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Na′tion of Islam′(n.)

  1. an organization composed chiefly of American blacks and advocating the teachings of Elijah Muhammad: members are known as Black Muslims.

    Category: Common Vocabulary, Eastern Religions

Princeton's WordNet

  1. Nation of Islam(noun)

    a group of militant Black Americans who profess Islamic religious beliefs and advocate independence for Black Americans

Wiktionary

  1. Nation of Islam(ProperNoun)

    A religious and political organization with the declared aim of "resurrecting" the spiritual, mental, social and economic condition of the black people of America and the world.

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  1. Nation of Islam

    The Nation of Islam is a syncretic new religious movement founded in Detroit, Michigan by Wallace D. Fard Muhammad in July 1930. The Nation of Islam's stated goals are to improve the spiritual, mental, social, and economic condition of African Americans in the United States and all of humanity. Its critics accuse it of being black supremacist and antisemitic. The Southern Poverty Law Center states NOI’s “theology of innate black superiority over whites and the deeply racist, anti-Semitic and anti-gay rhetoric of its leaders have earned the NOI a prominent position in the ranks of organized hate.” After Fard's disappearance in June 1934, the Nation of Islam was led by Elijah Muhammad, who established places of worship - called Temples - a school named Muhammad University of Islam, businesses, farms and real estate holdings in the United States and abroad. There were a number of splits and splinter groups during Elijah Muhammad's leadership, most notably the departure of senior leader Malcolm X to become Sunni Muslim. After Elijah Muhammad's death, his son Warith Deen Mohammed changed the name of the organization several times and brought it into line with mainstream Sunni Islam.

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