Join WORDS MAKE PEOPLE on Sunday April 30, 2017 from 1-3 p.m. for an in depth discussion on “Islam’s contributions to American Civil Rights” special guest brother Nadar Ali, the former Nation of Islam Director of Education (west coast) for the Nation of Islam under the Hon. Elijah Muhammad and Imam Muhammad Siddeeq of Indianapolis. You can LISTEN to this conversation by calling 714 816-4673 - press 1 to speak to host.
The Civil Rights movement in America is a very important and continuing epoch in American history. The shapers of history often influence our perceptions and remembrance of history – even our own African American history – by repeatedly highlighting the faces, characters and institutions the shapers desire for us to remember, cherish and honor.
Historically too often African American Muslims have allowed ourselves to be viewed as “outsiders,” a group disassociated from the general African American struggle for human and civil rights, but few know of the June 22, 1964 Supreme Court ruling the Nation of Islam (NOI) won via Thomas X Cooper pursuing his religious rights that – at that time – no religions enjoyed. This NOI’s civil rights success opened the door for non-Muslim inmates to begin enjoying religious freedoms heretofore unknown to them.
Another Muslim American who championed civil rights is boxing Champ Muhammad Ali who stood for his religious rights not to serve in the U.S. military.
The majority of African American Muslims, individuals who very often change their family names and observe different holidays amongst other changes – this Islamic religious dynamic in our country serves as a forward moving catalyst for civil rights in America.
You can LISTEN to this conversation by calling 714 816-4673 or listen online at: http://www.blogtalkradio.com/station-iwdm/2017/04/30/islams-contributions-to-american-civil-rights
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