Our Laws 

The following consists of the Moorish American laws, rules & regulations in accord with the rite, rules & customs of the Moorish Science Temple of America & Moorish Divine & National Movement. The Moorish Holy Koran, words, acts & deeds of the Prophet & meeting minutes of the Supreme Grand Council (not included here) also contains such laws, rules & regulations.
 


Moorish Science Temple of America

 


The Divine Constitution and By-Laws

Act 1–The Grand Sheik and the chairman of the Moorish Science Temple of America is in power to make law and enforce laws with the assistance of the Prophet and the Grand Body of the Moorish Science Temple of America. The Assistant Grand Sheik is to assist the Grand Sheik in all affairs if he lives according to Love, Truth, Peace, Freedom and Justice, and it is known before the members of the Moorish Science Temple of America.

Act 2–All meetings are to be opened and closed promptly according to the Circle Seven and Love, Truth, Peace, Freedom and Justice. Friday is our Holy Day of rest, because on a Friday the first man was formed in flesh and on a Friday the first man departed out of flesh and ascended unto his father God Allah, for that cause Friday is the Holy Day for all Moslems all over the world.

Act 3–Love, Truth, Peace, Freedom and Justice must be proclaimed and practiced by all members of the Moorish Science Temple of America. No member is to put in danger or accuse falsely his brother or sister on any occasion at all that may harm his brother or sister, because Allah is Love.

Act 4–All members must preserve these Holy and Divine laws, and all members must obey the laws of the government, because by being a Moorish American you are a part and partial of the government, and must live the life accordingly.

Act 5–This organization of the Moorish Science Temple of America is not to cause any confusion or to overthrow the laws and constitution of the said government, but obey hereby.

Act 6–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 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 members must proclaim their free national name to be recognized by the governments in which they live and the nations of the earth, this is the reason why Allah the Great God of the universe ordained Noble Drew Ali, the Prophet, to redeem his people from their sinful ways. The Moorish Americans are the descendants of the ancient Moabites who inhabited the North Western and South Western shores of Africa.

Act 7–All members must promptly attend their meetings and become a part and partial of all uplifting acts of the Moorish Science Temple of America. Members must pay their dues and keep in line with all necessities of the Moorish Science Temple of America then you are entitled to the name of "Faithful." Husband you must support your wife and children, wife you must obey your husband and take care of your children and look after the duties of your household. Sons and daughters must obey father and mother and be industrious and become a part of the uplifting of fallen humanity. All Moorish Americans must keep their hearts and minds pure with love, and their bodies clean with water. This Divine Covenant is from your Holy Prophet Noble Drew Ali thru the guidance of his Father God Allah.

Moorish American Prayer
Allah the Father of the universe,
the Father of Love, Truth, Peace, Freedom and Justice.
Allah is my protector, my guide and my salvation by night and by day
thru his Holy Prophet Drew Ali. "Amen."


The Moorish Science Temple of America
Home Office of Noble Drew Ali
Home Office: Chicago Ill., U.S






ADDITIONAL LAWS FOR THE MOORISH AMERICANS
(BY THE PROPHET NOBLE DREW ALI)

 

ACT 1–Grand Sheiks, and Governors, and heads of all Temples, all Businesses; Each said Temple must be approved by the Prophet Noble Drew Ali. Before acting upon by any members, let it be finance, property, or any line of life that will cause members to sacrifice finance, etc., that will cause the support of any group of members. Any former officer that violates these laws is subject to be removed from his office under heaven restrictions, etc., by the Prophet or the Grand Sheik.

ACT 2–All members are to attend their adept meetings and their public meetings promptly. If a member is found standing around on their meeting period, shall be fined 50 cents on the first case, and on the second, he will be fined one dollar ($1.00), which will on your emergency fund. If a member is working, his monthly dues must be paid, and if he has money in the bank, he must subscribe for as much as he is able, to the Moorish Uplifting Fund, because it takes finance to uplift a Nation.

ACT 3–It is lawful and divine duty of every good member if he is able in finance, to aid me in saving the nation and if he does not, he is an enemy to the cause of uplifting his own people and Justice must catch you. Let it be he or she according to Love, Truth, Peace, Freedom and Justice as I have the power invested in my hands and I will have to enforce the law in order to save to nation.

ACT 4–All members while making public speech must not use any assertion against the American flag or speak radical against the church or any member of any organized group, because we are to teach Love, Truth, Peace, Freedom and Justice.

ACT 5–All members must promptly attend their meetings and send their children to Sunday School, and the teacher must confirm himself to the questionnaire. And let every member exercise his five senses who is able to do so, because out from your Sunday School comes the guiders of the Nation.

