The Nation Of Islam By Ula Taylor

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The Nation Of Islam was organized in on July 4th 1930s by Master W. Fard Muhammad in Detroit, Michigan. “The Official Name of the Nation of Islam is: The Muhammad Mosque and/or The LostFound Members of the Nation of Islam in the West”. The middle-eastern descent founder and self-proclaimed prophet known by his followers as a divine black messiah. Master W. Fard Muhammad appointed Elijah Muhammad to a minister his last messenger. Nation Of Islam will be boxed as an unorthodox version of Islam. Freedom North chapter seven by Ula Taylor states that “although their faith was not anchored in the recitation of Arabic prayers, Islam became an organizing force that produced a community of believers determined to resist the bulwarks of Jim Crow,…show more content…
In the 1930s African American needed this kind of mental stability, self-determination. Building a Nation within a Nation that discredited, takes advantage of it people was the least of things Fard Muhammed could do for Black Americans. “The Nation Of Islam followers clearly defined their enemy in both racial and religious terms (Taylor, 181)”. Fard Muhammed who went awol in 1934, laugh Elijah Muhammed the in and out his prophecy. Elijah Muhammed becomes the messenger to the Nation Of Islam from 1934-1975. From 1931-1934 “For 3 1/2 years He taught and trained the Honorable Elijah Muhammad night and day into the profound Secret Wisdom of the Reality of God, which included the hidden knowledge of the original people who were the first founders of civilization of our Planet and who had a full knowledge of the Universal Order of Things from the beginning of the Divine Creation (NOI.org)”. “The Honorable Elijah Muhammad was born on or about October 7, 1897 in Sandersville Georgia” , as Elijah Poole. Descendent of slaves, a record of his birthday was a guesstimate. Elijah grew up in rural Georgia, one of 12 children. By third grade he was out of school and working as a sharecropper. Because October 7 is Elijah Muhammad’s birthday, that day is one of Nations religious holiday, the saviors day. Around 1923 Elijah

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