Over the years, The Moorish Science Temple of America has become a victim to negative News coverage due to false claims of individuals being active members or in some association with our organization. Over the years, we have seen the countless claim of so-called Moorish Sovereignty, Moorish Federation, Moorish Indigenous person and the Moorish Republic; the list continues to grow each year with many bogus claims of association with The Moorish Science Temple of America. We have seated ourselves as vanguards defending against bogus claims, lewd acts and sheer lawlessness of those who continue to set themselves as a threat to our peaceful way of living. National Leader Shaykh Ra Saadi El continues to be vocal in defending The Moorish Science Temple of America-1928 along with its True and Faithful followers. Shaykh Ra Saadi El is the most sought after Moorish American figure who gives clarity and understanding to the News media about the true tenets of The Moorish Science Temple and those claiming to be members. Feel free to contact us for interviews or lectures. Over the years, The Moorish Science Temple of America has become a victim of negative News coverage due to false claims of individuals claiming to be active members or in some association with our organization.
Over the years, we have seen countless claims of so-called Moorish Sovereignty, Moorish Federation, Moorish Indigenous persons and the Moorish Republic; the list continues to grow each year with many bogus claims of having an association with The Moorish Science Temple of America. We have seated ourselves as vanguards defending against bogus claims, lewd acts and sheer lawlessness of those who continue to set themselves as a threat to our peaceful way of living. National Leader Shaykh Ra Saadi El continues to be vocal in defending The Moorish Science Temple of America-1928 along with its True and Faithful followers. Shaykh Ra Saadi El is the most sought after Moorish American figure who gives clarity and understanding to the News media about the true tenets of The Moorish Science Temple and those claiming to be members.
Interviews by News Sources
Factions within religious group disagree over claim to $645,000 Hampton home
Local developers who built the home say it is for sale, but representatives of the Moorish Science Temple of America are arguing about whether it belongs to them.June 28, 2010|By Mike Holtzclaw, | (757) 928-6479HAMPTON — The Moorish Science Temple of America has denounced a group bearing the same name that gained attention last week for announcing it was taking possession of a house being sold for $645,000 in Hampton.Ra Saadi El, who identified himself Monday as the supreme minister of the Moorish Science Temple of America, said the people attempting to claim the house in Hampton are "in disguise" and not legitimately affiliated with the religious organization. Speaking from his office in Atlanta, Saadi El spoke out against people in various U.S. cities whom he characterized as attempting to circumvent U.S. law by claiming citizenship within the Moorish Science Temple.
Syracuse's Moorish Science Temple of America is one of 15 chapters in nation
Syracuse, NY -- Jakada Makkah Bey begins Friday prayer services for Syracuse's Moorish Science Temple of America by raising all five fingers on his left hand and two on his right.
"Seven is a perfect number, " he says. "Our goal is to perfect our ways. Our ultimate goal is to be at peace."
Bey is the spiritual leader - referred to as governor or sheik - of Moorish Science Temple No. 4, which has met in Syracuse since 2001.
The group is one of 15 Moorish Science temples in the country, said Chief Minister Ra Saadi El, who is based in Atlanta. The Syracuse group attracts as many as 20 people to its Friday services, Bey said. There are about 200 members nationwide in the group known as the Moorish Temple of America (1928 Portion), officials said.
The sect is considered the oldest African-American Islamic group in America, founded in 1913 by the Prophet Noble Drew Ali.
Anti-Me No Need No Stinky Car Tags! Me Moorish Indigenous! Ask My Leader!
(Excert) “There are a lot of bootleg groups out there. We call them bootleggers because what they have done is they’ve gone to the temple, got a nationality card, run out and adopted a eurocentric idea or conception, such as sovereignty, driving without a license, not paying taxes,” Chief Minister Ra Saadi El said. Saadi El says anyone who follows DeVante or his book may be surprised when the law is not on their side. “It’s fictitious. If you look at their stuff, they have 50,000 different entitlements of law, this quote, that quote, but not the law itself,” Saadi El said.
What Is a Moorish National Republic?
(Memphis) It’s hard to track down the Moorish National Republic group in Memphis. They exist according to a woman who is squatting in a $2 million dollar home on Shady Grove. Most Moorish groups found online said they have nothing to do with the Memphis group. “We are not a sovereignty group we are not a land grabbing thieving group,” said Shaykh Ra Saadi El with the Moorish Science Temple of America. “We have driver’s license. We pay taxes. We are not a sovereignty group,” he added. We went to a home in south Memphis where the woman who is squatting at the east Memphis home told Memphis Police she lived when she was arrested in October. Tabitha Gentry, also known as Abka Re Bey, was charged for attempting to run over officers.
Anyone claiming being a Moorish American Moslem their claim must be based solely on the premise of what the founder Prophet Drew Ali has declared for anyone to hold such claim. This is not declared based on hearsay, conjecture, or what someone wishes to claim; it is based on the customary rights of becoming an active member within The Moorish Science Temple of America. Feel free to contact us if you want to know the legitimacy of a Moorish Science Temple or those who are claiming to be Moorish Americans.
Feel free to contact us if you want to know the legitimacy of a Moorish Science Temple or those who are claiming to be Moorish Americans.
