While watching the news of the GREATEST Mohamad Ali’s death..
I feel sad and tears welled in my eyes.
This is the second time I cry for him. The first was even worse as I was just 17 yrs old student.
In 1967, three years after winning the heavyweight title, Ali refused to be conscripted into the U.S. military, citing his religious beliefs and opposition to American involvement in the Vietnam War. He was eventually arrested and found guilty of draft evasion charges and stripped of his boxing title. Ref: Wikipedia.
[May Allah Subhana Wa T’ala forgive me for the sins I committed at that time and my whole life.]
Although I used to go to Masjid at least three times a day as usual to perform Namaz prayers, I refused to ask doa’ even when the Imam pray the mass doa’. Astakafirlullah, I was protesting Allah Subhana Wa T’ala for bringing down the world Muslim’s greatest hero at that time.
But I have to admit that there were other two causes in addition for my sadness because I thought that Allah Subhana Wa T’ala had allowed letting down on Muslims.
In the Six-Day War , 1967 Arab–Israeli War, on June 5 and 10, 1967 by Israel and the neighbouring states of Egypt , Jordan, and Syria. Arabs lost which I even felt shame.
And THE LAST STRAW that broke my heart was, I lost in the competition in 1967 for the Nine Standard Outstanding Student or Luyechun examination after I got that once in 1966.
But Shukur Alhamdulillah, Mohamad was later freed, regain the Championship and became the GREATEST BOXER not only inside the boxing-ring but throughout the world .
Arabs gain back part of their dignity in The Yom Kippur War, Ramadan War in 1973. Ref: Wikipedia.
And became filthy rich with the 1973 oil crisis began in October 1973 when the members of the Organization of Arab Petroleum Exporting Countries (OAPEC, consisting of the Arab members of OPEC plus Egypt and Syria) proclaimed an oil embargo. Ref: Wikipedia
