What is the Nation of Islam?

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The Nation of Islam is an adaption of Islam that was created in the United States. The members of the Nation of Islam are African-Americans. Founded in the 1930s by Elijah Muhammed, the Nation of Islam mixes basic Islamic tradition and faith with tenets that help African-Americans overcome discrimination and inequality.

Other Muslims do not always believe that the Nation of Islam is a true form of Islam because of the overwhelming contradictions between the Quran and the tenets of the Nation of Islam.


Gulevich, Tanya. Understanding Islam and Muslim Traditions: An Introduction to the Religious Practices, Celebrations, Festivals, Observances, Beliefs, Folklore, Customs, and Calendar System of the World’s Muslim Communities, including an Overview of Islamic History and Geography. Detroit, MI: Omnigraphics, 2004. Print.

“The Muslim Program | The Nation of Islam Official Website |.” The Nation of Islam Official Website.¬†

To read Understanding Islam and Muslim Traditions, please see the attached document.

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