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A Sacred City

Zain Abdullah

in Black Mecca: The African Muslims of Harlem

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780195314250
eISBN:
9780199871797
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195314250.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Islam

For more than twenty years, West African Muslims from the Muridiyya order, a Sufi brotherhood based in Senegal, have organized the annual Cheikh Amadou Bamba Day parade in New York City. It is a ... More


The Third Resurrection and the Ghost of Edward Wilmot Blyden

Sherman A. Jackson

in Islam and the Blackamerican: Looking toward the Third Resurrection

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195180817
eISBN:
9780199850259
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195180817.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Islam

This chapter examines the so-called Third Resurrection and the transition from Black Religion to historical Islam as the basis of religious authority in American Islam. It suggests that while the ... More


Black Orientalism

Sherman A. Jackson

in Islam and the Blackamerican: Looking toward the Third Resurrection

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195180817
eISBN:
9780199850259
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195180817.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Islam

This chapter examines the history of Black Orientalism and its relation to African American Muslims and American Islam. It describes and criticizes three typologies of Black Orientalism, including ... More


Between Blackamerica, Immigrant Islam, and the Dominant Culture

Sherman A. Jackson

in Islam and the Blackamerican: Looking toward the Third Resurrection

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195180817
eISBN:
9780199850259
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195180817.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Islam

This chapter examines the historical relation between African Americans, immigrant Islam and the dominant culture in the U.S. during the 20th century. It describes African African Muslim thought ... More


Black Pilgrimage to Islam

Robert Dannin

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195300246
eISBN:
9780199850433
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195300246.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Islam

This book offers an ethnographic study of African-American Muslims. Drawing on hundreds of interviews conducted over a period of several years, the author provides a look inside the little-understood ... More


Patriarchy Revisited

Robert Dannin

in Black Pilgrimage to Islam

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195300246
eISBN:
9780199850433
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195300246.003.0010
Subject:
Religion, Islam

A dominant theme that is evident in most testimonies of new Muslims entails the recognition of personal tragedies that are usually caused by sexual disorders or conflicts within their families. As ... More


An Islamic Pedagogy of the Oppressed?

Robert Dannin

in Black Pilgrimage to Islam

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195300246
eISBN:
9780199850433
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195300246.003.0011
Subject:
Religion, Islam

African-American Muslims strongly believe that embracing Islamic worship and principles can help oppressed people from the lower classes triumph over instances of economic and social injustice. The ... More


Religious and Experiential Prescriptions

Debra Majeed

in Polygyny: What It Means When African American Muslim Women Share Their Husbands

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780813060774
eISBN:
9780813051253
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813060774.003.0003
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

In this chapter, the author draws attention to the Islamic sources African American Muslims consult when organizing their households. As with their coreligionists around the world, African American ... More


Introduction

Robert Dannin

in Black Pilgrimage to Islam

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195300246
eISBN:
9780199850433
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195300246.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Islam

The journey taken by African-American Muslims and how they persisted in situations of slavery is often ignored as a significant element of American history. Testimonies and narratives about such ... More


Introduction

Debra Majeed

in Polygyny: What It Means When African American Muslim Women Share Their Husbands

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780813060774
eISBN:
9780813051253
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813060774.003.0008
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

Here the author introduces the purpose, limitations, and scope of polygyny. It reflects upon her positionality as a former Christian, now Muslim, who came to Islam through the guidance of the ... More


Introduction

Edward E. Curtis

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

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780807830543
eISBN:
9781469606088
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807877449_curtis.4
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

In 1930, Farad Muhammad, a mysterious peddler, told African Americans in Detroit that their true religion was Islam and that their original language was Arabic, stolen from them when they were ... More


Making a Muslim Messenger Defending the Islamic Legitimacy of Elijah Muhammad

Edward E. Curtis

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

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780807830543
eISBN:
9781469606088
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807877449_curtis.6
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

This chapter explores the intellectual defenses of Elijah Muhammad by African American Muslim intellectuals who defended their leader as a genuine Islamic prophet. To defend their leader's ... More


Polygyny: What It Means When African American Muslim Women Share Their Husbands

Debra Majeed

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780813060774
eISBN:
9780813051253
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813060774.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

Polygyny explores the practice of multiple-wife marriage among African American Muslims who follow the leadership of Imam W. D. Mohammed. The dominant voices in this work are those of my female ... More


The Formative Development of Classical Muslim Theology

Sherman A. Jackson

in Islam and the Problem of Black Suffering

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195382068
eISBN:
9780199852437
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195382068.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Islam

This chapter examines the history of the formative development of classical Muslim theology. It traces the development of Muslim theology from its embryonic beginnings to its status as a full-blown, ... More


Elijah Muhammad and the Qur’an

Herbert Berg

in Elijah Muhammad and Islam

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814791134
eISBN:
9780814789971
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814791134.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Elijah Muhammad is credited with introducing the Qur'an to most African American Muslims. The earlier Moorish Science Temple's most Islamic feature was the use of the word “Koran” for the scripture ... More


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