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Noble Drew Ali
Birth: 1886
Death: 1929

Religious Leader. The founder of Moorish Science Temple of America, he was born Timothy Drew in North Carolina. Adopted into the Cherokee Tribe, he worked as a circus magician, then traveled to Egypt where he studied under a priest who recognized him as a "prophet." He established his first temple in Newark, New Jersey in 1913. His Chicago temple was called the Moorish Science Temple of America. Ali taught that blacks are Moabites or Moors, for whom the promised land is Morocco. He died after being beaten by Chicago police. (bio by: David M. Habben) 
 
Burial:
Burr Oak Cemetery
Alsip
Cook County
Illinois, USA
 
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Originally Created by: David M. Habben
Record added: Jul 06, 2004
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Noble Drew Ali
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Noble Drew Ali
Added by: David M. Habben
 
Noble Drew Ali
Added by: David M. Habben
 
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- Lance
 Added: Feb. 27, 2015
Bismilah al Rahman al Raheem. Praise be to Allah and the holy Messengers. May you, O Prophet and the obedient/sincere people of you forever be protected, graced and exalted. Thank you for showing up in the plane of things made manifest and thank you for t...(Read more)
- Beautiful and Creative
 Added: Nov. 2, 2014

- Wick
 Added: May. 19, 2014
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