- a member of the Nation of Islam.
Origin of Black Muslim
- (esp in the US) a political and religious movement of Black people who adopt the religious practices of Islam and seek to establish a new Black nationOfficial name: Nation of Islam
A radical movement for Black Power that reached a peak of influence in the United States during the 1960s, partly under the leadership of Malcolm X. Members rejected Christianity as a religion of white people and embraced Islam. Like many other Black Muslims who took new names, the boxer Cassius Clay changed his name to Muhammad Ali to join the movement.