Public Service Annoucement About Naturalization To All Citizens And Moorish-Americans

September 8th, 2018   •      •   no comments   

Source: Video made by Elijah Hasan. Video was uploaded to the New York Republic Youtube channel under subordinate Temple #1 – NY Republic

A young brother speaking on the policy of freedom of President Abraham Lincoln and Naturalization to become a True American U.S.A. Citizen which is all under the Hebrew Code which backs up the Nationality and Birthrights of Moorish-Americans. Some of the many degrees of truth brought by Prophet Noble Drew Ali if we study. The process of Naturalization according to law was demonstrated by Grand Sheik Richardson Dingle-El when he resurrected the 13th Amendment with 20 sections. More information pertaining to Naturalization, along with Colonization, Compensation and the National side of the Moorish Movement can be learned through the classes of the Moorish School of Law and History. Any questions for clarity can be sent to the Sunday LIVE weekly conference call email at and your questions will be answered on our conference call.

Join us at the Naturalization Ceremony 2018

August 5th, 2018   •      •   Comments Off on Join us at the Naturalization Ceremony 2018   

Congratulations Graduates!

Join us at the Naturalization Ceremony 2018

Graduating students it is time to take the Oath Of Amnesty and Reconstruction on your journey to becoming True Moorish American Citizens, uphold the United States Constitution, Proclamations of President Abraham Lincoln and the ancient Hebrew Law.

Holy NightHoly Night

October 12th, 2018
8pm to 10pm

The National Blacks in Wax “The Mansion”
1649 E. North Avenue & Broadway
Baltimore, MD 21213

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October 12th, 2018
10pm until…

Terre Cafe
101 E 25th Street
Baltimore MD 21218
Phone: (410) 777-5277

Naturalization Ceremony

* The Ceremony *

October 13th, 2018
12pm to 5pm

The Champagne Ballroom
2701 W Patapsco Ave
Baltimore, MD 21230
(410) 644-3434

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Click to view 2015 ceremony

Moorish Children Sunday School Lesson

June 17th, 2018   •      •   no comments   

Similarities and Differences of The Moorish Science Temple of America and The Vatican city-State.

VENN DIAGRAM uses overlapping circles or shapes to compare (similarities) and contrast (differences) two different things.

3 Things Our Sunday School Children are being Taught

February 13th, 2018   •      •   no comments   

1. We are the only Moorish Movement that is teaching the National Side of The Movement – according A Warning From The Prophet in 1928.

2. We are the only Moorish Temple not registered like a church, non profit, or 501c3.

3. We are the only Moorish Movement legally Naturalizing, taking the Oath of Amnesty and registering with The Moorish National Bureau of Vital Statistics located in Baltimore, Maryland Republic to be recognized by the Government and the Nations of the earth.

The Children’s Sunday School, A Reader’s Theater Presentation of “Amerika Is Afrika” poem

Our officials demonstrating Civics on The Mentoring Clinic WOLB Talk 1010

February 11th, 2018   •      •   no comments   

Our officials demonstrating Civics on The Mentoring Clinic WOLB Talk 1010

NGS Bratton-Bey, S Maddox-Bey, and Green-El on Nov 7, 2017
NGS Bratton-Bey, S Dixon-Bey, and Green-El on Jan 16 2018

Breaking Bread with The Nation of Islam

January 28th, 2018   •      •   no comments   

Below are pictures of our beloved National Officials of The Moorish Science Temple, The Divine and National Movement Of North America Inc., #13, The Moorish American National Republic making ground breaking moves in order to link with our SisTers and Brothers of the Nation of Islam. A big thank you deposited unto one of our beloved Deputy Sheik Roy Bey for establishing the opportunity to link our National Grand Sheik J. Bratton-Bey with one of the head Mosques located in Harlem, New York, Mosque #7 under the leadership of Senior Minister H. Muhammad. A relationship and communication has been established and we look forward to supporting the efforts of bridging the gap between the families.


