22-Nov – Foundation of Nation of Islam by Elijah Muhammad

Elijah Muhammad

Elijah Muhammad, a human rights activist, and Religious leader led the Nation of Islam—a religious organization, it integrated Islamic principles with a stronger emphasis on ethics and African-American self-sufficiency. Elijah Muhammad established the Nation of Islam in Detroit on November 22, 1930.

The Nation of Islam (NOI) was an organization that advocated for Muslim African Americans’ rights. During his tenure, Elijah was able to evolve a modest movement into an empire that comprised mosques, banks, schools, and restaurants all over the United States. The organization was formed to support the spiritual, social, and economic well-being of African Muslims in the United States. Around fifty thousand people are still members of the organization.

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