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Saturday, June 27, 2009

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The Great Architect of the Universe

History is best qualified to reward all research...Elijah Muhammad



By Fahim A. Knight-EL

Freemasonry as many may know is a very vague and complex subject and this writer doesn't think you can exhaust the depth and/or magnitude of this topic in a 5000 word article or by writing a huge number of manuscripts; it is just to extensive of a subject for any one writer or body of researchers to claim absolute and complete definitiveness. It is much larger than the Masonic Scholars such as: Albert Pike, Jacob Boehme, Manly P. Hall, Albert Churchward, Albert G. Mackey, Edward Arthur Waite, Prince Hall, Francis Bacon, John Yarker, Joseph Walkes, JSM Ward, J.D. Buck, Robert MaCoy, George Oliver, W.L. Wilmshurst, John Robinson, Frantz Hartmann, James Morgan, Robert Taylor, Kersey Graves, Gerald Massey, Watten Scott, Alvin Boyd Khun, G.R.S Mead, Thomas Taylor, Spencer H. Lewis, H.P. Blavatsky, J. Van Rijckenbough, Edouard Schure, etc. The speculative science and social science of studying Freemasonry as a discipline is wide opened for various scientific, as well as creative interpretations and analysis based on the subject being rooted in symbolism, metaphors, allegory, similes, expressed in parables, understood in the esoteric, viewed in the metaphysical and made intelligible by its sublime rituals. What then is Freemasonry? According to most of the Masonic authorities; defined, “Masonry as a beautiful system of morality, veiled in allegory and illustrated by symbols” (Reference: Manly P. Hall; “Secret Teachings of All Ages”).

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?").

There is really no correct and/or incorrect way to explore and approach a Speculative Masonic topic; Speculative Masonry must-be clearly delineated from Operative Masonry—the former is best associated with Masonic intellectual ideas and philosophical interpretations (the Seven Liberal Arts—astronomy, music, geometry, arithmetic, logic, rhetoric and grammar) and the latter is best linked with Guild Workers (seen in the five schools of architect—Doric, Ionic, Composite, Tuscan, Corinthian and the physical sciences of building. Thus, from this understanding and thought, this writer would first ask the readers to reason with me as I pursue some of the history of Hiram Abiff who was perhaps the greatest Grand Master of the Masonic theory and one of the essential and key foundation blocks upon which Freemasonry rest upon. (Reference: Henry Wilson Coil; “Coil’s Masonic Encyclopedia”).

The history and legend of Grand Master Hiram Abiff gives life and meaning to Freemasonry as a fraternity and as a philosophical school of thought. A. E. Waite, in his “New Encyclopedia of Freemasonry”, makes the following comment: "The legend of the Master-Builder is the great allegory of Masonry. It happens that his figurative story is grounded in the fact of a personality mentioned in Holy Scripture, but this historical background is of the accidents and not the essence; the significance is in the allegory and in any point of history which may lie behind it.” (Reference: A. E. Waite; “New Encyclopedia of Freemasonry’).

This writer had actually started writing this article perhaps over ten (10) years ago, which he had explained to Mr. Wayne Muhammad and after having numerous email communications with him, he sparked enough of my curiosity to revisited this subject and offer it as a finished scholarly product. Muhammad was actually doing some research of his own, but this writer never asked exactly what he was doing; this writer just offered him the assistance that he requested. However, looking metaphorically at the Masonic character Hiram Abiff from the standpoint of an allegorical legend; there is no doubt, that one could draw a direct and plausible parallel between the Hiram Abiff legend and the history of Africans (African American experience and their 450 year sojourn in America) that were brought from the continent of Africa as slaves to the Americas. (Reference: Alauddin Shabazz; “Symbolism, Holidays, Myths and Signs”).

The Honorable Elijah Muhammad in a work edited by Nasir Makr Hakim titled, “The True History of Master Fard Muhammad” quoted Muhammad as stating, “The Masonic ritual of the death of Hiram, the Widow son, has no record in the great light of Masonry, the Bible. It is the symbolic reminder of the deviltry carried on by the devil in most recent history. This part of the Masonic ritual was added in 1725, along with the book of the Masonic Constitution prepared by the Rev. Jones Anderson. The proof of the absence of the story in their Bible as a true happening may be found in the Bible 1st Kings 7th chapter, 13th verse. You will see there that Hiram finished the work he was suppose to do for Solomon, yet according to the ritual of the third degree (death of Hiram) you will notice that Hiram was still putting work on the trestle board for the fellow craftsmen when he was attacked by the Ruffians: Jubelo, Jebula, Jubelum. These three are symbolized as ENGLAND, FRANCE and AMERICA”. (Reference: Nasir Makr Hakim; “The True History of Master Fard Muhammad”).

