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City Profile: Louisville, KY (2012)

When heavyweight boxing champion and Louisville native Muhammad Ali became a Muslim in 1964 there was not a single mosque in his hometown. Located at the northern cusp of the Bible Belt, the city is known for Louisville Slugger baseball bats and its large Evangelical churches. Yet, for nearly twenty years, the Festival of Faiths has also put Derby City on the map. The Festival—a week-long celebration of the nation’s religious diversity—is also a celebration of Louisville’s own growing diversity.

Today, Greater Louisville is home to twelve Islamic centers and mosques, in...

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Prayer Service for Muhammad Ali Draws Thousands to Hometown Arena - The New York Times

June 10, 2016
LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Muhammad Ali was well known as a world champion boxer, but Hussein Hamdani remembers him more for what he did out of the ring, especially his devotion to Islam.And that was why Hamdani, his brother, Sallah, and their friend Kamran Bhatti traveled from Toronto to pay their respects to Ali, who died last week after a long battle with Parkinson’s disease, and who was honored here on Thursday at a Muslim funeral ceremony.

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Muhammad Mosque

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Address: 3727 West Broadway, Louisville, KY 40211

Moon Struck

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Address: 2425 Bardstown Road, Louisville, KY 40204
Email: moonbeamky@aol.com
Website: http://www.moonstruckky.com/

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