Thursday Event for Ali
Religious Service Following Muslim Tradition to be Held Thursday, June 9
Louisville, KY (June 6, 2016) –An Islamic Funeral Prayer Program will be held on Thursday, June 9th at Freedom Hall in Louisville, Kentucky. The event will begin at 12:00 pm (EST) and is expected to last approximately 30 minutes. The Jenazah will be open to the public with doors opening at 9 am.
“To be properly prepared for burial, prayed over and then buried is a right owed to every single Muslim.” said Imam Zaid Shakir, a Muslim American scholar and co-founder of Zaytuna College in Berkley California, who will be leading the service.
The decision to have the Jenazah at Freedom Hall commemorates Muhammad’s last fight in Louisville. Ali defeated Willi Besmanoff on November 29, 1961
Free parking will be available at the Kentucky Exposition Center (937 Phillips Lane Louisville, KY 40209) for all attendees.
Muhammad Ali’s funeral will take place in his hometown of Louisville, KY on Friday, June 10th at the KFC YUM! Center. The service will be open to the public and will begin at 2:00 pm. For those unable to attend, it will be streamed live from www.alicenter.org.
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