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The Chairman then reads from the Holy Koran of the Moorish Science Temple of. America to the Circle Seven medallion and chain. □ Two small . Page 7. Excerpt from Chapter VII of the Circle 7 Holy Koran Divinely. PREPARED by Prophet Noble Drew Ali: Again Lamaas asked: "What do you say of power?" Pocket Circle 7 Holy Koran Divinely PREPARED by Prophet Noble Drew Ali, as " Holy Instructions" includes some Aquarian Gospel writings, which are ANCIENT.
She is clothed with neatness, she is fed with temperance; humility and meekness are as a crown of glory circling her head. On her tongue dwelleth music, the sweetness of honey floweth from her lips. Decency is in all her words, in her answers are mildness and truth. Submission and obedience are the lessons of her life, and peace and happiness are her reward. The tongue of the licentious is dumb in her presence; the awe of her virtue keepeth him silent.
When scandal is busy, and the fame of her neighbors is tossed from tongue to tongue; if charity and good nature open not her mouth, the finger of silence resteth on her lip. Happy were the man that should make her his wife; happy the child that should call her mother.
She presideth in the house, and there is peace; she commandeth with judgment, and is obeyed. She ariseth in the morning, she considers her affairs, and appointeth to every one their proper business.
The care of her family is her whole delight; to that alone she applieth her study; and elegance with frugality is seen in her mansion. The prudence of her management is an honor to her husband, he heareth her praise with a secret delight. She informeth the minds of her children with wisdom; she fashioneth their manners from the examples of her own goodness.
The words of her mouth is the law of their youth; the motion of her eye commandeth their obedience. She speaketh, and the servants fly; she pointeth, and the thing is done; for the law of love is in their hearts, and her kindness addeth wings to their feet. In prosperity she is not puffed up; in adversity she healeth the wounds of fortune with patience.
The troubles of her husband are alleviated by her councils and sweetened by her endearments; he putteth his heart in her bosom, and receiveth comfort.
Take unto thyself a wife and obey the ordinance of Allah; take unto thyself a wife, and become a faithful member of society. But examine with care, and fix not suddenly. On thy present choice depends thy future happiness. If much of her time is destroyed in dress and adornment; if she is enamored with her own beauty, and delighted with her own praise; if she laugheth much, and talketh loud; if her foot abideth not in her father's house, and her eyes with boldness rove on the faces of men; though her beauty were as the sun in the firmament of heaven, turn thy face from her charms, turn thy feet from her paths, and suffer not thy soul to be ensnared by the allurements of imagination.
But when thou findest sensibility of heart, joined with softness of manners; and accomplished mind, with a form agreeable to thy fancy; take her home to thy house; she is worthy to be thy friend, thy companion in life, the wife of thy bosom. O cherish her as a blessing sent to thee from Heaven. Let the kindness of thy behavior endear thee to her heart. She is the mistress of thy house; treat her therefore with respect, that thy servants may obey her.
Oppose not her inclination without cause; she is the partner of thy cares, make her also the companion of thy pleasures. When pain and sickness assault her, let thy tenderness soothe her affliction; a look from thee of pity and love shall alleviate her grief, or instigate her pain and be of more avail than ten physicians. Consider the tenderness of her sex, the delicacy of her frame; and be not severe to her weakness, but remember thine own imperfections. Consider, thou art a parent, the importance of thy trust; the being thou hast produced, it is thy duty to support.
Upon thee also it dependeth whether the child of thy bosom be a blessing or a curse to thyself; an useful or a worthless member to the community.
Watch the bent of his inclinations, set him right in his youth and let no evil habit gain strength with his years. So shall he rise like a cedar on the mountains; his head shall be seen above the trees of the forest. A wicked son is a reproach to his father; but he that doth right is an honor to his grey hairs. The soil is thine own, let it not want cultivation; the seed which thou soweth, that also shall thou reap.
Teach him obedience, and he shall bless thee; teach him modesty, and he shall not be ashamed. Teach him gratitude, and he shall receive benefits; teach him charity, and he shall gain love. Teach him temperance, and he shall have health; teach him prudence, and fortune shall attend him. Teach him justice, and he shall be honored by the world; teach him sincerity, and his own heart shall not reproach him.
Teach him diligence, and his wealth shall increase; teach him benevolence, and his mind shall be exalted. Teach him science, and his life shall be useful; teach him religion, and his death shall be happy. From the secrets of Allah let man learn wisdom, and apply to himself the instruction they give. Go to the desert, my son; observe the young stork of the wilderness; let him speak to thy heart; he beareth on his wings his aged sire; he lodgeth him in safety, and supplieth him with food.
