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

Black Muslim Religion in the Nation of Islam Elijah Muhammad s Nation of Islam came to America s attention in the s and s as a radical separatist African American social and political group But the movement was also a religious one Edwar

  • Title: Black Muslim Religion in the Nation of Islam, 1960-1975
  • Author: Edward E. Curtis IV
  • ISBN: 9780807857717
  • Page: 403
  • Format: Paperback
  • Black Muslim Religion in the Nation of Islam, 1960-1975

    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 Edward E Curtis IV offers the first comprehensive examination of the rituals, ethics, theologies, and religious narratives of the Nation of Islam, showing how the movement combiElijah 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 Edward E Curtis IV offers the first 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, Curtis explains how the practice of Islam in the movement included the disciplining and purifying of the black body, the reorientation of African American historical consciousness toward the Muslim world, an engagement with both mainstream Islamic texts and the prophecies of Elijah Muhammad, and the development of a holistic approach to political, religious, and social liberation Curtis s analysis pushes beyond essentialist ideas about what it means to be Muslim and offers a view of the importance of local processes in identity formation and the appropriation of Islamic traditions.

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    One thought on “Black Muslim Religion in the Nation of Islam, 1960-1975

    1. David

      This is the best book ever written on the Nation of Islam in America. Curtis uses religious studies methods drawn from ritual studies and practice theory combined with extensive ethnographic and archival research.

    2. Tawsif Elahi Chowdhury

      Extremely informative and insightful. I used it for an independent readings-based course I did on Black Muslims in the Americas. The Nation of Islam and its many derivatives sects have undergone a lot of significant changes. This book provides a lot of useful ethnographic research for those interested in African American New Religious Movements.

    3. Gene Mayes

      Really interesting book. A sympathetic examination of the Nation of Islam as a religious movement. It doesn't cover the revived NOI--my whole (long) interest in the Nation arose from the strong presence of Farrakhan's Nation in Norfolk and my neighborhood. My family used to buy the Final Call and bean pies and incense from them--idle curiosity, I guess, and not really agreeing with them (Farrakhan has said some pretty repugnant things and is buds with Qaddafi), of course. This book is interestin [...]

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