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The Holy Koran of the Moorish Science Temple of America (Paperback)
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The Prophet Noble Drew Ali wrote The Holy Koran of the Moorish Science Temple of America -- The "Circle 7 / Circle Seven Koran" -- to teach that blacks are all of Moorish origins but have had their Muslim identity taken away from them through slavery and racial segregation. Ali advocated that they should "return" to the Islam of their Moorish forefathers, redeeming themselves from racial oppression by reclaiming their historical spiritual heritage. Many of the group's formal practices were derived from Muslim observances. The Moorish Science Temple of America required rigorous obedience to the Prophet's regulations, and certain foods were forbidden. The group's sacred text was the (Circle Seven) Holy Koran, which was distinct from the Quran of orthodox Islam and which members considered to have been divinely revealed by Allah to The Noble Drew Ali. The Circle 7 begins with a long narrative spanning from the Fall of Man to the Resurrection of Jesus; it includes moral instructions by the prophet Drew Ali, and closes with a prophecy of the imminent "uplift of fallen humanity."The Prophet Noble Drew Ali combined elements of major traditions to develop a message of personal transformation through historical education, racial pride and spiritual uplift. His doctrine is intended to provide African Americans with a sense of identity, and to promote civic involvement.