The Transformative Power of Sports In The American Civil Rights Movement - The Transformative Power of Sports In the American Civil Rights Movement Martin Luther King Jr. had a dream, but so Cassius Clay, Jackie Robinson, and Bill Russell. Long before King’s famous “I Had a Dream” speech or Rosa Parks famous stand came something much simpler: sports. Sports have always had the ability to open people’s eyes in a way that is more impactful than words or actions. The way that athletics can shape a persons mind, or open their eyes to something beyond what they already believe, is incredible....   [tags: Cassius Clay, Jackie Robinson, Bill Rusell, Ali]
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The Shi’a sector in Islam and their sources from the Quran - Since the creation of the universe by God, religions have occupied a huge role of human life. Through out history, humans have adopted or embraced different faiths. Those faiths are sometimes rooted from their ancestors, or sometimes the people are being forced to accept them due to the fact that their rulers are follower of those religions. Religions in general are based on a combination of different thoughts, beliefs, and books. Islam is one those religions which has had different movements and branches....   [tags: Imam Guides, Muhammad]
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Maher Abu-Ali: An Extraordinary Person - Creepy Childhood Maher Abu Ali had a spine-chilling, spooky, hair-raising, bloodcurdling, and terrifying childhood. Sunday, March 10 1943 was the day it all started. It was in a city called Tulkarm in a country called Palestine. Why did he have a scary child hood you ask. Firstly, he was born in the middle of World War 2 secondly, his country was in the middle of a war and lastly, his city was the capital of Palestine so most of the Israel forces were attacking his city. Can you imagine how it would be growing up with the bombs....   [tags: trouble, education, culture, travel] 668 words
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Muhammad, Prophet and Statesman - Throughout the life of Muhammad he had many qualities that enabled him to interrelate with people. He was well known for his trustworthiness and superior qualities that were to later on help him achieve the greatest achievements both as a prophet and a statesman. One of the biggest achievement of Muhammad as a prophet was the way in which he preached the message of Islam. Muhammad was given `the literal, uncreated words of God' in which he had to spread them to the people of Mecca. These words were given to in such a way that they could not be distorted, but he was still contradicted by many people of Mecca....   [tags: Religion] 1074 words
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Some Facts about Islam - ... He is described as a man of kindness that helped those that were around him. At the age of forty, Mohammad had the tendency to go to the cave on Mount Hira, which is located in Mecca, to meditate. This is where he claimed that he heard the voice of Gabriel, telling him that he was to be appointed the messenger of God, “Recite: In the name of thy Lord who created, Created man from a clot of blood” (Quran 96:1-2). Muhammad pleaded three different times with Gabriel that he was unable to do such a task, but the command was repeated....   [tags: monotheistic religions, Muhammad, the big split] 590 words
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Muhammed Ali - “Fly like a butterfly, Sting like a bee.” This is what the man did, and what he was good at. Mohammed Ali was the first man to ever win the heavyweight title three times, and had a very impressing boxing career. But Mohammed Ali was not only an impressive boxer, but he brought about social change in his own way as well. First, he has contributed extensively to the Muslim religion, for one by joining it, along with other contributions. Secondly, with his speaking out against the war in Vietnam and refusing the draft, he was the first public figure to speak out against the war and not go to fight....   [tags: essays research papers] 693 words
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The Prophet Muhammad - INTRODUCTION A man who has been sent by gods among ethnic Arabic man to convey the teaching of Islam which Muhammad ( PBUH ). Muhammad is the last Prophet who was sent by Allah. Allah has chooses Muhammad as a Prophet because he has a very personal character to him in the title of Al-Amin. Besides that, the Prophet Muhammad is also featured in the community as a leader in the country Islam. The leadership brought by him is the best leader in delivering an exclamation of Allah. Muhammad call a rowing boat with a competent government and a husband who also subtle interactions, a careful and wise father execute the duties of wives and children as well as a wise and sensible Muslim divide dedica...   [tags: Islam, religious beliefs] 1892 words
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The Road to Mecca by Muhammad Asad - ... Yes, Asad might be a friend of amir but what if he is just an ordinary guy who just converted to Islam. What is the right way to treat him as a guest. From this chapter, I realized that our attitude is really important because it reflects who we are. Asad said in his book, he realized that the sense of brotherhood in Islam is so strong. We can just tell it by reading this chapter. Ibn musaad tried his best to serve Asad and this is the best way for us to treat the guests despite of who they are....   [tags: jew, islam, jeddah] 764 words
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Exploring Muhammad and the Quran - Buddha once said, “Just as a candle cannot burn without fire, men cannot live without a spiritual life.” He understood the need that men have for belief in a higher power. This belief transcends all religions and beliefs across the earth. With religion comes a sacred text provided through the words of a prophet. The problem we run into with these texts is that they have the potential to be flawed by historical revision. Every form of religious text can have this problem, including the Quran. This would be a concept difficult to understand for many Muslim’s today who belief the current text is the exact recitation of the prophet Mohammad....   [tags: Quran Essays]
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Summary of Muhammad's Life - Muhammad was born in Mecca, in around 570 C.E. Mecca was a great city for trading, and most of Muhammad’s relatives were traders and business people. He belonged to the Banu Hashim clan, a prominent familiy of Mecca, but the clan was not prosperous during Muhammad's early life. He became an orphan at the age of 6 as his father, Abdullah, died before Muhammad was born, and his mother, Amina, died of illness. His grandfather and uncle looked after him during his early years. He later worked as a merchant or a shepherd, and married at the age of 25....   [tags: family, muslim, religion] 547 words
