The Soul of a Butterfly

Reflections on Life's Journey
Author: Muhammad Ali,Hana Yasmeen Ali
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9780743262866
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 224
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Former boxing legend Muhammad Ali, one of the best-known and best-loved celebrities and an international good-will ambassador, offers inspiration and hope as he describes the spiritual philosophy that sustains him. "During my boxing career, you did not see the real Muhammad Ali. You just saw a little boxing. You saw only a part of me. After I retired from boxing my true work began. I have embarked on a journey of love." So Muhammad Ali begins this spiritual memoir, his description of the values that have shaped and sustained him and that continue to guide his life. In The Soul of a Butterfly the great champion takes readers on a spiritual journey through the seasons of life, from childhood to the present, and shares the beliefs that have served him well. After fighting some of the fiercest bouts in boxing history against Joe Frazier and George Foreman, today Muhammad Ali faces his most powerful foe—outside the boxing ring. Like many people, he battles an illness that limits his physical abilities, but as he says, "I have gained more than I have lost....I have never had a more powerful voice than I have now." Ali reflects on his faith in God and the strength it gave him during his greatest challenge, when he lost the prime years of his boxing career because he would not compromise his beliefs. He describes how his study of true Islam has helped him accept the changes in his life and has brought him to a greater awareness of life's true purpose. As a United Nations "Messenger of Peace," he has traveled widely, and he describes his 2002 mission to Afghanistan to heighten public awareness of that country's desperate situation, as well as his more recent meeting with the Dalai Lama. Ali's reflections on topics ranging from moral courage to belief in God to respect for those who differ from us will inspire and enlighten all who read them. Written with the assistance of his daughter Hana, The Soul of a Butterfly is a compassionate and heartfelt book that will provide comfort for our troubled times.

The Soul Of A Butterfly


Author: Hana Yasmeen Ali,Muhammad Ali
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 1448168538
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 256
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In this poignant, moving book, Muhammad Ali shares the beliefs he has come to live by and which he has passed on to his children. Some of the wisdom is his own; some comes from the teachings of true Islam, from his spiritual studies, and from people he has met in the course of his extraordinary life. Here, as he recalls his early days as a young warrior in Louisville, Kentucky, and his meteoric rise to fame as Heavyweight Champion of the World, a title he won three times, he tells of the many battles he won and lost, both inside and outside the ring and his conversion to Islam in the 1960s. Now, working tirelessly as a worldwide ambassador for peace, he talks of the damage caused when religion is used to tear people apart, the essential need for unity in this troubled world, and how his faith sustains him on this, the most important journey of his life - the journey to forgiveness and peace. Together with his daughter Hana, in this timely spiritual memoir Ali draws upon his rich reserve of notes, tapes and journals, and writes with compassion, warmth and, of course, humour on how we can liberate mind, body and spirit when we pursue and embrace the one essential truth - love.

The Soul of a Butterfly

Reflections on Life's Journey
Author: Muhammad Ali,Hana Ali
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 0553816462
Category: African American Muslims
Page: 219
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Muhammad Ali takes readers on a spiritual journey through the seasons of his life, sharing the beliefs that have served him well. Today he faces his strongest opponent outside the boxing ring. Like many people, he battles an illness that limits his physical abilities, but, as he says, 'I have gained more than I have lost... I have never had a more powerful voice than I have now'. Drawing on the lessons taught to him when he was younger, as well as his decades-long study of true Islam, Muhammad Ali reflects on the deepest meanings of life. He writes about moral courage and belief in God, about the responsibilities of fame and of family, about accepting change while maintaining faith, about charity, wisdom, determination, freedom, justice, and above all, love. This is a book of deep and rich humanity that will make a lasting impression on all who read it.

The Soul of a Butterfly

Reflections on Life's Journey
Author: Muhammad Ali,Hana Yasmeen Ali
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1476747377
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 264
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Former boxing legend Muhammad Ali, one of the best-known and best-loved celebrities and an international good-will ambassador, offers inspiration and hope as he describes the spiritual philosophy that sustains him. "During my boxing career, you did not see the real Muhammad Ali. You just saw a little boxing. You saw only a part of me. After I retired from boxing my true work began. I have embarked on a journey of love." So Muhammad Ali begins this spiritual memoir, his description of the values that have shaped and sustained him and that continue to guide his life. In The Soul of a Butterfly the great champion takes readers on a spiritual journey through the seasons of life, from childhood to the present, and shares the beliefs that have served him well. After fighting some of the fiercest bouts in boxing history against Joe Frazier and George Foreman, today Muhammad Ali faces his most powerful foe—outside the boxing ring. Like many people, he battles an illness that limits his physical abilities, but as he says, "I have gained more than I have lost....I have never had a more powerful voice than I have now." Ali reflects on his faith in God and the strength it gave him during his greatest challenge, when he lost the prime years of his boxing career because he would not compromise his beliefs. He describes how his study of true Islam has helped him accept the changes in his life and has brought him to a greater awareness of life's true purpose. As a United Nations "Messenger of Peace," he has traveled widely, and he describes his 2002 mission to Afghanistan to heighten public awareness of that country's desperate situation, as well as his more recent meeting with the Dalai Lama. Ali's reflections on topics ranging from moral courage to belief in God to respect for those who differ from us will inspire and enlighten all who read them. Written with the assistance of his daughter Hana, The Soul of a Butterfly is a compassionate and heartfelt book that will provide comfort for our troubled times.

