Moorish American Marriage Instructions
For Man And Wife
The Noble Prophet
Commentary-Chapter 21-Holy Koran of the Moorish Science Temple of America
The Moorish Science Temple of America is a Moslem nation deriving its power and authority from the Great Koran of Mohammad. The family is the smallest unit of the nation and the marriage of man and woman is the foundation of the family from the Moorish American perspective. Marriage as defined by the Prophet in the Moorish Holy Koran may be compared to a dance. The man and woman each have their roles to play for the dance to be harmonious, vibrant and successful. The role-play prevents each one from stepping on the other’s toes. The dance doesn’t take into account who’s an alpha or beta or who’s dominant or submissive. The roles take into account natural attributes. (In instances of unnatural occurrences tweak appropriately)
It’s being asked in the Moorish American diaspora whether or not these marriage instructions are passé, particularly the instructions mentioning obedience and submission. These are “red herring” words in the post-feminist Asiatic American society. Well those Moors and Moabitess’ have been viewing these Divine Instructions through foreign eyes. They still don’t really believe they have been sent a real Prophet. Many Christian Asiatic women have removed “obey” from their wedding vows. That is fine for those Americans that prefer that. It appears the only thing we differ from most American citizens is our adherence to the moslem religion. The instructions are modeled in the verses. Insha’Allah these commentaries will reveal the Prophet’s marriage instructions in their proper light.
1. Give ear, fair daughter of love, to the instructions of prudence and let the precepts of truth sink deep in thy heart; so shall the charms of thy mind add luster to the elegance of thy form; and thy beauty, like the rose it resembleth, shall retain its sweetness when its bloom is withered.
The fact the woman who this verse is directed to is described as “fair daughter of love” suggests at least two things. If she is a daughter then it stands to reason that her Father(s) and Mother(s), Divine and National, are speaking to her. (Keys 2,42,57,63,70) Also, no matter what the circumstances are of her birth she was birthed in love. (Key 1) Her parents are appealing to her to listen closely to these instructions of wisdom and follow the way of caution, discretion and carefulness…to allow these time-tested written mandates of moral conduct to sink deep into her mentality. The result is that the her mind will exert an irresistible power to attract and cast a shining light upon the graceful, refinement of her bodily form. Likewise, her physical beauty that is compared to that of a rose will in effect retain its youthfulness even in her elder years.
2. In the spring of thy youth, in the morning of thy days, when the eyes of men gaze on thee with delight, and nature whispereth in thine ear the meaning of their looks; ah, hear with caution their seducing words; guard well thy heart, nor listen to their soft persuasions.
She is here being warned that as she develops into physical maturity and men begin to take notice,with a lustful eye, to pay careful attention to their flattering words meant to convince her to surrender her chastity. She’s instructed to protect well that core within her that contains her innermost natural affections and passions and not to listen their smooth influencing “game”.
3. Remember thou art made man’s reasonable companion, not the slave of his passion; the end of thy being is not merely to gratify his loose desire; but to assist him in the toils of life, to soothe his heart with thy tenderness and recompense his care with soft endearments.
The daughter is in verse 3 being reminded that she was made by Allah (Key 1) to be man’s partner within due limits, not to be one who is wholly subject to the will of his extreme or abnormal desires. Her reason for being created is not only to give sexual pleasure to her husband but also to help him in the labor and challenges of life, to comfort him with her femininity, kindness, and sensibility. The word “merely” suggests again that sexual pleasure is not her only responsibility to her man but it is her exclusive responsibility nevertheless. She is to compensate his attention, concern, protection, and support (Act 7) with beloved affection.
4. Who is she that winneth the heart of man, that subdueth him to love, and reigneth in his breast?
The question is being asked what type of woman inspires pure love in a man’s heart? Submission here is being used in relationship to the man. Ones must realize that the mutual submission of man and woman, husband and wife is to love and duty, not necessarily to the other person. Moorish American moslem marriage is designed a particular way by the Prophet to garner particular results that include children, peace, order, tranquility, progress, prosperity and happiness.
5. Lo! Yonder she walketh in maiden sweetness, with innocence in her mind, and modesty on her cheek.
The answer is the woman who displays feminine softness, refined mannerisms and one who is conservative in her appearance.
6. Her hand seeketh employment, her foot delighteth not in gadding abroad.
She is employed and she doesn’t revel in running wild or traveling without any fixed purpose.
7. She is clothed with neatness, she is fed with temperance; humility and meekness are as a crown of glory circling her head.
Her clothing is neat, conservative and tasteful. She is not arrogant and overbearing.
8. On her tongue dwelleth music, the sweetness of honey floweth from her lips. Decency is in all her words, in her answers are mildness and truth.
Her manner of speech is compared poetically to music and the sweetness of honey. Her words are proper and free from obscenity. She speaks the truth pleasantly. These are the high standards set for Moorish American moslem women.
9. Submission and obedience are the lessons of her life, and peace and happiness are her reward.
Compliance with these duties as laid out by Father and Mother (Act 7) is the code she lives her life by and order, tranquility of mind, contentment, good fortune and prosperity are the results of her consistent adherence to said code.