The Warning For Moors Who Are Confused On How To Navigate And The Need To Learn About the National Side Is Getting Louder And More Serious

January 19th, 2018   •      •   3 comments   

The law enforcement agencies, local, State and Federal agencies are forming task forces, investigating intelligence units to come down on and counter so called sovereign citizens. Those who are so called white sovereign citizens, melanated so called sovereign citizens and Moors who are under that banner and recognized as such who are out of line with the authority and teachings of Prophet Noble Drew Ali. You can read the full article at the bottom of this post by clicking on the link. As it has been explained on our Sunday Conference Calls a few times, so called sovereign citizen paperwork, so called sovereign language, UCC (Uniform Commercial Codes), United Nation Declarations, Expatriation procedures, etc has infected the Moorish movement. Prophet Noble Drew Ali has been noted to have said “If you want European Grand Sheiks, I can give them to you.” Meaning, Prophet Noble Drew Ali got tired of the Moors always running to the Europeans and accepting their verification over his lessons of freedom and salvation. Some Moors with good intentions who have not been properly educated, some with criminal or negro mentalities, those looking to get a quick fix or to get over have mixed what European so called sovereign groups have been demonstrating, and mixing those demonstrations with the documents and information that Prophet Noble Drew Ali was bringing to our people for our salvation.

One of the main reasons why many Moors are confused is because they have not been educated about the “National” side of our Divine and National movement. The National side is where the laws of freedom, the laws that protect our members, Citizens and students; the full process of proclaiming your nationality and the laws that gives us the right to do everything we need to do in order to build a Nation and Government in Love, Truth, Peace Freedom and Justice with privileges, immunities and protection. The laws of freedom involves the four Proclamations of Abraham Lincoln, the 13th Amendment with 20 sections; not to be confused with the 13th Amendment with 2 sections most know of today, the Hebrew codes that pertains to freedom as shown by Leviticus 25:10 written on the Liberty Bell; understanding how the Moorish National Bureau of Vital Statistics was set up by Grand Sheik Richardson Dingle-El by going to the Pentagon to speak to the military on the naturalization and recording process for all Moorish-Americans to come back lawfully into the Constitutional fold and Union and correct their status, religion, race, name, birth certificate and jurisdiction; and really understand what our Holy Koran, Moorish literature, 101 Questionnaire, Our Authority, our Charter Warrant & Dispensation and our Divine Constitution and By-Laws is really saying especially the “degrees” in Act 6.

There are a few Moorish Science Temples that are not properly registered so they have no saving power or able to do anything political; there are some that only deal with the Divine side and not teaching the National side; along with inner fighting, egos, etc. So it is understandable why many people have turned away their ear, choose to navigate by themselves or mix different procedures in order to stop from getting misused and abused in society by the de facto jurisdiction because of this confusion and stagnation of the greatest movement on the planet. However the

Moorish Science Temple

The Divine and National Movement of North America, Inc; #13

The Moorish National Republic

have been blowing the horn of the National side and have reached out to the many Moorish leaders, factions, groups and well known individuals about really taking a look at the laws of freedom, naturalization, Constitutional law and understand exactly what our founder intended and taught so that our movement no longer stay in turmoil and the people have a solid foundation on how to save themselves with the protection of a Temple and Moorish Government. By not taking a proper look at what the National side is really about, the local, State and Federal agencies are making a list, forming many task forces and different investigative bodies to come down with force against some leaders, Temples, groups and those who claim to be so called sovereign citizens and following behind so called Europeans sovereign citizens on how they wish to do things.

So lets clear up some of the confusion. Lets deal with those who wish to call themselves sovereign citizens. Through study of law and what Prophet Noble Drew Ali has set up, Prophet Noble Drew Ali is the only true Sovereign, the only true Creditor in the western hemisphere. Those who become members and Citizens in his movement are his heir. Prophet Noble Drew Ali demonstrated this by how he registered our movement, what has been recorded for public record the and the language of our Charter, Holy Koran, 101 Questionnaire and Divine Constitution and By-Laws. No “one” individual can be a sovereign. You will see if you study, your God or higher power is your sovereign, which is then represented by the head of the Nation and Government. So anyone wishing to be an individual sovereign is in error of law and Divine law. Hence our “Divine” and “National” movement. The Dred Scott case showed that there is a sovereign “community”, “body” politic, We The People, not an individual. The language that some of our people wish to use will do nothing but get them jammed up in the end, it will seem as confused legal jargon, being a paper terrorist, delusions of grandeur or being a sovereign in black. Studying the language of Prophet Noble Drew Ali is key. As a Prophet, Adept, Angel and Ali, it would only make sense that Prophet Noble Drew Ali had foreseen what was to come and understood the language of law. So misguided Moors or individuals who wish to use the words Native American, Native Indian, American Indian, Amerindian, Aboriginal, First People, First Nation, Original People, Indigenous, Paleo, Pre-Adamite, Autochthon, etc in their documents to prove that is who they are not dealing with specifics and history on who they really are. Nether do they understand the language and information of what Prophet Noble Drew Ali was stating in chapters 45 and 47 in our Moorish Holy Koran and questions 12, 13, 14, 30-32 in the 101 Questions. Those listed above only “describes” the Moor and Moorish Americans, and does not have any holistic saving power; so the de facto jurisdiction will be able to find a way to get jurisdiction or break treaties.

