"SERVICE TO OTHERS IS THE RENT WE PAY FOR OUR ROOM HERE ON EARTH": INSCRIBED BY MUHAMMAD ALI
(ALI, Muhammad) MUHAMMAD, Imam Warithuddin. Prayer and Al-Islam. Chicago: Muhammad Islamic Foundation, (1982). Octavo, original gold paper boards. $1100.
First edition, inscribed on the title page, "To Randy Remos from Muhammad Ali. Service to others is the rent we pay for our room here on Earth. April 4-84," beneath which Ali has drawn a smiley face.
Prayer and Al-Islam was published by the Muhammad Islamic Foundation, started by Muhammad Ali and originally run from his Chicago residence. The author, son of Elijah Muhammad, was responsible for leading the majority of his father's faithful into mainstream Islam in the 1970s; Muhammad Ali was closely involved with his work, and Ali's manager was for decades Warithuddin Muhammad's brother Jabir. With original padded mailing envelope.