The Lost/Found People of God: Descendents of God. The Nation of Islam. Timothy Drew founded the Moorish-Science movement which had some Muslim practices wearing Fezzes, used the Qur'an, chose Muslim names and denied certain fundamental Christian beliefs. . The Forerunner.
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Descendents of GodThe Nation of Islam
Timothy Drew founded the Moorish-Science movement which had some Muslim practices wearing Fezzes, used the Qur'an, chose Muslim names and denied certain fundamental Christian beliefs.The Forerunner
His movement was a mixture of "Black nationalism and Christian revivalism with an awkward, confusing admixture of the teachings of the Prophet Muhammad." Noble Drew Ali taught that blacks were no longer blacks or Negroes but "Moorish-Americans" which was a claim to Islam.The man with a mission
Wallace Fard claimed to have come from the “Holy City of Mecca on a mission of redemption and restoration of the Black undercaste. He founded the Black Muslims.Wallace Fard
He taught that the Black African Diaspora were all of Muslim heritage,” and were the “lost-found members of the tribe of Shabazz.”
He called whites “blue-eyed devils.”
He claimed that whites used “tricknology” to exploit blacks.
Human culture began in Africa.
He dropped the Western names and used X instead.
He founded the University of Islam in Detroit.
Fard disappeared in 1934 and was later elevated to a divine status.Some of His Teachings
Elijah Muhammad, born Elijah Poole in Sandersville, GA on Oct. 7, 1897. He was one of 13 children born to a Baptist preacher and his wife; what he learned about Islam "early" was from Wallace Fard. He revived Islam in the US.Elijah
Malcolm X was a pivotal figure in the NOI. Oct. 7, 1897. He was one of 13 children born to a Baptist preacher and his wife; what he learned about Islam "early" was from Wallace Fard. He revived Islam in the US.
Malcolm Little was born in Omaha, NE.
He was the son of a Baptist preacher who was active in Garvey’s Universal Negro Improvement Association.The Pivotal Figure
Malcolm broke away from the NOI and founded his own organization.
He moved toward internationalization of the plight of African Americans.
He also moved toward mainstream Islam.
He was assassinated in 1965 at the orders, so some believe, of Elijah Muhammad.El Hajj Malik El Shabbaz
He immediately made changes and organization.
1. he did away with the doctrine of black racial superiority taught by Elijah Muhammad.
2. he redefined Fard as a wise man and not God himself.
3. he restored Malcolm X's legacy as a respected and prominent member.
4. He separated business from religious practices.Changes of Wallace D Muhammad
He changed the name of the NOI, first the Bilalian Community, then to the World Community of Al-Islam in the West, to the American Muslim Mission (1980s), and finally to the Muslim Mission (1990s).
5. He ended the desire for a separate state.
6. He honored the US Constitution.
7. Lastly, he aligned the NOI doctrine with Orthodox Islam.In addition
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The Muslim Mission
In 1977 Louis Farrakhan was dissatisfied with the changes and founded the Original Nation of Islam, now known as Nation of Islam.1977
The Current Leader of the NOI