As it has been and will continue to be stated at the beginning of each Sunday Conference Call, the UCC (Uniform Commercial Code) is a trap. By studying the timeline, one will see that that the UCC was formed to counteract what Prophet Noble Drew Ali have done, which is take hold of the land, resources and we have the mandate to prove it. The UCC was birthed in 1942 and crystallized in 1952. It is “fashioned” after or ancient laws and customs of trade and commerce that Moors was the originator of, however Moors do not have to use it in this day and time for our salvation. Also using the UCC and UCC-1 filing to secure your STRAWMAN is committing a fraud. It was explained earlier who the true Creditor is, Prophet Noble Drew Ali and when Moors and those unnaturalized (see Black’s Law Dictionary 9th edition for definition of unnaturalized) come under the Temple and Moorish Government they will be protected and under the umbrella of the true Creditor.

Dealing with the United Nations Declarations, what Moors have to ask themselves; do the United Nation have a Charter? The answer is yes. Then ask yourself, if the Moorish Science Temple have a Charter, when you compare them, which language supersedes the other? It will be clear that the Moorish Science Temple Charter is higher than the United Nation’s Charter, so why are Moors using the Declarations under the United Nation Charter? It will be clear Moors do not know or understand the “National” side of the movement or what Prophet Noble Drew Ali brought. In international law, Charters are seen as treaties, in that situation, the Moorish Science Temple charter in its language supersedes every treaty. So as we can see Prophet Noble Drew Ali has closed up every loop hole; and when he said (paraphrasing) “I have the government, I just need the people”, it will be clear Moors just have to get in line and under his protection.

Those misguided Moors and individuals who wish to Expatriate themselves only think that means that they are leaving from under the jurisdiction of the de facto jurisdiction. However Expatriation means:

(Black’s Law Dictionary 4th Edition Revised page 685)

EXPATRIATION – “The voluntary act of abandoning one’s country, and becoming the citizen or subject of another. The Voluntary renunciation or abandonment of nationality and allegiance.” So not only is one leaving the foreign jurisdiction, they are leaving all jurisdiction, laws of the land, basically naked politically and nationality wise. If you listen to our Sunday Conference Calls and recording, and register to be a student in our Moorish School of Law and History you will see that we do not teach or promote such act or actions. We teach what our founder has highlighted and can be confirm in research that we are part and parcel of the “said” government, we strive to be better Citizens and True American Citizens, and take part in a process of law known as naturalization under the Hebrew codes that enable us to comeback into the Constitutional fold as our founder, Prophet Noble Drew Ali has stated, and with study, it also includes coming back into the Union and no longer be in rebellion as highlighted by one of the four Proclamations of Abraham Lincoln called “Proclamation Of Amnesty and Reconstruction”. So we, of the:

Moorish Science Temple
The Divine and National Movement of North America, Inc; #13
The Moorish American National Republic

is in no way against this said government, we are part and parcel of the said government, we are for enforcing the laws to save the nation, upholding Constitutional Law, Proclamations of Abraham Lincoln, 13th Amendment with 20 sections, teaching law and adhering to what our founder, Prophet Noble Drew Ali has stated in his warning and Act 5 of our Divine Constitution and By-Laws:

