MOORS REACHING BACK
By Daryl E. Smith-Bey
In the Holy Koran of the Moorish Science Temple of America, in Chapter 30, HOLY INSTRUCTIONS FROM THE PROPHET, THE
SOCIAL DUTIES, it teaches us, "When thy consider thy wants, when thy beholdeth thy imperfections, acknowledge His goodness,
0 son of humanity, who honored thee with humanity, endowed thee with speech, and placed thee in society to receive and confer
reciprocal helps and mutual obligations, protection from injuries, thy enjoyments of the comforts and the pleasures of life:
all these thou owest to the assistance of others, and couldest not enjoy but in the bands of society. It is thy duty, therefore,
to be a friend to mankind, as it is thy interest that man should be friendly to thee.”
Unfortunately, most of the brothers who are dedicated members of the Moorish Science Temple of America, and this respective
Branch Temple, did not learn
this lesson until it was already too late. At the time, we thought that having money, women, cars, and the other so-called
comforts in life, was truly what life was all about. However, as we have grown into the consciousness of who we are as individuals,
and "Contributors" to society, we now realize that it is not the taking, but rather the giving back that makes one whole.
It is the sharing with those who are less fortunate than ourselves, despite the physical restraints that we are witnessing
in our lives, who really and truly need our help, and your help in being able to enjoy so many things that we take for Granted!
So, in an effort to REACH BACK and help those within our communities who are far less fortunate than we are, and who
at this time are suffering because of critical ailments which have affected their lives, we are reaching out to the Community
at large, and to all those who are blessed to read this plea, to OPEN UP YOUR HEARTS and help us in helping those who are
truly in need at this time. We are encouraging all those persons who are able, and willing, to make a Donation of toys, books,
crayons, or cash, and send that Donation to:
Children’s Hospital of Detroit
3901 Beaubien St # 2-2M273
Detroit, MI 48201
C/O Children's Cancer Center
We pray that you will reach deep down into the depths
of your Heart, and give what you can to make these children's lives just a
little bit better! Thank You!!
Also, as a means of our being able to give back to you,
the members of our Missionary Branch Temple will
be holding a FREE RAFFLE, where we will be giving away a Clock, a Bible Cover, a Koran Cover, and several Key Chains. (See Photos). To enter, just send us your name, e-mail address, and a few positive words of encouragement.
It's that simple! The Drawing will be held on our Prophet's Birthday, January 8,
2008, and the winners will be posted on our website, and contacted by a-mail so that prizes may be forwarded to you.
Other prizes may be added, so please send your E-Mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
CHARITY BEGINS IN THE HEART!
The following gifts will be raffled to those who provide a donation to Children's Hospital.
Noble Drew Ali Clock
Business Card Holder
All art handcrafted by members of MSTA #43
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