Elijah Muhammad and Islam by Herbert Berg

By Herbert Berg

Elijah Muhammad is arguably the main major determine within the background of Islam within the usa. Successor to W. D. Fard, the founding father of the state of Islam, and a mentor to Malcolm X, Elijah Muhammad led the country of Islam for over 40 years.In Elijah Muhammad and Islam, Herbert Berg makes a speciality of Elijah Muhammad's religiosity, that is usually introduced into query because the authenticity of the state of Islam as "truly Islamic" is still hotly debated. to higher understand this robust and arguable determine, Berg contextualizes Elijah Muhammad and his non secular procedure in the higher Islamic culture, exploring his use of the Qur'an, his interpretation of Islam, and his relationships with different Muslims. notably, Berg seeks to understand—not outline or label—Muhammad as a Muslim. To do another way, he argues, is to misconceive and deform the guy, his teachings, his stream, and his legacy.

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By Minister Malcolm Shabbaz. “When Minister Malcolm addressed the public and mentioned the President’s death, he did not speak for Muslims. He was speaking for himself and not Muslims in general. He has been suspended from public speaking for the time being. ”39 Malcolm X willingly submitted to his punishment, but in an effort to put him in his place, the report of the punishment was disseminated quickly throughout the Nation of Islam. In January 1964, Elijah Muhammad replaced Malcolm X as the minister of Temple No.

Wali Farrad (which more accurately reflects how the name “Fard” is usually pronounced), Professor Ford, Mr. Farrad Mohammed, and Mr. F. Mohammed Ali. He sold raincoats and silks. He encouraged African Americans to dress and eat as they did in their “home country” (that is, to avoid pork). His customers were interested in his information about their original homeland to the east, especially its people and culture. This interest often led to invitations to dinner or lunch, which in turn led Fard Muhammad to hold informal meetings in their homes.

Other documents state that he was born in New Zealand on February 26, 1891, to a British father and Polynesian mother and only arrived in Portland in 1913. However, he is also American Islam before Elijah Muhammad 25 recorded as having moved to Los Angeles in 1913 after growing up in Portland. In Los Angeles, he was a restaurant keeper and married a woman name Hazel Barton, with whom he had a son in 1920. Police records indicate that he was arrested on an assault charge in 1918 but was released.

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