The piety of a child is sweeter than the incense of Persia offering to the sun; yea, more delicious than odors wafted from a field of Arabian spices of the western gales. Hear the words of his mouth, for they are spoken for thy good; give ear to his admonition, for it proceedeth from love. He hath watched for thy welfare, he hath toiled for thy ease; do honor therefore to his age, and let not his grey hairs be treated with irreverence.
Forget not thy helpless infancy, nor the forwardness of thy youth, and indulge the infirmities of thy aged parents; assist and support them in the decline of life.
So shall their hoary heads go down to the grave in peace; and thine own children, in reverence of thy example, shall repay thy piety with filial love. Ye are the children of one father, provided for by his care; and the breast of one mother hath given you suck. Let the bonds of affection, therefore, unite thee with thy brothers, that peace and happiness may dwell in thy father's house. And when ye separate in the world, remember the relation that bindeth you to love and unity; and prefer not a stranger before thy own blood.
So shall the fortunes of thy father contribute to the support of his whole race; and his care be continued to you all, in your love to each other. The gifts of the understanding are the treasures of Allah; and He appointed to every one his portion, in what measure seemeth good unto Himself.
Hath He endowed thee with wisdom? Hath He enlightened thy mind with the knowledge of truth? Communicate it to the ignorant, for their instruction; communicate it to the wise, for thine own improvement.
True wisdom is less presuming than folly. The wise man doubteth often, and changeth his mind; the fool is obstinate, and doubteth not; he knoweth all things, but his own ignorance. The pride of emptiness is an abomination; and to talk much, is the foolishness of folly; nevertheless, it is the part of wisdom to hear with patience their impertinence, and to pity their absurdity.
Yet be not puffed up in thine own conceit, neither boast of superior understanding; the clearest human knowledge is but blindness and folly. The wise man feeleth his imperfections, and is humbled; he laboreth in vain for his own approbation but the fool peepeth in the shadow stream of his own mind, and is pleased with the pebbles which he seeth at the bottom; he bringeth them up and showeth them as pearls and with the applause of his brethren delighteth himself.
He boasteth of attainments in things that are of no worth; but where it is a shame to be ignorant, there he hath no understanding. Even in the path of wisdom, he toileth after folly; and shame and disappointment are the reward of his labor. But the wise man cultivates his mind with knowledge; the improvement of the arts is his delight, and their utility to the public crowneth with honor.
Nevertheless, the attainment of virtue he accounteth as the highest learning; and the science of happiness is the study of his life. The man to whom Allah hath given riches, and blessed with a mind to employ them alright, is peculiarly favored and highly distinguished. He looketh on his wealth with pleasure, because it affordeth him the means to do good.
He seeketh out objects of compassion; he inquireth into their wants; he relieveth them with judgments and without ostentation. He assisteth and rewardeth merit; he encourage ingenuity and liberally promoteth every useful design. He carieth his own great works; his country is enriched, and the labor is employed; he formeth new schemes, and the arts receive improvement. He considers the superfluities of his table, as belonging to the poor of his neighborhood; and he defraudeth them not.
The benevolence of his mind is not checked by his fortune; he rejoiceth therefore in riches, and his joy is blameless. But woe. His heart hardened with the love of wealth; no grief or distress can make impression upon it. But the curse of iniquity pursueth him; he liveth in continual fear; the anxiety of his mind and the rapacious desires of his own soul take vengeance upon him for the calamities he has brought upon others. What are the miseries of poverty in comparison with the gnawings of this man's heart!
He sitteth down to his morsel in peace; his table is not crowded with flatterers and devourers. He is not embarrassed with a train of dependents, nor teased with the clamors of solicitations. The bread that he eateth is not so sweet to his taste?
The water he drinketh is not so pleasant to his thirst? Yea, far more delicious water than the richest draughts of the luxurious.
His labor preserveth his health, and procureth him a repose, to which the downy bed of sloth is a stranger. He limiteth his desires with humility, and the calm of contentment is sweeter to his soul than all the acquirements of wealth and grandeur. Let not the rich, therefore, presume on his riches; nor the poor in his poverty yield to despondence; for the providence of Allah dispenseth happiness to them both.
Repine not, O man, at the state of servitude; it is the appointment of Allah, and hath many advantages; it removeth thee from cares and solicitudes in life. Be patient, therefore, under the reproofs of thy master; and when he rebuketh thee, answer not again. The silence of thy resignation shall not be forgotten. Be studious of his interests, be diligent in his affairs, and faithful to the trust which he reposeth in thee. Thy time and thy labor belong unto him.
Defraud him not thereof, for he payeth thee for them. And thou who art a master, be just to thy servant if thou expecteth from him fidelity; and reasonable in thy commands if thou expecteth ready obedience.
