August 1, 2012
Praise ALLAH, the Creator of All Things in the Heavens and in the earth. Praise ALLAH for having mercy on us and sending us a Prophet to warn us about the wrath that is sure to come. Honor to Prophet Noble Drew Ali for following the instructions.
Obedience is the first Maxim.
Can we truly be obedient to ALLAH?
ALLAH sends a Prophet to every nation to give us the message to turn
from our sinful ways and to get on the straight path. To Praise ALLAH only! He is the One that all
will bow down to. Even the Prophets bow
down to ALLAH. ALLAH is who will answer
your prayers. ALLAH had mercy on us.
Prophet Noble Drew Ali says, If I can get you to thinking, you can save yourselves. Prophet Noble Drew Ali brought us everything that it takes to save a nation. If we would just imitate the Prophet, we would be straight. He is our example.
Prophet Noble Drew Ali brought us back our Nationality. We were calling ourselves black and some of us still do. Why? Because we are not thinking. Isn't black a color? I see black crayons in my children's crayon box. I have a black purse. How can a color be attached to any group of people and why would we accept this with no questions asked? We are not thinking.
I got a call one day. I
was asked If I would fill out this form that was sent to me in the mail. I told her, "NO!" She asked why and I told her, "Your form
has nothing that applies to me. I see
different nationalities on your form and then It reads black and white." I
asked her, "Can I go to the airport and tell the ticket person that I want
a ticket to Black?" I told her that they
would look at me as if I was crazy.
Could I get a ticket to White?
Crazy again. Black and White are
not continents or countries. How could
it be a Nationality. How can you attach a
color to any group of people. I can
however, get a ticket to Africa. I would
have to also be more specific and say what country in Africa or even what city. Black is not one of them. I can get a ticket to Europe and once again I
would need to know what country and city in Europe. If we would just think, we could save
ourselves. And yet, this is still not
enough for our people. I find myself
telling this story over and over and giving all sorts of examples like, my
purse is black, your computer is black or my turban is black and they still
want to continue to call themselves these names that are a result of
slavery. We are no longer slaves. We have a Nationality and Prophet Noble Drew
Ali brought it back to us. ALLAH loves
us and is constantly showing us the guidance and the straight path.
Did you even know that you had a flag? I mean a real flag and
not a banner that some of us think is our flag.
Marcus Garvey is the forerunner of Prophet Noble Drew Ali. He wanted to get us to start thinking with
pride. We should be proud of who we
are. We should take the Europeans off
our walls and hang pictures of our own
people on our walls. We should give our
children toys/dolls that look like us. We
should read and have books about our own people. We should have Self Pride! Marcus Garvey was an example of that. We are worthy of our own flag and Prophet
Noble Drew Ali brought it back to us.
Now, we can hold our heads up high like everyone else. We now have our Nationality and our Divine
19. What kind of flag is The Moorish? It is a red flag with a five pointed green
star in the center.
20. What do the five points represent? Love, Truth, Peace, Freedom and Justice.
21. How old is our flag? It is over 10,000 years old.
We live by the principles of Love, Truth, Peace, Freedom and
Justice. These are the highest
principles known to man. Can we be
obedient to the principles? Can we be
obedient to ALLAH? Can we love and not
demand love in return? Can we obey All
the laws laid down to us by Prophet Noble Drew Ali?
The Prophet gave us laws to abide by. He says if you can't obey the laws then keep
your seat, or even if later, you think you can't obey them, then return to the
state that the Prophet found you and turn in your card and button and cease
wearing your turban or fez. We are to
obey all the laws and not pick and choose the ones that fit into our schedules.
We are instructed not to eat meat. Some may say that this is only for Sheiks or
Sheikesses. Chapter X v.9-10 "Now,
men and birds and beasts and creeping things are deities, made flesh: and how
dare you kill anything?" It is
cruelty that makes the world awry, when men have learned that when they harm a
living thing, they harm themselves, they surely will not kill, nor cause a
thing that Allah has made to suffer pain." Chapter XI v. 35 "And now
man, in his utter shamelessness, strikes down and eats the beasts..." Obey
All the laws, not some of them. Obey the instructions and live the life
of Moorish Character.
We are to return all thoughts and customs back to the European
nations. We are not to serve the gods of
their religion. Chapter XLVIII v. 7-8 "Therefore we are returning the Church
and Christianity back to the European Nations, as it was prepared by their
forefathers for their earthly salvation.
While we, the Moorish Americans are returning to Islam, which was
founded by our forefathers for our earthly and divine salvation."
Let's stop straying after the gods of Europe and return everything
back to them; their thoughts, their
teachings, their customs and their Religion. Let's be obedient to ALLAH. Let's imitate Prophet Noble Drew Ali and be
the message that we bring. Don't be like
that block of wood that just points the way.
Peace and Love,
Sis. Chermonique Moreland El, Sheikess
January 8, 2012
to ALLAH. Sometimes we Moors run into
internal issues that stem from the fact that we have ones who hold the title
Sheik who are easily influenced by outside teachings. We also have Sheiks and members who run into
ones outside of the M.S.T.A. who
challenge the validity of Prophet Noble Drew Ali and his teachings. They are under the impression that if we do
not follow Arabic customs, culture and traditions that we are not real
Moslems. This is furthest from the
truth. I touched on this subject briefly
earlier on our website. Please remember
that custom does not alter the nature of truth; also general opinion is no
proof of truth because the generality of men are ignorant. These are our teachings; have faith in them. Everything that Prophet Noble Drew Ali
brought us can be proven with ALLAH'S Final Revelation, The Holy Koran of Mecca
Itself. This is why it is so important
that Moors know their Holy Korans; both of them. Not from an Arabian point of view, but from
ALLAH'S point of view, the point of view from which it comes. Remember, ALLAH is our Protector, our Guide
and our Salvation; thru His Holy Prophet Drew Ali. This means that ALLAH will deal with us thru
what Prophet Noble Drew Ali brought us and taught us. Those of us who do not
understand this and have faith in this are demonstrating an empty prayer and we
should actually ask ALLAH for guidance.
under the Divine Laws of the Holy Koran of Mecca and ALLAH instructs us in Chapter 30 verse 60: And your Lord says: "Call on Me, I will answer your Prayer." ALLAH instructs us to pray to Him in order
that He may guide us. Talk to Him. He will confirm for you the truth about the
teachings of Prophet Noble Drew Ali. He
will make you strong in Moorish Science and in Islam in general. He will give you the ammunition to defend
yourselves and to defend your Prophet and your Movement. You will be able to stand alone and you will
be able to stand with your nation as a Moorish American Moslem.