Last but not the least, Shukur Alhamdulillah, I was rewarded by Allah Subhana Wa T’ala with Outstanding Student or Luyechun for another four times. Dr Ko Ko Gyi’s WP and
မိုဟာမက္အလီကအႀကီးက်ယ္ဆံုးေသာလူတစ္ေယာက္ပဲ။ ခင္ဗ်ားသူ႔ကိုေမးမယ္ဆုိရင္ သူေျပာျပလိမ့္မယ္။ သူဟာႏွစ္ထပ္ကြမ္းအႀကီးက်ယ္ဆံုးေသာေအာင္ျမင္မႈရရွိခဲ့သူျဖစ္တယ္ဆိုတာသူေျပာျပလိမ့္မယ္။ သူဟာမိုးႀကိဳးကိုလက္ထပ္ခတ္ၿပီး လွ်ပ္စစ္မိုးႀကိဳးေတြကိုေထာင္ထဲပစ္ထည့္ႏိုင္တဲ့သူမ်ဳိးပဲ
ဒါေပမယ့္ႀကီးက်ယ္တဲ့ခ်န္ပီယံတစ္ေယာက္ကဘာလုပ္ခဲ့တာလဲ တစ္ျခားသူေတြနဲ႔ဘာေတြျခားနားေနတာလဲ လူတိုင္းအဲဒီလိုပဲေျပာၾကလိမ့္မယ္။
ဒီကမၻာကလူအားလံုးနဲ႔ထပ္တူပဲ မစ္ခ်ယ္နဲ႔ကၽြန္ေတာ္ သူကြယ္လြန္ခဲ့တာအတြက္၀မ္းနည္းမိခ့ဲပါတယ္။ ဒါေပမယ့္ဘုရားသခင္ရဲ႕ေက်းဇူးေၾကာင့္ ကၽြန္ေတာ္တို႔သူ႔ကိုေကာင္းေကာင္းသိခြင့္ရခဲ့တယ္။ အႀကီးက်ယ္ဆံုးေအာင္ျမင္ခဲ့သူကို ကၽြန္ေတာ္တို႔ႏႈတ္ဆက္ခြင့္ရခဲ့တာ ေတာ္ေတာ္ကံေကာင္းပါတယ္။
ကၽြန္ေတာ္သီးသန္႔ေလ့လာေရးအခ်ိန္ေတြမွာ သူ႔ရဲ႕လက္အိတ္တစ္စံုကို သူ႔ဓာတ္ပုံေအာက္မွာထားၿပီး ကၽြန္ေတာ္သိမ္းထားတယ္။ Sonny Liston ကုိအႏိုင္ယူၿပီး ျခေသၤ့တစ္ေကာင္လိုႀကံဳး၀ါးေနတဲ့ အသက္၂၂ႏွစ္အရြယ္ငယ္ရြယ္တဲ့ခ်န္ပီယံေလးေပါ့။ကၽြန္ေတာ္အရမ္းငယ္ၿပီးသိတတ္စအရြယ္မွာ ကက္စီးယက္စ္ကေလ နာမည္နဲ႔ အိုလံပစ္ေရႊတံဆိပ္ဆုကို သူရၿပီးေနၿပီ ေနာက္ေတာ့သူ႔ရဲ႕မြတ္စလင္တစ္ေယာက္ ယံုၾကည္ခ်က္ခရီးစဥ္ကိုသူထြက္ခြာၿပီး Madison Square Garden မွာပရိသတ္ေတြက သူ႔ရဲ႕နာမည္အသစ္ကိုေအာ္ဟစ္အားေပးရင္းနဲ႔ သူျပန္လာခဲ့တယ္။
ကၽြန္ေတာ္ဟာ အေမရိကျဖစ္တယ္လို႔ သူတစ္ခါေၾကျငာခဲ့ပါတယ္။ ကၽြန္ေတာ္ဟာသင္တို႔အသိအမွတ္အျပဳလိမ့္မွာ မဟုတ္တဲ့တစ္စိတ္တစ္ပိုင္းပဲ ဒါေပမယ့္ကၽြန္ေတာ္ေနသား က်ေနပါၿပီ လူမည္း ယံုၾကည္လြန္းသူ ေစာင္းၾကႊေနတဲ့သူ ကၽြန္ေတာ့္ကိုနာမည္ေပးပါတယ္။ ခင္ဗ်ားတို႔နာမည္ မဟုတ္ပါဘူး ကၽြန္ေတာ္ဘာသာေရးကလည္း ခင္ဗ်ားတို႔ရဲ႕အရာမဟုတ္ဘူး ကၽြန္ေတာ့္ရဲ႕ရည္မွန္းခ်က္က ကၽြန္ေတာ္ပဲ ကၽြန္ေတာ္နဲ႔ေနသားက်ေနပါၿပီ။
