"HIRAM ABIFF: SYMBOLIC OF THE BLACK MAN IN AMERICA"
This writer was recently contacted via email by gentleman named Wayne T. Muhammad, this writer is assuming that he was a Muslim, but he had a deep interest in an article that this writer had written titled, "Freemasonry (Moslem Sons) and Islam What Do They Share?" This author wrote the article approximately three years ago (2005), but he did not web publish the article until December 2007 and by far, it has been one of my most celebrated writings, which has received tremendous attention from scholars, Freemasons, Muslims, non-Muslims and just from ordinary people who may have interest in alternative historical views and/or enjoy New Age type subjects. (Reference: Fahim A. Knight-EL; "Freemasonry (Moslem Sons) and Islam What Do They Share?").
Muhammad continues, “The east gate is Africa, the west gate is the West Indies, and the north comer of the Temple is North America. The U.S.A., England, and France did enslave the Black man, but America is the one who killed him, by fixing him so he would not have any knowledge of himself, and then gave him the name Negro and buried him in the graveyard of the King James version of the Bible. The fact that he was hit in the head with a setting maul shows that in the head he died, so that he is mentally dead. Because of this fact, a name was made up for him from the Greek language to fit him (Necro) also spelled (Negro), this word means dead. However, the Germanic inflection in the mixed tongues, the "C," was pronounced as a "G," and Necro became Negra in the south and Negro in the north of the country”. (Reference: Nasir Makr Hakim; “The True History of Master Fard Muhammad”).
This writer researched and found some very interesting words from a speech delivered by Minister Louis Farrakhan, leader of Nation of Islam back on October 30, 1983 at Morgan State University in Baltimore Maryland. This article will heavily reference and use citations from the teachings of the Nation of Islam's history, theology and worldview in order to present this subject on Hiram Abiff and its correlation to the black experience in America. The Nation of Islam is perhaps the only organization that has consistently taught on and drawn this parallel between Hiram Abiff and the black man and black woman in America. The majority of the black Masonic Lodges in the United States are oblivious to this connection because even after many of them are raised in the Blue Lodge—they still lack the knowledge of self. (Reference: Malachi Z. York; “The Problem Book”).
Farrakhan stated: stated: “Dear beloved this is your time. You are more than what you think you are. So let me take the next few minutes to say these few words to you about you. You see you have thought all these years that you were nothing because you were Black, and you felt you were Black cause you were cursed. But you did not know that you are the original people of the Earth, and I will defy the scholars, the geneticists, the biologists, the historians, the anthropologists, to disprove that if the Black man were not here you have no source for your life. We are your fathers and your mothers and you have dishonored the very people that have produced you. No, no, it's not racism it's just fact. You know that their fathers taught you history, mathematics, philosophy, medicine, law, government, every discipline their fathers gave to your fathers when you were uncivilized in Europe on your all fours. It was a black man that brought you up out of that condition. This is the thanks we get. You have robbed your own people of correct knowledge that would have allowed young White students to have a genuine appreciation for Blacks. You would not teach your own the value of these Black people, though you go in secret in your Masonic lodges and in your shrines and you learn about us behind the closed doors. (Reference: Louis Farrakhan speeches edited by Joseph D. Eure and Richard Jerome; “Farrakhan, Back Where We Belong: Selected Speeches by Louis Farrakhan”).
Farrakhan continues: You talk about you want integration, you want to integrate Morgan into the University of Maryland, but you will not integrate the Black Masons and Shriners into your white shrines and your White Masonry. You won't integrate that, and the mason you won't integrate that is because you know that the Black Masons have oleo and you have got butter. You know that in your lodge you are studying about Hiram, and they don't know that they are Hiram, the master architect that got hit in the head, carried away and buried in the North corner in a shallow grave where no light shines. But someone came to raise him up and didn't have the proper grip, it took a master grip to pull him up because he's a master and he needs a master to pull up a master. All of that is talking about you, the Prodigal Son, the lost sheep, the people of God, the people that the book says would be in bondage in a strange land for 400 years, but after that time God would come after you and raise you up and make a nation out of you, and make you leaders in the Earth. This is what they don't want you to know, that you are to supplant their rule because their time is up, their rule is wicked and unjust. The Bible says this is the Lord's doing and it is marvelous in our sight. Only God could take a foolish people and confound the wise. He would take a people that were no people at all and He would bring to naught the things which are by the things which have no existence. Here you are a people of no existence, a people that the world has brought to naught and here these sophisticated men of science who study how to psyche the mind and mess up the public and guide them like sheep, but their stuff don't work anymore on the foolish people. (Reference: Louis Farrakhan speeches edited by Joseph D. Eure and Richard Jerome; “Farrakhan, Back Where We Belong: Selected Speeches by Louis Farrakhan”).
