“Every subordinate Temple of the Grand-Major Temple is to form under the covenant of Love, Truth, Peace, Freedom and Justice; and to create their own laws and customs, in conjunction with the laws of the Holy Prophet and the Grand Temple. I, the Prophet, Noble Drew Ali, was sent by the great God, Allah, to warn all Asiatics of America to repent from their sinful ways; before that great and awful day that is sure to come” – MHK: Chapter XLVII, verse 14
We organized as the Moorish Holy Temple of Science in the year of 1925, and were legally incorporated as a civic organization under the laws of the State of Illinois on November 29th, 1926. The name Moorish Temple of Science was changed to the Moorish Science Temple of America, May 1928, in accordance with the legal requirements of the Secretary of the State of Illinois.
In 2013, in the Western region of Northwest Amexem Territory, The International Asiatic Moorish Hip Hop Temple opened our doors to all. We are continuing the great work and saving ourselves, as the Universal Prophet Noble Drew Ali directed.
The letter “I” represents the International aspect of our Temple. We work with and serve people of all nations, origins, races, creeds, and backgrounds.
The letter “A” represents Asiatic. Anciently, the Earth was not divided into 7 continents, but was one complete land mass. In those days and times, the Earth was called Asia. Asiatic honors our ancient foremothers and forefathers.
The letter “M” represents Moorish. Moor. Muur. Mr.
The remaining two “H” letters represent Hip Hop. We use our Indigenous culture (Hip Hop) as a tool, a Cosmic unifying force. It brings all peoples together – Old and young, “black” and “white”, East and West, Rich and Poor, Woman and Man, etc.
The IAMHH Temple # 23 embraces all aspects and perspectives of Our Creator.
We honor all true and divine prophets.
All is One.
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