Black Pilgrimage to Islam by Robert Dannin,Jolie Stahl

By Robert Dannin,Jolie Stahl

This publication deals a finished ethnographic research of African-American Muslims. Drawing on hundreds of thousands of interviews carried out over a interval of a number of years, Dannin presents an extraordinary glance contained in the attention-grabbing and little understood international of black Muslims. He discovers that the well known and cult-like kingdom of Islam represents just a small a part of the image. Many extra African-Americans are interested in Islamic orthodoxy, with its strict adherence to the Qur'an. Dannin takes us to the 1st Cleveland Mosque, the oldest carrying on with Muslim establishment in the USA, directly to a permament Muslim village in Buffalo, after which within New York's maximum-security prisons to listen to testimony of the strong allure of Islam for people in determined events. He seems to be on the aftermath of the assassination of Malcolm X, and the continued conflict among the state of Islam and orthodox Muslims. Accessibly written, full of gripping first-hand testimony, and that includes marvelous illustrations through photographer Jolie Stahl, this booklet stands out as the most sensible on hand consultant to the ideals and tradition of African-American Muslims.

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