The majority of the Israelite tribes resided under the authority of the House of Joseph which in turn was ruled by the Tribe of Ephraim. Just prior to the expulsion of the Northern Kingdom of Israel in 722B.C.E many Moorish Ephraimites of the House of Joseph fled to Arabia where they became known as the Bani Qainuqa Tribe, while others settled in the Horn of Africa and became known as the Afar (Ephraim). Some members of the Afar were more specifically referred to as the Danakil meaning of the IsraeliteTribe of Dan.
Many of the Moorish Ephraimites(Afar)continued to move westward ultimately settling in Morocco(Murakush), Mauratania and Mali. In North Africa they became known as the Banu Ifran meaning the Children or Tribe of Ephraim,while their tribal lands were known as the Land of the Afri(Ephraimites).It is from this etymology that the Roman name Africa derived. There were many variants for the name Ifran(Ephraim) such as Afar, Efri, Ifri, Ifrinidi, Iforen, Fren, Wafren,Yefren Yafren or Yafran.
A Moorish Ephraimite Queen called the Kahina is well remembered for her resistance to the Arab invasion of North Africa during the early part of the 8th Century C.E., while Abraham Ha-Ephrati is remembered as the first Ephraimite King of Ifran (Oufrane).
In Mauritania and Mali the Moorish Ephraimites became known as the Bafar or Bafour. This classification included the Mande tribes of which the most prominent are the Mandingo who were also known as the Malinke and Soninke.
In 1311 Abubaker II the Emperor of Mali set sail across the Atlantic with a 1,000 vessel fleet and thus began the settlement of the House of Joseph in the Americas. The voyage is recorded by the Egyptian historian Ibn Fadlullah Al-Umari. The Malian Ephraimites (Bafar/Bafour) joined members of the Dene Tribes (Danite) such as the Navajo and Apachee in populating the Western Lands which were promised to the Children of Israel.
In the Americas the Ephraimite Mandingo Moors divided into several tribes which included the Mandan, Natick and Nanticoke. In this regard a Moravian missionary visited the Nanticoke Nation on Maryland’s Eastern shore to compile a vocabulary of their language and found they
were speaking pure African Mandingo.
Crispus Attucks a Moorish Natick was the first to be killed during the Boston Massacre. The Ephramite Moors were also known as the Original Black Cherokee, Choctaw, Chickasaw, Creek and Seminole Indians.
Some members of the Bafour/Bafar Ephraimite Moors migrated from Mali and ultimately settled in Nigeria where they became known as the Biafrans. The Moorish Ephramite Biafrans became the leaders of the
Igbo Israelite Nation which was symbolized by the wearing of the traditional Red Fez which is customarily worn by Igbo Chiefs.
In 1993 an Igbo by the name of Chima from the Emo State in Nigeria petitioned the Israeli Rabbinate for recognition of the Igbo as members of the tribe of Ephraim. Rudolph Windsor the author of From Babylon to Timbuktu writes about the Ephraimites of Mali and Morocco settling in the Yorubaland where they became known to their neighbors as Emo Yo Quaim meaning the Strange People. However they refer to themselves as The Bene-Ephraim.
The majority of captives taken to the Americas during the Trans Atlantic Slave Trade were descended from the Greater Igbo Nation of Biafara and therefore were under the authority of the Tribe of Ephraim and the House of Joseph. Both the descendants of the Ephraimite Moors who arrived in the Americas Before Columbus and those who came during the Slave Trade are the inheritors of the Western Lands promised to the Children of Israel.
SURAH 7:137 HOLY QARAN
AND WE MADE THE PEOPLE WHO WERE
DEEMED WEAK TO INHERIT THE EASTERN
LANDS AND THE WESTERN ONES WHICH WE
HAD BLESSED AND THE GOOD WORD OF
THE LORD WAS FULFILLED IN THE CHILDREN
OF ISRAEL BECAUSE THEY BORE
(AMIR) ISHAQ D. AL-SULAIMANI
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