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.
1877--circa 1934), was the founder of the Nation of Islam. He arrived in Detroit in 1930 with an obscure background and several aliases, and taught an idiosyncratic form of Islam to members of the city's black population.
converted to Islam and joined the Nation of Islam. After conversion, he changed his name to Mohammad Ali.
CHICAGO * Louis Farrakhan's appearance at a high-profile Chicago Catholic church resulted in condemnations by Jewish leaders and by Chicago Cardinal Blase Cupich for the Nation of Islam leader's past anti-Semitic comments, "outright slander" and hate speech.
'Truthfully, the battle of Islam and its people with the crusader and his people is a long battle, and the battle of Baghuz finished and manifested in it was the brutality and savagery of the nation of the cross toward the nation of Islam,' the man said, his beard grayer than when he addressed his followers from a mosque in the Iraqi city of Mosul when the group was near the summit of its power.
Malcolm X was an African-American leader and activist who played a prominent role in the Nation of Islam, bringing together Islam and black nationalism in America.
Most prominent among the groups saying this was the Nation of Islam, which was originally founded in 1930 and is currently led by Minister Louis Farrakhan.
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. Ross was 2 at the time.
Louis Farrakhan, the leader of the Nation of Islam, is long known for provocative comments and is widely considered anti-Semitic.
Produced by Farrakhan's son Joshua, the film appears to be a tribute to the Nation of Islam leader.
"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).
The Nation of Islam says the oldest son of Minister Louis Farrakhan has died.

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