Ulama Eulogising About Muhammad Ali (Boxer)

Question ID: 20225


I am struggling to understand Ulama’s eulogising about Muhammad Ali (boxer).

Of course we pray Allah forgives his shortcomings but what was there to eulogise about?

Is punching someone in the face whilst awrah is exposed not haraam?

There was an interfaith memorial service for him and persons steeped in physical and spiritual impurity by virtue of their kufr carried his coffin and gave speeches. Women were present too.

Yet Ulama were eulogising and praising him. One Alim also put the speech of a Rabbi from the memorial service on his Twitter account. Is this permissible?

If Nabi Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam were alive today would he condone the actions of Muhammad Ali and Tweet excerpts from an interfaith memorial service?

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Asked on June 12, 2016 2:32 am
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His matter is clouded.
Let us leave this matter unto Allaah.
His whole funeral proceedings were totally un-Islaamic.
These days Ulema are doing strange, weird and ludicrous things.

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Answered on June 18, 2016 11:21 pm