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Comparing Muhammad and Jesus - Author, William E. Phipps, made an excellent comparison between Muhammad and Jesus in this book and gives the readers an insight into the background of Muslim and Christian religions. Phipps made it very obvious that these two men were dynamic spiritual leaders of the world’s two of the most influential religions. Although they were separated by more than six centuries, they led extraordinarily similar lives. He believed both Jesus and Muhammad represented the same God, taught about God’s love for mankind, and claimed that their way was the truth....   [tags: Religion] 1037 words
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Biography of Prophet Muhammad - ... There are some verses in the Quran that are independent of the circumstances of revelation. Like for example, the ayat about the hereafter. These are independent of the circumstances. But then there are some ayat that are dealing with events that were happening in the time of Prophet Muhammad. So you would have some ayat revealed prior to an event, some ayat revealed concurrent with an event and some ayat revealed after an event. From this books also help me to understand the Prophetic methodology in winning hearts, being affectionate towards one another and how he was able to win souls, by the Permission and Mercy of Allah....   [tags: muslims, struggle, god, history] 874 words
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Muhammad Biography - The last Prophet and founder of Islam, Muhammad, was one of the most influential leaders that ever lived. When, his mother was sixth months pregnant on him, Abdullah, his father passed away in a caravan trip between Medina and Mecca to illness. Amina, his mother hated him because she accused Muhammad of bringing bad luck which caused his father’s dead. Once he was born she would gave him to a Bedouin woman named Haleema. As the Arabian tradition, Haleema took Muhammad with her to live in the desert because it was considered healthier for infants....   [tags: Musilm, Prophet]
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The Ayatollah Ali Khamenei and the United Nations - Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, who has the final say on policy matters in Iran, assured an audience of thousands of members of the hard-line Basij paramilitary organization that the negotiators would not compromise on Iran’s main nuclear policies. “I do not interfere in the details of the talks,” Ayatollah Khamenei said in a speech in Tehran. “We will not step back one iota from our rights.” Iran’s leaders have always emphasized a set of “red lines,” vowing not to stop enrichment, which has been demanded by five United Nations Security Council resolutions....   [tags: international relations and diplomacy] 586 words
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A Very Brief Biography of the Prophet Muhammad - I. Introduction Throughout the course of history there have lived many great people who have left major influences on the modern world. The most important influences come from major religious figures, as their ideas and teachings shape society, and even influence major political issues. There are many religious figures, from Jesus, to Moses, and Confucius, but who is the most influential of them all. Muhammad the Prophet is not only the most influential religious figure, but he is the most influential person to have ever lived, his achievements in life influence the modern economy, politics, and society....   [tags: influential religious figures] 792 words
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The Importance of Historical Context on Literature - There is a possibility to understand certain pieces of literature outside its historical context; however, it is more beneficial to the reader if they have background knowledge. Taha Muhammad Ali was a Palestinian poet that was born in 1931. He grew up in Saffuriya, Galilee that is located in the Middle East. Ali was self-taught through his readings of classical Arabic literature, American fiction, and English poetry. Ali then proceeded to begin writing poems in the 1970s. He wrote a poem entitled “Meeting at an Airport” that was based of his personal experiences and without knowing his background information and history the reader was unclear of what exactly was meant by this poem....   [tags: intent, connections, theme]
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Muhammad Iqbal's Works and Poetic Contributions - ... Iqbal wasn’t only known for his poetry but also known for his strong opinion towards politics. Most of Iqbals poetry was written in a religious perspective. He was invited to give a speech in Cambridge University where he expressed what he truly believes in and advising students to stick to their faith. He said: "I would like to offer a few pieces of advice to the young men who are at present studying at Cambridge ... I advise you to guard against atheism and materialism. The biggest blunder made by Europe was the separation of Church and State....   [tags: muslim, religion, faith] 690 words
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Muhammad (P.B.U.H.) – The Pioneer of Great Revolution! - The Arabia before the advent of Islam, famous for its hereditary feuds and blood enmities, is well known. Picking up quarrels over petty issues, fighting and devastating was the general practice of the Arabs. Time and again the swords came out of their sheaths over common matters. Such were the conditions when God sent His Messenger, Muhammad (P.B.U.H.). It was one of the leadership aspects of this man that he, not only brought together these belligerent and confronting tribes amicably, but, breaking the artificial barriers of the mountains and rivers, created such an international society which brought to and end all the discrimination of black and white, Arab and non-Arab, Muslims and non-...   [tags: Islam ]
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Islam: Prophet Muhammad ibn Abdallah - During the seventh century Prophet Muhammad ibn Abdallah spread his teachings around the Arabian Peninsula, who previously had very few feelings towards a religion or a higher power. He was born in Mecca, now the city that all Muslims must make a pilgrimage to during their lifetime. At the age of 40, he began to experience spiritual dreams and visions all pointing towards the belief that there is “only one, all-powerful God.” Because of his attempt to spread the belief system he reigned to be true, he was kicked out of his birth land and traveled to other places attempting to spread the word of Allah....   [tags: mecca, arabian peninusla]
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Biography of Muhammad - A desert peninsula in 6th century was the cross roads of the world, the bridge between Europe, Asia and Africa. Arabia was a vacant wasteland of desert, rarely seeing any life besides that of the trade caravans. City states dominated the political life and the only form of centralized government was in chaos. This was Arabia in the 6th century, this even though Christian was to become the staging ground for the growth of the 2nd largest religion that exists today. This is where the "Prophet" Muhammad was born in the city of Mecca....   [tags: Religion] 1576 words
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