Statement from the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan
on the passing of Muhammad Ali
June 6, 2016
I, my wife and family and the members of the Nation of Islam past and present mourn the loss of our brother Muhammad Ali.
Our deepest sympathy and condolences go out to his family and to all those whose lives his life touched. There is a verse from the Bible and a verse from the Holy Qur’an that run through my mind at this time that I would like to express. One is found in the Bible in the Parable of the Talents, Matthew, 25:23, “His master replied, ‘Well done, good and faithful servant! You have been faithful with a few things; I will put you in charge of many things. Enter into the joy of your master!”
The Holy Qur’an, 2:154, says, “And speak not of those who are slain in God’s way as dead. Nay, (they are) alive, but you perceive not.”
The flesh of Muhammad Ali must return to the earth but what he has done for the Cause of Islam, for the Cause of Freedom, Justice and Equality will never die.
These are the words that strike me, a life well lived and a job well done. He has finished his course. May Allah (God) grant him the Paradise that we believe he justly deserves. May Allah’s mercy be with his family and with us.
Your brother and servant,
Minister Louis Farrakhan
(The Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan will further address the passing and the life of Brother Muhammad Ali in an upcoming message.)