“If you do nothing else, proclaim your nationality” ~ Prophet Noble Drew Ali  


This page will give you a brief detail about why it is imperative that you proclaim your nationality. You will also be able to contact us if you are interested in proclaiming your nationality and become a part of this Moorish Divine and National Movement.

Why you must proclaim your nationality

With us all members must proclaim their nationality and we are teaching our people their nationality and their divine creed that they may know that they are a part and a partial of this said government, and know that they are not Negroes, Colored Folks, Black People, or Ethiopians, because these names were given to slaves by slave holders in 1779 and lasted until 1865 during the time of slavery, but this is a new era of time now, and all men now must proclaim their free national name to be recognized by the government in which they live and the nations of the earth…”  Act 6, Divine Constitution and By-Laws of the Moorish Science Temple of America by The Holy and Divine Prophet, Noble Drew Ali.

The above statement by the Holy and Divine Prophet Noble Drew Ali is so important for you in understanding your nationality. For years now, the  enfranchised Moors (of the Northern States) and the disenfranchised Moors (in the Southern States) on this land who have been labeled Negroes, Blacks, Colored and African Americans, have not known that they too represented a nation within this nation and now, that nation is just waiting for them to own it and to take their place back in the affairs of men. Because our people do not know this, because they do not understand the importance of being a nation, we chalk it up as the reason why they are lost today wallowing in the muddy swamps of the muck and the mire of this great American society. Ignorance, murder, mayhem, sexual promiscuity, disease, poor diets, same sex relationships and death, truly a period of great ignorance for the Moors on this land known to the world by a slave label, the misnomer called “black” people.

Since the coming of our Prophet Noble Drew Ali in 1913 to inform and awaken our people to their true Moorish identity, and the passing of his physical form in 1929, there have been many leaders who have come to our people and while they were all great men and pioneers, they unknowingly helped the European by enforcing the spell of the slave label of “black” upon the minds of the masses of the Asiatics on this land of Moorish descent. Because of this, the Moors on this land who are falsely called “black” people are worst off now than they were just 85 years ago. They were never taught free national standards and the principles thereof, after the Prophet, Drew Ali left us; they were however, taught the cruel hoax of blaming someone else for their own problems under the pseudo-guise of “Negro advancement,” “Black Nationalism,” “Black power” and other names that delude to slavery; and it has been years of the same rhetoric and no relief has come to our people yet. Prophet Noble Drew Ali would declare to the Moors that “The only form of slavery that you have now is mental slavery” and it was because of the ideals of this fictional paradigm of black nationalism along with other pseudological ideas attached to being “black” that the spell of sleep and the institution of disenfranchisement was enforced and accepted and a people methodically broken down with this new form of slavery (mental) that our people have now.

To understand the legality of what nationality actually entails, let us look at the word from a legal perspective. Black’s Law Dictionary, 2nd edition, defines nationality as thus:

“The quality or character which arises from the fact of a person’s belonging to a nation or state. Nationality determines the political status of the individual, especially with reference to allegiance; while domicile determines his civil status. Nationality arises either by birth or by naturalization…”nationality” is used as opposed to “territoriality” for the purpose of distinguishing the case of a nation having no national territory e.g. the Jews.”

When you understand the above you understand the dynamics of nationality. First, the Prophet Noble Drew Ali constantly referred to the Moors as the Moabites and if you go to the video section in the tab above you will find a video detailing this fact, also, several blogs which can be found on this website. You will see, with historical veracity that “Moabite” and “Moor” are synonymous in the annals of history. In the Moorish American Questionnaire, the question at 14 is asked and answered:

​”Why are we Moorish Americans? Because we are descendants of Moroccans and born in America”

​​The fact is that that the ruling sovereign that first recognized the United States and the sons of Europe as a country was the Sultan Sidi Mohammed III of Morocco. The original name of Morocco is Marab which is the self same as Mo’ab and this is in fact explained in the video and is explained even further in the blog on this website pertaining to the Moors who are the ancient Moabites. During this time, all Moors under Islamic rule, were considered subjects to the Sultan of Morocco. We assert that this is one of the main reasons that the practice of Islam was forbidden by the Moors here in the early formation of this nation and they were given Christianity as a replacement. Moab and Canaan, of whom we descend, are cursed in the Christian Bible and so by proxy, Moors in America slowly but surely accepted an inferior position. Moors who were able to write in Arabic and finally reach the Moorish Sultan of Morocco were likely to be freed. We will detail this on a future blog on this website.

