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Product Details

  • Paperback: 304 pages
  • Publisher: Tarcher (October 13, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 158542868X
  • ISBN-13: 978-1585428687
  • Product Dimensions: 5.6 x 0.8 x 8.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 9.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #578,722 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Michael Muhammad Knight has studied Islam at a madrassa in Pakistan, the Allah School in Harlem, and Harvard University. His work has been censored, boycotted, confiscated, and threatened with legal action. This is his seventh book.

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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Jeretical McD on July 18, 2013
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Michael Muhammad Knight has created a masterpiece here. It is extremely honest and brilliant analysis of the many issues that come into play between religions and races here in America and elsewhere. When Knight, a (relatively) orthodox ("Sunni") Muslim writer, who is also white, starts getting drawn into the subculture of the Nation of Gods and Earths, a group that split off from the Nation of Islam, a group which claims in no uncertain terms that the black man is God (ALLAH - Arm Leg Leg Arm Head), that the white man is the devil, and teaches an esoteric way to analyze the world and gain knowledge of self, through the supreme alphabet and supreme mathematics. Knight leaves no stone unturned in analyzing what his duty to this group entails, as he becomes more and more a part of it, and identifies more and more as a Five Percenter himself. Knight analyzes very well the issues of race, gender, feminism, colonialism, and what exactly makes one an outsider or an insider. Knight learns many of the Five Percenters view him as one of their own, and a God in his own right (though he goes out of his way to not co-opt or disrespect the philosophy), while others view him as not, either because of his attachment to (relatively) orthodox Islam, his feminist views, or the color of his skin. Some of the most interesting parts of the book have to do with the history of the civil rights struggle both for African-Americans and for women, and how those struggles sometimes found themselves at odds, with black women caught in the middle. I think anyone interested in issues of race could get a lot from this, and anyone with any interest in Five Percenters (who have been influential in hip-hop since the 90s)would also enjoy it.Read more ›
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By Matthew Lincoln on August 3, 2014
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For those who are curious about this offshoot of the Nation of Islam and want in depth look but don’t have a clue as to where to begin I highly recommend this book. It is a first hand experience of the movement both inside and out. This book explores the key concepts within the Five Percenters such as the Black Man being God and the White Man being the devil, it gives a great account of some of the thoughts on race relations within the movement. It also explores the relationship between this movement and the Islamic community as a whole.
This is the one of the only depth look into this movement that you’ll ever find in a mainstream bookstore or on Amazon.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on June 29, 2013
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This book is amazing. Unfortunately, whenever there is an Arabic name or word, kindle invariably replaces at least one letter with a little box symbol. This would never have happened in a print version at the same or lesser price. Very discouraged from kindle purchases
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By Keith J. on July 28, 2014
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Great information, and very knowledgeable.
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