Elijah Muhammad was an American politician and religious leader remembered for being the leader of the famous African American religious and political movement the Nation of Islam (NOI). He led the Nation of Islam from 1934 until his demise in 1975. He was succeeded by his son Warith Deen Mohammed.
He got married to Clara Muhammad in 1917. He and Clara had eight children, including Warith Deen Mohammed. He also fathered four children with journalist and commentator Tynnetta Muhammad. In addition to his relationships with Clara and Tynnetta, he had relationships with other women and fathered numerous children with them. It is believed that throughout his life, he fathered as many as 21 children.
He mentored iconic figures such as Malcolm X and Muhammad Ali.
He was portrayed by actor Al Freeman, Jr. in the 1992 film Malcolm X.
was a famous American religious leader,
who was born on
October 7, 1897. As a person born on this date, Elijah Muhammad is listed in our database as the 15th
most popular celebrity for the day (October 7) and the 8th most popular for the year (1897).
People born on October 7
fall under the Zodiac sign of Libra, the Scales.
Elijah Muhammad is the 407th most popular Libra.
Aside from information specific to Elijah Muhammad's birthday, Elijah Muhammad is the 2690th most famous American.
In general, Elijah Muhammad ranks as the 4854th
most popular famous person, and the 3rd most popular religious leader of all time.
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