Bilalian News - Collection of 10 Issues, 1975-1981. Warith Deen MUHAMMAD.

Bilalian News - Collection of 10 Issues, 1975-1981

Chicago: Muhammad's Temple No.2, 1975-1981. Bilalian News was the successor publication to Elijah Muhammad's long-running Muhammad Speaks, the publishing organ of the Nation of Islam. Following his death in 1974, Muhammad's son and successor Warith Dean Muhammad re-named the paper in 1975 in reference to Bilial ibn Rabah, a black Ethiopian slave who was the first known African follower of the prophet Muhammad. Published from the Chicago-based Muhammad's Temple of Islam No.2, Bilalian News published a mix of local, national, and world events, radical politics, and spirituality, with periodic articles on sporting and cultural events of note. The paper was eventually re-named in 1981, becoming World Muslim News and eventually given the name Muslim Journal, which is still in circulation today. In our experience, individual issues or significant groups are both scarce in commerce. 10 tabloid issues (38cm), with publication sequence running as follows: Vol.1, No's.1 (1975), 3, 13, 15, 17, 48; Vol.2, No's.4, 6, 19; Vol.6, No.13 (1981); illustrated wrappers, printed in colors on newsprint; illus. All issues with light toning to extremities, several showing more moderate toning to covers; light edgewear, creasing and short tears, with occasional spotting to margins of a few issues; still a Very Good group overall, all issues complete and without loss.

Price: $450.00