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SALVATION

ALLAH

UNITY

Moorish Science Temple of America
Subordinate Temple Atlantis
Prophet Noble Drew Ali, Founder 1913

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e rise giving all praises to Allah and the highest of honors to His Holy and Divine Prophet Noble Drew Ali. We extend those honors to the Harbinger and Forerunner of the Prophet, Marcus M. Garvey. We extend honors to all true and divine Prophets: Buddha, Confucius, Jesus, Mohammed etc. We extend honors to you all for when Man honors Man, he honors his Father God Allah.

ACT 7 of the Divine Constitution and By-Laws of the Moorish Science Temple of America states in part, “All members must promptly attend their meetings and become a part and partial of all uplifting acts of the Moorish Science Temple of America. Members must pay their dues and keep in line with all necessities of The Moorish Science Temple of America, then you are entitled to the name of ‘Faithful’...This Divine Covenant is from your Holy Prophet Noble Drew Ali, thru the guidance of his Father God Allah.” As we are on the scene in this electrified age approaching one hundred years since the founding of the Moorish Science Temple of America through the Canaanite Temple in Newark, New Jersey, (founding of the New Ark of the New Jerusalem) in 1913, we seek to be in line with the Prophet's laws on all points. Yet, time and clime changes and we must adapt while still holding fast to the foundation. Even if we are unable to attend our meetings we can still pay dues! The Prophet expressed the importance of paying dues and set guidelines in this regard. “...The heads are not to charge for membership or to over charge for cards, buttons, or for anything issued by the Prophet. Those who contribute to either

subscribe towards the uplifting fund because it . All public collections and dues also go to the support of the Temple and its domestic work. Founder 1913 of the preceding are not Moors but robbers.” “. does not entitle you to the protection that is provided for you. providing that he or she is working or able. and one month’s dues is paid.” “... then you are a nation----until then...” “All members that are able to. if you are loyal Moors.” “All members should pay 25 cents to 50 cents weekly towards the Emergency Fund. how can you rightfully expect money or other help when you are sick or otherwise disable? “The heads of all Temples are to submit a report monthly of all finance..and has not paid his or her dues or assessments. and that must be sent to the Grand Body. This money goes toward the support of the Temple. not only here but all over the world.” “This... you are nothing. If you neglect to fulfill this small duty assigned you. We Moors must maintain a grand treasurer just as in the days of our forefathers.every business transaction or anything pertaining to finance is to be transacted in the name of the Moorish Science Temple of America. The Emergency Fund goes into the bank.. if not paid. cannot consider himself a Moor.” “Membership. But traitors must be excluded from the books after having fair trial by the head of their Temple.” “The head of any Temple can maintain an emergency fund which can not exceed the amount of from twenty-five cents to fifty cents a week per member. and especially if you are not working or in the position to work.That is.. Every member pays 50 cents a month for dues. sisters and brothers is free. The button is 25 cents. card 25 cents.. and under the name of the Moorish Science Temple of America Finance...SALVATION ALLAH UNITY Moorish Science Temple of America Subordinate Temple Atlantis Prophet Noble Drew Ali.

every member is required to pay: 1. $1. which is 25 cents a month. Dues 2.” “So all of you who desire to keep the PROPHET’s Laws. Annual Tax 2.. From all Temples. And all Taxes come to the Grand Body. and your per capita Tax.. which is 50 cents a year. buttons. E.00 A year.and are not allowed to share all the Moorish honors. And the penalty is the embezzlement of the faith of our creed. Fezes. but traitors to their cause and trust. appointed by the Prophet himself.SALVATION ALLAH UNITY Moorish Science Temple of America Subordinate Temple Atlantis Prophet Noble Drew Ali. your Special tax. Badges. Special Tax 3. Therefore. all subordinate Temples must pay the following taxes to Home Office: ` 1. such as cards. or Flags and to pay rent to have a place to meet.” These are the instructions from the Holy Prophet through Bro. You can send your taxes in to the Grand Body by Postal Money Order. which is Annual Tax. are not Moors. And those that are able and fail to act. Founder 1913 takes finance to uplift a nation. Mealy El. All heads of all Temples must observe these laws. Therefore. If you do not attend a Temple this head tax is excluded until further notice) 3. Your taxes.. Per Capita Tax (Head Tax) . which is paid by all. The above are the Supreme Words of the Prophet Noble Drew Ali.. Uplifting Fund according to ability to pay. first Supreme Grand Sheik of the Moorish Science Temple of America. to the Home Office. “You desire to have. Turbans. Per Capita Tax (Head Tax paid to Home Office if you attend meetings of an active Temple. founder of the Moorish Science Temple of America. Emergency Fund (If applicable) 4.

