RT Web Page DB /z-wcorg/ DS http://worldcat.org ID 429905570 LA English UL http://public.eblib.com/choice/publicfullrecord.aspx?p=866074 T1 Elijah Muhammad and Islam A1 Berg, Herbert,, PB New York University Press PP New York YR 2009 SN 9781441615701 1441615709 9780814789971 0814789978 AB Elijah Muhammad is arguably the most significant figure in the history of Islam in the United States. Successor to W.D. Fard, the founder of the Nation of Islam, and a mentor to Malcolm X, Elijah Muhammad led the Nation of Islam for over forty years. In Elijah Muhammad and Islam, Herbert Berg focuses on Elijah Muhammad's religiosity, which is frequently brought into question as the authenticity of the Nation of Islam as "truly Islamic" remains hotly debated. To better comprehend this powerful and controversial figure, Berg contextualizes Elijah Muhammad and his religious approach within the larger Islamic tradition, exploring his use of the Qu'ran, his interpretation of Islam, and his relationships with other Muslims.