What exactly is "the Nation of Islam"?

I have been hearing that the nanny of Michael Jackson's children had brought the Nation of Islam in to help with his security and other things. What is the Nation of Islam and what is the difference between this and just Islam?

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  • 1 decade ago
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    the Nation of Islam (NOI) is most commonly defined as a quasi-religious, U.S.-based, black nationalist organization with an estimated membership of 100,000 in 1995 and perhaps somewhat less today. Its headquarters are in Chicago IL.

    Nation of islam beleives black men are God and white men are devil

    This was orginated by Elijja Mohamed who claimed to be the prophet when he was not and it's against the original islam

    I am not joking,it's in the book called "MALCOLM X"

    Islam is the original religion and it does not classify race in a category and it was originated from Mohammad(S.A.W)(P.B.U.H)

    Also remember The people divided islam into 73 parts so there are 72 fake ones out there and 1 real one

    This is from a hadith or statement the companions of the prophet made

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  • CC
    Lv 7
    1 decade ago

    The Nation of Islam is a black muslim group previously led by Elijah Muhammed and currently led by Minister Louis Farrakahn.

    Malcolm X once belonged to this group, but rejected it after discovering the islam practised in the Middle East.

    I consider the Nation of Islam as a hate group, that spouts hate speech against whites, and jews.

    Source(s): An atheist perspective.
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  • 1 decade ago

    The Nation of Islam isn't Islamic. It's a sort of paramilitary group of Blacks run by Louis Farrakhan. He "preaches" hatred of white people, Jews, Christians, and teaches that all those groups should be overthrown. They used to stand on the street corners here (Dallas) and sell their newspapers to motorists stopped at stoplights. They wouldn't sell to anyone except Black people. The movement was started by a person who called himself Elijah Muhammad. The racial activist Malcolm X was a member.

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  • jrrose
    Lv 6
    1 decade ago

    The NOI are a bunch of racists.

    They aren't really even Muslim.

    Nation of Islam - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    The Nation of Islam (NOI) is a religious group founded in Detroit, Michigan, United States by Wallace D. Fard Muhammad in July 1930 with the self-proclaimed ...

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nation_of_Islam - Cached - Similar

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    The Nation of Islam was founded in 1930, a quasi-religious organization by Wallace Muhammed. Its organization disagrees with many tenets of Islam. Islam is divided into twenty-two different segments or types.

    Islam generally worships Allah and bases their religion on the Koran published in 650 AD.

    Christianity is the most populous religion in the world 2.3 billion adherents, Islam is a far second.

    Source(s): I'm a minister
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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    A group of black men who believe that Christianity is the religion of slavery, so they adopted Islam, forgetting the people who sold Black Africans into slavery were Muslim Arabs.

    That and they like to rob banks and sell drugs.

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  • ?
    Lv 6
    1 decade ago

    the nation of islam means muslim people

    but it seems like there is a group of people call them selves the nation of islam

    if so

    frankly i know nothing about it


    The religion of Islam is the acceptance of and obedience to the teachings of God which He revealed to His last prophet, Muhammad .

    Muslims believe in one, unique, incomparable God, Who has no son nor partner, and that none has the right to be worshipped but Him alone. He is the true God, and every other deity is false. He has the most magnificent names and sublime perfect attributes. No one shares His divinity, nor His attributes. In the Quran, God describes Himself:

    Say, “He is God, the One. God, to Whom the creatures turn for their needs. He begets not, nor was He begotten, and there is none like Him.” (Quran, 112:1-4)

    No one has the right to be invoked, supplicated, prayed to, or shown any act of worship, but God alone.

    God alone is the Almighty, the Creator, the Sovereign, and the Sustainer of everything in the whole universe. He manages all affairs. He stands in need of none of His creatures, and all His creatures depend on Him for all that they need. He is the All-Hearing, the All-Seeing, and the All-Knowing. In a perfect manner, His knowledge encompasses all things, the open and the secret, and the public and the private. He knows what has happened, what will happen, and how it will happen. No affair occurs in the whole world except by His will. Whatever He wills is, and whatever He does not will is not and will never be. His will is above the will of all the creatures. He has power over all things, and He is able to do everything. He is the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful, and the Most Beneficent. In one of the sayings of the Prophet Muhammad , we are told that God is more merciful to His creatures than a mother to her child.1 God is far removed from injustice and tyranny. He is All-Wise in all of His actions and decrees. If someone wants something from God, he or she can ask God directly without asking anyone else to intercede with God for him or her.

    God is not Jesus, and Jesus is not God.2 Even Jesus himself rejected this. God has said in the Quran:

    Indeed, they have disbelieved who have said, “God is the Messiah (Jesus), son of Mary.” The Messiah said, “Children of Israel, worship God, my Lord and your Lord. Whoever associates partners in worship with God, then God has forbidden Paradise for him, and his home is the Fire (Hell). For the wrongdoers,3 there will be no helpers.” (Quran, 5:72)

    God is not a trinity. God has said in the Quran:

    Indeed, they disbelieve who say, “God is the third of three (in a trinity),” when there is no god but one God. If they desist not from what they say, truly, a painful punishment will befall the disbelievers among them. Would they not rather repent to God and ask His forgiveness? For God is Oft-Forgiving, Most Merciful. The Messiah (Jesus), son of Mary, was no more than a messenger... (Quran, 5:73-75)

    Islam rejects that God rested on the seventh day of the creation, that He wrestled with one of His angels, that He is an envious plotter against mankind, or that He is incarnate in any human being. Islam also rejects the attribution of any human form to God. All of these are considered blasphemous. God is the Exalted. He is far removed from every imperfection. He never becomes weary. He does not become drowsy nor does he sleep.

    The Arabic word Allah means God (the one and only true God who created the whole universe). This word Allah is a name for God, which is used by Arabic speakers, both Arab Muslims and Arab Christians. This word cannot be used to designate anything other than the one true God.

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  • 1 decade ago

    Louis Farrakhan.

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  • samy n
    Lv 6
    1 decade ago

    islam,is a religion from god came to complete jews and cristianity,,,,as a religion it is for all nations

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