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Nation of Islam

n.
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.
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Nation of Islam

n
(Islam) the official name for the Black MuslimsAbbreviation: NOI
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Na′tion of Islam′


n.
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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