Act 6–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 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 members must proclaim their free national name to be recognized by the governments in which they live and the nations of the earth, this is the reason why Allah the Great God of the universe ordained Noble Drew Ali, the Prophet, to redeem his people from their sinful ways. The Moorish Americans are the descendants of the ancient Moabites who inhabited the North Western and South Western shores of Africa.

Act 7–All members must promptly attend their meetings and become a part and partial of all uplifting acts of the Moorish Science Temple of America. Members must pay their dues and keep in line with all necessities of the Moorish Science Temple of America then you are entitled to the name of "Faithful." Husband you must support your wife and children, wife you must obey your husband and take care of your children and look after the duties of your household. Sons and daughters must obey father and mother and be industrious and become a part of the uplifting of fallen humanity. All Moorish Americans must keep their hearts and minds pure with love, and their bodies clean with water. This Divine Covenant is from your Holy Prophet Noble Drew Ali thru the guidance of his Father God Allah.

 


GENERAL LAWS:
- AS SAID BY THE PROPHET
Instructions of Tuesday night

You see what happened to-day don’t you!

Every Temple—The head of every Temple are to function by words, deeds, and actions, imitating the Prophet. Especially when teaching Moors, any group of Moors. These are the General Laws— the Supreme laws will be handed you to-morrow night. The Supreme Council will be chosen to-morrow, consisting of seven men, tried and true, accepted by you according to their words, works and deeds.

The head of all temples are to give an account once a month of all finances into the Grand Body and the Grand Sheik—Grand Sheikess—Governor, and Grand Governor of any said Temple are to work hand in hand and intercede that the Prophet is the Law. They are to know they are a part of the law and must obey.

The Heads of all Temples are to by force refrain from all wrath words, profanity in the mildest form from his members. They must live the life of Love, Truth, Peace, Freedom, and Justice, and refrain from all alcoholic liquors or any other harmful things that will terminate to destroy Peace, or any other of the Divine Principles. They are not to contribute to anything that will cause the public to disagree with he or she. And for one to lead a group of Moors, you must keep your house clean – – clean with good deeds, kind words-your wives, brothers 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, sisters and brothers, is free; not only here but all over the world. The button is 25 cents, card 25 cents; and one month’s dues is paid. Every member pays 50 cents 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 not working or in the position to work. If you neglect to fulfill this small duty assigned you, how can you rightfully expect money or other help when you are sick or otherwise disable? And to be a real Moorish leader you must study the Koran and the Divine constitution that is handed down unto you by I, the Prophet. The head of any Temple can maintain an emergency fund, which cannot exceed the amount of from twenty-five cents to fifty cents a week per member. All public collections and dues also go to the support of the Temple and its domestic work. The head of every Temple must, by law, obey the word of the Prophet, and if any head leader or head of any Temple fails to obey these laws -embezzlement is his 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 being placed under a very heavy restriction of the law.


 

 

 



SUPREME LAWS FROM THE PROPHET
The Prophet Has Spoken

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 good 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 not be under the influence of intoxicating liquors or any other harmful motive that will terminate to become detrimental to the organization. It must not 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 doings. They must forever live the life of Love at home and it must be known by all the members.

They must not speak rash words nor any profane language in the mildest form before any other individual 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 I, the Prophet. No finance business is to be opened with any group of members of any Temple by the Governor or Grand Sheik or whosoever in charge without the consultation of I, the Prophet. All uplifting funds, books, are to be issued only through I, the Prophet, because that money is to finance the Moorish Movement. The head of any Temple can maintain an emergency fund, which cannot exceed the amount of from 25 cents to 50 cents a week per member.

All public collections and dues also to the supporting of each said Temple and its domestic work. No finance books are to be served 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 his charge, and is subject to enforcement of the law by the Grand Body. And the penalty may be a fine or a removal from office, or placed under a very heavy restriction of the law.

Supreme Words of the Prophet, NOBLE DREW ALI


 

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These Holy and Divine laws are from the Prophet, Noble Drew Ali, the founder of the uniting of the Moorish Science Temple of America. These laws are to be strictly preserved by the members of all the Temples, of the Moorish Science Temple of America. That they will learn to open their meeting and guide it according to the principles of Love, Truth, Peace, Freedom and Justice.

 

Every subordinate Temple of the Grand-Major Temple is to form under the covenant of Love, Truth, Peace, Freedom and Justice; and to create their own laws and customs, in conjunction with the laws of the Holy Prophet and the Grand Temple.

 

I, the Prophet, Noble Drew Ali, was sent by the great God, Allah, to warn all Asiatics of America to repent from their sinful ways; before that great and awful day that is sure to come.