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Nation of Islam

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Creator:United States. Federal Bureau of Investigation
Title:Nation of Islam
Date:1950-1969
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The Nation of Islam is a group of Negroes' who support the unorthodox Muslim Cult of Islam (MCI). There is also an orthodox religion of Islam. This information consists of monographs that have been prepared and released to the public. The MCI is dedicated to the circulation of hatred against the white race. The Nation of Islam teaches from the Koran, and the profession of faith teaches "there is no one God but Allah," and "God is one in His Person, His Attributes and His Works." There are additional teachings, most of which follow the religious beliefs of other religions. In the ninth month of the year (different times of the year, because they follow the lunar calendar), Islamic Muslims make a pilgrimage to Mecca. This month is known as Ramadan. During the month of Ramadan, most Islamic people are prohibited from eating or drinking from dawn until sunset. The only exceptions are small children, pregnant women and those working in the medical field. The principles of Islam are to pray five times a day (in Muslim countries, there are regular calls to prayer), believe in the bible, perform charity work, and study the Koran. The Fruit of Islam is the military section of the MCI. For a portion of the time, the leader of Nation of Islam was Elijah Muhammad.

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Types:Federal government records | Text
Subjects:Elijah Muhammad, 1897-1975 | Nation of Islam (Chicago, Ill.) | Black Muslims | African Americans--Religion | Black nationalism--United States | Black power--United States | Black militant organizations--United States | African Americans--Civil rights--United States | African Americans--Politics and government--20th century | African Americans--Politics and government | Chicago (Ill.) | Cook County (Ill.) | Detroit (Mich.) | Wayne County (Mich.)
Collection:FBI Freedom of Information Act Collection
Institution:Federal Bureau of Investigation
Contributors:United States. Federal Bureau of Investigation
Online Publisher:[Washington, D.C.] : Federal Bureau of Investigation | 2000/9999
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