ကၽြန္ေတာ္အရြယ္ေရာက္လာတဲ့အခါမွာ ကၽြန္ေတာ္သိခဲ့တဲ့အလီပဲ လက္ေ၀ွ႕ႀကိဳး၀ိုင္းထဲက ဖိုက္တာတစ္ေယာက္ျဖစ္ေပမယ့္လည္း ကဗ်ာဆရာတစ္ေယာက္ရဲ႕အရည္အခ်င္းရွိတယ္။ ဒါေပမယ့္သူဟာမွန္ကန္တဲ့အရာအတြက္ တိုက္ပြဲ၀င္ခဲ့သူပဲ။ ကၽြန္ေတာ္တို႔အတြက္ တိုက္ပြဲ၀င္ခဲ့သူ သူဟာ King နဲ႔ Mandela တို႔နဲ႔အတူရပ္တည္ခဲ့တယ္။ တစ္ျခားသူေတြမေျပာထြက္တဲ့ခက္ခဲတဲ့အရာေတြေပၚမွာ သူရပ္တည္ၿပီးေျပာဆိုခဲ့တယ္။ သူ႔ရဲ႕ခ်န္ပီယံဘြဲ႔ကိုထိခိုက္ေစမဲ့ ျပင္ပလက္ေ၀ွ႕ႀကိဳး၀ိုင္းထဲမွာလည္း သူတိုက္ပြဲ၀င္ခဲ့တယ္။ သူ႔ရဲ႕ဘယ္ညာမွာ ရန္သူေတြတိုးပြားလာေစကာ ပုတ္ခတ္ေ၀ဖန္ၾကၿပီး ေထာင္ထဲပို႔ဖို႔ထိလုပ္ခဲ့ၾကတယ္။ဒါေပမယ့္ အလီဟာကိုယ့္ဘာသာကိုယ္ရပ္တည္ႏိုင္ခဲ့တယ္။ သူ႔ရဲ႕ေအာင္ျမင္မႈဟာ ဒီကေန႔အေမရိကကိုထင္ရွားေစတဲ့ေနရာမွာ အကူအညီရေစခဲ့ပါတယ္။
ဒါေပါ့ သူကမၿပီးျပည့္စံုပါဘူး လက္ေ၀ွ႕ႀကိဳး၀ိုင္းထဲကသူ႔ရဲ႕ေမွာ္ဆန္တဲ့ထိုးခ်က္အျပင္ သူ႔ရဲ႕စကားလံုးေတြနဲ႔ပတ္သက္ၿပီး ဂရုမစိုက္တဲ့သူျဖစ္ႏိုင္ပါတယ္။ ဒါေပမယ့္သူ႔ရဲ႕အံ့ၾသစရာေကာင္းတဲ့ စြမ္းရည္ေတြနဲ႔ ရိုးသားတဲ့စိတ္ဓာတ္က ရန္သူထက္ ပရိသတ္ပိုတိုးပြားေစခဲ့ပါတယ္။ သူ႔ကိုယ္ထဲမွာရွိတဲ့ ပင္ကိုယ္ဗီဇေၾကာင့္ျဖစ္မွာပါ။ ကၽြန္ေတာ္တို႔ကိုယ့္ဘာသာကိုယ္ျပန္ေတြ႔ဖို႔ ေမွ်ာ္လင့္တဲ့အရာတစ္ခုလိုမ်ဳိးေပါ့။ ေနာက္ပိုင္းသူ႔ရဲ႕ရုပ္ပိုင္းဆိုင္ရာက်ဆင္းလာတဲ့ေနရာကေန ကမၻာတစ္၀န္းလံုးမွာ သူဟာၿငိမ္းခ်မ္းေရးေစ့စပ္ညိႈႏိႈင္းေပးတဲ့သူအျဖစ္ ပိုၿပီးေတာ့အင္အားႀကီးမားလာခဲ့ပါတယ္။ သူက်န္းမာေရးနဲ႔ပတ္သက္ၿပီးထိခိုက္ခံစားခဲ့ရတယ္လို႔ ေျပာဆိုခဲ့တဲ့သူတစ္ေယာက္ ကမၻာတစ္၀န္းလံုးက က်န္းမာေရးမေကာင္းတဲ့ကေလးသူငယ္ေတြနဲ႔ မသန္မစြမ္းတဲ့သူေတြဆီလည္ပတ္ခဲ့ၿပီး သူတို႔ေတြလည္း ႀကီးက်ယ္ေအာင္ျမင္တဲ့သူေတြျဖစ္ႏိုင္တယ္ဆိုတာကို ေျပာဆိုခဲ့တာကို ကၽြန္ေတာ္တို႔ေတြ႔ခဲ့ရပါတယ္။ ကၽြန္ေတာ္တို႔ရဲ႕ မီးရႈးတန္ေဆာင္သူရဲေကာင္းကမၻာတစ္၀န္းလံုးကစင္ေတြေပၚမွာသူ႔ရဲ႕ ႀကီးက်ယ္ေအာင္ျမင္တဲ့ တိုက္ပဲြ၀င္ထိုးသတ္ပြဲေတြကို ကၽြန္ေတာ္တို႔ေစာင့္ၾကည့္ခဲ့ၾကပါတယ္။ သူ႔ရဲ႕ခႏၶာကိုယ္ကိုတိုက္ခိုက္ေနတဲ့ ေရာဂါနဲ႔တိုက္ပြဲမွာ သူ႔မ်က္လံုးထဲမွာစိတ္အားတက္ၾကြမႈမေလ်ာ့သြားဘူး။
မိုဟာမက္အလီဟာကမၻာတစ္ခုလံုးကို ထိပ္လန္႔အံ့ၾသေစခဲ့ပါတယ္။ မစ္ခ်ယ္နဲ႔ကၽြန္ေတာ္ဟာ ကၽြန္ေတာ္တို႔ရဲ႕ နက္ရိႈင္းတဲ့ေၾကကြဲ၀မ္းနည္းမႈေတြကို သူ႔မိသားစုေတြဆီသ၀န္လႊာပို႔ခဲ့ပါတယ္။ ကၽြန္ေတာ္တုိ႔ဘုရားသခင္ထံဆုေတာင္းေပးပါတယ္။ ကမၻာ့အေကာင္းဆံုးဖိုက္တာတစ္ေယာက္ ေနာက္ဆံုးမွာေတာ့ၿငိမ္းခ်မ္းစြာအနားယူခဲ့ၿပီျဖစ္ပါတယ္။
source. : the white house
ဘာသာျပန္ : ေညာင္နီရြက္
Boxing legend Muhammad Ali died of “septic shock due to unspecified natural causes”, his family has said.
