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Our students, members and Citizens should be very familiar with Grand Sheik F. Turner-El’s name because his name is on our charter. You will see why he’s an International Grand Sheik after reading these posts, we are able to follow Grand Sheik F. Turner-El’s words, works and deeds through newspaper articles, etc. Born in Cincinnati, Ohio; he graduated from the University of Cairo, he spoke 10 languages fluently, one source shows his full name as Tamad Fredrick Turner-El. Grand Sheik F. Turner-El’s father was Grand Governor E. Turner-El. In the year 1913 in the City of Newark, State of New Jersey, the Prophet Noble Drew Ali formed a group of Moorish Americans under the name of “Canaanite Temple”. E. Turner-El was a member of this group. In 1926, Prophet Noble Drew Ali formed The Moorish Temple of Science No. 1 in Chicago, Illinois and changed the name of the Canaanite Temple to The Moorish Temple of Science No. 10 in the same year. E. Turner-El was the Assistant Grand Sheik of The Moorish Temple of Science No. 10.
In August of 1933 Sheik E. Turner -El moved to the Borough of Brooklyn, City and State of New York; and with the assistance of his son F. Turner-El formed Moorish Science Temple of America No. 23. On the 19th of September 1933 Sheik C. Kirkman-Bey, the national leader at the time clothed E. Turner-El and F. Turner-El with the appropriate power and presented them with a certificate to appoint the national office of Grand Governor for the State of New York to E. Turner-El and Grand Sheik to F. Turner-El. Grand Sheik F. Turner-El and Grand Governor E. Turner-El had under their jurisdiction Temple #21, #23, #27, #34 and #41 in Brooklyn, New York and was put in charge of them by Sheik C. Kirkman-Bey.
Moorish Science Temples across North America should really pay attention to the demonstration of the International Grand Sheik F. Turner-El. Based on the tools, methods and avenues that were/are available; he used them to the best of his ability to demonstrate the National side of the Moorish Divine and National movement. It can be seen by these different departments he had set up:
– The Moorish-American Consulate
– Moorish Diplomatic Service
– The Moorish Council of The Eastern States
– The Moroccan International and Inter-Organizational Association
– Moroccan United Organization Federation
The sign of Grand Sheik F. Turner-El giving Grand Sheik Richardson Dingle-El a charter can be seen as the normal divine procedure of how a Sheik gets a charter in a the proper manner and protocol which is from Grand Sheik to Sheik; however there is a connection with a passing of the baton from the works that Grand Sheik F. Turner-El was doing and the expanding of the National side that was formulated by the Dingle-El brothers and Grand Sheik Richardson Dingle-El bringing to light the Proclamations of President Abraham Lincoln, the 13th Amendment with 20 sections and starting the Moorish School of Law and History. Clearly the International Grand Sheik F. Turner-El, who was appointed by Sheik C. Kirkman-Bey knew where the National side of the movement was going and also Grand Sheik Richardson Dingle-El who sat under the teachings of the founder Prophet Noble Drew Ali and Reincarnated Prophet Sheik John Givens-El. That lineage continues today with the Grand Sheik of Moorish Science Temple the Divine and National Movement of North America, Inc., #13 The Moorish American National Republic who is National Grand Sheik J. Bratton- Bey.
** If there is any one who is a descendant of any of the Moors who walked, was taught or was under the teachings of Grand Sheik F. Turner-El or any family member or descendants of Grand Sheik F. Turner-El that has any stories, pictures, files or documents they would like to share, or would like for us to have, please contact the webmaster or National Grand Sheik J. Bratton-Bey in the contact us section.
*links to More articles featuring F. Turner-El below