Muhammed Ali’s Jenazah

Posted: 06/14/2016 in While in America

For us Bosnians, word Jenazah means a funeral held the Islamic way. The burial takes place then the men pray. “But look, their women pray,” I heard a woman in Bosnian, because in Bosnia, for some reason, the women don’t pray at funerals, but in every other country where Islam is practiced, women do pray.

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The next day the burial took place at the Cave Hill cemetery in Louisville, Ky.

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But at the Jenazah prayer service, I had the honor to meet Rev. Jesse Jackson who stood next to me and said:”What is your name? And where are you from?” When I said Bosnia, the boy on the right said: “I knew it!”

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Then I went to take another picture with the boys and in the background is Muhammed Ali, man from Bangladesh with the same name as Ali.

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And there were people all over the world, including some Bosnians, and my brother Goran and his friends Mirsad, Edin and Katie went too. The tickets to both days were free of charge and also the parking was free, not just the day of the event, but few days in advance when the tickets were given out. It was great to see how Muhammed wanted his funeral to be. Thank you Ali!

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