The spirit of a man is in him; severity and rigour may create fear, but can never command love. Mix kindness with reproof, and reason with authority; so shall thy admonitions take place in his heart, and his duty shall be-come his pleasure.
He shall serve thee faithfully from the motive of gratitude; he shall obey thee cheerfully from the principle of love; and fail thou not, in return, to give his diligence and fidelity their proper reward. O thou, the favorite of Heaven, whom the sons of men, thy equals, have agreed to raise to sovereign power and set as a ruler over themselves; consider the ends and importance of their trust, fax more than the dignity and height of thy station.
Thou art clothed in purple, and seated on a throne; the crown of majesty investeth thy temples, the sceptre of power is placed in thy hand; but not for thyself were these ensigns given; not meant for thine own, but the good of thy kingdom.
The glory of a king is the welfare of his people; his power and dominion rest on the hearts of his subjects. The mind of a great prince is exalted with the grandeur of his situation; he evolveth high things, and searcheth for business worthy of his power.
He calleth together the wise men of his kingdom; he consulteth among them with freedom, and heareth the opinions of them all. He looketh among his people with discernment; he discovereth the abilities of men, and employeth them according to their merits. His magistrates are just, his ministers are wise, and the favorite of his bosom deceiveth him not.
He smileth on the arts, and they flourish; the sciences improve beneath the culture of his hand. With the learned and ingenious he delighteth himself; he siteth in their breasts emulation; and the glory of his kingdom is exalted by their labors.
The spirit of the merchant who extendeth his commerce, the skill of the farmer who enricheth his lands, the ingenuity of the artists, the improvements of the scholar; all these he honoreth with his favor, or rewardeth with his bounty.
He planteth new colonies, he buildeth strong ships, he openeth rivers for convenience, he formeth harbors for safety, his people abound in riches, and the strength of his kingdom increaseth.
He frameth his statutes with equity and wisdom; his subjects enjoy the fruits of their labor in security; and their happiness consists of the observance of the law. He foundeth his judgments on the principle of mercy; but in the punishment of offenders, he is strict and impartial. His ears are open to the complaints of his subjects; he restraineth the hands of their oppressors, and he delivereth them from their tyranny.
His people, therefore, look up to him as a father, with reverence and love; they consider him as the guardian of all they enjoy. Their affection unto him begetteth in his breast a love of the public; the security of their happiness is the object of his care. No murmurs against him arise in their hearts; the machinations of his enemies endanger not the state. His subjects are faithful, and firm in his cause; they stand in his defense, as a wall of brass; the army of a tyrant flieth before them, as chaff before the wind.
Security and peace bless the dwelling of his people; and glory and strength encircle his throne forever. When thou considereth thy wants, when thou beholdeth thy imperfections, acknowledge his goodness, O son of humanity, who honored thee with humanity, endowed thee with speech, and placed thee in society to receive and confer reciprocal helps and mutual obligations, protection from injuries, thy enjoyments of the comforts and the pleasures of life; all these thou oweth to the assistance of others, and couldst not enjoy but in the bands of society.
It is thy duty, therefore, to be a friend to mankind, as it is thy interest that man should be friendly to thee. As the rose breatheth sweetness from its own nature, so the heart of a benevolent man produceth good works.
He enjoyeth the ease and tranquility of his own breast, and rejoiceth in the happiness and prosperity of his neighbor. He openeth not his ear unto slander; the faults and the failings of men give a pain to his heart. His desire is to do good, and he researcheth out the occasions thereof; in removing the oppression of another, he relieveth himself.
From the largeness of his mind, he comprehendeth in his wishes the happiness of all men; and from the generosity of his heart, he endeavoreth to promote it.
The peace of society dependeth on justice; the happiness of individuals, on the safe enjoyment of all their possessions. Keep the desires of thy heart, therefore, within the bounds of moderation; let the hand of justice lead them aright. Cast not an evil eye on the goods of thy neighbor; let whatever is his property be sacred from thy touch. Let no temptation allure thee, nor any provocation excite thee to lift up thy hand to the hazard of his life.
Corrupt not his servant to cheat or forsake him; and the wife of his bosom, O tempt not to sin. It will be a grief to his heart, which thou canst not relieve; an injury to his life, which no reparation can atone. In thy dealings with men, be impartial and just; and do unto them as thou wouldst they should do unto thee. Be faithful to thy trust, and deceive not the man who relieth upon thee; be assured, it is less evil in the sight of Allah to steal than to betray.
