Fahim Knight-El speech on Freemasonry and the Ancient Kemetic Connection (Stanford L. Warren Library 4-7-16): Written transcription and copy.
Greetings: Hotep to our brothers and sisters of the Pan-Africanist and Nationalist community—Peace and let Africa Unite.
To my Sunni Muslim brothers and sisters: “Auodhu Billahi Minash ash-Shaytaan Nir Rajim Bismillah-hir-Rahman-nir-Rahim” (English translation: I seek refuge from Allah from curse or accuse Devil Satan and in the name of Allah the Beneficent, the merciful). I say As-Salaam Alaikaim to my brothers and sisters assembled here today who are of the Sunni Islamic persuasion. Some years ago a wrote a small book titled, “Freemasonry (Moslem Sons) and Islam: What Do they Share?”
To my Rastafarian brother and sisters, “I greet you in the salutations: In the name of His Imperial Majesty Emperor Haile Selassie I, King of Kings, Lord of Lords, Conquering Lion of the Tribe of Judea—Jah---Rastafari. All Masonic teachings have its roots linked to the Biblical Prophets King David and King Solomon”. So I am connected to the Tribe of Judea and I also know that we are that lost tribe who was cut off from our biblical heritage. I consider myself one of the Maroons and Africans who escaped slavery from the European British slave masters and took refuge in the mountains and used guerrilla tactics to fight the British on the
To my brothers and Sisters of the Nation of Gods and Earths, better known as the Five Percent Nation and master Scientists of the 120 degree lessons- Father Allah (Clarence 13X) and his sidekick Brother Justice taught us to always greet one another in Peace—So I greet the Gods in the audience in peace. Now, if you want some higher science from some true free thinkers they have lessons called the 120 degrees that is titled “Supreme Mathematics” and “Supreme Alphabet” and there are other lessons of high science. I will always consider myself an honorary member of the Nation of Gods and Earths and have set under some great enlighteners who taught me how to use and let knowledge be born—and I will always consider myself as part of the NGE Cipher. They gave me a deeper appreciation of the Honorable Elijah Muhammad’s Supreme Wisdom Lessons, which led me to evolve to the complete overstanding that God was black and put me on a quest to move to a higher spiritual sphere of attaining 360 degrees of knowledge (that is where I am right now as I give this talk and speech).
To my beloved Moorish Science Brothers those who have accepted the universal divine teachings of the Prophet Noble Drew (aka Abdul Sharrieff Ali) who founded the Moorish Science Temple of America in 1913 in Newark, New Jersey, it was originally called Canaanite Temple and Ali said the so-called American Negro did not have a true nationality (Ali was believed to have been born in Cherokee, North Carolina in 1886). He declared us to be Moorish American—so I greet the Moors present with Islam or Islamism. We have our Sheikh, Brother Robert Stone-El present with us today who teaches the “Circle 7 Holy Koran”, as it was prepared by the Prophet Noble Drew Ali. Greetings Islam Moor. We are the biblical ancient Moabites.
The Prophet Drew Ali taught that we were disenfranchised and lost as a so-called race of people, because the so-called American Negro had no true recognized nationality (his life body of work evolved around linking the so-called American Negro to his true lost identity) and Ali had traveled to North Africa (perhaps to Egypt and Morocco) was taught in the lesser mysteries in Egypt and he was giving the assignment to go back to North America and declare that we were of Moorish descendent who had being cut off from our nation, history, land, language, culture, birth rights, etc. The Moors brought civilization to Europe and to the Iberian Peninsula—Spain—Seville, Cordoba, Barcelona and over to Lisbon, Portugal even to this day, the ethnic and racial presences of the Moors still dominate the DNA genetic pool of the present day Spanish and Portuguese people. Moorish architecture decorum is very visible in the building styles of the older edifices in these two European nations. But Ali overstood that with his proper nationality the so-called black man in
He taught that the Asiatic Black man was Moorish American and declared this by giving us our rightful birthrights, it entitled us just like the Native Americans to land and property rights that are still on the books today. Look at how the workings tools giving to us in the “Circle Seven Holy Koran” by Prophet Noble Drew Ali and pay close attention to how interrelated some of the Moorish Science Doctrine resembles the working tools giving to us in our Speculative Masonic training. This information was taking from the “Circle 7 Holy Koran”, chapter five by Ali and you can draw your own conclusion (some historians and social scientist would argue that Prophet Noble Drew Ali was a Freemason but the Moorish Science Temple would openly dispute Ali’s so-called Masonic connections):
13).These tools remind me of the ones we handle in the workshop of the mind where things were made of thought and where we build up character.
