Nation of Islam

The Lost-Found Nation of Islam in America, begun by Wallace D. Fard in Detroit in the 1930’s, was developed by the Honorable Elijah Muhammad. Elijah Muhammad preached some Islamic principles, but his lessons about the superiority of the Black Man were considered by many Muslims to be contrary to Qur’anic teachings of racial equality. His son W. Deen Mohammed disbanded the Nation in 1975 and called followers to embrace Sunni Islam. In 1977, Minister Louis Farrakhan revived the old Nation of Islam, with some 20,000 members and over 60 affiliated mosques. The Nation publishes the Final Call newspaper.