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  NationMaster - Encyclopedia: Elijah Muhammad   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-23)
Elijah Muhammad (October 7, 1897–February 25, 1975) led the largely African-American spiritual and political organization, the Nation of Islam from 1934 to 1975.
Elijah Muhammad (1897-1975) was the leader of the Nation of Islam ("Black Muslims") during their period of greatest growth in the mid-20th century.
Muhammad was certainly no pacifist, but he argued that the only war in which African Americans should participate would be the coming "Battle of Armageddon," in which fls would reassert their rightful superiority.
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 Elijah Muhammad - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Elijah Muhammad (October 1897–February 25, 1975) led the Nation of Islam, a largely African-American spiritual and political organization, from 1934 until his death.
Muhammad was born Elijah Poole in Sandersville, Georgia as one of 13 children of tenant farmers (share croppers) who were former slaves.
Elijah Muhammad managed to hold onto recognition, as his teachings were spread through his still well-read books: Message to the Blackman in America, How To Eat To Live, and his newspaper, Muhammad Speaks.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Elijah_Muhammad   (1242 words)

 Jelani Cobb:::::An Original Man: The Life and Times of Elijah Muhammad
Elijah Poole was born in 1897 and descended from a long line of clergy, though he was the first to break ranks in favor of Islam.
Muhammad appears to have been genuinely shocked by the assassination of Malcolm X. though he would later remark callously about Malcolm’s “hypocrisy.” Whether or not Muhammad ordered the assassination is left to speculation though Clegg repeats the oft-cited indictment against Muhammad and Louis Farrakhan for giving implicit clearance for such an act.
Muhammad held the organization together in the tempestuous wake of his brightest student’s death and amassed a nearly $50 million estate by the time of his death in 1975.
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 Elijah Muhammad
Muhammad also taught that fls constituted the original human beings, but that a mad fl scientist named Yakub had created a white beast through genetic manipulation and that whites had been given a temporary dispensation to govern the world.
In 1942 Muhammad was one of a group of militant African American leaders arrested on charges of sedition, conspiracy, and violation of the draft laws.
Muhammad was certainly no pacifist, but he argued that the only war in which African Americans should participate would be the coming "Battle of Armageddon," in which fls would reassert their rightful superiority.
www.africawithin.com /bios/elijah_muhammad.htm   (1120 words)

 FrontPage magazine.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-23)
Poole later changed his name to Elijah Muhammad and after the disappearance of Fard in 1934, he became the leader of a group whose teachings were loosely based on Fard's instructions.
Elijah Muhammad said the Black Nation as a whole is God, and one person, the most powerful Black Scientist of the age, is the Supreme Being.
Elijah Muhammad's main political activities had nothing to do with Islam; not his withdrawal from the U.S. electoral process, not his call for a separate state for fls, not his emphasis on fl economic self-sufficiency, and not his creation of a fl paramilitary force, the Fruit of Islam.
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 This Far by Faith . Warith Deen Mohammed | PBS
Elijah Muhammad, referred to as the Honorable Elijah Muhammad by his followers, led the Nation of Islam, an organization considered by some to be a kind of fl Ku Klux Klan.
Elijah Muhammad preached that the fl man needed to stop looking to the white man for acceptance and learn to accept himself.
Elijah Muhammad was attacked by the media for leading a hate group, and by Malcolm X, who resigned amidst allegations that Elijah Muhammad had fathered several children out of wedlock.
www.pbs.org /thisfarbyfaith/people/warith_deen_mohammed.html   (1152 words)

 Muhammad Ali - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
He was soon given the name Muhammad Ali by the leader of the Nation, Elijah Muhammad, who revealed the name to Ali as "his true name," although only a few journalists (most notably Howard Cosell) accepted it at that time.
In a 2004 autobiography, written with daughter Hana Yasmeen Ali, Muhammad Ali attributes his conversion to the shift towards Sunni Islam made by W.D. Muhammad after he gained control of the Nation of Islam upon the death of his father, Elijah Muhammad in 1975.
Muhammad Ali currently lives on a small farm near Berrien Springs, Michigan with his fourth wife, Yolanda 'Lonnie' Ali.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Muhammad_Ali   (4311 words)

 An historical look at the Honorable Elijah Muhammad
Elijah Poole, the son of a minister, and whose parents, William (later named Wali) and Marie Poole, had 12 other children, had to quit school after barely finishing the third grade to work in the fields as a sharecropper so his family could eat.
Elijah Poole's wife first learned of the Temple of Islam and wanted to attend to see what the commotion was all about, but instead, her husband advised her that he would go and see for himself.
Elijah Muhammad, the legacy of the Nation of Islam continues to make unlimited progress as witnessed in the miracle of the Two Million Man March among other truly amazing accomplishments.
www.noi.org /history-elijah.html   (1887 words)