14). We use the square to measure all our lines, to straighten out the crooked places of the way, and make the corners of our conduct square.
15). We use the compass to draw circles around our passions and desires to keep them in the bounds of righteousness.
16). We use the axe to cut away the knotty, useless and ungainly parts and make the character symmetrical.
17). We use the hammer to drive home the truth, and pound it in until it is a part of every part.
18). We use the plane to smooth the rough, uneven surfaces of joint, and block, and board that go to build the temple for the truth.
19). The chisel, line, the plummet and the saw all have their uses in the workshop of the mind.
20). And then this ladder with its trinity of steps, faith, hope and love; on it we climb up to the dome of purity in life.
Now, many Masons will say wait a minute, these tools as described by Prophet Drew Ali and the Moorish Science Temple are interpreted and spelled out very similar to many of the emblematic working tools depicted in Speculative Masonry.
To my beloved Christian brothers and sisters who have accepted Jesus the Christ as your personal Savior. But lets be clear, I love Jesus (you call him Jesus over here in the West); Jesus did not speak English so his original name was not Jesus; he either spoke the much older languages of Hebrew or Amharic and his name translated as Yeshuaa Ben Yosef or Isa Bin Yusuf (Jesus the son of Joseph). Jesus was Black and African, he was a dark skinned Nubian brother (more kinship to the present day Afro-Palestinians those found in city of
But we have allowed this white man to use the false images of Christ painted by either Leonardo Divinci or Michael Angelo to convince you that Jesus was Caucasian and white, one of the biggest lies told to deceive humanity was to misrepresent Jesus true ethnic and racial identity (and even at the Council of Nicea in 325 A.D. Constantine and his council would establish the Nicean Creed and distort the true teaching of Jesus the Christ and Christianity). But I am here to tell you that Jesus was African and black. He was a Nubian Hebrew Israelite—who has linage kinship to the oppressed Palestinians of the present day
To my brothers who are members of the Nation of Islam (the Black Muslims), I extend my salutations of in the name of Allah who came in the person of Master Fard Muhammad; who came to North America in 1930 seeking to find his messenger the Honorable Elijah Muhammad (he was the first begotten of the dead) one who slept amongst the dead and raised him up and giving him the assignment to going after the 144,000 so-called American Negro that also slept. He taught Muhammad the nature of God and the Devil and for 44 years Muhammad was a perfect example of what it meant to pool your resources and do-for-self (he said my teachings can be summed up in six words ‘accept your own and be yourself’).
Master Fard Muhammad mysteriously disappeared in 1934, but Elijah would raise up the likes of Malcolm X, Louis Farrakhan and Muhammad Ali, it would be the life giving teachings that allowed these men who would change the world. Muhammad taught that we needed some land and this good earth that we can call our own (he also taught separation). I greet you in the Arabic language of paradise of As- Salaam Alaikum (it only means peace this was the language that all the prophets spoke). Lastly, Elijah Muhammad was a Mason and overstood the lessons of the Poor Widow’s Son on a much deeper level.
Jesus (Yeshuaa Ben Yosef) challenged the Roman Government and Pilate—he also challenged the Pharisees, Sadducees and Sanhedrins (how about you?) Jesus or Yeshuaa was at war with the oppressor and Elite of his day according to the Holy the Bible (fighting principalities in high places indeed Jesus had a government on his shoulders). However, the false Portrayal of the Divine and the false image of that white Jesus have subconsciously and sublimely impacted the psyche of Black people for over 300 years, we have equated God with being white and has determined the white race to be superior and viewed ourselves as being inferior. This thinking has had a devastating affect on the political, economic and social development of black people in
To my Hebrew brothers and sisters Shalom Alaikum; we are the original Jews; The Falasha Jews and Beta Israeli Jews that originated in Africa Ethiopia (a black land that was never colonized and they fought the Italians and won—the Greeks called them the land of the burnt faces). We were followers of Judaism in Kush long before the Askhnazi Jew and Kazar Jews converted to Judaism and exited the hills and cavesides of Europe 6,000 years ago and before Abraham and Moses knew anything about monotheism (these Falasha Jews had a version of the Torah and divine law long before the Biblical prophets); they Europeans Jews are mere imposters and were not the original inhabitants of Israel.
