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Mut'im Temple No. 240
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In early February, 2009, two Nobles had the vision of starting a new Temple in the Desert of Virginia. Nobles' Corey Tate of Magnus No. 3 and D. Anthony Boone II of Salah al-Din No. 234 continued discussing the matter until they decided that the time was right to bring their idea to the leadership of the Desert of Virginia. After long hours of research and debate, the name Mut'im was agreed upon. They sought permission and their request was welcomed with open arms from the Deputy of the Desert of Virginia, Past Potentate Carlton Newton of Magnus No. 3. The two Nobles were then informed, on March 10, 2009, that permission had been given from the Imperial Potentate to form a Shrine Club under the direction of Magnus Temple No. 3 and after the membership has reached the proper number, to apply for a dispensation to form a Temple. They were also informed that the name they had chosen was approved for use. The first meeting was held in Woodbridge on March 25, 2009, and the Club has been growing and moving forward ever since. Mut'im received its charter in Tampa FL., Aug 2009.
Our mission statement is simple: "Charity, Charity, Charity". Our Temple will do all possible to give of ourselves to help the less fortunate. We welcome all help, advice, and friendship to help us not only uplift the community we reside in, but all of Shrinedom.
Below is the story of Mut'im's history with Muhammad. Mut'im's noble act was our inspiration and the reason we decided to name the Club and future Temple after him:
Muhammad did not dare to return openly to Mecca because he realized that if he entered Makkah, he would be killed. Thus there was no other place to go to. Muhammad sent Zaid to seek asylum (Arabic: Istijarah) for him among four Nobles in the city. Three of them, ‘Abd Yalil ibn ‘Abd Kalal and then Al-Akhnas bin Shuraiq and Suhail bin ‘Amr, refused but the fourth one, Mut'im ibn ‘Adi, responded. Mut'im ordered his sons, nephews and other young men of his clan to put on their battle-dress and then marched, in full canopy of war, at their head, out of the city. He brought Muhammad with him, first into the precincts of the Kaaba where they later made the customary seven circuits (Arabic: Tawaf), and then escorted him to his home