 A man who raised a nation
Muhammad’s wife first learned of the Temple of Islam and wanted to attend to see what the commotion was all about, but instead, her husband advised her that he would go and see for himself.
Muhammad and the Muslim parents were so inspired by the message that they had received from Master Fard Muhammad that they worked to establish their own schools for the proper education of their children.
Muhammad took flight, not in fear, but, as he said, to preserve the peace and carry out his Teacher’s instructions to him which was to go to Washington, D.C. to visit the Library of Congress in order to research 104 books on the religion of Islam, among other subjects.
www.finalcall.com /national/savioursday2k/hem_nation.htm   (2235 words)

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Elijah Muhammad, who headed the Nation of Islam (NOI) for more than forty years, was born Elijah Poole in Sandersville, Georgia in 1897.
Farrakhan hijacked NOI from Elijah Muhammad's son, Wallace D. Muhammad, who was attempting to move the organization in the direction of mainstream Sunni Islam.
Elijah Muhammad was implicated in a web of scandal and murder during his leadership of NOI.
www.discoverthenetwork.org /individualProfile.asp?indid=1581   (714 words)

 The Honorable Elijah Muhammad
Muhammad was born the 7th child of 12 to William (later named Wali) and Marie Poole, in Sandersville, Ga. Due to poor record keeping by government officials, the exact date of his birth remains unknown, according to historians and family members.
Elijah Muhammad, on the 102nd anniversary of his birth, remains a pivotal world policy maker and key figure whose program and position will shape the destiny of the 21st Century, his supporters have determined.
Muhammad and the Muslim parents were so inspired by the message from Master Fard Muhammad that they worked to establish their own schools for the proper education of their children.
www.finalcall.com /national/1999/hem10-12-1999.htm   (2084 words)

 Messenger Elijah Muhammad's Family. (Page 34)
Three days after the Honorable Elijah Muhammad was buried in Chicago's Mount Glenwood Cemetery, his grandson told the Amsterdam News that the late leader of the Black Muslims "did not groom or name" his 41 year old uncle, Wallace D.
This is in keeping with his, Elijah Muhammad's statement to the press in 1972, there in his home, 4847 South Woodlawn Avenue, Chicago.
He added that Muhammad had told "my father Muhammad, that if he, my grandfather, would ever get to the point that he was not coherent and able to speak, that my father, Herbert Muhammad would legislate his business affairs, "Herbert Jr.
www.muhammadspeaks.com /HerbertJr.html   (1114 words)

 CNN - Biographer seeks out the real Elijah Muhammad - January 26, 2000
To the followers of Louis Farrakhan and the Nation of Islam, Elijah Muhammad was a messiah whose coming was foretold in the Bible and the Quran.
A simple answer to the question is that Elijah Muhammad, born Elijah Poole, a sharecropper's son, was the co-founder of the fl separatist sect called the Nation of Islam -- now run by Farrakhan.
Muhammad's "greatest contribution to African Americans was in restoring their sense of pride and offering them an alternative to Christianity, for which slavery left a bitter aftertaste," Evanzz says.
www.cnn.com /2000/books/news/01/26/messenger/index.html   (700 words)

 Elijah Muhammad
Muhammad, Elijah, 1897–1975, American fl-nationalist and religious leader, b.
Muhammad called himself the “Messenger of Allah”; and preached that the only salvation for fl people in the United States lay in withdrawal into an autonomous state.
From Elijah Poole to Elijah Muhammad, Chief Minister of Islam.
www.infoplease.com /ce6/people/A0834348.html   (284 words)

 Elijah Muhammad. 100 Answers to the Most Uncommon 100 Que ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-23)
The Honorable Elijah Muhammad teaches you to stand upright into the true nature in which man is created - an entirely Qur'anic concept (see Ar-Rum 30:30).
However, orthodox Muslims should beware that the teachings of the prolific Elijah Muhammad are not in tandem with the Prophet Mohammed (peace be upon him) and mainstream Islam.
Author biodata: Muhammad, Elijah (1897-1975), American fl Muslim, who was leader of the Nation of Islam, or fl Muslims, from 1934 until his death.
www.spiritdimension.com /islam_/000/elijah-muhammad-100-answers-to-the-most-uncommon-100-que.htm   (351 words)

 The Achievements of Elijah Muhammad
Elijah Muhammad, the 77-year-old leader of “The nation of Islam,” died February 25, one day before the Black Muslim sect’s Savior day observance.
Muhammad apparently discovered that it was more productive to combat the demons within than those without.
Elijah Muhammad, born Elijah Poole 7 October 1897, in Sandersville, Ga., U.S., died 25 February 1975 in Chicago, the son of sharecroppers and former slaves.
www.nathanielturner.com /achievementselijahmuhammad.htm   (540 words)

 Message from the Wilderness of North America. A Journal for MultiMedia History article.
By the time he returned to America in January 1960, Elijah Muhammad had become convinced that his fate as a leader was tied to a fl constituency that was drawn to the Nation because of its heterodoxy, not in spite of it.
Muhammad, always aware of the intrigues of his inner circle of advisors and ministers, played the politician, managing personality conflicts and ambitions in ways that lengthened his own hold on power.
Likewise, Muhammad himself, who was sixty-three years old in October 1960, given to fits of coughing and wheezing, and not charismatic in the conventional sense, would weekly record hours of sermons which were broadcast by radio in nearly every major city in the country.
www.albany.edu /jmmh/vol1no1/elijahmuhammad.html   (3519 words)