The true Jews were Nubian Hebrew Israelite who gave Musa or Moses ten of ancient laws and commandments from the Kemetic scribes (or the 42 Negative Confessions) the book Cometh Forth by Day or the Egyptian Book of the Dead is our reference. Dr. Mualana Karenga translated the ancient Kemetic Husia. Dr. Yosef Ben A.A. Jochannan in his book Black man of the
We also know that there is a book titled, The Lost Books of the Bible, which speaks to more ancient books that were taken out of the Bible by King James (between 1604-1611). Also there is an original book titled, The Book of Enoch that was lifted from the Bible. According to Brad Lemley Director, Natural Health Solutions in an article titled, “Jesus Lost Words” stated: “There have been hidden scrolls revealed An Egyptian religious leader called Athanasius even outlawed this ancient text way back in the year 367. . . Biblical scholars call it one of “the most extraordinary archeological discoveries in the modern world…” but only recently have we begun to understand just how important it is. In December 1945, while digging for fertile soil for his crops, a local farmer stumbled onto this ancient scroll. He found it in a long-forgotten cave near Nag Hammadi,
Since this topic is on Freemasonry: this is the 4th month of the year, 4 represent foundation and the number 7 is a deep spiritual number in all enlightened philosophical schools of thought, the number 7 is revered as one of the most spiritual and sacred numbers in the science of numerology. The number 7 is a God Number and today’s date is April 7, 2016 do you see the 1+ 6= seven and the seventh (7th) Alphabet is the letter G, which is deeply rooted in Masonic knowledge (it is correlated to the science of Geometry and God viewed by some as having the attribute of the Grand Architect of the Universe) and the physical address of Stanford L. Warren Library on Fayetteville Street in Durham, NC is 1201 1 +2=3+1=4, which represent foundation. All this have a spiritual and Masonic connection and works in the scheme of Sacred Geometry.
How do we define Freemasonry? Most Masonic scholars define it as “a system of morality veiled in allegory and illustrated by symbols” . The European robber barons looked at the Medu Neter (the Greeks misconstrued the higher Kemetic language by referring to the Medu Neter as Hieroglyphics, a corrupt description) inscribed on the walls of the pyramids and had no real understanding of what the so-called pyramids and burial chambers meant. The esoteric inscriptions were outside of the Europeans ability to decipher and interpreted what they saw, as well as experienced in coming in contact with this ancient spiritual systems in Kemet, because the Romans and the Greeks had nothing in its schools of thought at that time to measure the Kemetic Gods nor record and measure this superior civilization, which was rooted in the beginning of time (this knowledge went back over 76 trillion years ago). Plato, Socrates and Aristotle deep down in their souls knew that Kemet as a civilization recognized that God had been present and had walked amongst these mortal beings and had guided these Nubian Masters—everything the Europeans saw and witnessed from the Kemites were rooted in the higher spiritual sciences that were coded in mathematical and scientific formulas (unknown to the minds and schools of thoughts of the Europeans).
The Medu Neter as a language even appeared to them to be foreign because the system of communication was coded in formulas that were so profound, it was outside of their knowledge base, which gave way to a superior system of alchemy and architecture and engineering that even to this very day have baffled Western scientist. They do not understand the divine numerology and the higher elevation of Nubian people who had descended and ascended in space, a place reserved for the Grand Architect of the Universe—these Kemetic Nubians had become Gods based on the transmission of the spiritual sciences. Once again the Greeks called the inscriptions on the sacred tombs Hieroglyphics.
They could not understand what Maat meant and Ausur (Osiris), Asset (Isis) and Huru (Horace) the original Trinity stories that came before and predate the symbolic and allegorical story of Hiram Abiff (reference JSM Ward Who was Hiram Abiff?), the Master Builder who was raised and resurrected from the dead; this ancient tale of death and resurrection went back to Kemet—the story of immortality of the soul. Also, there were other pagan stories relating to the birth, death, resurrection and ascension (according to Kersey Graves in his monumental book titled: The World's Sixteen Crucified Saviors (or Christianity Before Christ), which predated the Masonic tale of Hiram Abiff, the Master Builder and the similar story that was associated with Jesus, the Christ (or properly known as Yeshua Ben Yosef) derived from the Kemetic tales of Osiris (Ausur) or much older sources. These ancient Pagan tales even predated the virgin birth story of the Savior born on December 25, but these tales only implied that man concocted their religious theology from studying the winter and summer solstice (the death and resurrection of the sun).