not Arabs; we are Moors and are descendants of Africa; we have our own customs,
culture and our own way of life. They
have their ways and we have ours. Prophet
Mohammed was not the founder of Islam, he was the founder of the Uniting of
Islam; because of him we unite as one community. The Arab tribes do not have a monopoly on
Islam, its practices or its Doctrine. Praising
the One and Only God of the universe ascribing no sons, no daughters, no rivals
or no equals is not new. We have been
Moslems for fifty thousand years, they are just starting to practice Islam; they
have about fourteen hundred years under their belts and each of us is still
growing and unfolding. As a matter of
fact most of them who try to tell you how to praise ALLAH and that Arabic
tradition is true Islam have a misconception in regards to the practice of
Islam and the spreading of Islamic teachings.
Chapter 9, verse 97 of The Holy
Koran of Mecca demonstrates that these ones are more hard in disbelief and
hypocrisy, and more likely to be ignorant of the limits which ALLAH has
revealed unto His Messenger. ALLAH
also instructs Prophet Mohammed what to say to them when they claim to be true
believers in Chapter 49, verse 14: The desert Arabs say, "We
believe." Say, "Ye have no
faith; but ye (only) say, 'We have submitted our wills to ALLAH,' for not yet
has Faith entered your hearts. But if ye
obey ALLAH and His Messenger, He will not belittle aught of your deeds: for ALLAH is Oft-forgiving, Most Merciful. Maybe this is why they insist that Islam
means submission when we all know that the very word Islam itself means "Peace." Our religion is Islamism, the practice of
Peace. Peace is the center of what we
do. Our principles are Love, Truth, Peace, Freedom and Justice. Love is the key and Justice is the lock. Peace is in our countenance and in our
demeanor and in our projection of life; Peace with ourselves, Peace with ALLAH,
Peace with man and Peace with our fellow creatures. Our other principles Truth demonstrate being
our Higher Self because the Higher Self is the embodiment of Truth, which is
ALLAH within; and Freedom which is our free will, our power to choose, freedom
to move and to think and to act, etc. Chapter 22, verses 67-69 of The Holy Koran
of Mecca read: Unto each nation have We
given sacred rites which they are to perform; so let them not dispute with thee
of the matter, but summon thou unto thy Lord.
Lo! thou indeed followest right guidance. And if they wrangle with thee, say: ALLAH is best aware of what ye do. ALLAH will judge between you on the Day of
Resurrection concerning that wherein ye used to differ.
Koran itself teaches us in detail everything we need to know; for ALLAH Himself
is The Great Teacher. For example, they
say that Prophet Mohammed was the last of the Prophets. However, The Holy Koran of Mecca reads that
he was the "Seal" of the Prophets.
"Last" and "Seal" are two different words in the
Arabic language or any other language for that matter. Last is synonymous with finality and seal is
synonymous with authenticity. In regards
to Prophet Mohammed, the Final Revelation was revealed to him but he was not
the final Prophet before the end of time.
Prophet Mohammed said in his final speech that if someone says that he
said something and it is opposite of what you read in the Koran, he did not say
it. Therefore disregard what they say if
what they say is not found in the Holy Koran of Mecca.
Revelation instructs us that a Prophet is sent to every nation and that a
nation will not be judged until it is sent a Prophet. This is what Prophet Noble Drew Ali meant
when he said: "ALLAH is the one who
judges the world , and His judgment is now on." Now that Prophet Noble Drew Ali has appeared
to the Asiatics here in North America, we are now in the judgment seat. But the weak can comprehend it not. This is why the Prophet called on strong men
and women who think that their condition can be better. Because only the strong can comprehend this
reality and allow themselves to be guided by ALLAH and influenced by their
Prophet Noble Drew Ali. This is Divine
Law. It is right there in the Holy Koran
of Mecca; study it and you will see for yourselves that Prophet Noble Drew Ali
brought us the True and Divine Creed of Islam. Everything about our doctrine proves
Noble Drew Ali said that he will not tolerate any interference with the
operation of this Divine and National Movement from anyone. Therefore any Sheik, member or outsider who
think they can alter the teachings of the M.S.T.A. to fit Arabic customs and
culture is sadly mistaken. I actually
had to address members who hold the title Sheik who were under the impression
that they could make it mandatory that members learn the Arab way in order that
we become a part of the "Larger Islamic Community."
"hogwash." That is the type of
spirit that tries to overthrow and drag out the true foundation that has been
laid by our Holy and Divine Prophet Noble Drew Ali and cause confusion in the minds
of ones that do believe. I saw this as
belittling my Prophet and I could not stand for that. Personally I have nothing against these
Moors, I just have a duty to ALLAH, to my Prophet and to the Movement. I am printing my response to these Moors not
trying to front them or anyone else in the Movement (Therefore I am revising
and editing it and I am removing all personal names, etc. because as with a lot
of Moors we trust that they mean well, but they have just been misguided and
misinformed. On that note we Sheiks
debate all the time, and whether we agree or disagree on any given subject those
of us who are true Moors still love one another and nothing is going to change
that. We may not like one another's way
of thinking, but we love one another.), but to give all Moors who desire to
obey the laws as laid down to them by their Prophet Noble Drew Ali ammunition
if and when they encounter these same issues and to inspire Moors to study so
that ALLAH can teach them as He has taught me.
We are Moors, and each of us must desire for our brothers and our
sisters what we desire for ourselves; and I desire that ALLAH increase my
knowledge, my wisdom and my understanding and I desire this for all true
Moorish American Moslems. I know that a
chain is only as strong as its weakest link; therefore each of us that claims a
part must be strong. Each of us must
sacrifice the utmost of our very lives to protect our Movement and our Prophet.
Bro. Moreland El, Sheik, D.M.
FOREMOST WE GIVE PRAISES TO ALLAH, THE ONE AND ONLY GOD OF THE UNIVERSE. WE GIVE HONORS TO HIS HOLY AND DIVINE PROPHET
NOBLE DREW ALI.