Soul of a Butterfly


Author: Safaa Baig
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780992799106
Category:
Page: 275
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A coming of age teen novel about a girl whose father becomes Muslim and her self discovery and journey to finding Islam and herself along the way.

The Soul of a Butterfly


Author: Tia Capers
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780615174914
Category: Poetry
Page: 146
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The Spiritual Awakening of a Butterfly

The Awakening of the Heart, Mind and Soul of Robin Lynn Kahn
Author: Robin Kahn
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 9781462861309
Category: Poetry
Page: 48
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Muhammad Ali

His Life and Times
Author: Thomas Hauser
Publisher: Open Road Media
ISBN: 1453241191
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 538
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A sweeping biography of one of the greatest and most provocative athletes of all time—“a life that needs to be understood whether you care a whit about boxing or not” (The Boston Globe). Athlete, activist, rebel, poet, legend—Muhammad Ali stood larger than life in the imagination of hundreds of millions of people around the world. A gold medalist at the 1960 Olympics, he won the heavyweight championship at age twenty-two by conquering Sonny Liston in dramatic fashion. In the weeks after the upset victory, he confirmed his membership in the Nation of Islam and told reporters he would no longer answer to his “slave name”: Cassius Clay. The political establishment stripped him of his heavyweight title when he refused induction into the United States Army during the height of the war in Vietnam. Ultimately, Ali returned to reclaim his crown, prevailing in epic fights against the likes of Joe Frazier and George Foreman. His talent and charisma—and above all, his adherence to principle—made him a cultural icon and one of the most beloved sporting figures of all time. But that is only half the tale. Muhammad Ali: His Life and Times is also the story of Ali, the man. Author Thomas Hauser got closer to Ali than any previous biographer. His work—told in Ali’s own words and those of hundreds of family members, friends, rivals, and others who interacted with “The Greatest” over the decades—reveals a deeply spiritual, complex man, whose public and private battles, including his struggle against the devastating effects of Parkinson’s disease, gave new meaning to the word courage and changed forever our conception of what makes a champion. Heralded by the New York Times as “the first definitive biography of the boxer who transcended sports as no other athlete ever has,” Muhammad Ali: His Life and Times is a must-read for anyone seeking to understand the legacy of one of the twentieth century’s most charismatic and controversial superstars. This ebook includes rare photos authorized by Muhammad Ali Enterprises.

My Mommy Is a Butterfly

An Inspiring Story About the Power of Love
Author: Michelle Beber
Publisher: Balboa Press
ISBN: 1982205385
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 34
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Is a butterfly just a butterfly, or could it be the soul of a loved one? In My Mommy Is a Butterfly, eight-year-old Shelly thinks she knows the answer to that question when the power of love, the belief in angels, and a very special butterfly give her a reason to have hope. This heartwarming story of everlasting love teaches children that our feelings of love survive the death of the physical body and keep us connected forever. This unique approach to comforting a grieving child encourages the child to focus on the power of love and to have faith and trust in a continuing bond with their loved one. Children who are grieving commonly see signs from spirits because their hearts and minds are naturally open. These signs are known as after-death communications, or ADCs, and children are among the estimated 60-120 million Americans who experience them. Signs may include dreams, visions, auditory messages, or simply sensations of a presence. The author hopes that this book will empower children and inspire them to see death not only as an ending, but also as a new beginning of a different type of relationship - one that shows them that love doesnt die. ... expertly and gently explains how love endures ... -David J. Roberts, LMSW and bereavement specialist

A Butterfly Called Hope


Author: Mary Alice Monroe,Linda Love,Barbara J. Bergwerf
Publisher: Sylvan Dell Publishing
ISBN: 1607188546
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 32
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"The colorful flowers in Mama's garden reveal a strange-looking creature. "What is it? Does it sting, does it bite?" Join in this photographic journey as the young girl and her mother care for the caterpillar. Watch as it transforms into a chrysalis and then emerges as a beautiful monarch butterfly. How can the young girl "claim" the butterfly as her own but still let it go free?"--

The Greatest: My Own Story


Author: Muhammad Ali,Richard Durham
Publisher: Graymalkin Media
ISBN: 1631680358
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 398
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In his own words, the heavyweight champion of the world pulls no punches as he chronicles the battles he faced in and out of the ring in this fascinating memoir edited by Nobel Prize-winning novelist, Toni Morrison. Growing up in the South, surrounded by racial bigotry and discrimination, Ali fought not just for a living, but also for respect and rewards far more precious than money or glory. He was named Sportsman of the Century by Sports Illustrated and the BBC. Ali redefined what it meant to be an athlete by giving hope to millions around the world and inspiring us all to fight for what is important to us. This is a multifaceted portrait of Muhammad Ali only he could render: sports legend; unapologetic anti-war advocate; outrageous showman and gracious goodwill ambassador; fighter, lover, poet, and provocateur; an irresistible force to be reckoned with. Who better to tell the tale than the man who went the distance living it?

