This powerful book delivers an authentic historical account of how America’s indigenous black population came upon the religion of Al-Islam, and its spread to African-American communities across the country.
Read about this captivating story through a compelling memoir by noted Muslim American historian Abdul Karim Hasan— whose family has been part of this experience for more than 90 years.
A.K. Hasan takes readers on a journey of unbelievable clarity and cause, breaking down in clear view the unlikely chain of events that introduced Al-Islam to the African-American community. From the end of Slavery through the modern era, he delivers a powerful family account of early black nationalism, and how it created a path to universal Islam.
Hasan traces the nationalistic movements that shaped this development, beginning with The Honorable Marcus Garvey and Noble Drew Ali early in the 20th century. He utilizes his family’s unique history and his personal experiences with The Honorable Elijah Muhammad, Malcolm X, and the Nation of Islam. As an ambassador and associate of the late Muslim-American leader, Imam W. Deen Mohammed, Hasan traveled to nearly every corner of the globe. During their time together, Imam Mohammed suggested he write this “important book” about his family’s experience.
Much to the benefit of readers, as well as American history, A.K. Hasan has responded with this edifying literary work that defines the idiosyncratic evolution of Islam and Africans in America.
Book includes rare photos and historical documents
Paperback, 161 pages
Published March 27, 2019 by Baitcal Publishing
Original Title: Our Family's Evolution From Nationalism to Al-Islam
Author: A.K. Hasan
Edition Language: English