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Black Pilgrimage to Islam

Dannin, Robert

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ISBN 10: 0195147340 / ISBN 13: 9780195147346
Published by Oxford, Oxford, 2002
Used Condition: Near Fine Hardcover
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"Drawing extensively upon fifteen years of research, personal observations, rare documents, and the words of devout worshippers, Dannin provides a complete picture of the African American Muslim community." 328 pages Size: 6 1/2 x 9 1/2". Bookseller Inventory # 20916

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Title: Black Pilgrimage to Islam

Publisher: Oxford, Oxford

Publication Date: 2002

Binding: Hard Cover

Illustrator: Stahl, Jolie

Book Condition:Near Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine

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This book offers a comprehensive ethnographic study of African-American Muslims. Drawing on hundreds of interviews conducted over a period of several years, Dannin provides an unprecedented look inside the fascinating and little understood world of black Muslims. He discovers that the well-known and cult-like 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 Qur'an. Dannin takes us to the First Cleveland Mosque, the oldest continuing Muslim institution in America, on to a permament Muslim village in Buffalo, and then inside New York's maximum-security prisons to hear testimony of the powerful attraction of Islam for individuals in desperate situations. He looks at the aftermath of the assassination of Malcolm X, and the ongoing warfare between the Nation of Islam and orthodox Muslims. Accessibly written, filled with gripping first-hand testimony, and featuring superb illustrations by photographer Jolie Stahl, this book will be the best available guide to the beliefs and culture of African-American Muslims.

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Robert Dannin was formerly Adjunct Professor of Metropolitan Studies in the Faculty of Arts and Sciences at New York University.

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