“I, hereby inform all members that they must end all radical agitating speeches while at work, in their homes or on the streets. We are for peace and not destruction. Stop flashing your cards at Europeans; it causes confusion. Remember your card is for your salvation. Failure to obey these orders will be of severe consequences. We are Love, Truth, Peace, Freedom and Justice, and when these principles are violated, justice must take its course. Any member or group of members who hold malicious feelings toward the temple or the Prophet, or violate the divine covenant of the Moorish Movement will receive their reward from Allah for their unjust deeds. All true Moors will, and must obey the law as laid down to them by their Prophet.” – Divine Warning by Prophet Noble Drew Ali

“This organization of the Moorish Science Temple of America is not to cause any confusion or to overthrow the laws and constitution of the said government but to obey hereby” – Act 5 of the Moorish Divine Constitution and By-Laws

Our Grand Sheik, J. Bratton-Bey has stated on the public Sunday Conference Calls many times that the

Moorish Science Temple

The Divine and National Movement of North America, Inc; #13

The Moorish American National Republic

is not mixed up with the other Temples, groups or so called sovereign citizen movements, and that Federal Government agencies have contacted us, and we have contacted them, where we have been set aside and clearly distinct from such lawless activity, which also includes communicating with Homeland Security. We therefore encourage and suggest that all Moors, those of our people who are not naturalized under the authority of Prophet Noble Drew Ali and the laws of freedom to please listen to our Sunday Conference Calls and recordings, the information can be found on the left hand side of the page; also register for Citizenship and for the Moorish School of Law classes to be properly educated on our movement, law and history and send in your question to be answered at

If not, the worst is yet to come as our Prophet Noble Drew Ali has stated. Below, you can read an article posted on a website called Southern Poverty Law Center where you can see how serious the local, State and Federal agencies are taking the situation of Moors being confused and wrapped up in so called sovereign citizens actions – Two North Carolina Detectives Build Program for Dealing with ‘Sovereign Citizens’

“To Doula” or “Not to Doula”

January 14th, 2018   •      •   no comments   

To Doula” or “Not to Doula”

Let’s View Some Facts On The Matter

By Sister Nintu Xi Gilmore-Bey

Michigan Republic

The word Doula (Doo-La) is a Greek word meaning Women’s Servant. Women have been serving women in childbirth for many centuries and have proven that support from another woman has a positive impact on the labor process. Most doulas go through academic training with the option to become certified. Doulas assist women in various settings including homebirths, hospitals, and birthing centers. Doulas provide support in the nonmedical aspect of labor and birth. Doulas give continuous emotional support, physical comfort and assistance to our clients while obtaining and sharing information supportive of informed consent before, during and after childbirth. Doulas understand the Physiology and Spiritual connection of birth remaining by the side of the laboring woman. Doulas encourage communication and presence of the father. Doulas also nurture and protect the woman’s memory of her birth experience.

As a Women’s Servant, we give continuous support to the mother and family. Most Doulas advocate for nature’s-way of the birth process.

What is Support?

  • Unconditional
  • Listening, never telling own story
  • Non-Judgmental
  • Offering a hug, touch, handkerchief….caring, i.e. Not offering advice
  • Helping women discover and empower their feelings, Never negating them
  • Supporting and Helping woman identify options, Never telling the client which to choose
  • Discussing steps available to the client –Not take steps for her
  • Helping client Discover she can help herself, empowering her strengths –Not take responsibility for her, nor to rescue her and leave still vulnerable
  • Help women learn to make difficult choices-Not to make it unnecessary for her to make difficult choices

What services does a Doula offer?

During Pregnancy: Helps client prepare for birth and create their own unique “Birth Plan.” Provide emotional support as well as reliable information. Help client to access community resources, offering two or more prenatal visits.

During Labor and Birth: Maintain a continual, encouraging presence at the place of birth. Provide hands-on comfort measures. Help client navigate the medical setting and ensure her wishes are respected.

After Labor: Create or assist with your very own “Birth Story” Memoir. Visit you in your home within days of delivery assisting and answering questions about newborn care. Suggest comfort measures to help postpartum recovery, offering two or more postpartum visits.

In the Know……….

Numerous studies have shown the benefits of doula-supported births. As you consider a doula-supported birth, consider these few findings:

Effects on birth outcomes:

  • Labors are 25% shorter. There are fewer complications.
  • Cesarean rates are reduced by 50%.
  • There is 40% less need for Pitocin (the artificial form of Oxytocin) to speed up labor.
  • Need for forceps is reduced by 40%.
  • Women request 30% less pain medication and 60% fewer epidurals.

