Question by  Bsjinx (97)

What does it mean when someone says they are a Moorish American?

I have heard many people say this in the recent past, does this mean they are not Christian?


Answer by  polwilder (48)

Being a Moorish American really means nothing more than being born in North Africa or being a decendent of those who were. It is an ethnic term rather than a religious one. In fact, many Moors are not of the Islamic faith. Many Moorish people are Christians or Jews.


Answer by  GilFinn (2065)

It means that they are Muslim, usually black, claiming their decendancy from slaves brought here from Northern Africa (home of the Moors), and stripped of thier national identity and heritage. Although not a radical Islamic group as a whole, they do believe in retribution to the decendants of slave holders.


Answer by  digitalgoddess (5)

Christianity follows the faith practice who believe in Jesus Christ. A Moorish American lives in America and practices the Islamic religion.


Answer by  tessamalk (466)

Moorish typically means Muslim; so yes, this would mean that they are not Christian, but are instead followers of Islam.


Answer by  Davisbey (8)

that means that they have connected to their root. C the Book of Ruth in the Bible, Ruth was a Moabitis


Answer by  tamkees (3203)

The Prophet Noble Drew Ali (nee Timothy Drew) founded the Moorish Science Temple of America in Newark, NJ in 1913 for African-Americans seeking a way to assert themselves during a time of severe discrimination. All Moorish Americans bear the title Moslem and consider themselves to be Islamists descended from Moors, although they honor teachings from all world religions, including Christianity.


Answer by  Davisbey (8)

they are decendents of Mooracans


Answer by  Anonymous

Moorish Simply Means That You Identify With Your Original Nationality.All Moors Are Not Muslim,All Are Not Moabite And All Do Not Believe Yeshua Self Sacrifice Was So That All Men May Have A Chance At Eternal Life.

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