Ancient Order of Zuzimites

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Ancient Order of Zuzimites
Purpose/focus Fraternal order
Headquarters Liverpool, England
Worshipful Grand Master William Henry Quilliam

The Ancient Order of Zuzimites was an English fraternal order, similar to Freemasonry,[1] consisting generally of Muslims (particularly converts), and likely founded by William Henry Quilliam.[2]

Resources

  • Haddock, George F. (1906), Ancient Order of Zuzimites: Liturgy of the Order; Degrees of Neophyte, Graduate, and Fellow Zuzimite; Together with the Installation Ceremony 

References

  1. Gould, S. C., ed. (April 1905), Ancient Order of Zuzimites, "Arcane Societies in the United States", Historic Magazine and Notes and Queries 23 (4): 89, https://babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/pt?id=njp.32101064475955;view=1up;seq=107, retrieved 2016-10-20, "The Order of Zuzimites are not much known in the United States, except by membership in the Order abroad. The Order is a secret society, analogous to Masonry but in no way antagonistic to it, nor to the various rites and ceremonies of Masonry. The Order is claimed to date back to the second century A.M. Authentic chronicles mention the Zuzimites in the year 2097 A.M., or about 3809 years ago, as being "a people great and many." (Gen. xiv, 5.) There are 51 recognized degrees, subdivided into several series. The first three are Neophyte, Graduate, and Fellow; these constitute Zuzimitism proper. The next two degrees constitute Marked Zuzimitism. Then the series are known as Celestine Zuzimites. Then follow the series Arch, Acetasite, Cabbelite, and Armite Zuzimites; and finally Zam Zuzimites, or Zamzumins. They have their Tents, and Grand Tabernacles. Seven members can organize a Tent. The Grand Secretary's address is 14 Geneva Road (Elm Park), Fairfield, Liverpool, England." 
  2. Millar, Angel (August 2015), Shaykh Abdullah Quilliam & Freemasonry, "The Compass & The Crescent: Secret Societies of the Muslim Freemasons", New Dawn 9 (4), http://www.newdawnmagazine.com/articles/the-compass-the-crescent-secret-societies-of-the-muslim-freemasons, retrieved 2016-10-20, "More significantly, Quilliam was undoubtedly the founder of the Ancient Order of Zuzimites, which adopted the structure of the Masonic Craft Ritual and the symbolism of pharaonic Egypt."