In 1959, Nation of Islam (NOI) leader the Honorable Elijah Muhammad made umrah (pilgrimage outside of hajj season) to Mecca, where he acquired this Qur’an, made with wood and mother of pearl.
Imagine the Honorable Elijah Muhammad and you will undoubtedly picture a man wearing a cap embroidered with a large star and crescent. This month’s post features Dr. Shakeela Hassan, the maker of those iconic caps.
From Ebony Magazine, May 1975
The final post in our series on the Black press’s coverage of Black Muslims in the mid-twentieth century comes from Ebony Magazine’s article on the funeral and legacy of the Honorable Elijah Muhammad. The head of the Nation of Islam (NOI)