 An Historical Look At The Honorable Elijah Muhammad
Nevertheless, the Honorable Elijah Muhammad said his birth took place some time in the first or second week of October in 1897 and set forth Oct. 7th as the anniversary date of his birth.
Muhammad with wife Sister Clara, departing from one of the Nation of Islam's planes.
Elijah Muhammad Nevertheless, the atmosphere of rancor on both sides made ripe the environment for the secret police to meddle in the affairs of the Nation of Islam, according the late attorney, William Kuntsler.
www.noi.org /elijah_muhammad_history.htm   (1885 words)

 Minister David Pasha passes
He is survived by his wife of over 40 years, a former MGT Captain appointed by Messenger Elijah Muhammad; His 8 children, and a host of grandchildren, family, fellow laborers and believers in Messenger Elijah Muhammad.
Like many of the firm believers in Messenger Elijah Muhammad who saw through the lies of the hypocrites who sold us down the river in 1975, Minister Pasha, took his family and left the confines of Cincinnati Ohio, but not his belief in Messenger Elijah Muhammad.
Those who had the pleasure of knowing Minister Pasha, and witnessing his lecture and defense of Messenger Elijah Muhammad were always impressed by his passionate and scholarly defense and presentation of the truth Allah gave to us through Messenger Elijah Muhammad.
www.muhammadspeaks.com /DavidPasha.html   (671 words)

 Message to the Blackman in America
      Elijah Muhammad makes many outlandish proclamations in his book, but it is important to keep in mind that the proclamations are mixed in with claims about discrimination that are true to varying degrees, and that even when true to some degree, readers' opinions would differ about the significance of such claims.
To understand the reasoning behind the belief in the eventual annihilation of whites, it is necessary to explore Elijah Muhammad's interpretations of creation, of history, and of events from the 1960's.
Elijah Muhammad commands that God calls for racial separation, and that "IT IS FAR MORE IMPORTANT TO TEACH SEPARATION OF THE BLACKS AND WHITES IN AMERICA THAN PRAYER." Integration and intermarriage between fls and whites are an attempt by whites to confuse fls, keep them enslaved, and prevent them from learning Nation of Islam's teachings.
home.att.net /~phosphor/week1a/message.html   (1562 words)

 Religious Movements Homepage: Nation of Islam
Elijah was very strict and authoritative in his role as head of the Nation of Islam.
Under the leadership of Elijah Muhammad the organization took shape into the beliefs and practices the NOI is famous for such as their ideas of fl racial superiority, and racial separation.
Fard said that Elijah's seventh child would be a son and that son would be destined to lead the NOI and because of this vision, Wallace was given leadership.
religiousmovements.lib.virginia.edu /nrms/Nofislam.html   (5660 words)

 How Elijah Muhammad Won - article by Daniel Pipes
Through the decades, NoI members who presumed to disagree with Muhammad were injured or killed, a trend that culminated after 1960 with the assassination of Malcolm X (1965) and the murder of seven members of the Khaalis family (1973).
Moral deviations likewise began in 1960: Elijah Muhammad's first illegitimate child was born in January of that year, the first of thirteen unrecognized children whom he fathered over a seven-year period with no fewer than seven different mistresses.
His son Wallace later endeavored to explain it by saying that Elijah Muhammad had "been worshipped as the final prophet of God for so long that he had convinced himself that it was true," and helped himself to the liberties his status seemed to confer.
www.danielpipes.org /article/341   (3930 words)

Elijah Muhammads' ideologies were a denouncement of the white world and fl inferiority taken to its logical extreme.
Elijah managed to hold onto recognition however as his teachings were spread through his still well read book, "Message to the Black Man" and his newspaper, "Muhammad Speaks".
With the death of Elijah Muhammad in 1975, the NOI went through a brief period of upheaval.
www.playahata.com /pages/bhfigures/bhfigures19.html   (1114 words)

 Books on Elijah Muhammad   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-23)
For mare than 30 years, messenger Elijah Muhammad has been teaching the so called negroes of America on the proper foods to eat to improve their mental power, physical appearance, for prevention of illness, curing of ailments and prolonging life.
Elijah Muhammad makes a strong case with irrifutable truths that their symbolism points directly to the Blackman and woman's historical experience.
Elijah Muhammad told of his history as being the father of mankind or the maker of the white race.
books.bankhacker.com /Elijah+Muhammad   (926 words)

 Gale - Free Resources - Black History - Biographies - Elijah Muhammad   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-23)
Elijah Muhammad was born Elijah Poole in Sandersville, Georgia, on October 10, 1897.
The time Muhammad served in prison was probably significant in his later, successful attempts to convert large numbers of fl prison inmates, including Malcolm X, to the Nation of Islam.
Elijah Muhammad was not original in his rejection of Christianity as the religion of the oppressor.
www.gale.com /free_resources/bhm/bio/muhammad_e.htm   (647 words)

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