The Nation of Islam, Louis Farrakhan, and the Men Who Follow by Dawn-Marie Gibson

By Dawn-Marie Gibson

This e-book examines the numerous ways that Minister Farrakhan’s Resurrected state of Islam appeals to males from varied backgrounds. Dawn-Marie Gibson investigates a few issues together with religion, family members, and group, using archival examine and interesting in-depth interviews. The ebook considers the multifaceted ways that males come across the state of Islam (NOI) and navigate its ethics and gender norms. Gibson describes and dissects the criteria that allure males to the NOI, whereas additionally contemplating the demanding situations that those males confront as new converts. She discusses a few of the inter-faith and group outreach efforts that males have interaction in and assesses their paintings with either their Christian and Muslim opposite numbers. To finish its dialogue, the publication takes a glance on the NOI’s 2015 Justice otherwise March to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the Million guy March in Washington, DC.

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Indeed, former NOI minister Conrad Tillard had been a student at the university in 1988 and helped to organize Minister Farrakhan’s visit. Tillard joined the NOI in 1985 after visiting a NOI mosque the previous year. He notes: I first started attending the Mosque around 1984. My first job was with Rev. Jesse Jackson. When he ran for President in 1984, I was one of the student organizers in that campaign and I worked in the national office that summer. And I worked in Pennsylvania as a student organizer.

2, April 2000, 21. 78. Dawn-Marie Gibson, A History of the Nation of Islam: Race, Islam, and the Quest for Freedom, 147. 79. Interview with Rashad Muhammad, 2013. 80. Dawn-Marie Gibson and Jamillah Karim, Women of the Nation: Between Black Protest and Sunni Islam, 130. 81. Kambiz GhaneaBassiri, A History of Islam in America, 293. 32 THE NATION OF ISLAM, LOUIS FARRAKHAN, AND THE MEN WHO FOLLOW HIM 82. Ibid, 274. 83. Ibid, 2. 84. Dawn-Marie Gibson, A History of the Nation of Islam: Race, Islam, and the Quest for Freedom, 170.

Dorris X, “At the Crossroads of Life, He Found Direction in Islam,” Muhammad Speaks, August 16, 1968, 25. Elijah Muhammad, “Beards,” Muhammad Speaks, July 4, 1969, 5. U. Essien-Udom, Black Nationalism: A Search for an Identity in America, 89. C. Eric Lincoln, The Black Muslims in America (Boston: Beacon Press, 1961), 22. Dawn-Marie Gibson and Jamillah Karim, Women of the Nation: Between Black Protest and Sunni Islam (New York: New York University Press, 2014), 69–70. Patricia Hill Collins, Black Sexual Politics: African Americans, Gender and the New Racism (New York and London: Routledge, 2005), 56.

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