As I close my eyes and drift away to a land where there is love, health, peace and blessings. I wanted to take the time to think and reflect. The truth is that last weekend was a time when we heard of a great loss, probably the greatest loss of all time. Muhammad Ali also known as Cassius Marcellus Clay passed away. When I first heard of this news I was in a state of complete shock. It just would not sink in. We knew that he was suffering, but with all honesty, knowing the fighter that he was, I imagined his recovery.
The shock affected deeply, leaving me in a state of rawness, not able to fully comprehend this. It was when I spoke with mum and dad, to hear their reactions that I truly grasped that this was real. Listening to how they felt, hearing from them allowed me to, finally grieve. My father uttered the name " Muhammad Ali", it caused an inner eruption, I couldn't bear the fact that my father was hurting. Now, I am finally able to gather my thoughts and reflect.
On this tragic day we saw the entire world grieving, mourning. Everyone was in a state of shock from NBA Basket Ball League, the NHL, celebrities, Nations, teachers, individuals,. The world was and continues to mourn this loss. Out pours via news portals, social media, trending hash tags such as #RIPMuhammadALI #MuhammadAli were trending all day long. The world has truly suffered from his loss.
What also drew my attention was the fact that at a time when Muslims are being shamed and scrutinized for practicing their faith of Islam, we witnessed a world grieving over a Muslim. What is this saying?
I began to think about this ...... 1 man's impact upon a world.
To me this showed that at a time of destruction, grievance, and loss, all of humanity can strip away their hurt, hate, and become one, because at our core, our essence is to love.
As I continue to reflect: I would also like to take the time, I would also like to acknowledge Mr. Donald Trump with his kindness and reflections upon Muhammad Ali's death. Your thoughts inspired and exemplified that regardless of religion, ethnic minority, or colour of skin, at a time of suffering we can all unite.
The world has suffered a great loss. May you rest in love, may you rest in peace. From God We Arrive, To God We Return.
Donal Trump Reflect On His Relationship With Muhammad Ali - The New York Times
The Greatest? Here's Why? - The New York Times
Shaquille O' Neal Remembers Muhammad Ali
NHL Community Remembers Muhammad Ali
Dedication: The words of this being are dedicated to Muhammad Ali, your loss can and will never be replaced. We Love you. These thoughts are also dedicated to Mr. Donald Trump, thank you for your words. If I ever hurt you through my previous thoughts please remember these were not to be taken personally. I have seen what it takes to become a successful entrepreneur, the hard work and the dedication it is not easy, and for this I commend you. With love and kindness, Shazia.
Our thoughts, to invite and inspire. With Love & kindness. :)