About Our Leadership
Shaykh Ra Saadi El
Attended Shawnee Community College in Chicago Ill as an undergraduate in 1976; he would later receive an honorary Doctorate from the University of The Moorish Science Temple of America in 2005; with well over 36 years of invested studies within The Moorish Science Temple of America, the foundation of Islamic Nationalism for African Americans, Constitutional Law in relations to the status of Citizenship for African Americans and Islam in America from a Moorish Perspective. His professorship is a strong emphasis in the Sufi concept of Islam, world history, Nationality, Constitutional law and social status. He is presently the only officially recognized Executive Ruler within The Moorish Science Temple of America.
Shaykh Ra Saadi El’s books, I Am Your Prophet: The life, works, and teachings of the first American born Prophet Noble Drew Ali, Islam In a Nutshell and Prescribed Manner of Prayer. Shaykh Ra Saadi El other books include The Scientific Interpretations of The Divine Constitutions and By-Laws and The Koranic Study Guide Book for Moorish Americans and The Controversial Years of The Moorish Science Temple of America.
Shaykh Ra Saadi El articles have appeared in the Moslem Journal newspaper, The Albany NY Times Union, peer-reviewed journals and numerous news sources. He has appeared on many religious and social talk shows such as; Nation 2 Nation filmed out of Hollywood California; The New Nation of Islam filmed out of Detroit Michigan; The State of the Black Family filmed out of Oakland California and his very own hosted television show four years running; Islam In America from a Moorish Perspective filmed from PeoplesTV studios in Atlanta Georgia along with Red Crescent and Star World Studios (RCSWS) a internet media network. He is frequently sought out by national news media as an authority about matters pertaining to Moorish Americans and the organization itself. He has also contributed his expertise in Moorish Islamic history to author Dennis Walker whose book “Islam and the Search for African-American Nationhood” has received worldwide recognition.
Shaykh Ra Saadi El has received many commendations for “Project Chance for Life” Outreach Ministries for his contribution to State and Federal Correctional Institutions which he started back in 1992. He has worked as a Drug Counselor and Spiritual adviser for many years. He is the founder of the very first Theological Moorish Islamic University (Moorish Islamic Theocratic Institute MITI); which has received notoriety from many Islamic schools of thought; The former UMSTA has received recognition by The Pluralism Project at Harvard University.
Reflections of Respect & Honor
Shaykh Ra Saadi El acknowledge by Respected Figures of Faith
Sri Swami Adhyatmanandaji Maharaj of the Sivananda Ashram, Ahmedabad, is a beloved disciple of H.H Sri Swami Chidanandaji Maharaj. Sri Swami Adhyatmanandaji Maharaj of the Sivananda Ashram, Ahmedabad, is a beloved disciple of H.H Sri Swami Chidanandaji Maharaj. He is one of the most sought-after speakers in India and abroad. His lectures are a spontaneous outpouring of divine wisdom. He is a yogacharya, having conducted more than 560 yoga shibirs in India and abroad for armies, universities and private sector companies. Shaykh Ra Saadi El was a guest at a lecture Sri Swami Maharaj was giving and was acknowledge by Sri Swami Maharai for his compassion and was asked to lead a prayer.
Muhammad Hisham Kabbani (born 13 Safar 1364 / 28 January 1945) is a prominent Lebanese-American Sufi Muslim. Kabbani advocates an understanding of Islam described by his supporters as fundamentally based on peace, tolerance, interreligious cooperation, respect, and love. Kabbani has counseled and advised Muslim leaders around the world from Afghanistan to the UK to build community resilience against violent extremism.In the US, his vocal criticism of extremism has stirred controversy among some American Muslims. Shaykh Hisham was delighted to meet with Shaykh Ra Saadi El, the exchange in dialogue was during the Internation Islamic Conference in Los Angeles, 1996.
Shaykh Ahmed Tijani Ben Oma, born in Ghana West Africa. Specialized in Islamic Law and Jurisprudence, including Comparative Religion, Astronomy, Spiritual Science and Healing, Divine Poetry and Chanting, Singing, Fine Arts and Culture. He took Arabic and Islamic Studies at the Kulliyat Athakaffah Al Arabiyah in Ghana and studied and mastered the Biblical Science and History through the Methodist Missionary High School in Ghana. Shaykh Ra Saadi El was embraced by Shaykh Ahmed for his keen knowledge of Islam in American from a Moorish Perspective. The exchange in dialogue was during the Internation Islamic Conference in Los Angeles, 1996.
Derrick Boazman, popular radio personality of Atlanta talk radio 1380 WAOK “TOO MUCH TRUTH” former Atlanta City Councilman Mr. Boazman is President and CEO of Facilitation Strategies, Inc., which specializes in strategic planning and group facilitation activities. Shaykh Ra Saadi El appeared as a special guest to give understanding about The Moorish Science Temple of America.
Min. Ben Johnson; Professor of Christian Spirituality – Columbia Theological Seminary, Ordained Minister of Word and Sacrament – Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Presbytery of Greater Atlanta. Author of over 30 books about Christianity, Beyond 9 /11 Christians and Muslims Together-An invitation to conversation. Shaykh Ra Saadi El continues to be a welcomed addition to the interfaith events which Min.Ben Johnson has hosted in support of dialogue fostering understanding and compassion.
Shaykh Ra Saadi El is a powerful inspirational speaker whose passion is matched by his desire to assist others to know better, do better and live better. By Informing, Educating and Uplifting.