Message to the new Moors coming in and those already in
About other Moorish organizations subversive or otherwise
There are several organizations who purport to be Moorish organizations where ones can go and proclaim their nationality as Moorish Americans or Moors or some other type of pseudo-government with the name Moor placed neatly in the center. Beware of those who claim that you have to pay them for nationality packages and the likes. Prophet Noble Drew Ali expressed that"Nationality is free here and all over the world." These people actually have the audacity to say "The Moorish Science Temple of America is not the only place where one can proclaim their nationality at". When they say this, ask them, "Well, where could a disenfranchised brother or sister proclaim their nationality prior to the advent of the Moorish Science Temple of America?" All will be revealed in their answer to you and their deception will be exposed as a mole who works in the dark that stumbles into the light with the dirt clearly on his/her forehead. There is no other place to proclaim your nationality besides the Moorish Science Temple of America. CAVEAT EMPTOR! (BUYER BEWARE!)
About Moors already in the Moorish Science Temple of America (The various "Grand Bodies")
There are several Grand Bodies of the Moorish Science Temple of America each claiming to be legitimate. The fact of the matter is most of them are not however, we respect them because they keep a small semblance of the Prophet's light burning. Some have a paperwork link that traces them back to Moors who decided one day to get together and reform some of the original structure of the Moorish Science Temple of America. Some have splintered off from this group based on a series of events whether it was from embezzlement and/or some other non-Moslem like activity according to the claims. Whatever the case may be, all physical man is subject to mistakes for only Allah and his Angels in flesh can be perfect. Allah did not give to man good without its admixture of evil but he also gave us the tool to throw the evil off of it as well. The Moorish Science Temple of America is supposed to be that tool but men have fractured themselves with this very tool and the ununified represents the majority.
Woe to the Hypocrites!
The fact is this; There is no Mealy El Grand Body, no Kirkman Bey Grand Body, no Givens El or Dingle El Grand Body. There is no 1928 or Resurrection Grand Body. There are no reincarnated Prophets whose life energy departed from Noble Drew Ali's physical body and went into some other man, who after that man died, went into the body of the next in the line of succession of that line etc., all of this is bogus. There is only ONE PROPHET and there is only ONE PROPHET OF THE TEMPLE. Holding any of these men up above the Prophet is proof of their infidelity and they are no more like the Pharisees and Sadducees that Prophet Jesus had to deal with a little over 2000 years ago. According to the biblical accounts at Matthew 23, Prophet Jesus relayed in part:
“The teachers of the law and the Pharisees sit in Moses’ seat. So you must be careful to do everything they tell you. But do not do what they do, for they do not practice what they preach...Everything they do is done for people to see: They make their phylacteries wide and the tassels on their garments long; they love the place of honor at banquets and the most important seats in the synagogues; they love to be greeted with respect in the marketplaces and to be called ‘Rabbi’ by others...The greatest among you will be your servant. For those who exalt themselves will be humbled, and those who humble themselves will be exalted...Woe to you, teachers of the law and Pharisees, you hypocrites! You shut the door of the kingdom of heaven in people’s faces. You yourselves do not enter, nor will you let those enter who are trying to. Woe to you, teachers of the law and Pharisees, you hypocrites! You travel over land and sea to win a single convert, and when you have succeeded, you make them twice as much a child of hell as you are.
Woe to you, blind guides! You say, ‘If anyone swears by the temple, it means nothing; but anyone who swears by the gold of the temple is bound by that oath.’ You blind fools! Which is greater: the gold, or the temple that makes the gold sacred? You also say, ‘If anyone swears by the altar, it means nothing; but anyone who swears by the gift on the altar is bound by that oath.’ You blind men! Which is greater: the gift, or the altar that makes the gift sacred? Therefore, anyone who swears by the altar swears by it and by everything on it. And anyone who swears by the temple swears by it and by the one who dwells in it. And anyone who swears by heaven swears by God’s throne and by the one who sits on it...You blind guides! You strain out a gnat but swallow a camel. Woe to you, teachers of the law and Pharisees, you hypocrites! You clean the outside of the cup and dish, but inside they are full of greed and self-indulgence. Blind Pharisee! First clean the inside of the cup and dish, and then the outside also will be clean.
“Woe to you, teachers of the law and Pharisees, you hypocrites! You are like whitewashed tombs, which look beautiful on the outside but on the inside are full of the bones of the dead and everything unclean. In the same way, on the outside you appear to people as righteous but on the inside you are full of hypocrisy and wickedness...You snakes! You brood of vipers! How will you escape being condemned to hell? Therefore I am sending you prophets and sages and teachers. Some of them you will kill and crucify; others you will flog in your synagogues and pursue from town to town...Truly I tell you, all this will come on this generation...Look, your house is left to you desolate. For I tell you, you will not see me again until you say, ‘Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord."
