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 of Prayer and Al-Islam, inscribed, "To R— & C— from Muhammad Ali 4-26-86."
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.
A fine copy.