Black Muslims in the US: History, Politics, and the Struggle of a Community by Samory RashidExamines mainstream Sunni Islam among black Muslims in the Untied States from their arrival in the Americas to the present. Historically informed and theoretically grounded, this study challenges the Waves of Immigration theory (WOI) associated with the dominant paradigm governing “Islam in America” studies and offers an alternative approach to the study of Islam among blacks.
Elijah Muhammad and Islam (Online) by Herbert BergFocuses on Elijah Muhammad's religiosity. Contextualizes Elijah Muhammad and his religious approach within the larger Islamic tradition, exploring his use of the Qur'an, his interpretation of Islam, and his relationships with other Muslims.
Black Mecca: The African Muslims of Harlem by Zain AbdullahAn excellent case study of a community of black Muslims from West Africa who would settle in Harlem, New York, and continue to transform the black Muslim community in the United States. Abdullah examines an enclave of black Muslims from West Africa known to local residents as “Little Africa."
Black Pilgrimage to Islam by Robert Dannin; Jolie Stahl (Photographer)An overview primarily devoted to contemporary mainstream Sunni Islam among African Americans based on hundreds of interviews. This study offers evidence of an Islamic presence among African Americans by exploring one of the oldest Muslim communities based in Cleveland, Ohio. Its founder and patriarch had been active in Islam since the early 20th century.