Moorish Americans have long asserted that their flag is over 10,000 years old. In the Koran Questions For Moorish Americans, we read:
  1. What kind of a flag is the Moorish? It is a red flag with a five pointed green star in the center.
  2. What do the five points represent? Love, Truth, Peace, Freedom and Justice.
  3. How old is our flag? It is over 10,000 years old.
Some people have posed questions in regard to the Moorish American assertion that their flag is over 10,000 years old. Others simply dismiss the idea since these claims only appear to be substantiated in Moorish literature. However, there does exist some historical evidence and verifiable references that the Moorish flag does date to times of remote antiquity. Published in 1889, the classic work The Ancient Lowly: A History of the Ancient Working People from the Earliest Known Period to the Adoption of Christianity by Constantine · Volume 1, written by Cyrenus Osborne Ward, we read:

If anyone should still contend that the red flag or the red color was warlike and antagonistical to life and its peaceful pursuits and labors, let him further observe the fact that in those lands where the communes left their traces most plentifully on their inscriptions, will be found the red banner to this day. Modern Turkey occupies one of these localities. And what is the merchant standard of modern Turkey. A blood red color tinges every shred of the canvas except an exiguous star and a tiny crescent moon, the wife of the flaming Apollo! Certainly, no warfare is symbolized in the peaceful standard of a merchant vessel.

Morocco, Algiers and Tunis, the north coast of Africa, once occupied by the Carthagenians and other colonies of Phoenicians, still have a flag which is totally red. When the origin of this habit is traced, it will be revealed that Baal, the great divinity of the Phoenicians, whose attributes were the same as Ceres, whose colors were red, whose home was that of the inventive and ingenious dyers, and who was the tutelary divinity or patron of labor, was the huge sun-god that inspired the color by his glowing beams.”

Ward clearly points out that the red signature, which appears in the flags of Turkey and other nations along the north coast of Africa, can be attributed to a long legacy in honor of the Canaanite deity Baal. Ironically, we find that Baal’s association with the Moorish American flag certainly endears the title that many Moorish Americans have annexed to their names, Bey. In a previous article written by the author entitled The Meaning and Origins of the Surnames Bey and El, we read:

“There are many sources that define the title “bey” as lord. Bey originated from the term Baal. Baal is also a title meaning lord and El loosely translates divine being. In an online article, published by Encyclopedia Mythica, under the topic Baalwe read:

“Baal was common a name of small Syrian and Persian deities. Baal is still principally thought of as a Canaanite fertility deity. The Great Baal was of Canaan. He was the son of El, the high god of Canaan. The cult of Baal celebrated annually his death and resurrection as a part of the Canaanite fertility rituals. These ceremonies often included human sacrifice and temple prostitution. ..Baal, literal meaning is “lord,” in the Canaanite pantheon was the local title of fertility gods. Baal never emerged as a rain god until later times when he assumed the special functions of each…. Baal was the son of El, or Dagon, an obscure deity linked by the Hebrews with the Philistine city of Ashdod. Dagon was perhaps associated with the sea, as a coin found in the vicinity portrays a god having a fish tail. …Since the Phoenicians also were superb shipbuilders the religion and cults of Baal spread throughout the Mediterranean world. The worship of Baal was found among the Moabites and their allies Midianites during Moses’ time. It was also introduced to the Israelites.” 

Later in the article we find: 

We find use of the title “Bey” in how the title Ba’al is pronounced in itself. The Dictionary.Reference.Com website states in their definition of the term Baal:

Ba·al [bey-uhl, beyl]   noun, plural Ba·al·im  [bey-uh-lim, beylim]

 any of numerous local deities among the ancient Semitic peoples, typifying the productive forces of nature and worshiped with much sensuality.

In review of the material we have discussed thus far, it is very clear that the Moorish American flag derives from the ancient alchemical rites of the Canaanites, and more specifically, the Moabites, the latter of whom Moorish Americans attribute their descent. Now let us examine other details about the other aspects of the Moorish American flag. 
  1. What kind of a flag is the Moorish? It is a red flag with a five pointed green star in the center.
  1. What do the five points represent? Love, Truth, Peace, Freedom and Justice.
 Based on the information in the Koran Questions For Moorish Americans, we can determine that the five-pointed star represents the divine attributes of love, truth, peace, freedom, and justice. The essential exercising of these very same virtuous qualities by the Moorish American are telltale signs that Allah is made manifest in the heart of the individual. Green is a prominent color in the religion of Islam. It is said to be the Prophet Muhammad’s favorite color. Within the spheres of Moorish Science, however, is a much deeper and archaic to the color green in the Moorish flag

Of course, if we find evidence that the title Bey and the red color of the Moorish flag can both be attributed to the Canaanite deity Baal, then perhaps the color green and the symbolism of the five-pointed star is equally as ancient. Since the knowledge of modern-day Moorish Americans is directly inherent of Baal and their Canaanite predecessors, it would certainly be beyond assumption to discover that the Canaanite supreme deity El is also etched into the workings of the Moorish flag. For example, in an online version of the New World Encyclopedia, we read the following concerning El under the topic Baal:

However, the term “Baal” in the Bible was more frequently associated with a major deity in the Canaanite pantheon, being the son of the chief god El and his consort Ashera..” 