Ali on Ali

Why He Said What He Said When He Said It
Author: Hana Ali
Publisher: Workman Publishing
ISBN: 1523503939
Category: Reference
Page: 128
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Muhammad Ali was a champion, a poet, a prophet. Sports Illustrated called him “the greatest athlete of the twentieth century.” And yet he was even more than all of that, “a whole greater than the sum of its parts . . . bigger, brighter, more original and influential than just about anyone of his era” (Barack Obama). He got there with his fists, with his actions, and above all, with his words. Compiled and written by his daughter Hana Ali, with sportswriter Danny Peary, Ali on Ali brings together a remarkable mix of Ali’s 70 most humorous, poignant, inspirational, political, and philosophical quotes, all with their origins. Here’s Ali’s enduring boast, “I am the greatest!”—and how it was inspired by professional wrestler Gorgeous George. The story behind one of the most memorably poetic lines of the century—“Float like a butterfly, sting like a bee.” The heard-round-the-world defiance of “I ain’t got no quarrel with them Viet Cong,” and its moving context. And the stories behind quotes ranging from outrage—“We been in jail for 400 years,” to inspiration—“I hated every minute of training, but I said ‘Don’t quit. Suffer now and live the rest of your life as a champion,’” to that infectious combination of humor and bravado—“If you even dream of beating me you better wake up and apologize.” Included are powerful photographs throughout, from iconic fight scenes to never-before-seen Ali family snapshots; quotes about Ali, from Martin Luther King Jr. to Billy Crystal; a career timeline; and a personal introduction by Hana Ali.

Box of Butterflies

Discovering the Unexpected Blessings All Around Us
Author: Roma Downey
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1501150960
Category: Religion
Page: 256
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An Instant New York Times Bestseller Roma Downey—best known as the beloved angel on the TV show Touched by an Angel—has created a beautiful book filled with encouragement and hope, assuring us of God’s comforting presence in our lives. Ever since she was a little girl, Roma has seen butterflies as a reminder of God’s presence. They have appeared to her in moments when she needed encouragement and reminded her she is not alone. In this deeply personal book, Roma shares stories from her life, alongside quotes, poems, scripture, and artwork that she prays will uplift you as they have her. Each grace-filled chapter of this beautiful full-color book covers topics such as courage, strength, gratitude, love, and kindness. Reminiscent of the message of her popular television series, Touched by an Angel, this book’s central theme is that there is a God, He loves you, and that even in your most difficult moments, He is by your side. That though you may feel alone, you are never truly alone. The subtle butterfly theme reminds us that the wonder of God’s love and kindness is sometimes reflected in the gentle whispers of his creation and that we all have the power to transform from simple caterpillars into exquisite butterflies. Written in a way that encourages you to “dip in and out” of its flowing content, this inspiring book invites you to return to its pages again and again, as life brings new challenges or you find yourself in need of new inspiration.

Chasing a Butterfly

A journey in poems of love and loss to acceptance
Author: H. W. Bryce
Publisher: FriesenPress
ISBN: 1460299353
Category: Poetry
Page: 156
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Through the close-up lens of his heart, Herb Bryce takes us on a journey into the hazy world of the Alzheimer’s afflicted. He paints a loving and tender picture with words of his life and love, gently unravelling the pages from the spool of his soul. ~ Candice James, Poet Laureate Emerita, New Westminster, BC

Does the Soul Survive? 2nd Edition

A Jewish Journey to Belief in Afterlife, Past Lives & Living with Purpose
Author: Rabbi Elie Kaplan Spitz
Publisher: Jewish Lights Publishing
ISBN: 1580238181
Category: Religion
Page: 281
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Draws on Jewish texts to share that belief in near-death experiences, reincarnation, past-life memory and the work of mediums is in fact true to Jewish tradition. Rabbi Spitz looks squarely at both sides of the issues in this updated second edition, including the discrepancies in near-death experiences and other accounts.

A Butterfly Soul in a Caterpillar World

The Joys of Soul Living
Author: Beverly Rose
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781633570986
Category: Religion
Page: 210
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In this compelling page turner, filled with wisdom and humorous personal stories, Dr. Beverly Rose illustrates the power of soul living. You'll discover: Why you were born Who you are How you can live abundantly What you're destined to accomplish Come and be transformed!

More Than a Hero

Muhammad Ali's Life Lessons Presented Through His Daughter's Eyes
Author: Hana Ali
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780340793084
Category: African American fathers
Page: 109
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Outside the ring, Ali dazzled and entertained audiences with his lightening-quick tongue and razor-sharp wit. Here, his daughter presents his most provocative and profound poems and quotes together with many anecdotes.

The Fight


Author: Norman Mailer
Publisher: Random House Incorporated
ISBN: 0812986121
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 234
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Originally published: Boston: Little, Brown, 1975.

On the Duties of Brotherhood


Author: Imam Al-Ghazali
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781468313550
Category: Philosophy
Page: 96
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The classic Islamic text and the central work by a great Arabic scholar.