SGS Edward Mealy El, Divine Minister


1st Supreme Grand Sheik of the Moorish Science Temple of America
Edward Mealy El - Master Adept / Divine Minister

The End of Time and the Fulfilling of the Prophecies

  1. The last Prophet in these days is Noble Drew Ali, who was prepared divinely in due time by Allah to redeem men from their sinful ways; and to warn them of the great wrath which is sure to come upon the earth.
  2. John the Baptist was the forerunner of Jesus in those days, to warn and stir up the nation and prepare them to receive the divine creed which was to be taught by Jesus.
  3. In these modern days there came a forerunner of Jesus, who was divinely prepared by the great God-Allah and his name is Marcus Garvey, who did teach and warn the nations of the earth to prepare to meet the coming Prophet; who was to bring the true and divine Creed of Islam, and his name is Noble Drew Ali who was prepared and sent to this earth by Allah, to teach the old time religion and the everlasting gospel to the sons of men. That every nation shall and must worship under their own vine and fig tree, and return to their own and be one with their Father God-Allah.
  4. The Moorish Science Temple of America is a lawfully chartered and incorporated organization. Any subordinate Temple that desires to receive a charter; the prophet has them to issue to every state throughout the United States, etc.
  5. That the world may hear and know the truth, that among the descendants of Africa there is still much wisdom to be learned in these days for the redemption of the sons of men under Love, Truth, Peace, Freedom, and Justice.
  6. We, as a clean and pure nation descended from the inhabitants of Africa, do not desire to amalgamate or marry into the families of the pale skin nations of Europe. Neither serve the gods of their religion, because our forefathers are the true and divine founders of the first religious creed, for the redemption and salvation of mankind on earth.
  7. Therefore we are returning the Church and Christianity back to the European Nations, as it was prepared by their forefathers for their earthly salvation.
  8. While we, the Moorish Americans are returning to Islam, which was founded by our forefathers for our earthly and divine salvation.
  9. The covenant of the great God-Allah: "Honor they father and they mother that thy days may be longer upon the earth land, which the Lord thy God, Allah hath given thee!"
  10. Come all ye Asiatics of America and hear the truth about your nationality and birthrights, because you are not negroes. Learn of your forefathers ancient and divine Creed. That you will learn to love instead of hate.
  11. We are trying to uplift fallen humanity. Come and link yourselves with the families of nations. We honor all the true and divine prophets.

How we Trace Ourselves back to the Founder

The Holy Prophet Noble Drew Ali organized the Moorish Science Temple of America as a Religious Corporation. As such, this Americanized Islamic order has a Sufic complexion to its structure. Mostly all Sufi orders (tariqats) have set laws and rules governing their order and have appointed certain teachers ("masters" or "sheiks") to follow who passed down their succession the teachings to those who seek for truth and guidance. This undying chain of masters (sisila) can never be broken as it is established upon the five highest principles (Love, Truth, Peace, Freedom, and Justice) known to man in the spirit of unity and brotherhood.

Our Lineage (our Supreme Grand Sheiks)

Holy Instructions of Unity

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. Yet be not puffed up in thine own conceit, neither boast of superior understanding; the clearest human knowledge is but blindness and folly.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. Even in the path of wisdom, he toileth after folly; and shame and disappointment are the reward of his labor.
  9. 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.
  10. Nevertheless, the attainment of virtue he accounteth as the highest learning; and the science of happiness is the study of his life.