SUBJECT: Interceding that the Prophet is the Law.
purpose for this communication is to formally address members of the Grand Body
concerning some misunderstandings in regards to the functioning of the Moorish
Science Temple of America and Moorish Science in general. It is a letter designed to spark
communications in regards to the Adept Chamber, Adept state of mind and the basic
teachings of the Moorish Science Temple of America, etc. I am going to be a little redundant; actually
I am going to be very redundant because there are obviously some things that Moors
need to hear more than once. When I read
my Holy Koran of Mecca ALLAH mentions to me several things more than once;
therefore I am going to use the hammer to drive home the truth and pound it in
until it becomes a part of every part of you Moors’ consciousness. We are once again in a state of
emergency. We are in a state of
emergency when the Grand Body of the Moorish Science Temple of America can not
come to a consensus to do things the Prophet’s way. We are in a state of emergency when Governors
and Grand Sheiks want to fuse the Prophet’s teachings with some other
teachings. We are in a state of
emergency when Sheiks in the Grand Body think that their judgment is superior
to that of Prophet Noble Drew Ali. We
are in a state of emergency when Grand Sheiks and Governors are under the impression
that the Prophet did not really bring us everything, but he just laid the
foundation and nothing more. We are in a
state of emergency when we have Sheiks who are under the impression that
Prophet Noble Drew Ali did not bring enough.
Sheiks think we have to bring in some more materials in order to complete the circle. We are in a state of emergency when we have
Sheiks who recognize the Prophet, but they are just not adept with it. They say “ALLAH sent us a Prophet but this
particular Prophet came ill-equipped.”
We are in a state of emergency when we have Sheiks who are attempting to
bring teachings to the Moorish Science Temple of America instead of receiving teachings
from the Moorish Science Temple of America.
We are in a state of emergency when we have Grand Sheiks and Governors
who do not know the Moorish Science Temple of America Divine Constitution and
By-Laws; or worst of all they don’t know the Moorish American Prayer.
many religious orders and religious societies in the world today. The one we belong to was founded by Prophet
Noble Drew Ali. It is called the Moorish
Divine and National Movement of North America.
It houses the Moorish Holy Temple of Science of the World, whose
corporate name is The Moorish Science Temple of America. It is not a Sufi order. It is Moorish
Science. It was founded by and is owned
and operated by Prophet Noble Drew Ali. Prophet
Noble Drew Ali said: "There is only
one Moorish Science Temple of America, and it is mine." Everything in it belongs to him. He owns the literature, the supplies and the teachings
thereof; he owns the Adept Chamber of the Moorish Science Temple of
America. He owns it all; and ALLAH owns
him, the M.S.T.A. and all of us! All
Adepts know this. If one does not know
this, then he is not actually an Adept of the Moorish Science Temple of
America. He may be an Adept; just not
one of the Moorish Science Temple of America.
Noble Drew Ali said: “I brought you
everything it takes to save a nation; now take it and save yourselves.” We have some Moors who are under the
impression that he was not telling the truth.
I say this because they want to introduce and practice something other
than that which was brought by Prophet Noble Drew Ali. What does “I brought you everything it takes to
save a nation” mean to you? Obviously
nothing because you keep trying to push what the Prophet didn’t.
there are many orders and societies and they each have their own Adepts. They have ones who are skilled and proficient
in their science whatever it may be. They
are sanctioned by their founders and/or leaders and are authorized to do
whatever it is that they do. Adepts of
the Moorish Science Temple of America are skilled in the teachings of Prophet
Noble Drew Ali; that is all. They may
have other skills, but what makes them Adepts of the Moorish Science Temple is
that they are proficient in their obedience to the Prophet. They obey ALLAH and they obey HIS Prophet,
Noble Drew Ali. This is what makes them good
Moslems; this is what makes them competent Sheiks.
seems to be, in the Grand Body and in the Adept Chamber, a misunderstanding of
the purpose and functioning of the Moorish Science Temple of America. Yes, it is important and a must that we grow
and develop. But we must do this according
to Moorish Science, focused on Prophet Noble Drew Ali and what he brought
us. Yes, we need schools and hospitals;
we need to have businesses and charities.
But in order to have these things we must first understand what it means
to be members of the Moorish Science Temple of America, and how to teach as
members of the Adept Chamber of The Moorish Science Temple of America. The Moorish Science Temple of America has
been around before any of us was born. Again,
it was founded by Prophet Noble Drew Ali.
He set it up and designed every aspect of it. No one had ever heard of the phrase “Moorish
Science Temple” before Prophet Noble Drew Ali created it. Everything about it belongs to him and
everything about its teachings comes from him.
As long as we obey him we are in the loop; thus we are true Moslems and
we are true Moors.
we need, Prophet Noble Drew Ali mentioned; and he did not mention “hadith” or
“Sunnah” or “learning Arabic." We
are Moorish Americans, we have our own way of thinking; we have our own way of
doing things. We don’t think like
Arabia; we don’t even think like the sons of the great empires of
appears that you Moors have never had lessons inside of the A.C. of the
M.S.T.A. This is evident by the way you
are carrying it right now. Prophet Noble
Drew Ali brought us everything we need. We do not need any other stuff. One of you Moors demonstrated that he is not
just a parrot of Prophet Noble Drew Ali.
However, “Imitate I, the Prophet, in speech and teaching means that you are a parrot of Prophet Noble
Drew Ali, at least a parrot of his teaching methods and structure. One Moor also said that if I don’t trust another,
then I don’t trust him. Well, if one has
proven that, as a Sheik of the M.S.T.A., he cannot promote Prophet Noble Drew
Ali’s teachings only, without mixing them up with what someone else has to say
then he is not trustworthy.
you have never been taught Moorish Science, nor have you had examples of ones
who are obedient to the Prophet’s laws.
