FROM THE MOORISH GUIDE
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____________________________________________________________________________ "Humanity" Prophet Noble Drew Ali
The cares of the world
Salvation to all nations,
A Message of Truth,
Peace,Freedom and Justice.2
The Prophet Has Spoken
FRIDAY, November 9, 1928
All Governors and Grand Sheiks and Head Officials that guide any Body of Moors of
any Temple of the Moorish Science Temple of America, he or she must be of moral standard
and a heart of Love and their works must be of Love, Truth, Peace, Freedom and Justice.
They are to imitate the Prophet in speech and teaching in any Said Temple; they must
under the influence of intoxicating liquors or any other harmful motive that will terminate to
become a detriment to the organization. It must be known that any leader is staying away
from home or neglecting his duty at home or must allow the public to know of their wrong do-ings.
They must forever live the life of Love at home and it must be known by all the mem-bers.
They must not speak rash words or use any profane language in the mildest form, before
any other individuals. Because a leader without influence of good works cannot be a leader;
and to be a real Moorish Leader you must study the Koran and the Divine Constitution, that is
handed down unto you by Me, the Prophet. No finance businesses are to be opened with any
group of members of any Temple by the Governor or Grand Sheiks or whosoever in charge
without the consultation of Me, the Prophet.
All Uplifting Funds Books are to be issued only through Me, the Prophet, because that
money is to finance the Moorish Movement. The Head of any Temple can maintain an Emer-gency
Funds which cannot exceed the amount of from twenty-five to fifty cents a week per
member. All public collection and dues also to the supporting of each Said Temple and its
domestic works. No Finance Book is to be in any Temple except by the Prophet. The Head of
every Temple must by Law obey the word of the Prophet and if any Leader or Head of any
Temple fails to obey these Laws, Embezzlement is the charge and is subject to enforcement of
the Law by the Grand Body, and the penalty may be a fine or removal from office, or placed
under a very restriction of the Law. Supreme Words of the Prophet.
Noble Drew Ali.3
PROPHET DREW ALI SPEAKS TO THE NATIONS
NEED STRONG MEN AND WOMEN
FRIDAY, September 28, 1928
If you have race pride and love your race, join the Moorish Science Temple of Amer-ica
and become a part of this Divine Movement. Then you will have power to redeem your
race because you will know who you are and who your forefathers were, because where there
is Unity there is Strength, "Together we stand and divided we fall". Come, good people, be-cause
I, the Prophet, sent to redeem this Nation from mental slavery which you now have,
need every one of you who think that your condition can be better.
This is a field open to strong men and women to uplift the Nation and take your place
in the affairs of men. If the European and other nations are helping me, why not you? It is
your problem. The "Negro" problem is being solved only as it can and that is by the Moorish
National Divine Movement. If you have a Nation you must have a Free National Name in or-der
to be recognized by this Nation as an American citizen. This is what was meant when it
was said,: "Seek ye first the Kingdom of Heaven and all these things would be added unto
A WARNING FROM THE PROPHET
FOR ALL GOVERNORS AND GRAND SHEIKS
AND HEAD OFFICIALS OF ALL TEMPLES
FRIDAY, October 26, 1928
Renew your acts, amend your ways. Because the great conference is on its way and in
it is where the Law will be enforced before the Grand Body. The continuance of the present
officers in the Temple will depend on your past good work. Those who have been delinquent
may now know that they will not be tolerated any longer, because this great Divine and Na-tional
Movement must move on according to Law, these things shall be Proclaimed.
There is no favorite in any of the Temples, for the Law is laid down and everyone who
claims a part of the work must be governed accordingly. All are one. There is but one Temple
in this Nation and there is but one Prophet of the Temples. I come to speak to all Nations,
bringing them a message of Love, Truth, Peace, Freedom and Justice. In the Head of every
Temple if any one has violated these Divine Laws it will mean his discontinuance, for no man
is to be under the influence of intoxicating liquors nor to seek to fear up the families while un-der
the influence of any evil motive; nor must he speak anything that will prejudice the minds
of the public against the Divine Movement.
If any of the Laws are violated, any body of Grand Sheik or Sheiks can file charge
against the violation to Grand Body over which the Prophet presides. This power is vested in
seven or more Sheiks for the protection of your Temple and the Divine Movement.
