July 5, 2017
WHAT IS MOORISH SCIENCE?
The Holy Prophet, Noble Drew Ali, is the fashioner and the architect of the Moorish science discipline, a scientific discipline that is exclusively Moorish. Moorish science is not a religion or, necessarily, a body of knowledge. However, when properly applied by a learned and knowledgeable practitioner, it creates a body of knowledge that separates and distinguishes the practitioner from the institution of slavery and its awful legacy. Moorish science is not a discipline that can used by a European or an unconscious Asiatic, since it, too, is a mental synthesis of the Moorish Americans consciousness of their African heritage and American experience, the Europeans are culturally restrained and the unconscious Asiatics are intellectually restrained. Moorish science is a continuously evolving spiritual, intellectual, and social Thought/process that finds its relevance and vitality in the context of the contemporary of faith, knowledge and information. Therefore, a Moorish American scientist, who has knowledge of his history and a realistic sense of his presence, is never out-of-step with the spiritual and intellectual reality of his period. When the Moorish science discipline is properly applied it is the junction between the two rivers, a fusion between secular and sacred knowledge that reflects the acuity of the Moorish American Moslem's intellect, i.e., his ability to example and offer a solution to today's problems. As a discipline, Moorish science has its distinct characteristics and boundaries that enables the practitioner to function and operate on a very high intellectual and spiritual level. A Moorish American scientist is a logical person who thinks, reason, wills, and understand in an organized, systematic fashion. As a Moorish American scientist who is in tune with the spiritual and intellectual evolution of the Divine and National Movement, he realizes that his destiny is united with the destiny of this Movement, and that Allah is the Sovereign Power.