That is why you have shown the spirit of defiance; it is all over you
and in you. Some of you say that the
Prophet only laid the foundation. How
dare you! Prophet Noble Drew Ali laid
the foundation and he built the house; all we have to do is just live in
it. If it was not produced, mentioned or
comes from the teachings of Prophet Noble Drew Ali, then it is not Moorish
Science. The only thing that we need to
bring to the table is obedience to the Prophet’s laws; that’s it. Whatever personal skills and talents we have
will be unfolded in our obedience to the Prophet’s laws. I am surprised at some of you Moors. There are reasons why others just don’t get
it, but a few of you have no reason for not sticking to the Prophet. You have no reason for promoting the use of
Arabic in our teachings. You yourselves
said that the Prophet did not teach it.
the items that are being pushed are unacceptable because this is the Moorish Science
Temple of America. Do you think that with
what you brought from halfway around the world you can make Moorish Science
even better? Once again, how dare you! How dare you think that you can deliver to us
better teachings than those delivered to us by Prophet Noble Drew Ali! We do not need a supplement; all we need is
to follow the Prophet’s instructions.
know where you Moors are coming from; but obviously it is not from a
We are a part
of the “Larger Islamic Community” because we follow Islamic teachings, not
because we speak the Arabic language. Of
course the Holy Koran of Mecca was revealed to Prophet Mohammed in Arabic;
because he was an Arabian. That was the only language he spoke. He could not read or write; he only knew how
to speak. The final revelation had to be
revealed to him in the language of his native tongue or he would not have
understood it. This fact is explained to
us in the Holy Koran of Mecca itself.
Study it and you will see for yourself.
Being part of the “Larger Islamic Community” is based not on the
language of our tongues but on the language of our hearts. The gifts of the understanding are the
treasures of ALLAH and he hath appointed to everyone his portion, in what
measure seemeth good unto HIMSELF.
Therefore if we do not understand what the “Larger Islamic Community”
is, then He did not endow us with wisdom or enlighten our minds with the
knowledge of truth. One brother wrote
that ALLAH endowed him with wisdom and that He enlightened his mind with the
knowledge of truth and yet he doesn’t know the truth about the Moorish Science
Temple of America. The truth is we can’t
add anything to it or take anything away from it. We can only grow and unfold with it and
create our own laws and customs.
However, these laws and customs must be in conjunction with the laws of
Prophet Noble Drew Ali and the
yourselves Adepts of the Moorish Science Temple of America and yet you have no
adept science coming from the Moorish Science Temple of America. Who was your first Grand Sheik? What did he teach you? Obviously it was not Moorish Science. In Moorish Science we teach only what Prophet
Noble Drew Ali taught. In Moorish
Science we bring only what Prophet Noble Drew Ali brought. Prophet Noble Drew Ali is ALLAH’S Prophet; he
is the founder of the Moorish Science Temple of America; if he didn’t bring it
then it is not Moorish Science, it is some other kind of science. I am a true Adept of the Moorish Science
Temple of America and I can make my case and I can teach members and Sheiks
using only what Prophet Noble Drew Ali brought me. I don’t need a Sunnah or a hadith. All I need is Prophet Noble Drew Ali’s Holy
Instructions. In Prophet Noble Drew
Ali’s Holy Instructions, the Holy Koran of Mecca is for teaching and
instructing all Moorish Americans, etc.
There is no Sunnah or hadith that is a part of those Holy
Instructions. We cannot make them a part
of his teachings because he did not make them part of his teachings.
here is a message for those who are under the impression that they can enhance
the Prophets teachings. You cannot
enhance Prophet Noble Drew Ali’s teachings.
He is ALLAH’S Prophet. How dare
you! You can’t add anything to his
teachings to make them better. But by
you thinking you could shows your character.
Let me say that again. There is
nothing that you can add to Moorish Science to make it better, absolutely
nothing! You have nothing special for
the M.S.T.A.; you have no special teachings, special lessons or special
ceremonies, etc. You don’t even have six
articles of faith. ALLAH mentions to us
in HIS Final Revelation (The Holy Koran of Mecca) five articles of faith: “belief in ALLAH, belief in HIS Angels,
belief in HIS Scriptures, belief in HIS Prophets and belief in the Day of
Judgment.” That adds up to five. Where did the sixth one come in at? Are you saying that ALLAH forgot one? Are you saying that you have additions to the
Holy Koran of Mecca also? This is an
oxymoron; and most unacceptable. How
dare you think that you can enhance the Final Revelation of ALLAH HIMSELF! The Divine Decree is expressed and explained
in chapter 1 of the Holy Koran of the Moorish Science Temple of America. It is mentioned in chapter 2 of the Holy
Koran of the Moorish Science Temple: simply put: "Law governs all events."
all that misinformation on our website calling it Moorish Science. We came from the Prophet’s “
mentioned that the website is good marketing.
Well, what exactly is it that we are marketing? Yea it is good marketing if we are marketing
Arab Islam. It is not good marketing if
we are marketing Moorish Science. As far
as Moorish Science is concerned, the website is truth and falsehood strangely
mixed. We asked that the website come
down until those who are putting the information on it understand how to
present true Moorish Science and that the Grand Body approved all the
information therein. That request was
denied. So now let everyone involved
taste the fire. We are causing confusion
in the minds of the ones who do believe.
That would make us evil spirits. The
website is a travesty and an embarrassment.
Yes, it looks good. But as far as
Moorish Science is concerned, its core is full of bitterness and gall. How dare we say that we are promoting Moorish
Science when on our website Moorish Science is not promoted. Those involved with the website may hold the
title Sheik in the Moorish Science Temple of America; but the website itself is
proof that they are not Adepts in Moorish Science. True Adepts of the Moorish Science Temple of
America know how to present Moorish Science in public; not one hadith is
used. Prophet Noble Drew Ali himself did
not mix his teachings with Arab teachings.
What makes us think that we can?
Are we better teachers than Prophet Noble Drew Ali?
website in the doctrine there is more Arab Science than Moorish Science. This means that those involved have not spent
time in the Adept Chamber of the Moorish Science Temple of America. In the A.C. of the M.S.T. of A. we put
Prophet Noble Drew Ali on the line; he is up front. All that other stuff is your private
information and we don’t need it for our public use, neither for support or
backing. The last Prophet in these days
is Noble Drew Ali, who was prepared divinely in due time by ALLAH to redeem men
from their sinful ways; and to warn them of the great wrath which is sure to come
upon the earth. Prophet Noble Drew Ali
was prepared and sent by ALLAH. What
better support is there? What better
backing is there than ALLAH HIMSELF? All
members of the M.S.T.A. should believe this and all members of the A.C. of the
M.S.T. of A. should demonstrate fruition in this. Adepts of Prophet Noble Drew Ali would never
do what we have done nor allowed us to do it.