In this analogy, most of the Sheiks of the Temple represent the Pharisees and teachers of the law. They long to sit in the empty seat of the Prophet and have with guile, placed themselves there by proxy. Their own words betray them when they say it is they who represent the Prophet's seat and they alone. Some adorn themselves with long tassels on their fezzes and where white ones at times to distinguish themselves in rank exalted by their own whims and notions. They parade around in fancy robes and garbs in an attempt to capture some of the glory of the Prophet and all the while in the back of their minds, they know that the coats draped over their shoulders are tinseled. Some of them put on showy displays for all to see with public eyes knowing full well they do not represent the Prophet, but represent their own selfish selves. It is these ones who have shut the door of salvation in the face of the people seeking such and day after day, week after week, month after month, year after year, or, in one streaming motion in the shadow streams of their own mind, they know that they are wrong. They will not sacrifice an old document, or even a bank account for unity, they have put their trust in these things and they don't even trust themselves. To most of them, Uplifting fallen humanity is merely a catch phrase. Love Truth Peace Freedom and Justice, these terms have no true value to them other than their repeating of them. Some of these Moors have become very hollow. Even the good Moors among them, the fire is going to scorch them because they had not the courage to step up and take a stance. They think that through prayer to Allah and unity to the Prophet's words are enough for them while their neighbors drop dead on their steps. They worship Allah with voice and lip; their hearts are far away, and set on money. Again, uplifting fallen humanity to them is merely a catch phrase. There is more money in prison ministries than in uplifting the fallen at their doorsteps. They swear by the gold of the Temple instead of swearing by the Temple. Some will take the gold from your Temple as proof of this claim.
Their voices usually travel word of mouth in these days trying to proselytize and they say "So and so is a rebel...they are not really in a real Temple..." Oh foolish fools, your own words betray you. Do you not know that when you tell a brother or sister this, you condemn yourself and that if they accept your words and spread your scandal, you condemn them too? It is best to say "You see the work that we are doing as a nation collectively, this is what makes us the real Moorish Science Temple of America." They have cleaned the outside of their Temples real nice and pay homage to the ones who split the Temple's membership asunder but on the inside of their Temples, it is filled with hypocrisy! There Temples are whitewashed tombs!
Some of them swear by the gifts on the alter meaning the laws that the Prophet past down to us. They can quote them verbatim and yet, cannot even hear how they themselves break the laws by their own words, deeds and actions. These are the blind guides spoken of by Prophet Jesus. If you swear by Allah and his Prophet, then how can there be multiple Grand Bodies of the Moorish Science Temple of America when the Prophet only left one? Who says that the Prophets words, our principles and our flag are not good enough, we need to change them all to fit our own idea of what the movement should be? How many politicians have their members put into office by the casting of a sacred ballot? How much monies have you taken in with what you know is cunning and shrewd deception in the name of the Prophet and the movement and how much have you given to humanity? Have those of you who use this Moorish movement to fleece men and woman blind; and have caused all types of legal hardships, have you even held your own Moorish parade for your very own movement after a great national or local deed? This is what is meant by they who can swallow whole a camel but can only strain out a gnat. Yep, that is exactly who this statement is meant for. Your Temples and your memberships into your own groups are desolate.
And the first shall be last. The new Temple will be the first Temple
Will those reading this who are in some of these Grand Bodies that know that they are not directly connected to the Prophet's Temple, but rather the egomaniacal mere ideas of men, and to those who are connected to the semblance of the Prophet's Temple, tell their Sheiks "We will not pay one more dime in dues and taxes, neither will we attend Temple services until the nation is made one again under our Prophet"? Of course they will not. Prophet Confucius said "He who sees what is right and fails to act, lacks courage."And the cycle of those old Moors continue in making all new Moors into old Moors.
The message to the new Moors coming in is to live these laws to the best of your human ability. Most of you will for a time, not be able to attend Temple meetings physically. Your closest contact with any meetings will be done via internet and phone conferences until Temples are erected where you are. Do not worry, practice the ways of Islamism and do those things necessary to become an upright Moslem and Allah will shine on you whether at home or abroad. You have all of the tools needed because the Prophet gave us something that can save a whole nation that we can use to save ourselves and set our houses in order. Trust this, your inner light will be recognized in that day, that great and awful day that the Prophet prophesied would come to which he called the destruction. This is what is meant in the scriptures when it says"Two men will be in the field; one will be taken and the other left. Two women will be grinding with a hand mill; one will be taken and the other left."
One day soon, we will have to get with one of these Grand Bodies just to show them how unity and sacrifice works, until then, just be an upright Moslem where ever you are on earth and Allah and his Prophet will recognize your adeptness. Study your lessons, memorize your 101's and your Divine Constitution and By-Laws. Make yourself adept in the Koran of the Moorish, and learn the laws of the Koran of Mohammed, for we draw our power and authority from this book and the two books collectively is our law. Teach these things to your children in every and any way that you can. You are here to carry on a great work. Get ready before you are made to do so. If you are ready, stay ready.
Grand Sheik and Divine Minister
Moorish Science Temple of America
Subordinate Temple Atlantis