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March 26, 2014. The legacy of Fard Muhammad, founder of the Lost Found Nation of Islam, has perplexed scholars of the Nation of Islam and Islamic development in Twentieth Century America. Fatima Fanusie approached the understudied intellectual heritage and missionary activism of the Lahore heirs of Ghulam Ahmad’s Ahmadiyya movement as the critical link to understanding Fard Muhammad and the Nation of Islam in America. The dominant Islamic missionary group operating in America at the time of the development of the Nation of Islam was the Ahmadiyya movement.  Between 1888 and 1975 Ahmadiyya intellectuals conceived of and implemented multi pronged strategies for affecting American religious development and cultivating Islam in American society. Dr. Fanusie argued that the Nation of Islam was but one aspect of strategic Ahmadiyya efforts to cultivate Islam in America.