10. Before her steps walketh prudence, and virtue attendeth at her right hand.
She moves cautiously researching the most suitable means to accomplish goals and then performs her duties with courage, vitality, moral excellence and integrity of character.
11. Her eye speaketh softness and love, but discretion with a sceptre sitteth on her brow.
She is feminine, classy and lovely; yet she is tempered with the royal authority of a queen. Therefore, she is intelligent and shrewd in her judgment of truth and falsehood.
12. The tongue of the licentious is dumb in her presence; the awe of her virtue keepeth him silent.
Men prone to lewd and inappropriate conversation are quiet in her presence. They respect her moral excellence and the strong value she has attached to herself.
13. When scandal is busy, and the fame of her neighbors is tossed from tongue to tongue; if charity and good nature open not her mouth, the finger of silence resteth on her lip.
She does not participate in scandalous gossip about her neighbors. The goal of life according to Islam is peace with everything. The fact that she remains silent prevents any fallout from returning to her doorstep. Also, the proverb “If you don’t have something good to say about a person don’t say anything” applies here.
14. Her breast is the mansion of goodness, and therefore she suspecteth no evil of others.
She is pure in her intentions and therefore she affords everyone the benefit of the doubt.
15. Happy were the man that should make her his wife; happy the child that should call her mother.
Brothers if your prospective wife embodies these characteristics then it assures your happiness and the happiness of your children. Islamism is the science of happiness.
16. She presideth in the house, and there is peace; she commandeth with judgment, and is obeyed.
She sits in a place of authority in the home and promotes its peace; she directs the affairs of the home with wisdom and good sense and is therefore worthy to be obeyed. (Act 7) The fact that this verse didn’t specify whom it suggests this extends to her children and husband as well. There are instances when she is to be obeyed by her husband, particularly in matters whereby she is the most informed and qualified of the two to lead.
17. She ariseth in the morning, she considers her affairs, and appointeth to every one their proper business.
She exercises her authority in the home upon waking up in the morning reminding everyone concerned of responsibilities, obligations and duties.
18. The care of her family is her whole delight; to that alone she applieth her study; and elegance with frugality is seen in her mansion.
The responsibility and proper management of her family gives her complete satisfaction and joy. This care of her family is not her only study. It’s simply saying that everything she studies is to ultimately benefit her family. Moorish style, quality and feng shui obtained at a good price is exhibited in her home.
19. The prudence of her management is an honor to her husband, he heareth her praise with a secret delight.
The wisdom she demonstrates in the business of the home garners respect in the community and nation for the man who made her his wife. The compliments she receives in this regard he listens to with a hidden pleasure.
20. She informeth the minds of her children with wisdom; she fashioneth their manners from the examples of her own goodness.
She shares her wisdom gained from study and experience with her children. She shapes their manners by modeling proper behavior and etiquette in front of them.
21. The words of her mouth is the law of their youth; the motion of her eye commandeth their obedience.
She is the primary influence on her children and she sets their moral standards. One of the techniques she employs to get compliance…involves giving them “the look”, which includes “the scepter that sits on her brow”, that stops them in their tracks and leads them toward the business at hand.
22. She speaketh, and the servants fly; she pointeth, and the thing is done; for the law of love is in their hearts, and her kindness addeth wings to their feet.
People in her employ work hard and fast for her. Why? It’s all the attributes she has demonstrated up to this point; the way she carries herself, the way she speaks, the way she takes care of her family, coupled with her kind treatment of her employees inspire in them a devoted attachment to her and they would move mountains at her command.
23. In prosperity she is not puffed up; in adversity she healeth the wounds of fortune with patience.
The Moorish American moslem woman is classy. When she’s experiencing good fortune and success she is not arrogant…toward her husband, children, sisterhood or community. Again, the very word Islam means peace. It’s in this “being puffed up with conceit” that’s identified as one of the culprits against unity. When she’s experiencing opposition, distress, and trial she makes go away the hurt that accompanies success (“more money, more problems”) by demonstrating uncomplaining endurance. Being that economic security is intimately tied to our religious aims the Prophet includes provisional measures in his instructions that address issues that may arise out of such.
24. The troubles of her husband are alleviated by her councils and sweetened by her endearments; he putteth his heart in her bosom, and receiveth comfort.
Her husband’s issues and burdens are lightened and softened when he consults with her as a result of the sound advice she gives and by the sensual way she does it. “Putting his heart in her bosom” is two-fold. First he trusts her enough to share things in his innermost center with her and secondly, his heart and her bosom are material as well and the phrase conjures the image of them being chest to chest. “And among His Signs is that He created for you mates from among yourselves, that you may dwell in tranquility with them, and He has put love and mercy between your [hearts]: verily in that are Signs for those who reflect” (30:21 Holy Qu’ran of Mecca)
25. Happy is the man that has made her his wife; happy the child that call her mother.
This final verse sitting on the 7 (25) is comparable to the “hook” in a hip-hop song.