What is an "Auxiliary?"
Auxiliary used as adjective is defined as:
Giving assistance or support; helping; acting as a subsidiary; supplementary: (such as- the main library and
its auxiliary branches).
Auxiliary used as noun is defined as:
An individual or group that assists or functions in a supporting capacity: a volunteers' auxiliary at a hospital.
It also is a member of a foreign body of troops serving a country in war.
The Thesaurus offers us synonyms in order for us to grasp a basic understanding of the usage of "Auxiliary"
Giving or able to give help or support, accessory, ancillary, assistant, contributory, subsidiary, supportive.
Used or held in reserve: backup, emergency, reserve, supplemental, supplementary.
A person who holds a position auxiliary to another and assumes some of the superior's responsibilities:
adjutant, aide, assistant, coadjutant, coadjutor, deputy, helper, and lieutenant.
IN BRIEF AN AUXILIARY IS:
A person or group who helps or aids.
The Sisters Auxiliary was founded by Sister J. Levine-El
1928. The Sisters Auxiliary is a branch of the Moorish Science
Temple of America, which empowers our women (through
unity), and places them in a position to perform major task in
the area of uplifting fallen humanity. The Sisters Auxiliary is
composed of Moorish-American Moslem sisters with a
paramount object to uplift fallen humanity and to be the "right
hand to the Prophet" by their kind words, works and deeds.
Membership of the Sisters Auxiliary grew in 1928, and soon
they sustained a "Necessity Fund" to help a sister or brother in
distress and care for the sick and needy. Headquarters in 1928
was located at 3140 Indiana Ave, Unity Hall, in Chicago Ill.
Sister P. Wilson-Bey
became the first Grand National
Chairman. She became a member in 1932. She was a loyal
faithful member of Temples number 4 and 25. She was a
pioneer of Moorish Home number 1 in its establishment. She
worked side by side with the brothers in farming, raising
livestock and poultry. She was a very diligent worker
and a very active chairman .She was an inspiration to many in
her dedication to the movement. She is credited with setting up
many units of the auxiliary all over the U.S. She always had a
smile, a good word, and a song for all.
The Sisters' Auxiliary is responsible for three national episodes.
Tag Day Celebration (March 17) and Sacrifice Week (March 17 through 29)
Widows Mite (during national convention)
Seniors Day (March)
Much history of the Sisters Auxiliary was recorded in the Moorish Guide newspaper. Below are three
articles concerning the Sisters Auxiliary that appeared in the Moorish Guide in 1928.
The Moorish National Auxiliary Well On Way
The Moorish National Sister's Auxiliary was organized December 17, 1928 with the small attendance of ten members. The membership has grown in two months to the enrollment of twenty-seven faithful, dutiful
Moorish Sisters. Their paramount object is to uplift fallen humanity and be the right hand to the Prophet by
their kind words, works, and deeds. They have soon sustained a "Necessity Fund" to help a sister or brother
in distress, and care for the sick poor and needy.
Their headquarters are at Unity Hall, 2nd floor. No Joining Fees-Monthly Dues: 25 cents.
Sister Lavine El- President
Sister Lloyd-Bey, Vice President
Sister Rhodes El, Recording Secretary
Sister M. Drew Ali, Financial Secretary-Treasurer
Sister Adams El, Chairman
Sister Shaw El, Chaplain
Preparation For Moorish Tag Day In Readiness To be Celebrated In all Temples
The first Moorish National Tag Day will be celebrated by all Temples of The Moorish Science Movement, the
same having been sponsored by the Moorish National Sisters Auxiliary of Temple No. 1, of Chicago, March
The Tags will be sold within the Temples prior to and after each meeting held on the above date. The
nominal price will be ten cents. All Temples have received sample tags and may pass them along for due
Another Uplifting Act performed by the Moorish National Sisters' Auxiliary was that Episode called "Widows Mite," very suggestive in natives and procedure. It proved to be a howling success as other episodes sponsored by these Thoughtful, Helpful Sisters. This is only a couple of the many surprises; they are planning to make the Prophet happy when he returns home.
To Hold Tag Day Within Temple Number One
The first Moorish Nation Tag Day will be celebrated by Temple No. 1 of Chicago from March 17-29.
The tags will be sold within the Temples prior to and after each meeting held between the above dates. The
nominal price will be ten cents. All subordinate temples will receive a sample tag (so) to that the idea may be passed along to them for the (due) consideration. This tag will be held under the auspices of the Moorish
National Sisters' Auxiliary.
There will also be a week of sacrifice. This will be celebrated a week before the return of the prophet from his tour around to the temples. For a whole week members will drop as much money as they can spare into a box. Upon his return the box will be presented to him for the Uplifting Fund, for fallen humanity.
Sister Lavine-El, President
Sister Rhodes-El, Recording Secretary.
The current officers of the National Sisters' Auxiliary are:
The current officers of the Young People Moorish National League are:
- Sister N. Johnson-Bey, Chairman
- Sister J. Reese-Bey, Assistant Chairman
- Sister D. Roberts-Bey, Secretary
- Sister V. Foster-El, Assistant Secretary
- Sister C. Hardey-Bey, Treasurer
- Sister R. Higgins-Bey, Assistant Treasurer
YPMNL EDUCATIONAL SCHOLORSHIP
- Sister A. Revels-Bey, Chairman
- Sister B. Carrington-El, Assistant Chairman
- Sister P. Smith-Bey, Secretary
- Sister L. Lindsey-Bey, Assistant Secretary
- Sister K. Bell-Bey, Treasurer
- Brother R. Johnson-Bey Jr, Assistant Treasurer
- Financial Secretary of the M.S. T. of A./Sister T. Potter-Bey
- Asst. Financial Secretary of the M.S.T. of A./Sister M. Light-El
- National Press Secretary/M.S.T. of A.-Sister L. Gaines-Bey
- Head of Prison Ministry-Brother C. Warner-Bey
- Grand Muft/M.S.T. of A.-Brother J. Fraizer-Bey
- Asst Grand Mufti/M.S.T. of A.-Brother C. Jones-El
- The Legal Department (is accepting applications) Send to Home Office and put in care of the Grand Skeik.