Malcolm X: The Struggle for Human Rights

Malcolm X: The Struggle for Human Rights

The Struggle for Human Rights

Recep Șentürk


120 pages / Published: 2019


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One of the twentieth century’s most influential Muslims, Malcolm X - El-Hajj Malik Al-Shabazz - led a dynamic life and passed through many phases of thought. But one aspect of his thought remained constant - to never remain silent in the face of oppression.

In Malcolm X: The Struggle for Human Rights, Recep Şentürk offers more than a biography of a beloved figure in American history: he explores the concept of universal human rights in Islam using the life of Malcolm X as an example of a human rights struggle.

Engaging and innovative, the book is divided into three sections, dealing with Malcolm X’s life, beliefs and struggle in turn. In the first part, we learn about his early years, his time in prison and his hajj. In a section on his evolving faith, we learn about his youth as a Christian, his time with the Nation of Islam and his discovery of mainstream Islam. In the final section, Şentürk offers a new perspective: how we can relate slavery, abolition, civil rights and voting rights to Malcolm X’s struggle


Recep Șentürk




Recep Şentürk is a Turkish academic and sociologist of religion. He obtained his bachelors from the Islamic Studies department of Marmara University; his postgrad from the Department of Sociology at Istanbul University; and his doctorate from Columbia, in New York, USA. He is currently serving as the President of IbnHaldun University, as appointed by President Erdogan of Turkey.

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"It's an astoundingly"

2019-06-02 04:03:00

It's an astoundingly, refreshing and moving work of non-fiction.It has changed me and my way of thinking about Malcolm X. A good read

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"A critically important book"

2019-05-26 04:02:24

A critically important book about American history and anthropology. This young man was an amazing part of our culture. His pointed message, easily misunderstood, was necessary, overdue and painfully true. Dr Recep explains it in a lucid style.This book moved me on multiple planes.

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"I wish I could accompany"

2019-05-22 04:01:53

It's unfortunate that Malcolm's life was taken by ignorance. He was wise and not afraid to admit his faults. He was for the truth no matter what. El-Hajj Malik El-Shabazz is currently the only renown person I wish I could accompany.

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