The Prophet Noble Drew Ali,
The Founder of the
Moorish Science Temple of America.5
THE PROPHET PLEA TO NATION
FRIDAY, March 1, 1929
Our Divine and National Movement stands for the Specific Grand Principles of Love,
Truth, Peace, Freedom and Justice. And I, the Prophet, Am apply to all loyal, faithful Moors,
members and the American citizens to help me in my great Uplifting Acts of Uplift Fallen Hu-manity
among the Asiatic Race and Nations—for I have suffered much and severely in the
past through misunderstanding of what the movement was dedicated to.
It is the great God ALLAH alone that guides the destiny of this Divine and National
Movement. I know all true American citizens are identified by National and National Descent
Names to answer and apply to the Free National Constitution of this Free National republic of
the United States of America that’s why I am calling on all True National Citizens to help me
morally and financially in my great work. I am going to help this National Government, for
without a free National Name with a Descent Flag of the Government in which we live.
This is from your True and Divine Prophet unto all American and Foreign sympathiz-ers.
Prophet Noble Drew Ali.6
GENERAL LAWS AS SAID BY THE PROPHET
FRIDAY, November 9, 1928
Every Temple and the Head is to function by words, deeds and action, imitating the
Prophet, especially when teaching a group of Moors, any group of Moors. These are the Gen-eral
Laws. The Supreme Laws will be handed you later. The Head of all Temples are to sub-mit
a report monthly of all finances. The Heads of Temples are to refrain from all wrathful
words, profanity in the mildest form all the members of His or Her Temple. They must live
the life of Love, Truth, Peace, Freedom and Justice and refrain from all alcoholic liquors or
any other harmful possibility that will terminate to destroy Peace of any other of the Divine
Principles. They are not to contribute to anything that will cause the public to disagree with
him or her. And for one to lead a group of Moors you must keep your house clean. Clean
with good deeds, kind words. Your Wives, Brother, must hear good words, kind words, and
must know of your good deeds. If there are children you must see to their support. Follow
this Divine Principle for if you don’t restrict to this Divine Principle, then you are not a True
Moor and the Heads are not to charge for membership or to overcharge for cards, buttons or
for anything issued by the Prophet. Those who contribute to either of the preceding are not
Moors—but robbers. Membership, Sister and Brother, is free not only here but all over the
world, the button is $.25, card $.25, and one month’s dues is paid. Every member pays $.50 a
month for dues. This money goes towards the support of the Temple. This, if not paid, does
not entitle you to the protection that is provided for you. And especially if you are working or
in the position to work. If you neglect to fulfill this small duty assigned you, how can you
rightfully expect money or the help when you are sick or otherwise disabled.
The Prophet Noble Drew Ali.7
THINK THIS OVER YOU MOORS
All Sheiks, Grand Sheiks, must prepare for the Prophet, before He comes to visit them
must see to it that all is clean and in perfection as far as comfort is responsible, or otherwise
don’t arrange to have His Presence. All Members should pay from twenty-five cents to fifty
cents weekly towards the "Emergency Fund". This
fund will increase so that it will soon
amount to the grand sum of $1,000.00, that is if you are Loyal Moors. The "Emergency Fund"
goes into the bank. The Treasurer will tend to the responsibility of seeing that the money is in
the bank, yes and under the name of the Moorish Science Temple of America—Finance.
When needed, act according to the Law pertaining to the Procedure of performing an
"Emergency Act". No Head of any Said Temple is to borrow from any member more than
from five to ten dollars unless by notification of the Prophet. The necessity for the Loan.
