Elijah Muhammad

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Elijah Muhammad (born Elijah Robert Poole; October 7, 1897 – February 25, 1975) was a religious leader who led the Nation of Islam (NOI) from 1934 until his death in 1975.wikipedia
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Elijah Muhammad (born Elijah Robert Poole; October 7, 1897 – February 25, 1975) was a religious leader who led the Nation of Islam (NOI) from 1934 until his death in 1975.
His successor Elijah Muhammad established places of worship (called temples or mosques), a school named Muhammad University of Islam, farms, and real estate holdings in the United States and abroad.

Louis Farrakhan

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He was a mentor to Malcolm X, Louis Farrakhan and Muhammad Ali, as well as his own son, Warith Deen Mohammed.
Previously, he served as the minister of mosques in Boston and Harlem and had been appointed National Representative of the Nation of Islam by former NOI leader Elijah Muhammad.

Malcolm X

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He was a mentor to Malcolm X, Louis Farrakhan and Muhammad Ali, as well as his own son, Warith Deen Mohammed.
In the 1960s, MalcolmX began to grow disillusioned with the Nation of Islam, and in particular, with its leader Elijah Muhammad.

Muhammad Ali

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He was a mentor to Malcolm X, Louis Farrakhan and Muhammad Ali, as well as his own son, Warith Deen Mohammed.
As a Muslim, Ali was initially affiliated with Elijah Muhammad's Nation of Islam (NOI).

Clara Muhammad

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Poole married Clara Evans (1899–1972) on March 7, 1917.
She was the wife of Nation of Islam leader Elijah Muhammad.

Wallace Fard Muhammad

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In August 1931, at the urging of his wife, Elijah Poole attended a speech on Islam and black empowerment by Wallace Fard Muhammad (Wallace D. Fard).
In 1934 he disappeared from public record, and Elijah Muhammad succeeded him as leader of the Nation of Islam.

Sandersville, Georgia

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Elijah Muhammad was born Elijah Robert Poole in Sandersville, Georgia, the seventh of thirteen children of William Poole Sr. (1868–1942), a Baptist lay preacher and sharecropper, and Mariah Hall (1873–1958), a homemaker and sharecropper.

Fruit of Islam

His younger brother Kalot Muhammad became the leader of the movement's self-defense arm, the Fruit of Islam.
It existed until the death of Elijah Muhammad in 1975.

American Society of Muslims

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Warith disbanded the Nation of Islam in 1976 and founded an orthodox mainstream Islamic organization, that came to be known as the American Society of Muslims.
It was created by Warith Deen Mohammed after he assumed leadership of the Nation of Islam upon the death of his father Elijah Muhammad.

Hamtramck, Michigan

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Moving his own family, parents and siblings, Elijah and the Pooles settled in the industrial North of Hamtramck, Michigan.

Saviours' Day

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He died there of congestive heart failure nearly one month later at age 77 on February 25, 1975, the day before Saviours' Day.
It was established by Elijah Muhammad.

1973 Hanafi Muslim massacre

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After the letters were sent, 7 of Khaalis' family members were murdered at the Hanafi Madh-Hab Center.
Khaalis had written and sent fifty letters calling Nation of Islam leader Elijah Muhammad "guilty of 'fooling and deceiving people - robbing them of their money, and besides that dooming them to Hell.'" The letters were mailed to ministers of all fifty mosques of the Nation of Islam, a sect that Khaalis had infiltrated and once led.

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George Lincoln Rockwell, founder of the American Nazi Party once called Muhammad "the Hitler of the black man."
As a supporter of racial segregation, he agreed with and quoted many leaders of the Black nationalism movement such as Elijah Muhammad and Malcolm X.

Warith Deen Mohammed

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He was a mentor to Malcolm X, Louis Farrakhan and Muhammad Ali, as well as his own son, Warith Deen Mohammed.
He was a son of Elijah Muhammad, the leader of the Nation of Islam from 1933 to 1975.

Mosque Maryam

Farrakhan regained many of the Nation of Islam's original properties including the National Headquarters Mosque #2 (Mosque Maryam) and Muhammad University of Islam in Chicago.
Elijah Muhammad purchased the building in 1972 and the mosque was then repurchased by Louis Farrakhan 16 years later, in 1988.

Mosque No. 12

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Four men from NOI Mosque No. 12 were accused of the crime.
12 by Elijah Muhammad.

Jabir Herbert Muhammad

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Muhammad was born in Detroit, Michigan, as the third son of the Nation of Islam leader, Elijah Muhammad.

Hamaas Abdul Khaalis

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Ernest 2X McGee was the first national secretary of the NOI and had been ousted in the late 1950s.
In 1954, at the suggestion of Malcolm X, Elijah Muhammad named Khaalis the National Secretary of the NOI, a position he held from 1954-1957.

Ali (film)

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Albert Hall, who played the composite character "Baines" in Malcolm X, later played Muhammad in Michael Mann's 2001 film, Ali.
Clay spends time with Malcolm X, then is invited to the home of Nation of Islam leader Elijah Muhammad, where he is granted the name Muhammad Ali.

Malcolm X (1992 film)

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Elijah Muhammad was portrayed by Al Freeman Jr. in Spike Lee's 1992 motion picture Malcolm X.
While incarcerated, Malcolm meets Baines, a member of the Nation of Islam, who directs him to the teachings of the group's leader Elijah Muhammad.

Akbar Muhammad

Muhammad was the youngest child of Elijah Muhammad and Clara Muhammad and he is also the brother of Imam Warith Deen Mohammed.

Al Freeman Jr.

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Elijah Muhammad was portrayed by Al Freeman Jr. in Spike Lee's 1992 motion picture Malcolm X.
His portrayal of Elijah Muhammad, the Nation of Islam leader, in the film Malcolm X earned him the 1992 NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture.

100 Greatest African Americans

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In 2002, scholar Molefi Kete Asante listed Elijah Muhammad on his list of 100 Greatest African Americans.

Albert Hall (actor)

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Albert Hall, who played the composite character "Baines" in Malcolm X, later played Muhammad in Michael Mann's 2001 film, Ali.
Hall has portrayed real life figures such as Hank Aaron in the 1998 television film The Tiger Woods Story and Elijah Muhammad in Michael Mann's 2001 biopic Ali.

The Hate That Hate Produced

The Hate That Hate Produced included interviews between Lomax and Elijah Muhammad, the leader of the Nation of Islam.