We who follow the Honorable Elijah Muhammad feel that when you try and pass integration laws here in America, forcing white people to pretend that they are accepting black people, what you are doing is making white people act in a hypocritical way.

–Malcolm X

On 22nd November in 1930, Eilaj Muhammad formed Nation of Islam in Detroit. Nation of Islam (NOI) is was organization which fought for the rights of Muslim African Americans. His followers included famous names like Malcolm X and Muhammad Ali among others. Although Malcolm X left the organizations later on because of his disagreements with Eilaj. During his leadership, Eilaj was able to transform the small movement to an empire which included mosques banks, schools and restaurants across America. The organization was formed for the spiritual, social and economic well being of African Muslims in America. The organization still has around fifty thousand people as its members.