Abu Bakr Effendi, famous Ottoman scholar during reign of Sultan Abdulaziz, was sent to South Africa in 1862.
Ali's coffin will be transported through the streets of Louisville on Friday, and a public memorial service will be held at an arena.
Ali's impact transcended the ring, geographical and religious boundaries and made him the most recognisable man on the planet.
The world lost a boxing legend and will remember him not only for his bouts but with statements he made in and out of the ring. ‘Float like a butterfly. Sting like a bee. You can't hit what your eyes don't see,' said Muhammad Ali.
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