This collection houses the only publicly available record of  Al-Islam: The Islamic Movement Journal, which was the primary publication of the Islamic Party in North America (IPNA) between 1971-1978. According to Ibrahim Hanif, who was editor of Al-Islam, director of Islamic Party Publications, and a member of IPNA’s executive body, the Guidance Council, “Al-Islam, as a grassroots ‘alternative press’ publication, was produced by a non-professional volunteer staff who did not always follow standard editorial and publishing practices. The staff deliberately avoided printing a copyright notice in Al-Islam in order to allow others to freely use the contents of the publication with only a statement of attribution. Intellectual property rights, if they had any merit at all, were less important than disseminating a message.” A special thanks to Ibrahim Hanif for donating this collection to the After Malcolm Digital Archive.