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Actually Noble Drew Ali founded the Moorish Science Temple in 1913, after being a convert to Ahmadism. The Ahmadiyya were doing da`wa in the West: they created the first English translation of the Quran (Maulana Muhammad Ali), they had an English-language newspaper (The Call to Islam), and they distributed books on the biography of the Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) in Chicago and elsewhere. Noble Drew Ali then broke off from the movement, claimed to be a prophet, claimed to be an adept in Egyptian occultism, and claimed that African Americans were Asiatic Moors. Noble Drew Ali found support because he drew on the black nationalist followers of Marcus Garvey, and implemented Freemason symbolism into his religion.

It is said that the founder of the Nation of Islam, W.D. Fard, was a member of the MSTA in the late 1920s, under the name "David Ford-El". When Noble Drew Ali died in 1929, Fard claimed to be his reincarnation, but he was unable to take over the movement. So he went to Detroit in 1930 and started his own Allah Temple of Islam. Fard used the Ahmadi translation of the Quran, but Noble Drew Ali's movement had their own scripture that they called the Koran (but actually was a compilation of English works). The MSTA did not gain too much traction, at least in comparison to the Nation of Islam, which had about 8,000 registered members in 1934, about 200,000 by 1965, and almost 2 million by 1975.

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7 hours ago, Qa'im said:

Actually Noble Drew Ali founded the Moorish Science Temple in 1913, after being a convert to Ahmadism. The Ahmadiyya were doing da`wa in the West: they created the first English translation of the Quran (Maulana Muhammad Ali), they had an English-language newspaper (The Call to Islam), and they distributed books on the biography of the Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) in Chicago and elsewhere. Noble Drew Ali then broke off from the movement, claimed to be a prophet, claimed to be an adept in Egyptian occultism, and claimed that African Americans were Asiatic Moors. Noble Drew Ali found support because he drew on the black nationalist followers of Marcus Garvey, and implemented Freemason symbolism into his religion.

It is said that the founder of the Nation of Islam, W.D. Fard, was a member of the MSTA in the late 1920s, under the name "David Ford-El". When Noble Drew Ali died in 1929, Fard claimed to be his reincarnation, but he was unable to take over the movement. So he went to Chicago in 1930 and started his own Allah Temple of Islam. Fard used the Ahmadi translation of the Quran, but Noble Drew Ali's movement had their own scripture that they called the Koran (but actually was a compilation of English works). The MSTA did not gain too much traction, at least in comparison to the Nation of Islam, which had about 8,000 registered members in 1934, about 200,000 by 1965, and almost 2 million by 1975.

lol he went from kufr to even bigger kufr (ahmadiyya to NOI)

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