Living between Hope and Fear

Muhammad Ali

It all started with an innocent question: You have beaten some of the toughest men in the world in the ring. What scares you the most?


Ali: [Points to his wife, to much laughter]

Lonnie Ali: Come on, Muhammad, joking aside, tell them what really scares you.

Ali: Nothing.

Lonnie Ali: Nothing on this earth maybe, but ... tell them Muhammad.
[There is a long pause]

Ali: Not going to heaven.
[Everyone present became silent. Sister Lonnie Ali had tears flowing down her cheeks. Others present were also shaken and silent. A few wiping their eyes. Br. Malik Mujahid broke the silence, patting Muhammad Ali on his arm.]

Malik Mujahid: "No, Insha Allah, you will enter Jannah because you have helped so many people."

Ali:[Muhammad Ali turned his face towards Br. Malik Mujahid, looking at him as though asking: Are you sure? Are you sure about yourself?]

Malik Mujahid: "The Mumin lives between hope and fear."

 

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Comments

This article was beutiful. He who cries to go to Jannah will hopefully make it there.

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Massachusetts

if he is a good muslim and does every thing that a muslim need too do he will go to jaanah but only allah know who is going and who is not ...........

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va

this is very inspirational as it helps us to realise the more important things in life; i.e Allah swt. Muhammad pbuh and our life in the hereafter.

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u.k

No One is really know if someone's going to Heaven or Hell, expect Allah. I think Mohamed Ali is good Person because he helped many people by showing being muslim is wondeful in America.

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Minnesota

I used to be afraid that i might not achieve what i want to in life;become a good doctor.Now i have realised that the most important thing to me is doing the good that i can and making the best of this world so the hereafter can be the best for me inshaALLAH.

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california

while we live in a world of sin it is comfating to know that there are some people who care so we all say inshalaah stick to the sunnah

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wales

while we live in a world of sin it is comfating to know that there are some people who care so we all say inshalaah stick to the sunnsh

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wales

I logged on to sound vision feeling deppressed about trivial things, reading that artical made me realize there are bigger things to be afraid of. That artical has really wiped away my fears of my futre in this world, because the hereafter is so big compared to it.

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England

there are 4 requiremnts to enter jannah Surah Al- ASR---read!!!

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USA

its not all that (The story). The brother is just talking about what he is scared. But respect to the brother peace to all.And make dua for me

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england

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