Returning to Orthodoxy Islam: The American Black Muslim Movement in the Twentieth Century(1930-1988)

  • 張 偉恩

Student thesis: Doctoral Thesis


The Nation of Islam (NOI) was the most distinguished group based in the United States among the Black Muslim Movement in the 1930s The ideology of NOI combined the Islamic doctrine and Black Nationalism to strengthen the black unity and self-identification called by Islamic faith Studies have explored the transformation of the NOI from its original ideology to the cooperation with other Muslim groups between the 1970s and 80s in response to changes in social patterns Many believe that the chief reformer Warith Deen Muhammad inherited the ideas of Malcolm X and led the NOI to join the Islamic Society of North America in 1982 However such the sociological approach generally attributes this change solely to the interaction between the community and social environment This thesis aims to re-examine the role played by Warith Deen Muhammad and other factors in the transition of the Black Muslim Movement in the mid-twentiteh century from the perspective of its historical development Key words: Black Muslim Movements Nation of Islam Warith Deen Muhammad American Muslim community
Date of Award2020
Original languageEnglish
SupervisorChang-Kuan Lin (Supervisor)

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