If we are not going to obey the Prophet’s laws and be good examples of
true Moorish Scientists, good Moorish American Moslems, then what does the
Prophet need us for?
are focused; we are dedicated to Prophet Noble Drew Ali and what he brought us. To us Moorish
Science is what Prophet Noble Drew Ali taught; it is not something that we
learned halfway across the globe. Moorish
Science is not the language we speak; it is the life we lead. The Prophet said “I brought you everything it
takes to save a nation, now take it and save yourselves.” When he used the word “I” he was referring to
“Himself.” He did not mention any of
us. He mentioned about us that “we” are
going to carry out his laws. He did not say that we were going to complete his
teachings, but that we were going to carry out “His” laws. When the Prophet said, in his laws, that “we”
are teaching our people their nationality and their Divine Creed the “we” is
directed towards himself and those Sheiks who imitate “him” in speech and
teaching; no one else.
We do not
go to Jumah to worship with the other nations at noon and then go to the
M.S.T.A. and hang out with Moors at 8.00 p.m. and mix up the teachings that we
receive from followers of Arab Islam. We
do not mix our teachings with those teachings of the Moslems of the East. We have different issues than they do. They were not put into slavery and stripped
of their nationality and their divine creed and everything that makes them who
they are. When the Prophet Noble Drew
Ali informed us of the fact that when the European went to Africa to find ones
to labor for them and they said "take those Moors, they aren't doing
anything," who do you think the they was who said that? You might want to do some real study to find
out who actually helped put our people in slavery. It was the Arabs. Everybody knows that but us and the Europeans
in this country that have only read history books written here in America and
have not been truly educated. The reason
this occurred to us was explained to us by the Prophet in The Holy Koran of the
Moorish Science Temple of America in Chapter 47, and that was our fault. This is why it is so important for us to
demonstrate our forefathers' Ancient Divine Creed and Principles; that which
Prophet Noble Drew Ali has returned to us.
We should let everyone else do their thing and we do ours with no love
lost. We need to learn to love instead
of hate; and let that love begin with self and spread abroad. We should truly demonstrate who we are and
truly accept others for who they are.
This is called tolerance. If what
they do is in violation of our creed and principles then that is their
business, not ours. Certain things are
not accepted in our circle; but they are not in our circle. To them be their way and to us be ours. Let everyone do the things that keeps a smile
on their face, as long as they don't interfere with the rights of others, all
is well. On Judgment Day ALLAH will
judge us all.
the teachings of the Holy Koran of Mecca itself, we do not follow Arabic
tradition or interpretation; we can interpret things for ourselves. Besides, the Holy Koran of Mecca was revealed
in details, there is no interpretation needed for those whom ALLAH allows to
understand it. The Holy Koran of Mecca
itself contains the True Ancient Divine Laws and Creed; and it does not differ
from any other True Sacred Scripture, it just confirms them all, including the
Holy Koran of the Moorish Science Temple of America. We have our support and they have theirs; our
support is the Holy Koran of the Moorish Science Temple of America. We need neither the “hadith” nor a “Sunnah”
nor do we need Arabic terms to support or explain our Prophet’s Teachings. Prophet Noble Drew Ali did not teach us neither
hadith nor the Sunnah and we are to imitate the Prophet in speech and teaching. In the Holy Koran of Mecca ALLAH instructs all
to follow that which was brought to them by their Prophet. He will inform us on the Day of Judgment about
the things in which we differ. We cannot
knowingly violate the Prophet’s instructions; that would be a violation of the Divine
Laws of the Holy Koran of Mecca. If we
continue in this manner we might as well have the Imam come and teach us their
stuff. We are not members of nor are we
recruiting for any other order besides the order of Moorish Science founded by
Prophet Noble Drew Ali. This is how
Adepts of the Moorish Science Temple of America carry it; we do it the
Prophet’s way. We are a part of and
partial to the Moorish Science Temple of America, its laws and its uplifting
acts. We prefer no others above it or
with it. The Prophet requires our total
and undying loyalty. This is the “Law”
and the “Law” must live. We can
appreciate how others do it, but we have our own way.
Prophet Mohammed was the last prophet in those days, Prophet Noble Drew Ali is
the last prophet in these days. Prophet
Mohammed came to fulfill the works of Prophet Jesus and Prophet Noble Drew Ali
came to bring us back in tune with that of which we lost; to teach us how to
once again praise ALLAH properly; basically to return the works of Mohammed
amongst the Asiatics here in America. This
is what it is meant by “The Moorish Science Temple of America deriving its
power and authority from the Great Koran of Mohammed to propagate the faith and
extend the learning and truth of the Great Prophet of Ali, in
nothing that you can add to Prophet Noble Drew Ali’s teachings to make them
better. Moorish Science is not a soup or
a stew that needs different ingredients to make it what it is. Moorish Science has one ingredient, “Prophet
Noble Drew Ali’s Teachings;” “His Divine Instructions and Laws;” that’s it. Ones cannot be legitimate members of the A.C.
of the M.S.T.A. and not know this.
Legitimate members of the A.C. of the M.S.T.A follow Prophet Noble Drew
Ali only. I’m sure you have read this
somewhere: “Moors are men, upright,
independent and fearless, who care for their loved ones and follow the Prophet
to a destination which is not uncertain, nor unknown.” The words “The
Prophet” is referring to Prophet Noble Drew Ali. Our allegiance is to Prophet Noble Drew Ali,
no other. We honor and love with a
passion all of the Prophets; we make no distinction between them. But the one we are aligned with and whose
teachings we follow, his name is Noble Drew Ali. His teachings address the needs of our
It is a
sad situation when someone says to a Sheik: “Stick to the Prophet” and that
Sheik says that he is being hated on because he is not doing it the Prophet’s
way. As a matter of fact, when someone
shows undying love and loyalty for the Prophet and a Sheik interprets that love
for the Prophet as being hateful on him makes that Sheik a perpetrator. Ones call themselves adepts of the Moorish
Science Temple of America but yet they do not recognize the Prophet. The Prophet said: “My sheep know the sound of my voice, a
stranger will not follow.” This means
that some Moors are actually strangers to the Prophet and are strangers to Moorish
Science because they refuse to follow the Prophet’s written law; his written
trying to say that the Prophet wanted us to be international, etc. ALLAH tells us in the Holy Koran of Mecca
that He could have made us one community if He wanted to. But He did not. He divided us up into nations; and every
nation has its own religious ceremonies.
