“When the youths sought refuge in the Cave, they said: Our Lord, grant us mercy from Thyself, and provide for us a right course in our affair. So We prevented them from hearing in the Cave for a number of years, Then We raised them up that We might know which of the two parties was best able to calculate the time for which they remained.”
—Holy Qur’an, Surah 18, verses 10-12

As we come to the conclusion of this series of articles dealing with the secret societies of the Masonic Order, I wish to focus once again on the famous Dome of the Rock in the city of Jerusalem and its sacredness to the people and nations of the three main monotheistic religions of Islam, Christianity and Judaism. Going back in history to nearly 1,000 years ago, this holy site was a crucible marker stone for the preservation of ancient wisdom and knowledge. According to the Divine Teachings of the Honorable Elijah Muhammad, the battle over Jerusalem centers around the person of Jesus Christ and his

The Knights Templar and their work during the Crusades around the city of Jerusalem.

hidden burial place in that city. We have it written in our Lessons of the Supreme Wisdom that one of our righteous brothers, who was a prophet by the name of Jesus, was buried there. Those who used his name were shielding their dirty religion, which is called Christianity; also, to deceive the people so they will believe in him. Jesus’ teaching was not Christianity. It was Freedom, Justice and Equality. Jerusalem is in Palestine Asia Minor. Jerusalem is a name given by the Jews, which means founded in peace, and it was first built by the original man, who was called Jebus; also Salem and Ariel. (CHECK LESSONS)

In the time of the Templars, known as Warrior Priests or Monks, they appeared to be openly Christians wearing a long, white robe with a distinguished, maltase-type red cross and they were honored and respected for their guardianship over the Christian pilgrim and others who would make their way to Jerusalem to visit their sacred site of worship where it is believed that Jesus was born and later buried. However, the evidence we have of their activity and their origin is somewhat shrouded in mystery because of their first identifiable origin on the border or fringes of Spain in the same vicinity where the Muslims resided during their occupation of Spain at the time. They were exposed to the Teachings of Islam and were not party to the military forces organized to remove the Muslims from Spain which also included the Jewish population. This invasion was ordered by the Christians under the Catholic Church by their leader at the Vatican in Italy. They were also aided by the king Ferdinand and his wife, Carlotta, in the expulsion of the Muslims from Spain. If we are without the knowledge of the origin of the European nations or White race in their struggle for survival from savagery into the evolution of civilization, and the hard work that Moses had in teaching them civilization 4,000 years ago, it will be difficult for us to fit together the missing pieces of their history with understanding.

Living in the caves and hillsides of Europe, being deprived of Divine Guidance for two thousand years was exceedingly difficult for them, for they had completely lost the knowledge of themselves and were living a beast life, as we are living today in this Western stronghold of America. We are literally living in a cave of darkness and wilderness. When Moses was raised by God to teach them a better way of life, which included teaching on how to rule and master the original people through tricknollegy taught to them by their father, Yacub, it was extremely difficult for Moses as well. He even had to build a ring of fire around himself to keep the cavys (White race) from attacking him at night. They were crawling around on all fours (limbs and arms) like beasts. In their attempt to return back to their origin in the Black man which was genetically engineered, they also desired to return back into the Holy Land from which they were exiled for causing mischief and blood shed among the righteous people.

They were only able to graft themselves back into the monkey and ape stage from which the family of chimpanzees and gorillas exist today. As they were formed into groups through Moses’ teaching, some were smarter than the others in their evolution back to civilization. Herein lies the secret of the Jewish people, the Germanic Tribe, the Anglo-Saxons, the Scythians, the Celts and other ethnic groups derived from the Caucausian or White race. The Jewish people, in particular, benefited from Moses’ teachings and were able to depart earlier or before the other groups who still remained in a savage condition. This savage and war-like condition is what led to their fighting among each other for control and superiority in rank.

The Jewish people had a head start due to their obedience to Moses and were abhorred by their other European brothers. They tried to follow the Mosaic laws and discipline to the degree that the Honorable Elijah Muhammad had stated that the Jews are closest to the Muslims in belief and faith and practices. Past history also proves that this is true. During the critical period of their advancement while living in Europe, they were more accomplished in trade, commercial enterprises and intellect, and were able to live among the Muslims being more protected when both groups, Muslims and Jews, were persecuted and killed in Spain when the Christians under their leader, El Cid, retook rulership in Spain. The Inquisition that followed their expulsion from Spain in 1492 gave rise to Christopher Columbus and the expansion of Europe to the Americas.

This steady persecution and struggle also arose during the period of the Crusades beginning in 1099 led by Pope Urban II of Rome. It is during this period where the Templar Knights became known and appeared in the Holy Land and were entrusted to protect the rights of pilgrims to Jerusalem. They had already been exposed to the Teachings of Islam which spread from Arabia in the early 7th Century following the death of Prophet Muhammad, may the peace and blessings of Allah be upon him, in 632 A.D. Through the second Caliph of Islam, Umar or Omar, Islam spread to the city of Jerusalem for the first time, approximately 300 years before the Crusades began. It is during this period of Islam expansion when Europe came into contact with Muslim society and secret alliances were formed from that time onward until today. They swore this allegiance in secrecy though openly many may have appeared as Christians on the exterior but they were taught the higher principles of Islam in secret.

The Knights Templar were known for their excavation below the Temple Mount at the site of Solomon’s Temple located between the Dome of the Rock, Al-Aqsa Mosque and the Wailing Wall. There at the sight of Solomon’s Temple, they swore allegiance to their society so named as the Knights Templar. They were known to have unearthed ancient tablets or manuscripts that had been buried there. What else might they have discovered concerning Jesus and his burial sight that lead ultimately to their persecution and slaughter on Friday, October 13, 1301?

“We relate to thee their story with truth. Surely they were youths who believed in their Lord and We increased them in guidance. And We strengthened their hearts when they stood up and said: Our Lord is the Lord of the heavens and the earth; we call upon no god beside Him, for then indeed we should utter an enormity. These our people have taken gods beside Him. Why do they not bring clear authority for them? Who is then more unjust than he who forges a lie against Allah?” —Holy Qur’an, Surah 18, verses 13-15

To be continued.