The charting of the sun, moon and stars—the understanding of the two Masonic columns—Boaz (strength) and Jachin (beauty) giving to us as Entered Apprentice the first degree of Freemasonry, it was leading us towards understanding universal laws and spiritual divine principles, it was pointing us towards understanding the in depth knowledge in studying the macrocosm and the microcosm universe (so as it is above, so it’s below). The above mentioned columns were pointing us to go after the universal knowledge found in the Celestial and Terrestrial earth and universal plains, it was meant to open up the philosophical third eye and lead us to the understanding of the interrelations and interconnectedness with the heavens and earth; this too is rooted in the study of Geometry and Astronomy (the science of mathematics/numerology and the Zodiac has tremendous value) in the realm of the esoteric.
The Masonic Lodge is symbolic and emblematic of how the ancients charted the sun, moon and stars and when Imhotep (the father of modern medicine) constructed the first step pyramid, he set it up due East and due West (the three principles officers of the lodge the Worshipful Master, Senior Warden and the Junior Warden—it is not coincidental that the Worshipful Master sits in the East (symbolic of Amen-Ra and the sun), the Light and radiation of the ancient knowledge of all the philosophical master teachers should emanate from the representative of the sun and the brothers should revolve around truth, morality and the wisdom of enlightenment being exemplified by the Master of the lodge (how can we have a teacher unless one be sent).
The working tools used to construct the great pyramids were unknown to this world, but the perfection of the perpendiculars, horizontals and the cubic square roots, were an indication that Pyramid Builders were Gods that had been exposed to geometric-mathematical codes and languages that were so sophisticated that the entire Nile Valley was created as a glimpse of heaven on earth the burial chambers went beyond the mere preservation of dead but symbolic housed the souls of the original people and the sacredness was not in the embalmment or scientific chemicals nor the mummification, it went beyond eternal life and the immortality of the soul.
Although, Albert G. MacKey, Albert Pike and Manly P. Hall were prolific Masonic writers and thinkers and even Masonic writers of this century like Allen Roberts, Robert Lomas, Christopher Knight. The scholars of Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Harvard, Oxford, the Sorbonne, Stanford, etc., none of them understood the true keys of unlocking the mind of symbolic Hiram (the black man and woman of America who was hit in the head and brought on a westerly course) who left some unfinished work on the trestle board as he was the mastermind behind that architecture layout and construction of King Solomon’s Temple; thus, as perfect as the pyramids were in Kemet (Egypt) they only represented a sign of the work (esoteric, Occult and Gnostic) that still lie ahead for the original man (one of greatest hidden secrets is that the Black man is God and has a mind equalvent to the Grand Architect of the Universe).
In the "Masonic Quiz Book" we find questions and answers concerning the Ancient Egyptians and the Great Pyramids:
Question: "From what people are most of our Masonic symbols taken?" Answer: "From the Egyptians, who formed the world's oldest civilization."
Question: "What country of ancient times was the cradle of all the mysteries?" Answer: "At one time
Question: "Who built the Pyramid of Gizah and for what purpose? Answer: "Khufu, for the study of the stars."
Question: "What are the dimensions of the Great Pyramid of Gizah?" Answer: "Its base is 761 feet 8 inches on each side and it is 485 feet high. It was built of large stones, none less than thirty feet long and five feet square quarried at a great distance, transported hundreds of miles, crossing the river
Question: "What is Alchemy?" Answer: "A so-called division of chemistry, treating of the art:
Question: "By what other name was the science of Alchemy called?"
Answer: "The Hermetic Philosophy, because it is said to have been first taught by Hermes Trismegistus in
Question: "Who was Pythagoras?" Answer: "One of the most celebrated of the Greek philosophers" Question: "How many years did Pythagoras have to wait for initiation into the hidden mysteries of
Question: "What is the forty-seventh (47th) problem of
My brothers, we have a greater job duty and responsibility, which is our Enlightenment and wisdom must now lead us outside of the Blue Lodge, Red House, Consistory and Shrine Temple and use this knowledge to get deeper involved in the community as frontliners. We should establish pacts and alliances with other progressive groups and organizations such as: the Nation of Islam, the Nations of Gods and Earths, Black lives Matter, Black Pan-Hellenic Greek Lettered Fraternities and Sororities, the Black Moors and those that follow the Prophet Noble Drew Ali, Sunni Islam, Bahia Faith, Black Progressive Pan-African Christians, black labor movements, Rastafarians, Black Nationalist, Pan-Africanist, Afrocentric thinkers, etc.
We should not be afraid to build with these brothers and sisters and be able to stand perpendicular on the square and compass. What are we seeking? More LIGHT in Masonry. The greatest knowledge that we can attain is the knowledge of self. We sit and read about
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Fahim A. Knight-El