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”).

The Holy Qur’an in a chapter (Sura) titled, "AL NUR: The Light " gives these profound and beautiful words stated, “Allah is the light of the heavens and the earth. A likeness of His light is a pillar on which is a lamp—the lamp is in a glass, the glass is as it were a brightly shinning star—lit from blessed olive-tree, neither eastern nor western, the oil whereof gives light, though fire touch it not—light upon light. Allah guides to His light whom He pleases. And Allah sets forth parables for men, and Allah is Knower of all things.”(Reference: Muhammad Ali: Holy Qur’an translation Sura 24:35 subtitled, “Manifestation of Divine Light”)

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”).

Their counterpart the Caucasian Masonic brethren truly know and understand that this symbolic history has a much deeper meaning than the obvious and truly know who Hiram Abiff represents in the scheme of history and it is this covert duality that this writer will partially be focusing on. There is always the question that posed to the Masonic traveler: Which way are you are traveling? “The answer; is giving ordinarily from this perspective; “I am traveling from East to West in search of light (or more) light in Masonry.” It is this premise that will set the basis of my thesis relative to the African American Masons, which the largest and majority belongs to the Prince Hall Masonic body known as Free and Accepted Masons (F&AM), but there are others who are members of white Masonic lodges known as Ancient Free and Accepted Masons (AF&AM). The East is the home of the Asiatic Black man in which all knowledge and wisdom originated; therefore, when asked that question which way are you are traveling; he should state, “I am already at home the East is where all the ancient wisdom originated and there is no need for me to travel from the East to the West in search of light.” (Reference: Joseph Walkes; “Black Square and Compass: 200 Years of Prince Hall Freemasonry”).

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”).

In 1555, when the slave ship named Jesus of Leubek voyaged out from the West coast of Africa, it represented demise in the history, culture and social life for the Grand Master Africans or Black man and woman of the world. The Asiatic Black man held the blue prints to human civilizations in their heads. The Grand Master Hiram Abiff according to the legend was slain at high twelve (or high noon); this is not just necessarily talking about the position of the physical Sun, although the Sun plays a huge part in where the Worshipful Master’s station is in the East, Senior Warden (West) and Junior Warden (South) all of these symbolic stations have a direct correlation to how the Sun Rise and Fall. But this allegory had a much more profound interpretation, as representing and an indication of a people that was at the pinnacle of civilization and became displaced. (Reference: John G. Jackson; “Man, God and Civilization”).

The entire system of Freemasonry is much older than the date of 1717, it can be traced back thousands years to African (black) people in Kemet (Ancient Egypt) perhaps the greatest civilization ever recorded in the history of humanity; had set-up the Egyptian Mystery Schools where neophytes were initiated in the high sciences of those who had constructed the great pyramids. Kemet (Egypt) fed Greece and Roman, the great Greek philosophers—Plato, Aristotle, Socrates, Pythagoras, etc., sat either directly or indirectly at the foot of wise African Sages and from that knowledge of Kemet (Egypt) they enlightened all of Europe. (Reference: George G.M. James; “Stolen Legacy”).

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”).

Hiram Abiff fled and attempted to pass out at the West gate where he was accosted by Jubelo, who in like manner, demanded of him the secrets of a master Mason, or the master's word, and on his being refused, gave him a blow with the square across on his breast. Mr. Robert states, "others will try to maim a person with blows to the heart. The heart is not only a vital organ, but symbolically holds all that is good or divine in man." By dulling or killing this divine light, man becomes useless. Hiram Abiff after this blow across the chest he fled, and attempted to make his escape out at the east gate, where he was accosted by Jubelum, who, in like manner, thrice demanded the secrets of a master Mason, or the master's word. And his like refusal Jebelum dealt him a violent blow with the setting-maul on his forehead, which killed him dead on the spot. Mr. Roberts states, "a blow to the head, or brain, is the worst that man can suffer. It destroys freedom of thought. This creates ignorance. Where there is ignorance, there is despotism. A few control the many. These few use the majority as pawns in their quest for power and more power." (Reference: Allen E. Roberts; “The Craft and its Symbols: Opening the Door to Masonic Symbolism”) and Malcolm Duncan: “Duncan’s Ritual of Freemasonry”).