The hidden truth behind the symbolic and mythological character Hiram Abiff is perhaps the foremost world's best kept secret. The master Masons or third degree recite the history of Grand Master Hiram Abiff as the culmination of the Masonic lessons (there is really no degree higher than the Master Mason Degree). They say Hiram Abiff was/is the greatest Mason ever known, thus he was slain prior to completing the building of King Solomon's Temple. His death was premeditated by fifteen fellow crafts. They saw that the temple was about to be completed and wanted to obtain the secrets of a Master Mason. Knowing these secrets would allow them to travel in foreign countries and receive master's wages. So the fellow crafts conspired to extort the secrets from the Grand Master Hiram Abiff, or take his life. But reflecting with horror on the atrocity of the crime twelve of them recanted; the other three (Jubela, Jubelo and Jubelum) persisted in their murderous designs. (Reference: JSM Ward; “Who is Hiram Abiff?”).
Hiram Abiff in truth represents the Black man in North America today. The European nations such as the United Kingdom, America, France, Portugal, Spain, Germany, Belgian, etc., historically these white world government plotted against Africa and committed one of the greatest crimes ever recorded in the history of humanity—their vicious and inhumane roles in Chattel Slavery (1555-1865) and the Middle Passage, which led to the social, economic, and political demise of Africa and its people. But America, France, and England are the hidden under the Masonic symbolical names Jubela, Jubelo and Jubelum which was foretold by the prophets of old. It was Jewish conspirators who opposed Hiram Abiff and the construction plans of King Solomon's Temple. Elijah Muhammad stated, (Reference: Elijah Muhammad; “The Secret Teachings of Freemasonry”).
The Kemitic (Egyptians) had mastered science, medicine, architect, art, philosophy chemistry, religion (spirituality), etc. The story of Hiram Abiff, the Widow’s Son was borrowed from the ancient story of Osiris (Asar), Isis (Aset), and Horus (Huru); (the Father, Son and Holy Ghost)—the birth, death, resurrection and ascension that we attribute to Hiram Abiff, it was actually predated by some thousands of years by the Osirian Myth, even before the advent of Isa bin Yusuf or Yeshua ben Yosef (better known in the West as Jesus Christ—the so-called Son of God). These legends are rooted in the Sun God and Solar God concepts. For example, right-minded historians and social scientists have traced these rituals and customs back to the worship of the Winter Solstice and Summer Solstice; in fact Kersey Graves in his monumental book titled, “The World Sixteen Crucified Saviors” he listed at least sixteen World Saviors that had the exact same identical advents attributed to their lives that we have associated with Yeshua ben Yosef (Jesus the son of Joseph). (Reference John G. Jackson; “Introduction to African Civilization”).
These folklore and mythological stories are rooted in lessons of the immortality of the soul. This is no more evident than when a Master Mason is raised from a dead level to a living perpendicular on the square—90 degrees upright. Hiram Abiff—born, died, resurrected and ascended and the Masonic legend owes its origin to Kemet (Ancient Egypt) this is where the mythological teachings originated. This writer has an audio tape of Dr. Chancellor Williams author of the book “Destruction of Black Civilization” gave a talk titled, “Christianity Before Christ” (yes there was Christianity before Christ) and he too delved into the World Saviors that predated the birth of Christianity. The Honorable Elijah Muhammad asked perhaps the most essential question: Who is the original man? Answer: The Asiatic Black man the maker, the owner, the cream of the planet earth father of civilization, God of the Universe. (Reference: Naim Akbar; “Know Thy Self”).
It is taught in the Masonic ritual that Hiram Abiff’s usual practice at that hour, while the craft were from labor to refreshment, to enter into the unfinished 'Sanctum Sanctorum, or Holy of Holies' of the Temple and there offer up his adoration to the Deity and draw his designs on the trestle board. The three fellow crafts who persisted in their murderous designs, knowing this to be his usual practice, placed themselves at the South, West, and east gates of the inner courts of the temple, and there awaited his (Hiram Abiff) return. The Grand Master, Hiram Abiff, having finished his usual exercises, attempted to retire by the South gate when he was accosted by Jubela, who thrice demanded of him the secrets of a master Mason, or the master's word, and on his being refused, gave him a blow the twenty-four inch gage across the throat. Allen Roberts states, "when a man's throat is silenced, it is difficult to carry on his activities efficiently. Too often the enemy will endeavor to destroy freedom of speech." (Reference: Allen E. Roberts; “The Craft and its Symbols: Opening the Door to Masonic Symbolism”) and Malcolm Duncan: “Duncan’s Ritual of Freemasonry”).
The square across the chest of Hiram Abiff symbolizes that the Black man and woman was struck by the Slave Makers who desired to make us like themselves—heartless and without love for self and humanity (from my study, a Mason is first made a Mason in their Heart). The Slave masters history is written in blood (kidnap, rape, and murder). They removed the good spirits and souls of the Black man and replaced them with false spiritual inclinations, self hatred, self-denial, dependency and more devastating gave us a White Jesus (God) to place next to our wanting hearts. We must work to recapture the humanity and self-dignity bestowed on us by the Supreme Being. Some of our behavior today is a direct result of what took place yesterday, but psychological repression perhaps dictates some of our present day behavior as a nation—black and white. (Reference: Zachery P. Gremillion: “African Origin of Freemasonry”).
