Glimpses of Islam Seen Through “A Black Man’s Journey in America”

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An informative and interesting new account of family history, a man’s travels, conversations, and a vital look into the essence of Islam.

Xlibris, the print-on-demand self-publishing services provider, announced today the release of “A Black Man’s Journey in America: Glimpses of Islam, Conversations and Travels”. Authored by Muhammad Ali Salaam/Ma Salaam, this book tells a story of life, explores one’s family history, and provides glimpses of Islam.

“A Black Man’s Journey in America: Glimpses of Islam, Conversations and Travels” is an inspiring book that relates one man’s life, his travels, and an exploration of his family history and the Islamic influences upon his predecessors and many other American families. In this book, the author shares of his enduring childhood memories, various experiences, educational endeavors, unforgettable family gatherings, strengthening of their faith, different adventures, love and relationship, and so much more. More importantly, as a sixth-generation descendant of Mike Carmichael family, author Salaam goes beyond this family history and culture and tries to connect the missing link of that history—Islam.

A story of life suffused with history and personal dreams, “A Black Man’s Journey in America: Glimpses of Islam, Conversations and Travels” is a lesson-filled and enlightening read everyone will surely find enjoyable. It is available in trade paperback, trade hardback, and Ebook formats.

This book will be featured at the American Association of School Librarians Book Exhibit in Minneapolis, MN on October 26-30, 2011. For more information on this book, interested parties may log on to

About the Author
Muhammad Ali Salaam is a sixth-generation descendant of Mike Carmichael. He was educated at Snow Hill Institute in Alabama, where he graduated in the class of 1968. He received a BS in political science with a double minor in American and African American history from Lincoln University, Missouri. He has done additional studies in third-world history at the University of Missouri (Kansas City), Spanish at the University of Alabama (Birmingham), and Arabic and Spanish civilization at the University of South Florida (Tampa). Salaam is a former schoolteacher in the public school system of Kansas City, Missouri. He has also taught history at Sister Clara Muhammad School, a private Muslim school in Birmingham, Alabama. He served as program director for the Boys Club of Kansas City, Missouri, where he was later promoted to the director. He later relocated to Birmingham, Alabama, and served as program director of the A. G. Gaston Boys’ Club of Birmingham, Alabama, where he implemented a tutorial and basic survival program for inner-city black youth. He is the author of an out-of-print book of poems entitled “The Sayings of Cush” and former editor of a monthly newsletter entitled “THINK”. He has made regular appearances on Atlanta cable television programs dealing with African American history, Islamic history, and the history of world religions.

A Black Man's Journey in America * by Muhammad Ali Salaam/ Ma Salaam
Glimpses of Islam, Conversations and Travels
Publication Date: September 30, 2011
Trade Paperback; $15.99; 238 pages; 978-1-4628-7399-9
Trade Hardback; $22.99; 238 pages; 978-1-4628-7400-2
eBook; $9.99; 978-1-4628-7401-9

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