HUM130Week6DQ2 - revival of oppressed(“dead” peoples...

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Daily Question 2: After World War II, an Islamic movement arose among blacks in the United States; members called themselves the Nation of Islam, but they were popularly known as Black Muslims. Although they adopted some Islamic social practices, the group was in large part a black separatist and social protest movement. Their leader, Elijah Muhammed, who claimed to be an inspired prophet, interpreted the doctrine of Resurrection in an unorthodox sense as the
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Unformatted text preview: revival of oppressed (“dead”) peoples. The popular leader and spokesman, Malcom X (el-Hajj Malik el-Shabazz) broke with Elijah Muhammed and adopted more orthodox Islamic views. He was assassinated in 1965, the group was renamed World Community of Islam in the West and officially abandoned its separatist aims. The name was again changed in the late 1970s, to American Muslim Mission....
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