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People line up for tickets to Muhammad Ali's Islamic funeral prayer service

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- People stood in line Tuesday morning at Freedom Hall to get tickets for Muhammad Ali's Islamic Funeral Prayer Service.

A total of 14,000 tickets are available on a first-come, first-serve basis for Thursday's service. Jenazah is the Islamic funeral prayer, which is part of the Islamic funeral ritual.

The prayer is performed in congregation to seek pardon for the deceased and all dead Muslims.

Those who have tickets say it's important for them to pay respects to Ali by honoring his faith.

"I want to see Muhammad Ali go home and right there it says Freedom Hall and that will be the best place for that, because he meant freedom for everybody and I enjoyed him for my 61 years," said Rob Wordlow, one of many people who stood in line for tickets.

"Yeah, he's really important to our family and to Central High School. I've always been into anything historically black and this experience will be a new experience for me, since I'm not a Muslim, so I'll be learning and taking in history and all," said Delta Johnson, who also stood in line for tickets.

The Jenazah begins at noon on Thursday and lasts about 30 minutes.

Tickets are still available.

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