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Their social scientist can give explanations about every pathological aspect of human behavior, but refuses to acknowledge that slavery was a criminal act and it is this denial that will continue to create racial and social tension, in particular in the United States. The United States after 400 years of oppression, racism and human injustice has never even had a serious national discussion relative to race. This writer believes that African people today suffers from Post Traumatic Slave Syndrome. Those nations that participated in this crime are guilty as charged, but none of their commercial shrinks with their psychological analysis and empirical research data models, have ever spoken about the effect that 310 years of slavery had on the psychological and social development of Black people. Our hearts were sacred until these wicked conspirators brought their foreign and alien culture to the purest people to have ever walked upon the face of the earth and took them as captives. (Reference: Asa G. Hilliard, III; “The Reawaking of the African Mind”).
The final blow to Hiram Abiff was that he was hit in the head with a setting maul in which killed the Master Builder. The Slave Makers stripped the Asiatic Black man of the knowledge of self and literally stole the minds of our African ancestors. This perhaps was the most devastating blow, not only to Hiram Abiff, it was this blow to the head that rendered the Grand Master dead and when you kill a peoples mind (mind is god) and rob them of their humanity—there is nothing more crippling. The Asiatic Black man even in 2008 has yet too psychologically, socially, politically, and economically recuperate from the long term affect of the blow 450 years ago. This blow left African people with historical amnesia (many of them forgot from whence they came). This is why we unconditionally accepted an imposter White Jesus as being God and is drunk off European Christianity because we are out of our minds; we must work to recapture the African mind. Yes, this writer is sorry to inform you that Christianity is the slave master’s religion. (Reference: Naim Akbar; “Chains and Images of Psychological Slavery”).
The African mind is the one that built the pyramids, who also advanced the ideas in mathematics, medicine, astronomy, architecture, agriculture, religion, spirituality, etc. That blow to Hiram's (Black man and woman) head is what made us Negroes or 'the walking dead.' The black Masonic scholars lack the knowledge of self and they are constantly looking to be led by white Masonic Scholars which to write the philosophy and history of Speculative Freemasonry for them. Elijah Muhammad said of all the knowledge that one can acquire; there is none more valuable than acquiring the knowledge of self. He also, said my teachings can be summed up in six words “Accept Your Own and Be Yourself.” Historians and anthropologist have stated that inscribed and in written in the language of Metu Neter (Hieroglyphics) on all the walls of the pyramids stated, “MAN KNOW THY SELF”. (Reference: Elijah Muhammad; “The Message to the Blackman in America”).
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The Honorable Elijah Muhammad teaches us: "Why isn't the devil settled on the best part of the planet Earth? Answer, because the earth belongs to the original Black man and knowing that the devil was wicked and there would not be any peace among them. He put him out in the worst part of the earth and ke)}t the best preserved for himself ever since he made it. The best part is in Arabia at the holy City Mecca. The colored man or Caucasian is the devil. Arabia is in the far east and is boarded by the Indian Ocean on the South.”. (Elijah Muhammad: “The Lessons”).
Ben Ammi's original Hebrew Israelite Nation agrees with the Honorable Elijah Muhammad's historical contentions as they relate to the so-called Middle East and Africa. The Hebrews ask the question: The Middle East or Northeast Africa? Geographically, the "Middle East" makes absolutely no sense in our contemporary understanding of the region. It is a term that was imposed during the days of England's domination of world affairs, and which reflects their Euro-centric perspective. Voyages to that was/is known as the "Far East" (China, Japan, the Orient, etc.) required passing through the region; hence, they called it the "Middle East." Though the sun has long set on the British Empire, the deceptive term remains etched on the maps and minds of the world. Yet, it is simply impossible to depict Africa on a map without Israel and the surrounding land being squarely situated in the Northeastern Quadrant, hence our insistence upon Northeastern Africa. (Reference: Ben Ammi and Ahamadiel Ben-Yehuda; “A Viewer’s Guide to the African/Edenic Heritage Museum: Exploring the African Presences in the Promise Land”).
You are that biblical stone written about in the book of 1 Peter 2: 6-9, which stated, “Wherefore also it is contained in the scripture, behold, I lay a Sion a chief corner stone, elect, precious: and he that believeth in him shall not be confounded. Unto you therefore which believe he is precious; but unto them which is disobedient, the stone which builders disallowed, the same is made the head of the corner. And a stone of stumbling, and a rock of offence, even to them which stumble at the word, being disobedient: where unto also they were appointed. But ye area chosen generation, a royal priesthood a holy nation, a peculiar people; that ye should show forth the praises of him who hath called you out of darkness into this marvelous light.” (King James Version of the Holy Bible; 1 Peter 2: 6-9).
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