When thou selleth for gain, hear the whispering of conscience, and be satisfied with moderation; nor from the ignorance of thy downloader take any advantage. Pay the debts which thou oweth: Finally, O son of society, examine thy heart, call remembrance to thy aid; and if in any of these things thou hath transgressed, make a speedy reparation, to the utmost of thy power.
Happy is the man who hath sown in his breast the seeds of benevolence: From the fountain of his heart shall rise rivers of goodness; and the streams shall overflow, for the benefit of mankind. He assisteth the poor in their trouble; he rejoiceth in furthering the prosperity of all men. He censureth not his neighbor; he believeth not the tales of envy and malevolence; neither repeateth he their slanders.
He forgiveth the injuries of men, he wipeth them from his remembrance; revenge and malice have no place in his heart.
For evil he returneth not evil, he hateth not even his enemies, but requiteth their injustice with a friendly admonition. The griefs and anxieties of men excite his compassion; he endeavoreth to alleviate the weight of their misfortunes, and the pleasure of success rewardeth his labor. He calmeth the fury, he healeth the quarrels of angry men, and preventeth the mischiefs of strife and animosity.
He promoteth in his neighborhood peace and good will, and his name is repeated with praise and benedictions. As the branches of a tree return their sap to the root, from whence it arose; as a river poureth its streams to the sea, whence the spring was supplied; so the heart of a grateful man delighteth in returning a benefit received.
He acknowledgeth his obligation with cheerfulness, he looketh on his benefactor with love and esteem. And if to return it be not in his power, he nourisheth the memory of it in his breast with kindness; he forgetteth it not all the days of his life.
The heart of the grateful man is like the clouds of heaven which drops upon the earth, fruits, herbage and flowers; but the heart of the ungrateful is like a desert of sand which swalloweth with greediness the showers that fall, and burieth them in its bosom, and produceth nothing.
Envy not thy benefactor, neither strive to conceal the benefit he hath conferred; for though to oblige is better than to be obliged, though the act of generosity commandeth admiration, yet the humility toucheth the heart, and is amiable on the sight both of Allah and man.
But receive not a favor from the hand of the proud; to the selfish and avaricious have no obligation; the vanity of pride shall expose thee to shame; the greediness of avarice shall never be satisfied. O thou who are enamored with the beauty of Truth, and hast fixed thy heart on the simplicity of her charms, hold fast thy fidelity unto her, and forsake her not; the constancy of thy virtue shall crown thee with honor.
The tongue of the sincere is rooted in heart; hypocrisy and deceit have no place in his words. He supporteth, as a man, the dignity of his character; to the arts of hypocrisy he scorneth to stoop. He is consistent with himself; he is never embarrassed; he hath courage enough for truth; but to lie he is afraid.
He is far above the meanness of dissimulation; the words of his mouth are the thoughts of his heart. Yet, with prudence and caution he openeth his lips; he studieth what is right, and speaketh with discretion.
He adviseth with friendship; he reproveth with freedom; and whatsoever he promiseth shall surely be performed. But the heart of the hypocrite is hid in his breast; he maketh his words in the semblance of truth, while the business of his life is only to deceive. He laugheth in sorrow, he weepeth in joy; and the words of his mouth have no interpretation.
He worketh in the dark as a mole, and fancieth he is safe; but he blundereth into light, and is betrayed and exposed, with dirt on his head. He laboreth for the character of a righteous man; and huggeth himself in the thoughts of his cunning.
O fool, fool!
The pains which thou taketh to hide what thou art, are more than would make thee what thou wouldst seem; and the children of Wisdom shall mock at thy cunning, when in the midst of security, thy disguise is stripped off, and the finger of derision shall point thee to scorn.
There is but one Allah, the author, the creator, the governor of the world; almighty , eternal, and incomprehensible. The sun is not Allah, though his noblest image. He enlighteneth the world with his brightness; his warmth giveth life to the products of the earth. Admire him as the creature, the instrument of Allah, but worship him not. To the one who is supreme, most wise and beneficent, and to Him alone, belong worship, adoration, thanks giving and praise.
Who hath stretched forth the heavens with His hands, who hath described with his finger the courses of stars.
Who setteth bounds to the ocean, that it cannot pass; and saith unto the stormy winds: Who shaketh the earth, and the nations tremble; who dareth His lightnings, and the wicked are dismayed. Who calleth forth worlds by the words of His mouth; who smiteth with His arm, and they sink into nothing. He hath instituted laws for the government of the world; He hath wonderfully varied them in all beings; and each, by his nature conformeth to His will.
