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Titel: Elijah Muhammad (Makers of the Muslim World)
Verlag: Oneworld Publications
Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: A new biography of the life and faith of Elijah Muhammad - the man who almost single-handedly established a foothold for Islam in the United States. Buchnummer des Verkäufers ABE_book_new_185168803X
Inhaltsangabe: In the mid-1930s, Elijah Muhammad was just one of several competing leaders of the embryonic movement begun by the mysterious Wali Fard Muhammad, who claimed to be a prophet of Islam and who had recently disappeared. By the time of his death in 1975, Elijah Muhammad led a movement that may have numbered a few hundred thousand, making him the most powerful Muslim in the United States of America. Even before his death he was overshadowed by the growing legend of Malcolm X, and after his death by the activities of Louis Farrakhan and his own son Warith Deen Mohammed. Each of these men, however, was brought to Islam by Elijah Muhammad. And although Malcolm X and Elijah Muhammad?s son came to reject his idiosyncratic and racial formulation of Islam, Elijah Muhammad was responsible for introducing hundreds of thousands, perhaps even millions of African Americans to Islam. Almost four decades after his death, he remains by far the most influential American Muslim.
Über den Autor:
Herb Berg is a professor of religion specializing in Islam in the Department of Philosophy and Religion at the University of North Carolina Wilmington. His research focuses on two major subjects: Islamic origins and uniquely American forms of Islam. He has written several articles and a book on Elijah Muhammad and the Nation of Islam.
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