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Black Muslim Religion in the Nation of Islam, 1960–1975

Edward E. Curtis IV


Elijah Muhammad's Nation of Islam came to America's attention in the 1960s and 1970s as a radical separatist African American social and political group, but the movement was also a religious one. This book offers a comprehensive examination of the rituals, ethics, theologies, and religious narratives of the Nation of Islam, showing how the movement combined elements of Afro-Eurasian Islamic traditions with African American traditions to create a new form of Islamic faith. Considering everything from bean pies to religious cartoons, clothing styles to prayer rituals, the author explains how th ... More

Keywords: Elijah Muhammad, Nation of Islam, rituals, ethics, theologies, religious narratives, Islamic faith, religious cartoons, identity formation, social liberation

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2006 Print ISBN-13: 9780807830543
Published to North Carolina Scholarship Online: September 2014 DOI:10.5149/9780807877449_curtis


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Edward E. Curtis IV, author