In the depth of His mind, He revolveth all knowledge; the secrets of futurity lie open before Him. The thoughts of thy heart are naked to His view; He knoweth thy determination before they are made. With respect to His prescience there is nothing contingent; with respect to his providence there is nothing accidental. Wonderful is He in all His ways; His counsels are inscrutable; the manner of His knowledge transcendeth thy conception. Pay therefore to His wisdom, all honor and veneration; and bow down thyself in humble and submissive obedience to His supreme discretion.
The Father is gracious and beneficent; He hath created the world in mercy and love. His creatures of His hand declare His goodness, and their enjoyments speak of His praise; He clothed them with beauty, He supporteth them with food, He preserveth them with pleasure, from generation to generation. If we lift up our eyes to the heavens, His glory shineth forth; if we cast them down on the earth, it is full of His goodness; the hills and the valleys rejoice and sing; fields, rivers, and woods resound His praise.
But thee, He hath distinguished with peculiar favor; and exalted thy station above all creatures. But thee, He hath embued thee with reason, to maintain thy dominion; he hath fitted thee with language, to improve thy society; and exalted thy mind with the powers of meditation, to contemplate and adore His inimitable perfections.
And in the laws He hath ordained as the rule of life, so kindly hath He united thy duty to thy nature that obedience to His precepts is happiness to thyself. O praise His goodness with songs of thanksgiving, and meditate in silence on the wonders of His love; let thy heart overflow with gratitude and acknowledgment, let the language of thy lips speak praise and adoration, let the actions of thy life show thy love to His law.
Hath He established his laws in goodness and mercy, and shall He not punish the transgressors thereof? O think not, bold men, because thy punishment is delayed, that the arm of Allah is weakened; neither flatter thyself with hopes that He winketh at thy doings.
His eye pierceth the secrets of every heart, and He rememebereth them forever; He respecteth not the persons or the stations of men. The high and the low, the rich and the poor, the wise and the ignorant, when the soul hath shaken off the cumbrous shackles of this mortal life, shall equality receive, from the sentence of just and everlasting retribution, according to their works.
Then shall the wicked tremble and be afraid; but the heart of the righteous shall rejoice in His judgements. O fear Allah, therefore, all the days of thy life, and walk in the paths which He hath opened before thee. Let prudence admonish thee, let temperance restrain, let justice guide thy hand, benevolence warm thy heart, and gratitude to Heaven inspire thee with devotion. These shall give thee happiness in thy present state, and bring thee to the mansions of eternal felicity in the paradise of Allah.
Weak and ignorant as thou art, O man, humble as thou oughtest to be, O child of the dust, wouldst thou raise thy thoughts to infinite wisdom? Wouldst thou see omnipotence displayed before thee? Contemplate thine frame. Fearfully and wonderfully art thou made; praise therefore thy Creator with awe, and rejoice before Him with reverence. Wherefore of all creatures art thou only erect, but that thou shouldst behold his works?
Wherefore art thou to behold, but that thou mayest admire them? Wherefore to admire but that thou mayest adore their and thy Creator? It is not in flesh to think; it is not in bones to reason. The lion knoweth not that worms shall eat him; the ox perceiveth not that he is fed for slaughter. Something is added to thee, unlike to what thou seest; something informs the clay; higher than all is the object of thy senses.
Behold, what is it? The body remaineth perfect after it is fled; therefore it is no part of it; it is immaterial, therefore it is eternal; it is free to act; therefore it is accountable for its actions. Knoweth the ass the use of food, because his teeth mow down the herbage?
Or standeth the crocodile erect, although his backbone is as straight as thine? Allah formed thee as He formed these; after them all wert thou created; superiority and command were given thee over all, and of His own breath did he communicate to thee the principle of knowledge. Know thyself and the pride of His creation, the line uniting divinity and matter; behold a part of Allah Himself within thee; remember thine own dignity; nor dare descend to evil or to meanness.
Who planted terror in the tail of the serpent? Who clothed the neck of the horse with thunder? Even He who hath instructed thee to crush the one under thy feet, and to tame the other to thy purpose. Vaunt not thy body; because it was first formed; nor of thy brain, because therein thy soul resideth. Is not the master of the house more honorable than its walls? The ground must be prepared before corn be planted; the potter must build his furnace before he can make his porcelain. As the ocean giveth rise to springs, whose waters return again into its bosom through the rivers; so runneth thy life from thy outwards, and so runneth it into its place again.
Are not thine eyes the sentinels that watch for thee? Yet how often are they unable to distinguish truth from error? Keep thy soul in moderation; teach thy spirit to be attentive to its good; so shall these its ministers be always to thee conveyances of truth. Thine hand, is it not a miracle? Is there in the creation aught like unto it? Wherefore was it given thee, but that thou mightest stretch it out to the assistance of thy brother?
