Mecca, Saudi Arabia - It was 54 years when Malcolm X took the sacred Muslim pilgrimage of Hajj from the United States to Mecca where images of him wearing the ihram clothing coupled with his famous black-rimmed glasses would set a precedence of the African-American Muslim’s image.
VIDEO: It was 54 years when #MalcolmX took the journey to #Hajj from the US to #Mecca where images of him wearing the ihram clothing coupled with his famous black-rimmed glasses would set a precedence of the African-American Muslim’s image.— Al Arabiya English (@AlArabiya_Eng) August 21, 2018
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In this Monday, Sept. 21, 2015 photo, American Muslims Zainab Nasir, left, Shahidah Sharif, Jamila Rashid, second left, and an unidentified friend walk outside the grand mosque on their way to circle the Kaaba, the cubic building at the Grand Mosque in the Muslim holy city of Mecca, Saudi Arabia. For American black Muslims, this year brought a significant landmark, the 50th anniversary of Malcolm X’s death. A year before his assassination, Malcolm X underwent a transformative experience on hajj, seeing the potential for racial co-existence after witnessing, as he wrote, pilgrims “of all colors displaying a spirit of unity and brotherhood.” (AP Photo/Mosa'ab Elshamy)
In this Aug. 30, 2015 photo, Yaqutullah Ibraheem Muhammad, right, Shahidah Sharif, center, and an unidentified woman pray together during Sunday prayers at the Atlanta Masjid of Al Islam mosque in Atlanta. Members of the mosque gathered to celebrate a group of pilgrims who will make the annual hajj pilgrimage to the holy city of Mecca. (AP Photo/Branden Camp)