For example.50/month $. Special Tax 6. It cannot EXCEED 25 cents .00 – 2. a loaf of bread in 1928 costs . by the respective Grand Sheik/ess and his or her Sheik board and members.42 As a result of hyperinflation. members are required to pay to the Temple: 1928 1. Emergency Fund 4. Dues 2. and the amount thereof.65 cents. a loaf of bread does not cost . Uplifting Fund $. it costs somewhere between 2.50/year 2013 $15.25 $. 25-$. However.00/month $6.35 $6.05 cents (a nickel).81on average.00/year According to member’s ability to pay ***The Holy Prophet grants the head of each Temple the power to maintain an Emergency Fund.00/year $.00 2013 $3.65 cents.71 $13.00/month $14. In today’s money that equal’s . 2012: 1928 $. Founder 1913 The appropriate amounts instructed by the Holy Prophet and the first Supreme Grand Sheik were entered into the CPI Inflation Calculator and these are the results as of this day.00/month $20. May 14.25/month $. It should be decided whether to actually be enacted. For this cause.SALVATION ALLAH UNITY Moorish Science Temple of America Subordinate Temple Atlantis Prophet Noble Drew Ali. we must make necessary adjustments so that we may finance the nation and help those who may come across dire circumstances.00/year $10. Per Capita Tax 3. Annual Tax 5.50/week $1.00-$27. the price of goods from 1928 does not necessarily reflect the amount today.50 $1. For this cause.

as the Moorish Science Temple of America is a religious non-profit corporation.M. the Emergency fund was not changed from the CPI only rounded to the nearest dollar*** Public Collection goes toward the Temple’s expenses. if applicable. • Annual Tax is due on or before the last day of the National Convention of the Moorish Science Temple of America. Founder 1913 to 50 cents a week. The Temple will not move without the financial support of its members. D. Another point to note is that: ***ALL DUES GIVEN TO THE TEMPLE ARE TAX DEDUCTIBLE! YOU CAN HAVE THESE DUES DEDUCTED ON YOUR TAXES DURING TAX SEASON. All dues. Charity Collection is for the sick or needy.*** (See http://www. Paying dues is an excellent place to start to get in line with all necessities thereby garnering for one’s self the title of “Faithful”. Sheik Way-El. • Per capita taxes are due by the seventh of each month.SALVATION ALLAH UNITY Moorish Science Temple of America Subordinate Temple Atlantis Prophet Noble Drew Ali.gov/publications/p526/ar02. Georgia .html) Moors we can only replicate the successful model demonstrated by Prophet Noble Drew Ali by applying the exact methodology he left us in this new era of time. Your Servant. etc.35 to $6. G. Moorish Science Temple of America Subordinate Temple Atlantis Atlanta. • Special Tax is due on the first day of the National Convention of the Moorish Science Temple of America. • Emergency fund payments. taxes.S.. are tax deductible.irs. • Dues are due by the seventh of each month. which is today $3. Bro.71a week in which is why in the chart above. are due weekly between Friday through Sunday.

ACT 7. 1928. Moorish Science Temple of America. 17) General Laws As Said By The Prophet. Founder 1913 moorishsciencetemple@gmail. 15) Think This Over You Moors. February. Graham Bey. Moorish Guide. Moorish Guide. http://data. October. (1929.SALVATION ALLAH UNITY Moorish Science Temple of America Subordinate Temple Atlantis Prophet Noble Drew Ali.Chicago: Moorish Science Temple of America. Praise Allah) Ali. Chicago. Ali. August 5. 1931.bls. CPI Inflation Calculator. Moorish Science Temple of America. D. Baltimore. February.25&year1=1928&year2=2012 Mealy El. D.com REFERENCES (Information in this packet was compiled by Lasana Tunica El. J. The Mooroon Society Archives. Letter to Bro. (1929. Ali. Prophet Noble Drew Ali. MD. Ill. E.H.pl?cost1=0. (1928.. D. Moorish Science Temple of America The Divine Constitution and By-Laws. . Grand Sheik of Temple 25 Atlanta Ga and edited by Sheik Way-El.gov/cgibin/cpicalc. Moorish Guide. 15) The Prophet Has Spoken.

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