Why of all things living are thou alone made capable of blushing? The world shall read thy shame upon thy face; therefore do nothing shameful. Fear and dismay, which robs thy countenance of its ruddy splendor, avoid guilt, and thou shalt know that fear is beneath thee, that dismay is unnamely. Wherefore to thee alone speaks shadows in the vision of the pillow?
Reverence them; for know that dreams are from on high.
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Thou man alone canst speak. Wonder at thy glorious prerogative; and pay to Him who gave it to thee a rational and welcome praise, teaching thy children wisdom, instructing the offspring of thy loins in piety.
The blessing, O man, of thy external part is health, vigor and proportion. The greatest of these is health. What health is to the body even that is honesty to the soul.
That thou hast a soul is of all knowledge the most certain of all truths the most plain unto thee. Be meek, be grateful for it. Seek not to know it perfectly. It is inscrutable. Thinking, understanding, reasoning, willing, call not these the soul. They are its actions, but they are not its essence. Raise it not too high, that thou be not despised.
Be not thou like unto those who fall by climbing; neither debase it to the sense of brutes, nor be thou like to the horse and the mule, in whom there is no understanding. Search it by its faculties: They are more in number than the hairs of thy head; the stars of heaven are not to be counted with them.
Think not with Arabia, that one soul is parted among all men; neither believe thou with the sons of Egypt, that every man hath many; know, that as thy heart, so also thy soul is one.
Doth not the sun harden the clay? Doth it not also soften the wax? As it is one sun that worketh both, even so it is one soul willeth contraries. As the moon retaineth her nature, though darkness spread itself before her face as a curtain; so the soul remaineth perfect, even in the bosom of a fool. She is immortal; she is unchangeable; she is alike in all. Health calleth her forth to show her loveliness, and application anointeth her with the oil of wisdom.
Although she shall live after thee, think not she was born before thee. She was created with thy flesh, and formed with thy brain. Justice could not give her to thee exalted by virtues, nor mercy deliver her to thee deformed by vices. These must be thine, and thou must answer for them. Suppose not death can shield thee from examination; think not corruption can hide thee from inquiry. He who formed thee of thou knowest not what, can he not raise thee from thou knowest not what again?
Perceiveth not the cock the hour of midnight? Exalteth he not his voice to tell thee it is morning? Knoweth not the dog the footsteps of his master? Flieth not the wounded goat unto the herb that healeth him? Yet when these die, their spirit returneth to dust; thine alone surviveth. Envy not to these their senses, because quicker than thine own. Learn that the advantage lieth not in possessing good things, but in the knowing to use them. Hadst thou the ear of the stag, or were thine eyes as strong and piercing as the eagles; didst thou equal the hound in smell, or could the ape resign to thee his taste, or could the tortoise her feeling; yet without reason what would they avail thee?
Perish not all these like their kindred?
The lips of the wise are as the doors of a cabinet; no sooner are they opened but treasures are poured out before thee. Like unto trees of gold arranged in beds of silver are wise sentences uttered in due season. Canst thou think too greatly of thy soul?
Or can too much be said in its praise? It is the image of Him who gave it. Remember thou its dignity forever; forget not how great a talent is committed to thy charge.
Think not that thou canst lose her in a crowd; suppose not that thou canst bury her in thy closet. Action is her delight, and she will not be withheld from it.
Her motion is perpetual; her attempts are universal; her agility is not to be suppressed. Is it at the uttermost parts of the earth? She will have it. Is it beyond the regions of the stars? Yet will her eye discover it, Inquiry is her delight. As one who traverseth the burning sands, in search of water, so is the soul that thirsteth after knowledge.
Guard her for she is rash; restrain her, for she is irregular; correct her, for she is outrageous; more supple is she than water, more flexible than wax, more yielding than air. Is there aught that can bind her? The end of her search is truth; her means to discover it are reason and experience. But are not these weak, uncertain and fallacious? How then shall she attain unto it? Perception of thyself, the knowledge of Him who create thee, the sense of worship thou owest unto Him.
Are not these plain before thy face? And, behold! What is there more that men needeth to know? As the eye of the morning to the lark, as the shade of the evening to the owl, as honey to the bee, or as the carcass to the vulture even such is life unto the heart of man. Though bright, it dazzleth not; though obscure, it displeaseth not; though sweet, it cloyeth not; though corrupt, it forbiddeth not, yet who is he that knoweth its true value?
Think not, with the fool, that nothing is more valuable; nor believe, with the pretended wise, that thou oughtest to condemn it. Love it not thyself, but for the good it may be of to others. Gold cannot download it for thee neither mines of diamonds download back the moment thou hast now lost it. Employ the succeeding ones in virtue. Say not that it were best not to have been born: Would the fish swallow the bait if he knew the hook were hidden therein?
