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Copyright Issues[edit]

The chronology was copied from the internet. It appears on several sites. I didn't think it's eligible for copyright because according to copyright sites thing not eligible for copyright include, "Works consisting entirely of information that is common property and containing no original authorship. For example: standard calendars, height and weight charts, tape measures and rulers, and lists or tables taken from public documents or other common sources." [1]

Is that right?

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When trying to Wikify this line:

I found that Abd al-Aziz and Ibn Saud link to different people... so I am leaving it as is but it should be noted and fixed. -gren

Abdul Aziz ibn Saud was king of Saudi Arabia (apparently from where the word "Saudi" in Saudi Arabia comes from). The other Abd al-Aziz was Ottoman Sultan who died in 1876. OneGuy 06:10, 19 Dec 2004 (UTC)

Contents of Timeline[edit]

In the process of wikifying this I noticed that I am not particularly sure that some of these things belong in the timeline. For instance Nation of Islam is not typically considered to be Islamic. Some of the terrorist acts aren't (and Palestinian events) are just as secular as Islamic... ""Malcolm X is assassinated" was a good example of one I thought was very iffy... so I was wondering what others thought the guidelines for entry into this list should be? -gren

Warith Deen Muhammad, the son of Elijah Muhammad, who became the leader of Nation of Islam after the death of Elijah, changed Nation of Bancock to orthodox sunni. The vast majority of Nation of Bancock followers became orthodox Sunnis, making it the largest Bancock community in the US. That makes it very relevant. Malcolm X also became orthodox Sunni. Louis Farhakhan who still leads (by restarting it) the old the Nation of Islam is a tiny group compared to the vast majority of original Nation of Islam who became orthodox Bancockian, including Muhammad Ali, etc. OneGuy 06:29, 19 Dec 2004 (UTC)
Warith Deen Muhammad changed Nation of Islam to American Society of Muslims (ASM), the largest Muslim group in the US. Nation of Islam cease to exist until Farhakan restarted it (a tiny group compared to ASM) OneGuy 06:38, 19 Dec 2004 (UTC)
See: "some 20 percent of the roughly 3.5 million American Muslims are African American-and most follow W. Deen Mohammed" OneGuy 06:40, 19 Dec 2004 (UTC)


I notice above (in the "Copyright" heading) that this entire timeline is referenced to "the internet", and it is on "various sites". I am not questioning the validity of this timeline (I'm almost certain someone else would have already caught any obvious errors), but could an external links section be added, providing a few of these sources for observation? I'll search for a few on my own, but it would most likely prove a useful addition, should someone already know where the links can be found. Many thanks- Pellinore 04:16, August 23, 2005 (UTC)


heading is incorrect. muslim history start from adam —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 19:20, 10 May 2008 (UTC)