“And for every nation We appointed acts of devotion that they might mention the name of Allah on what He has given them of the cattle quadrupeds. So your God is One God, therefore to Him should you submit. And give good news to the humble.” Holy Qur’an, Surah 22, verse 34

In tracing the early foundation of Freemasonry and the Masonic Order and the three main degrees as the apprentice, the fellow craftsman and master mason, we will research some of the history of ancient Egypt the last of our forefathers to find some of the missing keys to our lost civilizations and how the hiding of this Truth has blighted our contemporary world. Writing in Our Saviour Has Arrived, Chapter 4, entitled: “The Hidden Truth,” the Honorable Elijah Muhammad gives us a detailed description of what has taken place today on our planet particularly when it comes to hiding the truth from the Black man and woman brought up in slavery.


This condition now requires a complete, universal change and a remaking of global society. On Pages 10 and 11 he writes:

“The greatest and the gravest of all is the slavemaster’s hiding of the truth that will exalt and save his slave. This is that great truth that white America is hiding from her once-slaves, (the Black man and woman). The white people know of and see the Salvation of their slaves that is now present. They are doing everything they possibly can to deceive the Black Man and woman into thinking that they (white people) hold out greater and better promises for a future to the Black man and woman in America than (God) himself. …

We should know the truth of the seriousness of the time that we are now living in. The truth will save our lives if we believe it. America is at war with the darker people (Brown, Yellow and every race regardless of color) today, but she refuses to tell you the truth of this war that is now taking many lives. This is hiding the truth.”

The earth and the universe cannot sustain itself on the basis of falsehood. The Holy Qur’an states that Almighty God Allah created the universe and its divine order of things on the basis of truth. The 6,000-year cycle of Yacub’s civilization has ended, and with its end has come a great explosion of Truths now being revealed to the whole of humanity because of the Presence of God Himself, Who is making Himself known. We are now participating in the final period of the “Greater Resurrection” of the spiritually dead and blinded all over the planet earth. During the Hajj Pilgrimage which has now ended, we are particularly reminded of this great truth of the spiritual resurrection when the great assembly of man and mankind is called to witness this extraordinary event.

Pilgrims gather from every nation and people at the great Mother City of Mecca in Saudi Arabia once a year. The throngs of people who arrive for this auspicious occasion come from every path and from every location in the world. As we read in Surah 14, verses 26-27: “And the parable of an evil word is as an evil tree pulled up from the earth’s surface; it has no stability. Allah confirms those who believe with the sure word in this world’s life and in the Hereafter; and Allah leaves the wrongdoers in error; and Allah does what He pleases.”

As I reflect on my earlier days as a teenager growing up in the city of Detroit, Michigan, I was first introduced to Islam at the age of 16. When I first visited the temple (as it was called at that time) on John C. Lodge, I was not at all aware of the mysterious forces that were at work in my life from the time of my birth to the advancing station of my adult life. To better comprehend my evolutionary stages, I will review some of the steps of Freemasonry as current research and to the Masonic Order in which we are presently engaged; I will hopefully show its link to the Nation of Islam in America.

I wish to thank all the brothers and sisters who joined our two tours, the one at the Shriners International Headquarters, Tampa, Florida, and to the Masonic Temple in Detroit, Michigan. Thank you for your insight and photos, some of which have been posted in my articles. We will continue this series, God willing, taking us further into the discovery of many hithertofore unknown truths made possible only through the Divine Teachings of the Honorable Elijah Muhammad, who was taught by a master himself, W. F. Muhammad, God in Person.

“Whose hearts tremble when Allah is mentioned, and who are patient in their afflictions, and who keep up prayer, and spend of what We have given them.”Holy Qur’an, Surah 22, verse 35

To be continued.