Would the lion enter the toils if he saw they were prepared for him? So neither, were the soul to perish with this clay, neither would a merciful Father have created him; know hence thou shalt live afterwards.
As the bird, enclosed in the cage before he seeth it, yet teareth not his flesh against its sides; so neither labor thou vainly to run the state thou art in, but know it is alloted thee, and be content with it. Though its ways are uneven, yet they are not all painful. Accommodate thyself to all; and where there is the least appearance of evil, suspect the greatest danger. When thy bed is straw, thou sleepest in security; but when thou stretcheth thyself on roses beware of the thorns.
A good death is better than an evil life; strive therefore, to live as long as thou oughtest, not as long as thou canst. While thy life is to others worth more than thy death, it is thy duty to preserve it.
Complain not, with the fool, of the shortness of thy time: Take off the time of thine infancy, thy second infancy of age, thy sleep, thy thoughtless hours, thy days of sickness; and, even at thy fulness of years, how few seasons hast truly numbered!
To what end would longer life have served thee? Wishest thou to have had an opportunity of more vices? As to the good, will not He who limited thy span, be satisfied with the fruits of it? To what end, O child of sorrow, wouldst thou live longer. To breathe, to eat, to see the world? All this thou hast done often already.
Too frequent repetition, is it not tiresome? Or is it not superfluous? Wouldst thou improve thy wisom and thy virtue? What art thou to know? Or who is it that shall teach thee? Badly thou employest the little thou hast; dare not, therfore, to complain that the more is not given thee.
Repine not at thy want of knowledge; it must perish within the grave. Be honest here, thou shalt be wise hereafter. Are they riotous? Are they cruel? Are they ungrateful? Learn from them, rather, that innocence of manners are the paths of good old age. Man, who dares enslave the world, when he knows he can enjoy his tyranny but for a moment, what would he not aim at, if he were immortal. Enough hath thou of life, but thou regardest it not; thou are not in want of it, O man, but thou art prodigal; thou threwest it lightly away, as if thou hadst more than enough; and yet thou repinest that it is not gathered again unto thee.
Know, that it is not abundance which maketh rich, but Economy. Labor not after riches first, and think thou wilt afterwards enjoy them. He who neglecteth the present moment, throweth away all that he hath. And it was not for a messenger to come with a sign except by permission of Allah. For every period a book is revealed.
People that want Prophet Mohammed to be seen according to their ethnic standard propagate this myth. In fact, the Koran of Prophet Mohammed states that: "It is God who has sent down to you the book: In it are verses clear muhkamat , they are the foundation of the book, others are unspecific mutashabihat.
The only Savior of the world is love; and Jesus, son of Mary, comes to manifest that love to men. Now, love cannot be manifest until its way has been prepared, and naught can rend the rock and bring down lofty hills and fill the valleys up, and thus prepare the way, but purity.
Bar, D. Kahn, J. But purity in life men do not comprehend; and so, it, too, come in flesh. And you, Elizabeth, are blessed because yours is purity made flesh, and he shall pave the way for love. And when the world is ready to receive, lo, Allah will send a messenger to open the book and copy from its sacred pages all the messages of Purity and Love.
Then every man of earth will read the words of life in language of his native land, and men will see the light, walk in the light and be the light. And man again will be at one with Allah. The above verses from the Moorish Koran appear to present a sound explanation for from the Koran of Mecca.
In many pieces of artwork, we see the fez worn by Moors and peoples of other ethnicities or nationalities all throughout the historical record.
You can see the same shape of fezzes as earlier ancients wore. Possibly century painting Other symbols that many allude to as a Freemasonic borrowing like the handshake used by the Moorish American Moslems in their iconography, shows the shallowness of the researchers.
This symbolism of the handshake does not originate with Freemasonry or Shriners, but can be found in many instances of the ancient world. Figure 5: Funerary stele of Thrasea and Euandria. Marble, ca. The figure shows Seth, the God of the Moors of Libya who ruled Lower Egypt northern , uniting the two lands with the God Horus, the God of upper southern Egypt In ancient Egyptian iconography which can be seen in figure 6, this symbolic gesture is shown in typical symbolic Egyptian pictograph form where two Gods are shown tying together certain plants to finalize the unification of two lands north and south.
Unfortunately, even great leaders that have come to our people have taken their shots at Prophet Noble Drew Ali in their lectures and literary works. Malachi Z. York states in his book Who is Noble Drew Ali , on pp. York, who was then known as Imaam Isa, echoed the same type of polemical assertions as the academics with his guess that Prophet Noble Drew Ali did not teach Islam in its purest form or, that he did not know Arabic.
