Mike Tyson Goes on Pilgrimage to Mecca


Mike Tyson


The retired boxer, who converted to Islam during his 1990s incarceration, has reportedly arrived in Saudi Arabia on July 2 and planned to visit the sacred spot.

Retired boxing legend Mike Tyson has reportedly embarked on a pilgrimage to the holy city of Mecca. The sportsman, who converted to Islam during a jail stint in the 1990s, arrived in the Saudi Arabian city of Medina on Friday, July 2 and plans to visit the sacred spot on his tour of the country, according to the AFP.

Mecca is visited by an estimated 13 million Muslims every year as they make pilgrimages to the revered religious landmark.

Tyson, 44, turned to the religion while serving a 10-year prison sentence, later reduced to three years, for sexually assaulting beauty queen Desiree Washington in 1991. He recently admitted that he is "totally destitute and broke" after years of excessive spending, but still has "an awesome life" with his wife and kids.

© AceShowbiz.com


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    RK\'s Eco-Star-Guyan
    Oct 24, 2010

    Truly a great blessing for his body and soul, and inspiration to so many. He should work in dawa to educate more Americans about the magnificence of Islam as moderate and good for all mankind.

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    SHERRY
    Jul 20, 2010

    FRM BAD TO GOOD ALHAMDULILAH

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    Romzi
    Jul 07, 2010

    It doesnt matter his tattoo still on his face.

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    caveman
    Jul 06, 2010

    is the tattoo still on his face?

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    fidotche
    Jul 05, 2010

    Good for him!!...

  •  
    AZ81
    Jul 05, 2010

    MASHAALLAH

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