The Princess and The Prophet
The Secret History of Magic, Race, and Moorish Muslims in America
by Jacob S. Dorman
Beacon, 311 pages, $29.95
„Thanks to Iran’s Islamic revolution, 9/11, large-scale immigration, and much else, Americans have learned a great deal about the Islam of Muhammad and the Qur’an over recent decades. Terms such as Ramadan, shariah, and jihad, for example, have become widely familiar.
Fewer, however, know about an indigenous American form of Islam, the black folk religion that began about a century ago in cities like Newark, Chicago and Detroit, and the inspiration behind Louis Farrakhan and the Million Man March.“ (…)