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At Prayer Service, Ali Serves as Beacon of Truth, Ambassador for Islam

The “most famous American Muslim ever” was remembered and mourned in a Jenazah prayer service Thursday in Louisville, Kentucky. “People did not know there is Islam in America before Muhammad Ali,” said Mohamed Magid, imam of a mosque outside Washington, D.C., one of the largest in the United States. “They didn't know how many Muslims are there — who are they — but Muhammad Ali brought that ... to the front. He is the most famous American Muslim ever," Magid said. Like many...

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