Islam, asalaamu alaykum, and greetings to all members of the ma’at.:
Our many talents and our diverse backgrounds make us the Ma’at (divine law givers and enforcers). We stand on principles and must keep these in the forefronts our minds and in the center of our hearts and spirits.
In this life we all know we wear masks; not the kind that systems tell us to wear but we wear the kinds of masks that hide ourselves, many times, from ourselves. We must remove some of the masks that keep us in our lower selves especially if these masks have not served us well in the past.
We wear the mask that grins and lies,
It hides our cheeks and shades our eyes,— This debt we pay to human guile;
With torn and bleeding hearts we smile, And mouth with myriad subtleties.
Why should the world be over-wise, In counting all our tears and sighs? Nay, let them only see us, while
We wear the mask.
We smile, but, O great Christ, our cries To thee from tortured souls arise.
We sing, but oh the clay is vile Beneath our feet, and long the mile; But let the world dream otherwise,
We wear the mask! ——by: Paul Laurence Dunbar
We must be (often painfully) honest with one another and ourselves if we are to carry out our mission. Moslem missionaries have a duty to uplift fallen humanity and as we honor this duty we must not forget each other; for we are humanity as well. I will pick you up when you fall; i will give you water when you thirst; i will feed you if you are hungry; i will stay by your side if you tire and need to rest; i will cry with you in your time of sadness and rejoice with you in your every celebration. You are my kin and when i win you win.
The 7 principles of ma’at:
Truth: the ability to innerstand the diﬀerence between the real and unreal…
Justice: the state in which there is equity for all…
Harmony: the state of being in which diﬀerent expressions of allah’s spirit move together in ways that create alignment…
Balance: internal and external environments of a group are aligned with allah, each other and the rest of creation.
Order: state of being in which things occupy the place and space for which they were created.
Reciprocity: the reality that what comes around goes around; as above so below, as below so above…
Propriety: to be and to do what is right according to the truth that we all are spiritual beings.
As you all know the ma’at is a closed group and our mission is to bring about positive changes for all of our moorish kin.
The above 7 principles are the foundation for the ma’at guidelines/agreements below:
- All ma’at members agree to maintain the highest level of integrity and honor at all times.
- All ma’at members agree to oﬀer meaningful participation and to contribute their many gifts, talents and or essences towards the good of the whole.
- All ma’at members agree to oﬀer authentic, honest, and respectful dialogue realizing that all have diﬀerent life experiences.
- All ma’at members agree to seek alignment with one another as we co-exist and work together to create the ministries and/or departments of the ma’at.
- All ma’at members agree to strive to create and maintain order from chaos among group members; not chaos or confusion.
- All ma’at members agree to oﬀer ideas that will bring about the desired eﬀects, goals, and mission of the ma’at.
- All ma’at members agree to oﬀer those behaviors, words, actions, thoughts and feelings which do no harm, beginning with self.
- All questions for guest speakers will be asked by ma’at members first, then by guests (if time permits).
The following three (3) rules/guidelines are matters that must be agreed to and followed. Any breach of trust or confidentiality of any of these three (3) will result in a non-admittance from the meeting for the first breach, a 30-day group/meeting non-admittance for the second breach, and removal from the ma’at for any future breaches of trust and confidentiality. All ma’at platforms are included in this agreement, to wit; ma’at workplace by facebook, all ma’at closed groups, ma’at collaboration and teaching platforms, including access numbers and recordings, ma’at google drive contents, et al.
- All ma’at members agree to maintain ma’at meeting confidentiality at all times and only share meeting discussions outside the ma’at with written approval from the administrative team.
- All ma’at member guests must be approved by the administrative team in writing before being invited by a ma’at member or given any login details to any closed meetings. Note: the administrative team will send meeting log in information to the potential guest directly.
- All ma’at meeting recordings, notes, google drive contents, etc, are to be kept confidential by all ma’at members and are not to be shared unless prior written approval from the administrative team has been given.
The Ma’at is a place of trust, compassion, integrity, and honor. All members should feel welcomed, valued, and equal. Above all we moors are the salvation for the world as we carry the five points of light: love truth peace freedom and justice and we must exemplify them in all we do.
Islam, asalaamu alaykum, peace, love, and light!
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