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Elijah Muhammad moved the NOI

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Elijah Muhammad moved the NOI's headquarters to Chicago where he built the Temple of Islam  Number 2 in the latter 1930s. Under Muhammad's leadership, there were eventually more than one  hundred temples nationwide. He further emphasized financial growth for the NOI, sometimes  drawing criticism for the Nation's leaders' accumulation of worldly possessions. The disciplined  lifestyle of the black Muslims made them attractive employees, and the workers donated freely to the  NOI. The NOI glorified women but severely limited their freedom. Their role was domestic and parental,  and their purity was to be above reproach. However, critics pointed out that NOI leaders sometimes  used women as sex objects; Elijah Muhammad himself allegedly fathered several illegitimate  children.
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