Black Muslims in the US: History, Politics, and the Struggle by Samory Rashid (auth.)

By Samory Rashid (auth.)

Black Muslims within the U.S. seeks to handle deficiencies in present scholarship approximately black Muslims in American society, from analyzing the origins of Islam between African-Americans to acknowledging the influential position that black Muslims play in modern U.S. society.

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Louis (Illinois), and Tulsa (Oklahoma). Given this climate of terror, fear, and repression, one is unlikely to find public displays of Islam among blacks. The more intelligent question is not whether public displays of Islam existed, but rather whether it is reasonable to expect to observe public displays of Islam among blacks in the United States given the climate which existed at the time. In addition to being unlikely to observe or participate in Muslim observances, as Dannin would be able to do years later, three often-overlooked factors are worth mentioning.

Similarly, a non-Muslim black male might 34 Black Muslims in the US be called “Lazarus” or “Lost-found” without ever being aware that he was being ridiculed as a beggar, stooge, or lapdog of the white man. The premise of Dalzell’s provocative study of slang among minorities views slang in many (but not all instances) as a gesture of resistance. 63 From a scholarly perspective, hidden transcripts provide historians, social scientists, and others with greater access to more objective data on Islam and Muslims to withstand myths and misconceptions mindlessly circulated among the general public.

The virtual disappearance of earlier African Muslims in America because of intense persecution has been reversed in the twentieth century. . This first “wave” . . of immigration continued until World War I, after which a second wave continued through the 1930s, ending with World War II. A third wave of Muslim immigration after World War II included many people from the elites of Middle Eastern and South Asian countries seeking education and professional advancement. A fourth wave of Muslim immigration to North America began in the mid-1960s and continues today.

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