If he knew Arabic or not cannot be attested to nor can it be found in historical renderings of the Moorish Science Temple of America written or oral as direct testimony from Ali or, direct testimony from any member alive when, or, after the death of Noble Drew Ali.
What can be found in historical records of the movement however is that Prophet Noble Drew Ali hosted two Moslems of the east in his private quarters as was reported by the Chicago defender of that day. We can only guess but guessing here serves no purpose either way.
Another point to note is that Islam is not defined by the Arabic language. Such a notion is fallacious. As a matter of fact, the Koran of Mecca was not revealed in the Arabic language that we know today; it was revealed in the Moabite language Mudar The Moorish alliance never fo got thei Moa i o igi.
Ch istia h o i les so eti es efe ed to the Al o a ids as Moa ites. There are u e ous efe e es to the Moa ites i the Ch o i a Adepho si [e. His whole research paper is filled with holes and his attempts to draw conclusions for the readers themselves, clearly outlines a possible polemical agenda as Mr. Abdat follows a more eastern form of Mohammedanism as his social media profiles suggest.
First, Ali boasted of at least 3 temples in Virginia during the 1st Moorish National Convention in suggesting significant influence there.
Abdat makes it appear as if these Temples in Virginia, all three of them, are placed there all because it makes sense! This State Virginia would have the most Temples because Noble Drew sup e e att i utes a d supe io ualities.
A a Chej e, A a i La guage Mi esota: Haffe a P ess, 9 9 ; We fi d that ith ega d to lea i di atio of hat o e a ts to e p ess and full expression of meaning, Arabic as it is spoke toda follo s the a s of the Muda la guage… The efo e, Arabic speech is more concise and uses fewer words and expressions than any other language.
This is what was meant in the following remark by Muhammad: "I was given the most comprehensive words, and speech was made sho t fo e. Not so fast. Why establish only three in the place where he held the most sway but four in a place that he possibly did not know that well? Temple No. If we are to use Mr. If Mr. Does this not beg the question? This type of fill in the blank inductive reasoning scholarship is polemical at best.
He dubiously uses an old WWI registration card as his proofs. Virginia native? Accessed Ancestry. Figure 9: WWI registration form Courtesy of familysearch.
Abdat erroneously attributes this to a blind following believing anything and everything said by Noble Drew Ali and calls any historical references to such as hagiography perpetuated by the membership since the passing of Noble Drew Ali. Abdat creates another informal fallacy in this regard by employing poor research methodology with what appears to be an attempt to make Prophet Noble Drew Ali seem like a fraud.
Can an illiterate man write in cursive and sign his name? Abdat went to make his tale appear real, hereby exposed. Also, another one of our luminaries in the cause of justice for our people, although claiming to be carrying on the works of Prophet Noble Drew Ali, that being Elijah Muhammad of the Nation of Islam,21 made some claims that were absolutely untrue about Prophet Noble Drew Ali and would attribute the bringing of nationhood and a flag to our people as something instituted by his leader, Fard Muhammad.
He has power over the heaven and the Earth. He called us a Nation of the first time… He brought to us a Flag to represent our independence as a Nation. He offered us a Flag which represents an independent people. He said: "Our Nationality in this government began with the parade.
He believed that Chicago would become a second Mecca. Drew Ali crafted Moorish Science ideology from a variety of sources, a "network of alternative spiritualities that focused on the power of the individual to bring about personal transformation through mystical knowledge of the divine within".
His approach appealed to thousands of African Americans who had left severely oppressive conditions in the South through the Great Migration and faced struggles adapting in new urban environments.
Noble Drew Ali is in white in the front row center. It is possible that Drew Ali did actually travel to Egypt and Morocco, but historians believe that after leaving North Carolina, he moved to Newark , New Jersey , where he worked as a train expressman.
There he instructed followers not to be confrontational but to build up their people to be respected. In this way, they might take their place in the United States of America by developing a cultural identity that was congruent with Drew Ali's beliefs on personhood. The leader of a particular temple was known as a Grand Sheik , or Governor. Noble Drew Ali was known to have had several wives.These courtesans and thieves are children of my Father Allah; their soul are just as precious in His sight as yours, or of the Brahmic priests.
As soon as they had passed the city's gates, they rushed upon Him, smote Him with their hands, they spit upon Him, stoned Him and He fell upon the ground. When will of man and will of Allah are one, the resurrection is a fact. The council of the brotherhood convened, and Jesus stood before the hierophant; He answered all the questions that were asked with clearness and with power. Now, hear me men. I conquered death, I stamped upon him and arose.
If man would find his devil he must look within; his name is self.
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