But of course you Moors would rather us demonstrate the Arab doctrine
instead of the Moorish doctrine because apparently you love Arab Science more
than you love Moorish Science. That is
why you are fighting so hard to introduce Arabic terms into the Moorish Science
Temple of America. You say that the
Prophet used the term “Sultan” which is an Arabic term. If what you say is true then we should most
definitely learn Hebrew because “Elohim” is a Hebrew term. We should also learn Italian because the
Prophet used Roman Numerals in The Holy Koran of the Moorish Science Temple of
America; and since he speaks of
want to add some more items to the Prophet’s teachings so that they can be
right. Know this: "If the Prophet is not right, the Temple
is not right." You want to
recommend books, articles and papers that are good to read. Why don’t you recommend the Divine
Constitution and By Laws; you have proven that you don’t know that one; proving
that you do not know the sound of the Prophet’s voice. Recommend the General Laws, the Supreme
Laws. Recommend the Additional
Laws. What is the difference in being “a
part and a partial” and being “part and parcel?” What does Act 1 of the DCBL mean? You Moors don’t know. That is why you are trying to introduce
demonstrations that the Prophet already made law. Act 1 of the Divine Constitution and By-Laws
means that there cannot be in any
you Moors do not have adept lessons coming from the Moorish Science Temple of
“Imitate I the Prophet in speech and teaching” because we receive teachings
from him, we do not bring teachings to him.
Again, the only thing each of us needs to bring to the table is
obedience to the Prophet’s laws.
Whatever talents we have will be used and/or developed from there. We would like to learn different languages;
that is good. But learning Arabic, or
any other language, is not a requirement to be a member of the M.S.T.A.; neither
is it a requirement for being a good Moorish American Moslem; but obeying the
Prophet’s laws is. As it is demonstrated
when we first visit the M.S.T.A.: “If
you have heard our laws and you think that you can obey these laws and you would
like to link up with us then step up to the Secretary’s table and take out a
Nationality card and become a part of the uplifting of fallen humanity. But if you do not think that you can obey
these laws, then it is best that you keep your seat. Since none of us kept our seats, then it is
mandatory that we obey the laws.
to be Sheiks in the M.S.T.A. we must be in tune with all of the laws, rules and
regulations of the Prophet and we must obey them to the letter. Noble Drew Ali is ALLAH’S Prophet. He is the one who determines what we are to
learn or what we are not to learn as a requirement of membership in the
Movement. He is the one who declared
that we are Moslems under the Divine Laws of the Holy Koran of Mecca. No one should be able to refute or contradict
this in your sight unless they have more credibility in your heart than the
Prophet of ALLAH himself.
makes us Moslems is our genetic code. What
makes us good Moslems is our thoughts, our words and our deeds. We are Moslems by nature. Chapter 45 of the Holy Koran of the Moorish
Science Temple of America is called “The Divine Origin of the Asiatic Nations.” In it the Prophet lists a group of nations
who are Moslems by nature. The Moorish
Americans are included on that list. The
Prophet informed us that the Holy Koran of the Moorish Science Temple of America
contains our Divine Laws, our Holy Instructions from our Prophet. Can someone else tell you that you are not
something that your Prophet said that you are by natural law? The Prophet instructed us that all true Moors
must obey the laws laid down to them by their Prophet. Have you Moors lost faith and confidence in
your Prophet’s Holy Instructions? We
must have confidence in our Prophet and faith in his instructions to us. Can someone change your nature and/or your
hearts and your faith in your Prophet’s words just because you don’t speak
their language? Faith is what one knows
is truth. Is your faith based on the
language you speak? The Arabic language
is not the Islamic Creed of Mecca.
not Arabs; we have different national laws and customs than they do. We speak a different language than they
do. Are we less Islamic because of these
differences? What about our Prophet’s
instructions to us? Have we lost faith
in those instructions and have we decided that what someone else thinks of us
is real? Does our ability to communicate
with them verbally determine our Islamic substance? Again, what about the Prophet? What about his instructions to us? Does what they think override his
instructions and invalidate his laws?
What makes us good Moslems is our obedience to his laws and
instructions. ALLAH already completed
our religion for us. What Prophet Noble
Drew Ali brought us teaches us how to be what we are. No one can change the descent nature of
anyone unless their powers exceed those of the GREAT GOD OF THE UNIVERSE,
ALLAH, HIMSELF. We are what our
forefathers were, no matter what language we speak. Our thoughts, words and deeds determine
whether we are acting according to the creed and principles of our forefathers,
not the language we speak. Following our
Prophet’s Divine Instructions makes us what we are: "Moorish American Moslems." We don’t have to fit in to what someone else
thinks of us as long as we are obeying our Prophet. There is no law in the Holy Koran of Mecca
that requires us to speak Arabic. However,
it does read in Chapter 14, verse 4 of the Holy Koran of Mecca: “We
sent not a messenger except (to teach) in the language of his (own) people, in
order to make clear to them.” We are
Moorish Americans because we are descendants of Moroccans and born in
to join the Moorish Science Temple of America, one must purchase a Nationality
Card, a M.A. ALLAH crescent button and one must pay one month’s dues. The Nationality Card has our sacred symbols
on it and two blank lines for the member’s name and age at the time of joining
Koran of Mecca is the Final Revelation of ALLAH and it explains everything we
need to know in detail. Our following of
its laws binds us to the “Larger Islamic Community” and it keeps us in tune
with Deific Will. Our Questionnaire
connects us with the “Larger Islamic Community.” Most of the “Oral Statements of Prophet Noble
Drew Ali” were reported by those who were present when he said them. We honor these Moors for their report. Adeptly speaking, however, our Laws and our
Questionnaire contain the “True Official Statements of the Prophet.” It is not heresy or a report of what he
said. He wrote it himself.
Moors, cannot get caught up in what someone else is doing or saying. Remember: “Custom does not alter the nature of
truth.” As far as what they think,
please know that “general opinion is no proof of truth because the generality
of men are ignorant. In order to be good
Moorish American Moslems we must obey ALLAH and obey the Prophet He sent to us;
that is all. In order to be good Moorish
American Moslems all we have to do is what we said that we were going to do
when we took out our Nationality Cards, and that is “obey the laws.” If we focus on what Prophet Noble Drew Ali
brought to us and study it and know it and live it we will find that we are
pleasing in the sight of ALLAH. Isn’t
that our goal, to be pleasing in the sight of ALLAH, isn't that the supreme
accomplishment? ALLAH did not send us an
Imam to show us their ways. He sent us
Prophet Noble Drew Ali to bring us back ours.
