Michael Gerard Tyson is considered to be one of the greatest heavyweight boxers of all time. He reigned as the undisputed world heavyweight champion from 1987 to 1990. Claiming his first belt at 20 years old, Tyson holds the record as the youngest boxer ever to win a heavyweight title.
During a recent interview, he shared his experience of life, wealth, prison and Islam:
"If they had talked to me about Islam before I entered prison, it would not have been impossible for me to be convinced, because my life was tumultuous and full of pleasure. I entered prison at that time, and my ego broke, my soul began to become clear, and I began to feel lonely and lonely, and only Islam is what saved me from it. I started to pray and with every prayer I feel that loneliness is gone.
"Prison is a torment and punishment, but a small price in front of my Islam.... And if they choose me between imprisonment with Islam and to remain as luxurious as I was without Islam, I would choose prison.... Being a Muslim does not mean that I became an angel, but it will make me a better person because I strive to keep myself away from vices. If I commit a sin, it is not because Islam is imperfect, but because I am weak and Islam came to complete the shortcomings".