Ali of course changed his name from Cassius Clay and became a Muslim. Today the Ramadhan Foundation paid their own special tribute.
"From being the greatest boxer that has ever lived to a civil rights champion, a charity worker to a proud Muslim; Muhammad Ali was a unique human being who transformed lives and made the world a better place.
"When it came to standing up against the unjust war in Vietnam that killed thousands, his conscience wouldn't allow him to join the war and he was sent to prison.
"But he did not allow this to stop his campaign to speak out against injustice. He left a mark on the world; along with Martin Luther King and Malcolm X he was one of greatest civil rights campaigners.
"The world is so much a better place for his presence and indeed his spirit will live on for generations to come."