Effects on the mother:

  • Greater satisfaction with their birth experience.
  • More positive assessments of their babies.
  • Less postpartum depression.

Effects on the baby:

  • Babies have shorter hospital stays with fewer admissions to special care.
  • Babies breastfeed more easily.
  • Mothers are more affectionate to their babies postpartum.

Effects on the healthcare system:

  • The cost of obstetrical care is dramatically reduced.
  • Women are pleased with the personalized care doulas offer.
  • The benefit of continuous support in labor is recognized by:
    • The World Health Organization,
    • The Medical Leadership Council (An Organization of over 1200 U.S. Hospitals),
    • The Society of Obstetricians and Gynecologists of Canada.

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) recently changed their regulations stating that states can reimburse for “preventive services” recommended by a physician or a licensed practitioner…within the scope of their practice under State law. More Doulas are being trained to work in a medical setting and are adapting to more of a medical perspective to which that Spiritual, nurturing, protection and informed consent aspect are slowly giving way.

Doulas Save Costs For Medicaid Recipients.

Islam Moabites and Moabitesses,

Please allow me to share a little about myself and my journey. I am Nintu Xi(she) Gilmore-Bey and domicile in the Wayne County Michigan Republic with my three children. My Sun sign is Cancer which supports my nurturing Spirit and love for children.

My journey into the service of humanity started in 1995 in the medical profession. I trained and worked as a Certified Nurse Assistant, Medical Assistant, and Phlebotomist with a degree in Science. I’ve worked in the clinical and the administrative setting of the medical profession for over 20 years now in various settings. Also, I was once self-employed as a Servsafe Food Safety Managers Instructor and Registered Exam Proctor training restaurant staff, owners, and managers. Working for Matrix Human Services gave me an opportunity to work as a Data Analyst Associate qualifying and enrolling poverty-stricken families into Matrix community programs and their children into head start. I currently work as an Administrative Assistant to the CEO of a Long Term Acute Care Hospital (LTACH). In 2006, I transitioned into the Wholistic aspect of well-being, curing ailments of my children and helping family and friends. I have been a doula since February 2012 and attended The Center for Childbearing Years in Ann Arbor, Michigan for my academics. I love the work and the families I serviced. After a 2-year hiatus, I am eagerly making my way back into my service as a doula bringing my innovative creativity, courage, Divine Spirit and humility to be of service to women in childbirth. Some of my gifts that I bring as a doula: my innate nurturing Spirit, knowledge in health, food preparation and diet, herbalogy, the ancient art of Tapology, Yoni Steaming, the science of how the mind, body, and hormones work in favor of labor and birth, acupressure and breathing techniques, aromatherapy, imagery and music therapy, Orgasmic Birthing, rebozo cloth techniques, and various comfort measures for pain management and labor progression. My passion leads to my innate desire to become a Midwife with a vision to open a birthing center. I have been journaling this vision for the past 5 years now and I can’t wait to share it with you all, Inshallah.

Peace and Well-Being!


January 14th, 2018   •      •   no comments   


Healing Foods

By Sister Nadira Jenkins-El

Arizona Republic

Let Food be Thy Medicine, and Medicine be thy food”

(attributed to Hippocrates)

In today’s society it seems as if a pill has been created in a lab for any sickness, illness and disease from which any of us may suffer. A few years ago my doctor told me (after several visits) that my blood pressure was high and that same Dr. was now recommending that I start taking medication daily to stabilize it. After going home (prescription in hand), I decided to do some research on the side effects of the prescribed drug. It seems easy enough to just take a pill but listening to the long list of side effects alone scared the holy crap out of me! Not only that, I considered the fact that taking a pill is not a cure. I did not want to have to take a pill every day for the rest of my life, never getting better.

So, I began to wonder, how can I heal myself from this illness naturally? When I posed this question, and began to do research along with my studies toward wholistic wellness, the answer to this question was quite simple and has been right in front of us the whole time!! The human body is created as a very complex organism composed of yet simpler organisms with the ability to heal itself lying within each of us. The best way to achieve that healing is through the foods we put into our bodies. If we supply our bodies with the necessary nutrients, we can, and will, heal and cure most illnesses. Wow!!!! Who would have thought all we have to do is change the foods we are ingesting to heal? Here I am, more than 2 years later with regularly normal blood pressure readings and an overall healthier life!, which is why I want to share with you how you might be able to start healing yourself through your foods.

