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The Nation of Islam is a Islamist group. It was founded in Detroit, Michigan, in 1930 by Wallace Fard Muhammad. The main goal of the Nation of Islam is to bring back the spiritual, mental, social and economic condition of blacks in the United States. Since 1978, the group has been led by Louis Farrakhan. Malcolm X also was a member.

The current headquarters for the Nation of Islam is in Chicago, Illinois.

Main belief

The main belief of The Nation of Islam is that there is no God but Allah. They say that "Allah" “came in the person of W. D. Fard", who founded the Nation of Islam. Their type of Islam is different from Sunni Muslims and Shia Muslims. Their teachings under Islamic standards do not allow making any person divine, or treating God as human.

The flag

The flag of the Nation of Islam has the symbols of the sun, moon, and the stars. It represents the universe. It is also a banner of universal peace and harmony.

What the Nation of Islam want

What the Nation of Islam believe

  • They believe in the One God. This God has the name Allah
  • They believe in the Holy Qur'an and in the scriptures of all the prophets of God
  • They believe in the truth of the Bible, but they believe that it must be reinterpreted
  • They believe this is the time in history for the separation of the "Negroes" and the "white Americans"
  • They believe that they should have their own names. These names should not be the names they were given by their former slave masters
  • They believe that God (Allah) appeared in the person of Master W. Fard Muhammad in 1930. They believe that he is the Christian "Messiah" and the Muslim's "Mahdi".
  • They believe that all people are equal.
  • They see and accept the American people as independent. They respect their laws.

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