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Moor or Moorish.

Which should we be
called?
Published by newmoors at May 24, 2015

Moor or Moorish. Which should we be


called?
By Sheik Way-El
Islam, Peace, and Greetings to you all.
In the debunking of the claims made by those who identify themselves as Moors,
we bring to you another of oft-quoted assertions used by these types. These people
are usually against the religious aspects of the Moorish Science Temple of America
and so they come up with crafty ways to to sidetrack peoples interest in the only
true Moorish movement (the Moorish Science Temple of America) by catering to
the ideals of those who claim to be conscious and reject religion or anything
associated with it. In this, we find that these groups shun using the term Moorish
and prefer to use the word Moor only.
These types reject the use of the suffix ish on Moor (Moorish) because they
feel that it means something like, sort of, kind of, etc.? Their claim is that
you cannot be something like a Moor so they do not call themselves
Moorish . Let us simply break this down for those of you who are truly seeking
to learn. The suffix -ish etymologically defines:
adjectival suffix, from Old English -isc, common Germanic(cf. Old
Norse iskr, German -isch, Gothic -isks), cognate with Greek
diminutive suffix iskos. Colloquially attached to hours to
denote approximation, 1916. (taken from the online
etymological dictionary) [added emphasis mines]
Notice that it says Colloquially attached to hours to denote approximation.
Colloquial simply denotes slang and they give the date for its usage starting from
1916. This means that prior to 1916, there was no defined usage of this term. This
evinces that using the term to denote approximation and something like cannot
be founded in any English Lexicon prior.

How is that one would not see this in their regular research? Groups of Moors who
follow the likes of Yaffa Bey, Sabir, Bey, the Amexem Moor empire, and all
other like treaty groups, whose objectives is to clearly drive people away from
the Moorish Science Temple of America, are led into falsely believing a thing
because the people teaching it to them appear to be authorities on the subject.
To understand the suffix -ish and what it means, now that we know and understand
that the original meaning of -ish does not mean something like or
approximation in NORMAL USAGE, we have to look at the general meaning of
the word.
-ish
1: of, relating to, or being chiefly in adjectives indicating
nationality or ethnic group <Finnish>
2 a : characteristic of <boyish> <Pollyannaish>
b : inclined or liable to <bookish> <qualmish>
3 a : having a touch or trace of <purplish> : somewhat<darkish>
b : having the approximate age of <fortyish> (taken from
Merriam Webster online dictionary)
Notice that the very first definition gives you the actual intended meaning of the
suffix -ish as the etymology breaks down, and that is relating to or belonging
to and is used chiefly in identifying nationality or ethnic groups and they give the
example of Finnish. We are Moorish and so now we understand the general
applied meaning of the suffix -ish as it relates to the Moors and why it is connected
to the name Moor; belonging to the Clean and Pure nation.
Let us now review the first thing that we noticed in the etymological breakdown
for -ish when it is called an adjectival suffix. Suffixes change word class, e.g.
from verb to noun or noun to adjective, but they can also change
meaning. Adjectives are words that describe or modify another person or thing in
the sentence. An adjectival suffix like -ish, modifies the noun. Example.

The man is a Moor (Moor is the singular noun).


I can tell by the mans name, manner of dress, and customs, that he is
Moorish (Moorish is the adjectival suffix that shows that the man belongs to a
people who share the same customs)

This is 5th grade grammar. Anybody teaching that they are not Moorish, because
the suffix -ish means kind of/sort of shows you the level of comprehension of
the person that is teaching for he or she clearly lack comprehension and proper
research methodology.
Peace,
Grand Sheik Way-El
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