Meet #ConfidentMuslim Julian "J-Rock" Williams

Published: November 22, 2019 • Updated: November 5, 2020

Author: Yaqeen Institute

بِسْمِ اللهِ الرَّحْمٰنِ الرَّحِيْمِ

In the name of God, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.

"I just want to say Alhamdulillah. I am just so blessed."
These were the first words that Julian "J-Rock" Williams said in the ring after achieving a lifelong dream of winning the WBA and IBF junior middleweight titles earlier this year. Williams, who has overcome many adversities in his life - including homelessness at the age of 13 and watching his mother battle a drug addiction - not only won the fight against Jarrett Hurd after being doubted by many, he did so during the month of Ramadan.
"Alhamdulillah, it's the month of Ramadan. I just wanna say Ramadan Mubarak to all the Muslims out there."
We are honored to present Julian "J-Rock" Williams as the recipient of our Muhammad Ali Confident Muslim award at our annual banquet this year.
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