The Ruffians buried the body in the rubbish of the temple until low twelve or twelve at night, when they met by agreement and carried it a Westerly course from the Temple to the brown of a hill West of Mount Moriah where they buried it in a grave dug due east and West, six feet perpendicular, at the head planted an acacia (evergreen plant), in order The body of our Grand Master was buried three times: first, in the rubbish of the Temple; secondly, on the brow of a hill West of Mount , Moriah; and thirdly and lastly, as near the "Sanctum Sanctorum, or Holy of Holies," of King Solomon's Temple, as the Jewish law would permit; and Masonic tradition informs us that there was erected to his memory a Masonic monument, consisting of "a beautiful virgin, weeping over a broken column; before her was a book open; in her right hand a spring of acacia, in her left an urn; behind her stands Time, unfolding and counting the ringlets of her hair." The beautiful virgin weeping over the broken column denoted the unfinished state of the Temple, likewise the untimely death of our Grand Master, Hiram Abiff; the book open before her, that his virtues lay on perpetual record; the spring of acacia in her right hand, the divinity of the body; the urn in her left, that his ashes were therein safely deposited, under the "Sanctum Sanctorum, or Holy of Holies," of King Solomon's Temple. (Reference: Allen E. Roberts; “The Craft and its Symbols: Opening the Door to Masonic Symbolism”) and Malcolm Duncan: “Duncan’s Ritual of Freemasonry”).

The true Secret Relationship Between Blacks and Jews had its inception rooted in the history of King Solomon. Imam Mustafa El-Amin in his ground breaking research and whom I am so gratefully indebted to, authored perhaps two of the most definitive books titled, “Freemasonry: Ancient Egypt and the Islamic Destiny” and “Islam, Christianity and Freemasonry” as far as analyzing Freemasonry from a Muslim and Islamic perspective; he stands as a pioneer on the subject. EL-Amin characterized the three Conspirators as Jewish Ruffians—Jubela , Jubelo and Jubelum symbolize a gamut of allegorical ideas and cannot be limited to one definitive interpretation. The Biblical the Jews historical opposed the ministry Yeshua Ben Josef (Jesus Christ) who was of African descent (a Nubian Hebrew Israelite); in like manner EL-Amin maintained they were the ones who conspired against mythological Hiram Abiff and more importantly opposed the prophet-hood of Solomon, who was sent by Allah. The Jewish Ruffians used the same tools i.e., 24-inch gauge, square, and setting ;­maul, thus the same tools used in traveling the first three degrees--l) Entered Apprentice, 2 ) Fellow Craft, 3) Master Mason which were used on two levels i.e., physical construction and spiritual transformation. But the same tools became instruments of physical and spiritual destruction. It teaches us that there is some Ruffian behavior in all of us and oftentimes larceny just lies dormant. (Reference: Mustafa El-Amin; “Freemasonry: Ancient Egypt and the Islamic Destiny”).

The Hiram Abiff mythology is based on murderous conspiracy, thievery, lies, extortion, and deception in which the Black man became the victim of this historical assault and atrocities. The Europeans who came to Africa hit the black man (African) in the throat rendering them ineffective in communicating their language, history, culture, norms, folkways, mores, etc., robbed them of the knowledge of self and stripped them of their native tongue—language is the life blood to a people’s connection to a culture and a heritage. Moreover, there were no one present who could articulate the pain and suffering of the poor widow's sons and daughters. This is why history produced a Nat Turner, David Walker, Demark Vesey, Bishop McNeil Turner, Marcus Mosiah Garvey, Noble Drew Ali, Elijah Muhammad, Wali Fard Muhammad, Malcolm X, Martin Luther King, Louis Farrakhan, etc., these uncompromising leaders reached down in our oppression with the Master Grip and Lion Paw and sought to raised the black man from his social predicament. They were ordained by God to seek freedom, justice and equality for the Asiatic Black man. The European Slave Makers systematically divided the Africans on the slave ships, as well as on the slave plantations whom he recognized were of the same ethnic family. He did not want all Wolof, Ashanti, Mandinkas, Hausas, Fulani, lbo, Ewe etc., communicating amongst each other—with the same tongue (language has the potential to unify people) because of the danger it posed for the conspirators. They strategically cut off our language power. And now the Black man throughout the Diaspora only speaks his colonizers language. Thus this is the first blow that symbolical Hiram suffered; is there no help for the poor widow's son? (Reference: Mustafa El-Amin; “Islam, Christianity and 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”).

