Nation of Islam

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Nation of Islam

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A religious and cultural organization founded in 1931 in the United States, espousing Islamic principles and favoring political, social, and economic independence for African Americans.

Nation of Islam

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(Islam) the official name for the Black MuslimsAbbreviation: NOI

Na′tion of Islam′


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an organization composed chiefly of American blacks and advocating the teachings of Elijah Muhammad: members are known as Black Muslims.
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Noun1.Nation of Islam - a group of militant Black Americans who profess Islamic religious beliefs and advocate independence for Black Americans
religious movement - a movement intended to bring about religious reforms
Black Muslim - an activist member of a largely American group of Blacks called the Nation of Islam
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The Black Muslim Movement (BMM) is a largely black urban movement in the US that has many of the attributes of a syncretic Sufi movement.
Daulatzai seeks a restoration of 1960's-era Black Power politics by linking oppression of African Americans and Middle Eastern Muslims, through the medium of the Black Muslim movement. His observations on the connection between religious and racial hate in the US, and the repeatedly rising tide of that hatred as policy, are clear, convincing, and timely.