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

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Black Muslim Religion in the Nation of Islam, 1960-1975
Edward E.Black Muslim Religion in ... Textbook Curtis Iv
Type: eBook
Released: 2006
Publisher: The University of North Carolina Press
Page Count: 256
Format: pdf
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0807857718
ISBN-13: 9780807857717
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 Nation of Islam's rituals, ethics, theologies, and religious narratives, 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 promotes a view of the importance of local processes in identity formation and appropriations of Islamic traditions.

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