Wallace D. Fard Biography

Minister (b. c. 1877)
Wallace Fard was known as an Islamic minister and founder of the Nation of Islam, sometimes referred to as Black Muslims.


In 1930, Wallace Fard established in Detroit the Temple of Islam as well as the University of Islam. Fard preached that blacks (who were not to be called Negroes) must prepare for an inevitable race war and that Christianity was the religion of slave owners, and he gave his followers Arabic names to replace those that had originated in slavery. In 1934 he disappeared without a trace.

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