Not only is El a title annexed to the names of many Moorish Americans but is also associated with the name Allah. Spiritism: The Origin of All Religions (1885) by J. P. Dameron, states:

“El was the name for God in Babylon and was worshipped at Byblis by the Phoenicians, and he was called the sun of heaven and earth. His father was the son of Elium, the most high God, who had been killed by wild animals. The son of Elium, who succeeded him, was dethroned and at last slain by his own son El, who Philo identified with the Greek Kronos, and is represented as the presiding deity of the planet Saturn, with the name El. Philo connected the name with Elohim, the plural of Eloah. In the battle between El and his father, the aliens of El, he says, ‘were called Elohim, as those who were with Kronos called Kronivi.’”

Eloah is used in the Bible synonymous with El. It means gods in general or false gods, while in Arabic ilah without the article means a god in general, with the article Al-ilah or Allah, becomes the name of the God of Mohammed. Hence we find through all the Semitic races different terms for God, which have been changed but little from El, the Babylonian name for God.”

Muslim sage Al-Khizr as shown in a Mughal era manuscript miniature. Kept in the Victoria and Albert Museum, London, inventory number IS.48:12/A-1956. Opaque watercolor on paper. Central painting 14 cm x 8.5 cm. The painting is in a double frame on a page with floral and foliated scrolling patterns and outlines in gold, white black and a pale blue ruled outer line on the main border (now shown). It is part of the Small Clive Album of Indian miniatures, thought to have been given by Shuja ud-Daula, the Nawab of Avadh, to Lord Clive during his last visit to India in 1765-67. Sold from Powis Castle at Sotheby’s sale, 16 to 18 January 1956, lot 332A. Literature: Leach, Linda York, Mughal and Other Indian Paintings from the Chester Beatty Library, London, 1995, vol. II, No.6.239, p.662.

El’s association with the color green would later express itself only through the hidden knowledge of Sufism, and more specifically Khidr. Although Khidr is not mentioned in the Quran, he is a righteous servant of Allah and revered in Sufism as the hidden initiator of those who walk the mystical path, Khidr is associated with the color green and also the primordial rites of the Canaanite deity El. Written by Margaret Cormack, Muslims and Others in Sacred Space, describe Khidr in the following words:

He plays a significant role in the Sufi tradition as a figure who meets traveling dervishes, who inspires them or answers questions, who rescues them from danger, and who sometimes perform a mystical initiation. He is the mysterious and immortal mystical guide. It is worthy of note that “Khadr” in Arabic also connotes the color green, leading many non-Muslim scholars to associate this Muslim immortal with a pre-Christian Middle Eastern god of vegetation.”

In a compelling Wikipedia essay on the topic of Khidr, he is compared greatly to the Ugaritic god Kothar-wa-Khasis, which appears to be the god of vegetation alluded to by Cormack in the cited reference above. The Wikipedia article where we read:

“Above their all characteristics, the status of Kothar can’t be denied to show this continuity. Kothar is an assistant or “a servant god” in Ugaritic mythology. He helps Baal and builds a palace for him, but he is actually a “servant of supreme god EL“. Thus, he is accepted as one of the divine servants in Ugarit, because Keret, son of El, is also called a “servant of El“. According to the Quran, Khidr is “a servant of Allah” (‘abd min ‘ibādinā). Besides, the names of Allah and El are very similar to each other. It is known that they come from a common root. By the similar or common elements, it can be seen as part of their continuity... Kothar and Khidr bring fertility. Kothar controls and customizes the seasons. Like some craftsmen or blacksmiths, Kothar is associated with agriculture.” 

The color green in the Moorish flag would symbolize mystical initiation into the deeper knowledge of Allah and a study and cultivation of his principles. Coincidentally, we find that the five-pointed star and its symbolism finds its origin with the wife Canaanite deity El, namely Ashera, who is often associated with Ishtar. Elijah Vindicated Or The Answered By Fire (1886) continues this thought:

“As Baal is generically the same as Belus, Osiris, and Apollo, so Ashera, or Ashtoreth, is generically the same as the Ishtar of the Assyrians”

This is an important feature to our discussion as we find some valuable information in The Watkins Dictionary of Symbols by Jack Tressider, which states:

“The five-pointed star was the Sumerian emblem of Ishtar in her warrior aspect as the morning star. As a symbol of ascendancy, it is the star with the Islamic crescent, and the star most widely used on flags and in military and police insignia today.”

As a Venusian deity, Ashera/Ishtar would also be associated with the color green aside from their traditional color of white. Thus, we find that the symbolism of the Moorish Flag entails both El’s son Baal (red) and his spouse Ashera (five-pointed star).

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