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Elijah Muhammad and Islam

Herbert Berg


Elijah Muhammad is arguably the most significant figure in the history of Islam in the United States. Successor to W. D. Fard, the founder of the Nation of Islam, and a mentor to Malcolm X, Elijah Muhammad led the Nation of Islam for over forty years. This book focuses on Elijah Muhammad's religiosity, which is frequently brought into question as the authenticity of the Nation of Islam as “truly Islamic” remains hotly debated. To better comprehend this powerful and controversial figure, the book contextualizes Elijah Muhammad and his religious approach within the larger Islamic tradition, expl ... More

Keywords: Elijah Muhammad, Islam, Nation of Islam, Islamic tradition, Muslims, Qur'an

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2009 Print ISBN-13: 9780814791134
Published to NYU Press Scholarship Online: March 2016 DOI:10.18574/nyu/9780814791134.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Herbert Berg, author