Definition of Nation of Islam in English:

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Nation of Islam

An exclusively black Islamic sect proposing a separate black nation, founded in Detroit circa 1930. It was led from 1934 by Elijah Muhammad (1897–1975) and came to prominence under the influence of Malcolm X. Its current leader is Louis Farrakhan.

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Syllabification: Na·tion of Is·lam

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