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Black Pilgrimage to Islam

Robert Dannin


This book offers an ethnographic study of African-American Muslims. Drawing on hundreds of interviews conducted over a period of several years, the author provides a look inside the little-understood world of black Muslims. He discovers that the well-known and cultlike Nation of Islam represents only a small part of the picture. Many more African Americans are drawn to Islamic orthodoxy, with its strict adherence to the Quran. The author takes us to the First Cleveland Mosque, the oldest continuing Muslim institution in America, on to a permanent Muslim village in Buffalo, and then inside New ... More

Keywords: African-American Muslims, black Muslims, Nation of Islam, Islamic orthodoxy, Quran, First Cleveland Mosque, maximum-security prisons, Malcolm X, cult

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2005 Print ISBN-13: 9780195300246
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195300246.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Robert Dannin, author
New York University