World Community of Islam in the West

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Reformist group headed by Warith Deen Muhammad that split from the racial supremicism and nationalism of the Black Muslims in 1976 in favor of a closer connection to mainstream Sunni Islam. Aimed to increase international awareness of Islam and its practice on a global scale. Changed its name to the American Muslim Mission in 1978 and to the Muslim American Society in 1992.

See also American Muslim Mission; Nation of Islam

Subjects: Islam.

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