Again, it is not the language of our tongues that makes us what we are,
but the language of our hearts. Let us
purify our hearts with love and holy zeal and be what we are instead of trying
to act upon what someone else thinks that we should be.
the words of our Prophet good enough for you Moors? Again, have you lost confidence in our
Prophet? Have you ever had confidence in
our Prophet? If you do have confidence
in our Prophet, then have faith in his words and his lessons that they do make
you what he declares that you are. No
one can determine whether or not we are Moslems except for ALLAH HIMSELF. He sent us a Prophet to inform us of our
Nationality and our Divine Creed and he came equipped with lessons so that we
can be who and what we are. We are not
Arab Moslems; we are Moorish American Moslems.
We are related to the Arabians in that we have the same father and
mother. But we have our own laws and customs.
Our Teachings are different than
theirs. The roles of women in our
business, I meet people from all over the world, many of whom are Moslems. When we talk about Islam and the way we live
our lives, I use not one word of Arabic.
When we go our separate ways they are delighted and proud to call me
their brother in Islam. In the office I
encounter different types of nationalities of Moslems. Each and every one of them that has talked to
me about Islam has determined that I am a real Moslem and I have never uttered
one word of Arabic. They have determined
that my heart is Islamic. I don’t speak
any Arabic; I just follow the teachings of Prophet Noble Drew Ali and that
speaks for itself. I’m not telling you
what I heard; I am the message that I bring.
I am a follower of Prophet Noble Drew Ali only. Noble Drew Ali is our Prophet. He brought us everything it takes to save
ourselves. All we have to do is exercise
faith, hope and love and climb up to the dome of purity in life. Prophet Noble Drew Ali brought us everything
we need in order for us to do this.
who has ever been connected with or has ever seen Moors in action and they
think that we are not real Moslems, it is because the Moors that they were
connected with or have seen in action were not living according to the
Prophet’s laws and instructions. When
true Moors follow their Master’s footprints the world can see that they are
what they claim to be. Prophet Noble
Drew Ali was a “Real Moslem” and he did not have to speak to anyone in
Arabic. Why can’t we just imitate the
Prophet and be “real Moslems” too without having to speak Arabic to
anyone. Let our lives be determined by
what Prophet Noble Drew Ali gave us instead of by what someone else says that
we need. Prophet Noble Drew Ali was divinely
prepared by ALLAH. Is not the word of
the Prophet good enough for us; or do we need validation from those who were
not prepared by ALLAH to redeem man from his sinful ways and to warn him of the
great wrath which is sure to come upon the earth?
makes us successful is not being able to communicate with the Eastern Moslems
in the Arabic language, but being able to communicate with the unconscious
Moors here in
ones who want to claim Moorish Science but they don’t want to live Moorish
Science. We must exercise the teachings
brought to us by the Prophet. Again, we
must demonstrate faith, hope and love. One
cannot be a good Moorish American Moslem if he does not live Moorish
Science. “The 12 Maxims of Truth” are among
the many lessons that Prophet Noble Drew Ali brought to us in order that we
might be who we are. They are the twelve
steps of the ladder on which we ascend to reach the pinnacle of that which life
is spent to build: The Temple of Perfect
Man. Exercising the 12 Maxims of Truth
makes us good Moorish Scientists and makes us good Moslems.
Science begins with “obedience;” obedience to ALLAH, obedience to HIS Prophet. In the “12 Maxims of Truth” the first thing
that we are instructed to teach our children is ‘obedience.’ Obedience is the first maxim of truth. One cannot be a true Moorish Scientist
without first exercising this quality. Before
taking out a Nationality Card we must commit ourselves to this quality. If one cannot obey the laws then it is best
that he keeps his seat because it means that he will not be a good Moslem. Anyone who cannot obey cannot be a good
Moslem, no matter how much information they have accumulated. That which we teach our children must be
qualities that we possess. If not, we
are not teaching, we are just passing on information. The children can’t be what they can’t see. Moorish Science is something we live, not
something we talk about.
to the Prophet’s laws is paramount to being a Moorish Scientist. If we don’t live it, then we are not teaching
it; we are just pointing the way, and a block of wood can do the same. For example, in our last telephone meeting
when I mentioned that I was writing this letter, one of you made a point that I
make sure that I don’t falsely accuse anyone; and on that same subject when the
topic of profanity came up he admitted that he uses fowl language and that this
is a subject on which he is going to have to deal with ALLAH. This is typical of most Moorish leaders. We want to apply the laws to someone else but
we refuse to apply the laws to ourselves.
Restraining ourselves from using profanity is the law; it is not an
option, not just something that we need to work on. It is something that we need to
demonstrate. Obedience to the law is not
an option, it is a requirement. That was
the problem that we had in the
ones with criminal mentalities that carry Nationality Cards. Yes we do have a lot of Moors who learn about
the Prophet’s teachings while they are incarcerated. They learn about the Prophet, about being
Moslems and they strive to be good Moors.
Then we also have a lot of Moors who learn about the Prophet while
incarcerated and never lose that criminal mentality. Then we have Moors who, whether they were
incarcerated or not, are just straight criminals and evil spirits. We came from the Prophet’s original
we can’t point the finger; neither can we just sweep these incidents under the
rug. They occurred on our watch. This means that we were not teaching Moorish
Science correctly. We obviously did not
inspire ones with love and holy zeal about the reality of the Prophet’s
teachings. “Whatever belongs to our
neighbor should be sacred from our touch.”
Also, “our life is to others worth more than our death; it is our duty
to preserve it.” We must make sure that
our Prophet’s teachings are our very livelihood and that all of our members
know it. We must inspire righteousness
and total faith in ALLAH. ALLAH provides
for us all. We must know that He is
going to test us and that we must pass His tests.
us who are members of the M.S.T.A. must put ourselves in check and humble
ourselves to ALLAH and to His Prophet Noble Drew Ali. We must tune into our own Moorish spirituality
and obey our instructions because they keep us in tune with our higher
selves. For example, our Dietary
instructions are a must for all Sheiks.
We must be examples for new members.
We must be examples of how to follow the laws not examples of how not to
follow the laws. How can we expect them
to follow the laws and customs if we refuse to do so ourselves? I give honors to one of you Moors for being
in tune with the proper Moorish diet for Sheiks. The rest of you Sheiks need to stop acting
like spoiled teenagers and follow instructions.
