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′


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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The Nation of Islam was opened to those of the white race and members were encouraged to participate in the civic and political life of the country.
Fard: Unveiling the Identity of the Founder of the Nation of Islam" by John Andrew Morrow provides an overview of the scholarly literature related to this mysterious subject and the theories concerning his ethnic and racial origins.
Farrakhan, 86, grew up Episcopalian and joined the Nation of Islam in 1955.
He soon broke away from the Nation of Islam when tensions grew between Malcolm and the other leaders, who did not agree with the political direction that the Nation was taking.
However, it is worth noting that the 2017 survey did not ask Muslims if they had ever previously identified with the Nation of Islam - an important point because many black Muslims, including prominent American Muslim figures such as Mohammad Ali, Malcolm X and Imam W.
The case dates back to early in plaintiff Kendra Ross's life, when her mother became involved with The United Nation of Islam, an offshoot of the Nation of Islam.
Farrakhan was a singer before he joined the Nation of Islam and is a classical violinist.
"Fake Jews" has a long history within anti-Semitic conspiracy thinking, and it should come as no surprise that the term was uttered by a member of the Nation of Islam (NOI).
By the 1960s, the Islamic scene in American prisons was characterized by the presence of various groups, including orthodox groups such as the Dar ul-Islam Movement, Hanafi Madhhab Movement, and Islamic Revivalist Movement, as well as the Nation of Islam. (10) The large presence of Islamic groups behind bars ultimately led up to open worship behind bars and the introduction of prison masjids, such as Masjid Sankore, a mosque developed in New York's Green Haven Correctional Facility in the 1960s.
She said Nation of Islam "stole" Ali's mind and threatened her with reprisals.
Steering a course between hagiography and vilification, Reed covers the influence of the Nation of Islam and the Black Movement on his subject, who considered "joining Islam" his greatest accomplishment, and plumbs the depths of the boxer's life through many interviews.
Summary: Nation of Islam is considered an extremist hate group by the Southern Poverty Law Centre