So, let’s take a little look at some reasons we have had such a major increase in illnesses, allergens and diseases and how we can eat to heal and live a longer healthier life.

Quoting the website: Over the past 35 years, obesity rates have more than doubled. From 2005 to 2006 to 2011 to 2012, rates remained the same. The average American is more than 24 pounds heavier today than in 1960.

More than a third of adults (34.9 percent) were obese as of 2011 to 2012.1 More than two-thirds of adults were overweight or obese (68.6 percent).

Nearly 40 percent of middle-aged adults, ages 40 to 59, were obese (39.5 percent), which was more than younger adults, ages 20 to 39 (30.3 percent) or older adults, ages 60 and over (35.4 percent)”

Enough said! Our food supply has changed significantly in the past 50 years. Instead of many farmers’ markets and people getting their food from local sources as was the case some 50 years past, we now have supermarkets offering people most of their grocery items. This has created the nation’s demand for the mass production of foods eventually introducing and marketing GMO (genetically modified organism) and processed foods to the nation’s consumers. Processed foods have a longer shelf life and the cost is very inexpensive due to chemicals and other preservatives added.

Over a relatively short period of time, we went from eating mostly local, fresh unprocessed foods to eating foods made in laboratories and industrial plants. The remedy to this is to go back to eating locally and organically grown foods keeping in mind that different foods hold different healing properties. For example, some foods such as Turmeric, Celery and Blueberries have anti-inflammatory properties, while super foods like Kale, Spinach, Avocado, Broccoli and Quinoa are foods that are nutrient-rich helping to repair damaged cells. This process is just as simple as eating more live foods (fruits, and vegetables). Believe me this process is a lot easier when you have some creative ideas on getting healthier and live foods incorporated in your eating habits!!

Check out these 3 easy tools you can use to get on the track of eating foods to heal!!!

Fresh juicing

Juicing is a process which extracts water and nutrients from fresh fruits and vegetables providing vitamins and oils necessary for more complete nutrition at the cellular level.

Raw meals

Eating our vegetables and fruit in their raw form provides us very high forms of nutrients, fiber, potassium and magnesium. A report from the ‘Journal of Nutrition’ states that “…increased use of raw foods in our diet lowers both cholesterol and triglyceride levels in the body, some of the main indicators for heart disease, obesity & high blood pressure”. The Global Health website tells us that “…increased energy, improved skin and weight loss are other benefits” of consuming raw foods.

Starting with these three points-of-entry and decreasing, with a view to eliminating, processed and GMO foods you will be well on your way to healing yourself through foods!

Moorticulture 101

January 14th, 2018   •      •   no comments   

Moorticulture 101

Sister Hall-Bey
Maryland Republic

Islam Fellow Moors

As we approach the Islamic Month of Rabi’ul-Akhir – Jumadal-Awwal 1439 (January 2018, Gregorian), with it comes plans to make positive changes in all areas of our lives.  Be it health, career or family related, we can all identify with the idea of “new year, new changes, new resolutions”.  I write this article with love in hopes that we all can begin to embrace and cultivate our lives around being “food sovereign”.

Food Sovereignty, by online definition is “the right of peoples healthy and culturally appropriate food produced through ecologically sound and sustainable methods, and their right to define their own food and agriculture systems”.[1]  Changes in how we identify with food and how our food is supplied has been an ever changing and growing topic of discussion over the past decade.  With the passing of the Nutrition Labeling and Education Act [2] in 1990, this required that all major manufacturers of prepackaged, frozen, canned and liquids food and drinks, label their food products with “Nutrition Facts”; information on the nutritional values per serving size in each product.  The labels detail the amount of saturated and trans fats, cholesterol, sodium, carbohydrates, fibers, sugars and proteins.  It also lists the amount of vitamins, minerals and additives to the products and provides the “Daily Value” of how much the specific food product contributes to the daily value based on a 2000 calorie a day diet.  This additional information brought forth and generated discussions in households around the country and heightened awareness of that of which our purchased food actually consists.

