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The Resource Elijah Muhammad and Islam, Herbert Berg

Elijah Muhammad and Islam, Herbert Berg

Label
Elijah Muhammad and Islam
Title
Elijah Muhammad and Islam
Statement of responsibility
Herbert Berg
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Elijah Muhammad is arguably the most significant figure in the history of Islam in the United States. Successor to W. D. Fard, the founder of the Nation of Islam, and a mentor to Malcolm X, Elijah Muhammad led the Nation of Islam for over forty years. In Elijah Muhammad and Islam, Herbert Berg focuses on Elijah Muhammad's religiosity, which is frequently brought into question as the authenticity of the Nation of Islam as "truly Islamic" remains hotly debated. To better comprehend this powerful and controversial figure, Berg contextualizes Elijah Muhammad and his religious approach within the larger Islamic tradition, exploring his use of the Qurʹan, his interpretation of Islam, and his relationships with other Muslims. Above all, Berg seeks to understand -- not define or label -- Muhammad as a Muslim. To do otherwise, he argues, is to misunderstand and distort the man, his teachings, his movement, and his legacy. -- Book jacket
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Berg, Herbert
Dewey number
297.8/7092
Index
index present
LC call number
BP223.Z8
LC item number
E414 2009
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Elijah Muhammad
  • Black Muslims
  • Black Muslims
  • Islam
  • Islam
  • African American Muslims
Label
Elijah Muhammad and Islam, Herbert Berg
Link
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 177-186) and index
Contents
American Islam before Elijah Muhammad -- The life of Elijah Muhammad -- Elijah Muhammad and the Qur'an -- The major "Islamic" themes in Elijah Muhammad's Quranic commentary -- Elijah Muhammad, other Muslims, and Islam -- The legacy of Elijah Muhammad
Control code
000395092
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
ix, 190 p.
Isbn
9780814791134
Isbn Type
(cl : alk. paper)
Lccn
2008042973
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 000395092
  • (OCoLC)260231174
Label
Elijah Muhammad and Islam, Herbert Berg
Link
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 177-186) and index
Contents
American Islam before Elijah Muhammad -- The life of Elijah Muhammad -- Elijah Muhammad and the Qur'an -- The major "Islamic" themes in Elijah Muhammad's Quranic commentary -- Elijah Muhammad, other Muslims, and Islam -- The legacy of Elijah Muhammad
Control code
000395092
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
ix, 190 p.
Isbn
9780814791134
Isbn Type
(cl : alk. paper)
Lccn
2008042973
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 000395092
  • (OCoLC)260231174

Library Locations

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