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It states on OUR AUTHORITY, which is found on the back of our Questionaire, in part:"The Moorish Science Temple of America deriving its power and authority from the Great Koran of Mohammed to propogate the faith and extend the learning and truth of the Great Prophet of ALI in America. To appoint and consecrate missionaries of the prophet and to establish the faith of Mohammed in America".

This is part of our mission statement. Our Illustrious Prophet stated that in a more profound sense, our problems are moral and spiritual. By adopting the Religious Creed of our Forefathers, we can address the issues that plague our communities. We can address the : drugs, violence, despair, crime, hopelessness, sky-rocketing incarceration rates, and single-parent households that we see everyday.

The Faith of Mohammed is rooted in the 6 Articles of Faith:

Belief in Allah
Belief in the Angels
Belief in the Prophets
Belief in the Holy Books
Belief in the Divine Decree/Fate
Belief in the Day of Judgment

It is not righteousness that you turn your faces towards the East and the West, but righteous is the one who believes in Allah, and the Last Day, and the angels and the Book and the prophets, and gives away wealth out of love for Him to the near of kin and the orphans and the needy and the wayfarer and to those who ask and to set slaves free and keeps up prayer and pays the poor-rate; and the performers of their promise when they make a promise, and the patient in distress and affliction and in the time of conflict. These are they who are truthful; and these are they who keep their duty. - Sura 2:177

Religious Controversy - (Editorial Article Found within the Original Moorish Guide National Newspaper)

In this age there is still much religious controversy as to the right thing. Big and powerful ministers have come to the conclusion that something is wrong. Some say it is the Ten Commandments, others say there is a lack of sincerity in the purpose of the churches; still others think it is all worthless and not fit for the time it takes to attend them. However or whaterver their final decision might be, it is certain they will make a change or rather try to make one.The fact of the matter is that they have always had only a reflection of the truth and not the real thing. Like one who holds up to the sun a mirror and casts a few of its diverted rays in a different direction, so have they done with the truth that is supposed to have come from the East.There are but few people who know what the truth is about man and that few know that it is foolish to try to impart it to the ignorant.  Although the ignorant has finished college, he is a fool right on, being trained to jump through a hoop. The longer he stays in the schools, the better he can jump, and the move vivid will he defend his jumping. From the East comes all light, but though the sun is hanging at high noon; the blind cannot see.  The same is the Islamic Creed from the East was brought to the Asiatics of America by the Prophet, NOBLE DREW ALI, and offered to those who were sick at heart, tried for many years, yet they are blind and cannot see the light. Nor is the Prophet trying to put new wine in old skins, for he knows that it will burst them. Still he has the only remedy brought by Jesus, Mohammed, Confucius, and all of the other prophets, which remedy is truth. The nations do not want the truth; it is too stern, but until they accept it and find out where it is, there will continue to be religious controversy.

The Holy Prophet Noble Drew Ali teaches us that religion is Allah's relationship with man and the entire Universe. He says that the purpose of religion is to teach man his infirmities, to remind him of his weakness, and to show him that from Heaven alone can he hope for good. Being that Islam is the religion of Allah and now recognizing the Oneness of Allah and man, the goal of man's life, according to Islam, is to attain peace with everything. Peace with Allah and peace with man. This is done through our religious practices and beliefs.

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