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a group of militant Black Americans who profess Islamic religious beliefs and advocate independence for Black Americans

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Overall, this book was an interesting exploration of African American Muslims living polygyny.
The author clearly defines her own social location as an educated African American Muslim woman and explains the role her background played in shaping the experiences and relationships that she built before and during her research.
Karim (2007) analyses the impact of racial difference on relations between South Asian and African American Muslims in Chicago.
African American Muslims. Until the mid-1970s, they were recognized as belonging either to the Nation of Islam or to smaller groups, some of which were mainstream Sunni and others of which exhibited varying degrees of syncretism.
Finally, attendance at this Institute has greatly advance my sabbatical project, Encounters of Intimate Sisterhood?: Polygyny in the World of African American Muslims. I readily appreciate the significance of Muslim women becoming producers of our own knowledge, rather than enabling the conventional practice of having knowledge produced about us.
African American Muslims represent the largest single ethnic group of American Muslims--about one third of the American Muslim Community" (p.
Although the Nation of Islam, headed by the charismatic Louis Farrakhan, is often portrayed in the media as representative of black Muslims, it speaks for only a small portion of African American Muslims. The Nation of Islam is widely considered by other Muslims to be outside the bounds of mainstream Islam and has an estimated membership of 10,000 (Melton, 1999) to 50,000 (Blank, 1998).
However, more documents from African American Muslims, Jews, and others who represent religious alternatives to Christianity would have resulted in a more balanced and appealing volume.
There are African American Muslims as well as Muslims who immigrated to the U.S.
The peculiarities of black life in America have historically distinguished the lived experiences of African American Muslims from other practitioners of Islam regardless of their nationality or citizenship.
You have Muslims from Bosnia, sub-Saharan Africa, North Africa, Turkey, Iran, Pakistan, Palestine, Indonesia, and more, as well as African American Muslims. And all of them represent quite different manifestations of Islam according to their culture.
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