The three-time world heavyweight champion – one of the world’s greatest sporting figures – died on Friday night at a hospital in Phoenix, Arizona.
The 74-year-old had been suffering from a respiratory illness, a condition that was complicated by Parkinson’s disease.
A public funeral will be held for the boxer on Friday in his hometown of Louisville in Kentucky.
“He was a citizen of the world and would want people from all walks of life to be able to attend his funeral,” said the family spokesman, Bob Gunnell.
Former US President Bill Clinton is among those who will give a eulogy at the service, and was one of many prominent global figures who paid tribute to Ali on Saturday, saying he lived a life “full of religious and political convictions that led him to make tough choices and live with the consequences”.
The legendary Brazilian footballer, Pele, said the sporting universe had suffered a huge loss.
“Muhammad Ali shook up the world. And the world is better for it,”said US President Barack Obama.
Born Cassius Marcellus Clay, 17 January 1942
over a professional career lasting 21 years
including 37 knockouts
- 3 times crowned World Heavyweight Champion
- 1 Light-heavyweight Olympic gold medal
- 31 straight wins before being beaten by Joe Frazier
Ali was as much a campaigner for black equality as he was a champion in the ring, where he won 56 of his 61 fights.
Asked how he would like to be remembered, he once said: “As a man who never sold out his people. But if that’s too much, then just a good boxer.
“I won’t even mind if you don’t mention how pretty I was.”
But he was once a polarising figure in the US. At a time of racial segregation in the 1960s he joined the separatist black sect, the Nation of Islam, which rejected the inclusive approach of civil rights leaders such as Martin Luther King.
George Foreman, who lost his world title to Ali in the famous “Rumble in the Jungle” fight in Kinshasa in 1974, called him one of the greatest human beings he had ever met.
“To put him as a boxer is an injustice,” said Foreman.
American civil rights campaigner Jesse Jackson said Ali had been willing to sacrifice the crown and money for his principles when in 1967 he refused to serve in the Vietnam war.
That decision was widely criticised by the boxer’s fellow Americans. He was stripped of his title and had to put his fighting career on hold for three years.
Born Cassius Marcellus Clay, Ali shot to fame by winning light-heavyweight gold at the 1960 Rome Olympics.
Known as “The Greatest” – a nickname characteristically coined by the boxer himself – he beat Sonny Liston in 1964 to win his first world title and became the first boxer to capture a world heavyweight title on three separate occasions.
At the time of his first fight with Liston, Clay was already involved with the Nation of Islam, a religious movement whose stated goals were to improve the spiritual, mental, social, and economic condition of African Americans in the US.
But in contrast to the inclusive approach favoured by civil rights leaders like Dr Martin Luther King, the Nation of Islam called for separate black development and was treated by suspicion by the American public.
Ali eventually converted to Islam, ditching what he called his “slave name” and becoming Cassius X and then Muhammad Ali.
- Life-threatening condition when blood pressure drops to dangerously low level after infection
- People with weakened immune system are more prone to developing septic shock
- Symptoms include slurred speech, confusion, diarrhoea, vomiting, shivering, muscle pain
- Quick response is key to successful treatment
Noted for his fast talk and bold fight predictions as much as his skills inside the ring, he retired in 1981 having won 56 of his 61 fights – 37 by knockout – and was later crowned “Sports Personality of the Century” by the BBC.
He was handed his first professional defeat by Joe Frazier in the “Fight of the Century” in New York on 8 March 1971, only to regain his title with an eighth-round knockout of George Foreman in the “Rumble in the Jungle” in Kinshasa, Zaire (now Democratic Republic of Congo) on 30 October 1974.
Ali fought Frazier for a third and final time in the Philippines on 1 October 1975, coming out on top in the “Thrilla in Manila” when Frazier failed to emerge for the 15th and final round.
Six defences of his title followed before Ali lost on points to Leon Spinks in February 1978, although he regained the world title by the end of the year.
His career ended with one-sided defeats by Larry Holmes in 1980 and Trevor Berbick in 1981, many thinking he should have retired long before.
Soon after retiring, rumours began to circulate about the state of his health. His speech had become slurred, he shuffled and he was often drowsy.
Parkinson’s syndrome was eventually diagnosed but Ali continued to make public appearances, receiving warm welcomes wherever he travelled.
He lit the Olympic cauldron at the 1996 Games in Atlanta and carried the Olympic flag at the opening ceremony for the 2012 Games in London.