- Lecture MW45:30PM ProfessorBazian :MuslimsinAmerica o 94prime,healthynegroes o Listedbysexandage o Menoutnumberwomen o

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Lecture, 9/15/10 MW 4-5:30PM Professor Bazian  Asian American Studies 128AC: Muslims in America  - advertisements—sale of slaves o 94 prime, healthy negroes o Listed by sex and age o Men outnumber women - Shipment of slaves photograph o Stacked packed to maximum “cargo” - Primary ports where slaves brought to  o Jamaica, Gulf of Mexico o Western part of the US did not receive as many slaves Higher proportion in the Southern states - Areas in Africa where slaves were brought from o Higher proportion of Muslims in certain areas - Five pillars of Islam—uphold some, but not all in slave societies o 1—profession of faith, or shahada Documented uttering of this profession—“there is no God but God and  Muhammad is the Prophet of God” Replace Muhammad with Jesus Christ sometimes to fake  conversion Rendition of professional faith Shahada represented— Affirmation of African faith in Allah and Muhammad o As we move into the 20 th  century, reacquisition with Islam,  Islam takes on affirmation as African religion, the black  man’s religion Rejection of Christianity, Islam as mode of resistance As racism increasing, especially with the Great Migration to the  North, racism against freedmen o Islam—reversing the racial paradigm o Blacks generally seen as the devil, not fully human Islam inverts this paradigm—we are the god-like  ones, whites are the devils Not new framework but shift  Conversion to Islam—affirm some link to Africa Rejection of conversion to Christianity as well as Protestantism Pseudo-conversion Allah, Muhammad—words of slave found wandering in Kern  County, Pennsylvania in June of 1731
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Lecture, 9/15/10 MW 4-5:30PM Professor Bazian  o 2—prayer Recorded instances Requirements Clean mat or prayer rug o To ensure place of prayer always clean o Pray in any place that can be deemed clean Covering for women—improper slave clothing
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