Just stop eating meat! You call
yourselves Sheiks and Adepts but yet you cannot follow simple instructions.
advised that you are hereby put on notice that disobedience to the Prophet will
not be tolerated in the A.C. of the M.S.T. of A. Mistakes are one thing, we all make
them. As a matter of fact ALLAH
instructs us in His Final Revelation Chapter 16, verse 61 that if He were to
punish us for our wrongdoing, He would not leave on earth a single living
creature; so we all fall short. However
outright defiance is outside of Moorish Character. The Prophet has laws, and we will enforce
them. It is our duty and direct orders
from the Prophet to intercede that “He” is the Law. When violations of the law are brought to our
attention, we must comply. If you see me
in violation of any of the Prophet’s Laws, let me know. Quote the law that I have violated, I will
must recognize Prophet Noble Drew Ali for what he is; do not think that you can
circumvent his laws. The Moorish Science
Temple of America exists because of ALLAH and HIS Prophet, not because of any
of us. Noble Drew Ali is ALLAH’S Prophet
and he must have his way. You are doing
the same thing that the Romans did when they fused the teachings of Jesus with
Greco/Roman tradition; trying to mix pure teachings with someone else’s
Moorish Science Temple of America is where the Prophet left his spirit. It was
not left in any other entity. We are
what you see, and we are what you don’t see.
If you don’t see it, this means that you have not looked hard
enough. We have members, we have Adepts
and we have the Grand Body. Each is a
part of the Moorish Science Temple of America, and each has its function in the
Moorish Science Temple of America.
Moorish Science Temple of America is where the Prophet left his spirit. There are teachings in the A.C. of the M.S.T.
of A. for the Moor who is seeking “high science.” How many Adept Meetings have any of you
attended? I mean real Adept Meetings;
ones opened according to the “Circle Seven” and Love, Truth, Peace, Freedom and
Justice. I mean Meetings where the
spirit of the Prophet is present in his teachings and ALLAH, THE ONE AND ONLY
GOD, is invoked and we all receive our lessons and blessings from ALLAH, THE
ALL KNOWER; BESTOWER OF ALL KNOWLEDGE AND WISDOM.
of you Moors mentioned in this communication have demonstrated that you are
Adepts in Moorish Science. Moorish
Science is something you learn by studying Prophet Noble Drew Ali, not by
studying Sunnah teachings. I too like a
lot of the items that some of you Moors have presented; but I know that it is
not “Moorish Science.” How many of you
have been to a meeting where the Laws and customs of the Prophet are eaten and
his spirit is digested? You Moors think
that you have something to teach in the A.C. of the M.S.T. of A. How can you be a teacher in the A.C. of the
M.S.T. of A. when you have never been a student in the A.C. of the M.S.T. of A.? You Moors are oxymorons; you just don’t make
sense. Prophet Noble Drew Ali is the
founder of the Moorish Science Temple of America and the Adept Chamber
therein. In our Adept Chamber we study
the Prophet; that is why it is called the A.C. of the M.S.T. of A. Because we study only Prophet Noble Drew Ali;
just like we don’t bring any other teachings to our public meetings, we do not
bring any other teachings to our adept meetings either.
Meetings are an institution of Moorish Science, instituted by the Prophet
himself; there should be one held each week.
We have laws that apply to Adepts only.
All Adept Meetings are not business meetings. Most Adept Meetings are spiritual meetings
where we come together and study everything the Prophet gave us in depth. It is
where we learn how to think like Adepts and how to be Adepts. It is where we learn how not only to put the
Prophet’s Laws in our heads but how to put them on our hearts; not just to
memorize them, but to live by them. Seasoned
Adepts have been to hundreds or thousands of them. They are not just members who hold the title
Sheik. They are members who see the
wisdom of obeying the Prophet’s word. They
know that they must by law obey the word of the Prophet. If one does not attend Adept Meetings, then
he cannot learn how to be an Adept. In
these meetings each sincere individual is drenched with the spirit of the
Moorish American. The Adept Moorish American
is one who eats the Laws of the Prophet and digests the spirit of the Prophet
and by example inspires others to be good Moslems.
purpose of the Moorish Science Temple of America is for the uplifting of fallen
humanity. The focus is to return to that
state of mind of our forefathers Divine Creed and Principles. This, as well as everything else in the
Moorish Science Temple of America, begins with self. When we open our Holy Koran of the Moorish
Science Temple of America the first thing we read is: Know Thyself and ALLAH. Know yourself first. How are you going to know your God if do not
know yourself? Our goal is to redeem man
from his sinful and fallen stage of humanity back to the highest plane of life
with his Father, God ALLAH. This begins
with self. Prophet Noble Drew Ali brought
us everything it takes to do this. We
receive and have access to everything we need in the beginning and we understand
these lessons and blessings in stages. You
insolent beginners and others think you can debate me on Moorish Science when
you have never received instructions in a Spiritual Adept Meeting nor have you
truly studied the Holy Koran of Mecca which is for teaching and instructing all
Moorish Americans, etc.; you have only been to Business Meetings. Proof of this is that you don’t even know the
Divine Constitution and By-Laws or worst of all you don’t know the Moorish
American Prayer. Your Holy Koran of
Mecca confirms everything that you read in your Holy Koran of the Moorish
Science Temple of America, everything.
upcoming Convention we will be discussing “True Moorish Science” unadulterated,
and unmolested by other teachings. If
this communication upset you, then good!
You are hereby put in check. The
error of your ways should be pointed out to you in regards to Moorish
Science. When you come to Convention,
leave your feelings and your childlike emotions at home. Don’t get me wrong; what you bring is
probably good information, but it is not Moorish Science. Let us focus on Prophet Noble Drew Ali’s
words and deeds. He is our teacher and
he left his footprints clearly paved so that those of us who follow him can clearly
see that, he, our Master went that way.
Those are his Holy Instructions to us.
Either we follow his instructions or we are not Moorish Scientists. Those of us, any of us, who do not follow the
Prophet’s written laws and instructions are snakes, scorpions, rats, weasels
and lizards; all of the above. If we
are members of the Moorish Science Temple of America and we refuse to follow
the Prophet’s written law then why are we here?
Are we trying to cause confusion in the minds of the ones that do
believe? If this is the case then we are
enemies to the Movement. The Moorish
Science Temple of America is a Sacred Institution; let us all treat it
accordingly. Let every member lace up
his shoes or face the fire.
Bro. Moreland El, Sheik, D.M.