DATE: THURSDAY DECEMBER 6TH, 2018
Please join us this Thursday as we celebrate our Moorish Thanksgiving the Earthday of Prophet Noble Drew Ali Re-incarnated.
John Givens-El (born George Givens) was a native of Sumpter, South Carolina. He was born December 6, 1904. Upon coming of age John Givens-El traveled west, finally settling in Chicago, IL, May 14, 1925. Shortly thereafter he embraced the teachings of Prophet Noble Drew Ali and joined and became a member of Chicago's subordinate Temple #1 in 1926. After a brief period in the Temple, he was initiated into its Adept Chambers. He also became the chauffeur-mechanic for Prophet Noble Drew Ali Founder Of the MSTOA..
During the 2nd Annual National Convention of the Moorish Science Temple of America, Sheik John Givens-El would once again make his declaration of reincarnation. It was September 19, 1929. It was around this time that Sheik John Givens-El entered the convention hall, walking straight to the platform, he seated himself in the “Vacant Chair” and declared, “I am back.” He then said, “I am Prophet Noble Drew Ali, Reincarnated and Prophet Noble Drew Ali, the Founder. We two are one in the same.” A silence fell over the convention hall. Nevertheless, by the end of September, a number of subordinate temples would begin to follow Sheik John Givens-El, as Prophet Noble Drew Ali, Reincarnated.
Sheik John Givens-El as he kept to the pure teachings of Islam and under his leadership there was many Moorish Business established such as Moorish cafeteria, Moorish schools, Moorish grocery stores, Moorish shoe shops and many other Moorish business his Moorish community was a tight knit group."
TIME: 2-4 PM/11 AM-1 PM
RE: MOORISH HOLIDAY/MOORISH THANKSGIVING