This led to an increase in home gardening (horticulture), with many households looking for foods that are organic (food that is grown without the use of man-made fertilizers, pesticides, growth regulators and are intended to be free of feed additives), Organic food is also regulated by federal legislature to be free of Genetically Modified Organisms or GMOs thusly increasing the need and desire of many US households to grow their own foods.   

A new study reveals that out of nearly 164 million homeowners in the United States, nearly half (49%) have gardened in the past 12 months.[3]  Gardening homeowners are also 26% more likely to buy locally grown food.

Growing our own sustainable foods also contributes and leads to other health benefits that are indirectly related to gardening.  Some of these facts are:

  • An investment of $70 per year can yield up to $530 worth of produce and savings to your grocery budget
  • Vegetables gardeners can increase your homes value by up to 11% of their current market value for the area they live in.  
  • Urban gardeners benefit by “communal gardens, rooftop gardens and indoor gardening which can be shared amongst neighbors and community members
  • Properly planted trees around your home can actually save your home energy bill.  Shade trees can assist in reducing the amount of air conditioning costs and can shield against the wind, reducing your energy costs by 10%
  • There are several health benefits from gardening as well.  The physical activity from gardening can burn 200 to 300 calories per hour.  If you spend 1 hour per day, 5 days of the week, you can burn up to 1250 calories per week.
  • The act of gardening can give you a sense of fulfillment to our own respective human needs across the four existential states of being, doing, having and interacting.  

It is increasingly becoming essential to increase our awareness and educate ourselves around food sovereignty in Moorish-American households across our respective republics.  In the name of Allah, the Holy Quran, Surah Al-Anaam 6, ayat141, via Prophet Muhammad (sa’ alahaialayhiwa-salam) teaches us the following [4]:

And he it is who causes gardens to grow, both trellised and untrellised, palm trees and crops, different kinds of food and olives and pomegranates, alike and unlike.  Eat of each of its fruits when it yields and give its due [zakah] on the day of its harvest.  And be not excessive.  Indeed, he does not like those who commit excess.”

It is written in the Holy Bible, New International Version in the Book of Genesis, Verse 1:29 the following [5]:

Then God said, I have given you every seed-bearing plant on the face of the whole earth and every tree that has fruit with seed in it.  Thy will be yours for food.”

It is written in Chapter 38, v. 1 in the Holy Koran of the Moorish Science Temple of America the following [6]:

“The blessing, O man, of thy external part is health, vigor and proportion.  The greatest of these is health.  What health is to the body even that is honesty to the soul”.

Upon what is taught in our various texts through our Holy Prophets, it is imperative that we begin to learn to grow and sustain our own foods.  We must take heed to the warnings that Mother Earth is giving us through the warming of our planet, the significant climate changes that we are presently experiencing, harnessing our own understandings about food sovereignty, understanding the importance of growing and making or own natural herbs, teas, home remedies, and increasing our knowledge of holistic approaches to man-made diseases that are affecting our communities on a daily basis.  We must begin the process of teaching our children so that future generations of Moorish-Americans can instruct their children on the importance of food sovereignty, thereby separating ourselves and, soon come,making our familiesindependent in determining our food sources and supply, current and future.

In the coming months, we welcome you to this Web Log (Blog).  We will share on a monthly basis, tips, tricks, techniques, photos, pictures, planting schedules, food planting zone maps, natural remedies for insects, pests and wildlife, seed sharing forums and websites, terminology and definitions and answer any questions that one may have about home horticulture.  We welcome and encourage your input, suggestions and ideas of what you would like to read about in this web log in hopes of developing and furthering our understandings regarding food, hand and heart.

Humbly Yours In Love, Truth, Peace, Freedom and Justice,

Sister Hall-Bey
Maryland Republic


[1] According to the U.S. Food Sovereignty Alliance

[2] Inspection Guides, Nutritional Labeling and Education Act

[3] Elements Lawn Care, 15 Gardening Facts and Statistics that will blow your mind

[4] Online Holy Quran, Surah Al-An’am 6

[5] Online Holy Bible, New International Version

[6] Written in the HKMSTA, personal copy
Chapter 38, verse 1