When any Said Temple desires to purchase property they must first notify the Grand Body or
the Prophet and it must be purchased under the Name of the Moorish Science Temple of
America or Noble Drew Ali. An individual name should never be applied. I, Noble Drew Ali,
Am responsible for all finance including purchase of property and whatever it might be that
pertains to finance, so therefore, let One, the Prophet know what is on Me. Some of you have
slipped drastically. So you had better lace up your shoes before I get there. Everything, every
business transaction or anything pertaining to finance is to be transaction in the name of the
Moorish Science Temple of America or Noble Drew Ali. We Moors must maintain a Grand
Treasure, just as in the days of our forefathers. Then you are a Nation—until then you are
nothing. The "Emergency Fund" is issued by no book, but by an "Emergency Card" punched
according to contribution, then marked on book. That is the Law and the Law must live. The
government is behind Me and I must get behind you, for I must. My mission is to save you
Moors. The Heads of all Temples, Grand Sheiks, Grand Sheiks must confirm to the Divine
Principles: Love, Truth, Peace Freedom and Justice. They must live the life among the mem-bers
and be loved even as the Prophet is loved. They must not practice the principles of segre-gation
among any group in his or her Temple. Let it be he or she that is Head of any Temple
of the Moorish Science Temple of America that there should come any grievance that cannot
be settled by the Head, notify the Prophet at once. No member is to attend Adept Chamber
that has not lived a moral and clean life and have not paid their dues or their assessment, pro-viding
that they are working or able, cannot consider themselves Moors, but a traitor and must
be excluded from the book. After having fair trial by the Head of their Temple and name must
be sent into the Grand Body, and all members that are to subscribe toward the Uplifting Fund
because it takes finance to uplift a nation. And those that are able and fail to act, are not
Moors, but a traitor to their cause and trust and nation, and are not allowed to share all the
Moorish Honors and the penalty is —it is Embezzlement of the Faith of our Moorish Creed.
All Heads of all Temples must observe these Laws.
By Order of Noble Drew Ali.8
TEMPLE TAX NECESSARY
CONVENTION VOTES—UNANIMOUSLY—TAX PAID
Because of the fact that the expense of the operation of the Temple is increasing so
fast, that it was found necessary to vote a tax to the Prophet to carry on the work. This idea
was concurred with by the Supreme Grand Council. This Act is so arranged that it will not be
a burden to any of the Temples, but the Prophet is very emphatic that it shall not be ignored.
The expense of operation has heretofore been taken care with funds received from the Manu-facturing
Department, and it was found that it was a burden on that department. Hence the tax
was necessary. This tax is twenty-five ($.25) cents per month per capita. This will mean that
the numerical strength of the Temple will bear the proper share of the responsibility of opera-tion.
This per capita tax is
intended to apply to all members alike. Governors and Grand
Sheiks included. The Governor or Officer in charge of each Temple will cause a report to be
rendered to the Supreme Business Manager of the Supreme Grand Council, 3140 Indiana Ave-nue.,
Chicago, Illinois, which will specify and itemize the following: number of Adepths,
number of Members, number of New Members taken in each month or those who join after
the rendition of the last report. Twenty-five cents must accompany the name of each. Such
members as the Representation Tax. The per capita tax collection begins November 1, 1928.
All concerned will save themselves of being penalized if they render their reports promptly
and specifically. Because otherwise, it will necessitate a representative calling on such delin-quent
Temples and auditing their books, which expense will have to be borne by the Temple.
All Governors and other Officers will be held responsible fro the Representation Tax and Re-port.
By Order of Prophet Noble Drew Ali.9
PROPHET WARNS ALL MOSLEMS
GOVERNORS ORDERED TO READ PROCLAMATION
AT E ACH MEETI NG
FRIDAY, January 15, 1929
I hereby inform all members that they must end all radical agitating speeches while at
work, in their homes or on the streets. We are for Peace and not destruction. Stop flashing
your cards at Europeans, it causes confusion. Remember your card is for your Salvation. Fail-ure
to obey these ORDERS will be of severe
consequence. We are for Love, Truth, Peace
and Freedom and when these Principles are violated, Justice then must take its course.
Any member or group of members who hold malicious feelings toward the Temple or
the Prophet, or violate the Divine Covenant of the Moorish Movement, will receive their re-ward
from ALLAH for their unjust Deeds. All True Moors will and must obey the Law as laid
down to them by their Prophet. If they lose confidence in their Prophet they should turn in
their card, button, crease wearing their Turban or Fez and return to the state where I, the
Prophet , found you. This is a Holy and Divine Movement founded by the Prophet, Noble
Drew Ali, and if the Prophet is not right the Temple is not right. The Prophet therefore, is
sending out the Divine Plea to all Moorish Americans that they do their part in protecting their
Prophet and the Temple.
This is an everlasting movement founded by the Prophet through the will of ALLAH to
redeem His people from their sins.
By Order of Prophet Noble Drew Ali.10