Muhammad stated, “90% of the ministers of the Protestant world are members of the Masonic order, and is something to be appalled at when you know what is going on in the Masonic Lodge, especially when we see that he is a Mason, and is a follower of the devil in their rituals. 1 am speaking of the devils, the Black preachers, the Catholic Church, the so-called holy and otherwise, have their own form of worship of Allah (the Blackman) in such orders as the Knights of Columbus, and the order of Alhambra. Let us consider the Protestant minister who darns the drawer and cable tow and hoodwink of the Masonic brotherhood. Here we see a man who teaches the people of his audience the only way to salvation is through Jesus Christ, and that the people must be baptized in the name of the Father, the son and the Holy Ghost (whatever that is). They must believe that Jesus died for their sins. Yet, he goes to the Masonic lodge and declares himself to be a poor blind traveler searching for the light with a rope around his neck in bondage. Within the lodge he takes part in rituals that purposely exclude the name of Jesus, and his title "Son of God" and secretly darn the Fez worn by those who believe that only (Allah) is to be worshipped. The very next Sunday, there he is back in church telling the ignorant people about how Jesus died for their sins. What kind of crazy hypocrisy is this? He teaches about that loving God who gave His son to die for the people and at the same time the minister wears the ring of a traveling man.” (Reference: Nasir Makr Hakim; “The True History of Master Fard Muhammad”).

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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”).

The tribe of Judah must roar once again. Mr. Roberts stated: "It is claimed that Solomon was once symbolic of the Lion of the Tribe of Judah. An emulation of his merits, philosophy, love of God, and wisdom will assure his followers of an exemplary life in this world. While living as Solomon did, any man will be able to the grim tyrant of death, and receive him as a kind messenger sent from our Supreme Grand Master, to translate us from this imperfect, to that all perfect, glorious, and celestial lodges above

In all of the Masonic and Shriners travels, they are never going to expose us to true interpretations of what the symbolism really means. Many of the 32ND and 33rd Degree Masons that are Shriners, in particular the Black ones, do not even know where Egypt and Saudi Arabia are on the world map. They are strictly caught up in lodge ritualism and perhaps think that the geographical place in which the Order speaks of does not exist in present day terms. I am not foolish to think and believe that the people who are occupying Egypt and Arabia today are the original people who built world civilization. The Arabs and the Jews are imposters—supplants who have stolen our original birthrights for their own. Dr. Chancellor Williams eloquently writes about this in his book, Destruction of Black Civilization, "these imposters pushed the dark skinned Kimites into Southern Egypt, as well as into Sudan and back down to Ethiopia." (Reference: Chancellor Williams; “Destruction of Black Civilization”).

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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”).

The best part of the earth, teaches the Honorable Elijah Muhammad, is Mecca (which is North East Africa) and the Muslim Sons (Shriners) and the Muslim followers of Islam are taught to turn to the East for enlightenment and spiritual guidance. But even as they turn symbolically to the mothers and fathers of civilizations they do not realize that (Saudi) Arabia is a Black country.

The Black Arab: History Unfolds Many Truths

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”).

So, the Ancient Egyptian Arabic Order Nobles of Mystic Shrine are turning toward the Northeastern African continent for moral and spiritual guidance, but the Black man has been intellectually duped because of his ignorance of world history and thinks the Masonic traveling ritual is pointing to some mulatto imposter Arab of Mecca and Egypt and do not know it is talking about him the original man—God.

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).

This is one of the world’s best kept Masonic secrets and no Masonic scholar has ever revealed this symbolic history relative to the African American experience and its correlation to Hiram Abiff. The black Masonic order does not have the knowledge or the courage to explore and be innovative as scholars who desire to make a contribution to Masonic scholarship and to the field of Speculative Masonic thought. They are steeped in mundane ritual work while others are giving them THE SIGNS, THE TOKENS, AND THE WORD and they still lack the ability to find the LOST WORD.

Fahim A. Knight-EL Chief Researcher for KEEPING IT REAL THINK TANK located in Durham, NC; our mission is to inform African Americans and all people of good will of the pending dangers that lie ahead; as well as decode the symbolisms and reinterpret the hidden meanings behind those who operate as invisible forces, but covertly rules the world. We are of the belief that an enlighten world will be better prepared to throw off the shackles of ignorance and not be willing participants for the slaughter. Our MOTTO is speaking truth to power. Fahim A. Knight can be reached at

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  1. Peace God:

    Beautiful and knowledgeable site. I appreciate the work that you are doing on your website/blog. We all have a job, duty and responsibility to go after the 85%; those who have been made blind, death and dumb by the 10%. Moreover, thank you for posting my article titled: "HIRAM ABIFF: SYMBOLIC OF THE BLACK MAN IN AMERICA". I like the graphic and art work you incorporated with the article. Good work! I will be checking in from time to time.

    Bro. Fahim A. Knight-EL

  2. Peace(Thanks), for making Knowledge Born! I will be doing the 1 to your page from time to time! God Bismi Allah

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