Mohammed Ben Abdellah III al-Khatib (c. 1710 – 9 April 1790)

Notice that the law dictionary mentioned the “Jews” as being a nation of people but having no defined territory. This is because at the time of the printing of that particular edition of the Black’s Law Dictionary (1910), that branch of the Europeans being called “Jews” today, did not have any territorial boundary. They did not have a country (state) until the British Mandate of Palestine in the year 1943 where the inhabitants of that land, previously called “Palestine” were forcibly removed by an invading military and displaced. It is because of the religious dictates enforced in their Torah which is called the Old Testament (See the book of Joshua) in the Europeans Bible that this State was recognized by international law. Their nationality was traced back through the biblical narrative. Conversely, Prophet Noble Drew Ali also brought to us our Moabite/Moorish identity which too can be traced in the European bible with the exception that, the way they tell the story is not the way that it happened. But even still, this book also proves our ancient lineage by name.

Federal Courts have ruled that the Moorish Science Temple of America is in fact a bona fide religion (See Johnson-Bey v. Lane, 863 F.2d 1308, 1309 (7th Cir. 1988)), and like the people being called Jews today, we are a nation without a defined state of our own but we are in fact citizens of the United States of America. Prophet Noble Drew Ali was quoted as calling the Moorish American Moslems a “wheel within a wheel” which means a nation within a nation.

By being members of the Moorish Science Temple of America you become a member of a Jural Society. This sets your domicile and your domicile is situated within the legal boundaries of that sphere. This is why all property, cars, etc, should be purchased in the name of the Moorish Science Temple of America; it is how we move unilaterally as a people here like other citizens and nationals here. Prophet Noble Drew Ali did not come to separate us from the American government. 

We are bound by Islamic law, the religion of our ancestors.

It was our ancestors who founded the Mohammedan religion and spread the ancient principles of Islam throughout the Eastern world. Many attribute the founding of Islam to today’s Arabians but this is not so. I say today’s Arabians because the people there are not the original Arabs, we were. As a matter of fact, you could not even call yourself an Arab if you were not of a dark complexion. Click here to watch a lecture by Dr. Wesley Muhammad Phd. on this topic.

This is the reason why the Prophet brought to us our old time religion of Islamism and incorporated our movement in this government based on the laws of Mohammed or Moslem law which the Hague ruled as an autonomous body of law (See the United Nations Conference on International Organisation, San Francisco, 1945 vol. 14, United Nations Committee of Jurists, p.p. 375-379).

Moslem law falls under natural law and this is why the nationality card of the Moorish Americans declares that you are a “Moslem” under the laws of the Koran of Mohammed and Love Truth Peace Freedom and Justice. Prophet Noble Drew Ali brought back to us the knowledge of our nationality and declared us a nation and also represented our people as a nation during the 6th annual conference of the Americas; in this,  we are protected as a Jural Society under positive law (the 1st Amendment).

The problem with the so-called “black” people is that they admit that they have no free national name when they call themselves by the slave misnomer of “black.” The law dictionary says that a nation is an aggregate of men that can trace itself back by using historical continuity. The Moors were never called black people until another people called them such. They never referred to themselves as black people prior to interacting with the pale skinned nations of Europe. (See the blog Analyzing the Black identity for more details).  It is then that you will begin to understand the “why” our national descent name (Moorish) and our free national name (American) is so important for the Moors on this land falsely identifying themselves as “blacks” and “African Americans”. This does not mean that one can just make up a nation by some concoction of his mind and say that they are a nation; this nation must be able to trace itself back through the ages and our nation was the first on planet earth and has been established on this land since 1928; and it is here, waiting desperately for you to proclaim it so that we can help to reverse the trends that our people are trapped which brings destruction upon themselves.

Black and Negro are the same exact word in two different languages and both of these terms denote property of another person in this system and death scientifically (nigredo).

Prophet Noble Drew Ali teaches us that:

“According to all true and divine records of the human race there is no negro, black, or colored race attached to the human family, because all the inhabitants of Africa were and are of the human race, descendants of the ancient Canaanite nation from the holy land of Canaan. What your ancient forefathers were, you are today without doubt or contradiction. There is no one who is able to change man from the descendant nature of his forefathers; unless his power extends beyond the great universal Creator Allah Himself.”

This is natural law and the Holy Koran of the Moorish, is connected to the Koran of Prophet Mohammed. They cannot make you black. You cannot even make you black. This has to be changed because it is a sin for us to live up and answer to a name that deludes to slavery, second class citizenship, and death.​

If you do not have a Temple in your vicinity, you can now proclaim by contacting us and filing out an application and be included into the Moorish American National Registry which appears as “MANR” on your application. You will receive a membership certificate and be required to purchase your Moorish American nationality card like the one shown above. In the meantime, you will receive the standard Moorish American Nationality Card in the mail with a membership certificate. Each membership will come with its own unique identifier number to match the membership certificate that you will receive by mail.

The Moorish Science Temple of America is a dues paying organization. In order to be a member in good standing and be entitled to the rights and protections of the Moorish Science Temple of America, you must pay your monthyly dues. This has been mandated by Prophet Noble Drew Ali himself. To become a member, simply fill out the application and send it to the address below.

Peace and Love,

Supreme Grand Sheik & Divine Minister, Sheik Way-El