Elijah Muhammad and Islam by Herbert Berg

By Herbert Berg

Elijah Muhammad is arguably the main major determine within the heritage of Islam within the usa. Successor to W. D. Fard, the founding father of the state of Islam, and a mentor to Malcolm X, Elijah Muhammad led the state of Islam for over 40 years.

In Elijah Muhammad and Islam, Herbert Berg specializes in Elijah Muhammad's religiosity, that's usually introduced into query because the authenticity of the country of Islam as "truly Islamic" continues to be hotly debated. to higher understand this robust and arguable determine, Berg contextualizes Elijah Muhammad and his non secular method in the better Islamic culture, exploring his use of the Qur’an, his interpretation of Islam, and his relationships with different Muslims. in particular, Berg seeks to understand—not outline or label—Muhammad as a Muslim. To do another way, he argues, is to misconceive and warp the guy, his teachings, his stream, and his legacy.

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