“And the believers should not go forth all together. Why, then, does not a company from every party from among them go forth that they may apply themselves to obtain understanding in religion, and that they may warn their people, when they come back to them, that they may be cautious?” –Holy Qur’an, Surah 9, verse 122
A thick red carpet with a gold border woven into its border was spread upon the walkway as passengers boarded our flight on Mongolian Airlines at about 10:30 in *the evening departing from Seoul, Korea to Ulaan-Bataar, the Capital of Mongolia. This unusual journey took place on the 11th of November with a little better than three hours flight time to landing. Every possible detail for my security and reception had been carefully worked out through the representative leadership of the Reverend and Mrs. Moon, who opened the door of genuine hospitality and friendship to me in this most significant stage of my journey to Korea and Mongolia.
I was to be met at the airport by a youth delegation headed by a Reverend Kim from Korea, who was just recently put in charge, along with his assistant, a representative from Japan. Their group would be holding a big white card with my name on it for identification. Exactly as I was told, after I had cleared customs, there appeared about seven persons who received me along with three youths who presented me with flowers. They confirmed what the pilot had announced that the temperature was bitterly cold reaching 24 degrees below zero Celsius, with a fresh snowfall having occurred a day earlier. They told me to wrap up thoroughly with my woolen scarf tightly veiled around my nose, mouth and neck.
*It was nearly 2 A.M. in the morning and I had a flashback memory of the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan’s World Friendship Tour III, when we arrived in the early morning, about 3 A.M. in Daghestan, on the Caspian Sea, in bitter cold below zero temperatures. Again youthful performers welcomed him and our 24-member delegation with dancing and jubilation on the tarmac where his plane had landed. I wondered indeed what would lie ahead in this journey as a lone traveler in search of knowledge and answers to many perplexing questions that linked me in my vision to the bloodline of Kublai Khan, one of the great grandsons and last of the Khans to rule after Genghis Khan.
I wondered what the relevance might be between the people and country of Mongolia with The Honorable Elijah Muhammad and his appointed successor, The Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan, who also carries the name Khan in his Holy Name which means a King or Ruler, which is a widespread Title and Name used throughout the entire region including all of Central Asia to India and Pakistan. I realized that bloodline is not the total answer and that we have to go deeper to examine the spiritual and historical ramifications of my vision.
Surah 33, verse 40 holds for us most important spiritual keys to understanding our combined destinies as a people and as a family within the understanding of Divine Prophecy. “Muhammad is not the father of any of your men, but he is the Messenger of Allah and the Seal of the prophets. And Allah is ever Knower of all things.” Part of the explanation as given in the commentary to this verse by Maulana Muhammad Ali is as follows: “Ã‰ According to a most reliable hadith, the prophet said, ‘there will be in my community, i.e., among the Muslims, men who will be spoken to (by God), though they will not be prophets.’ According to the same hadith, such people are given the name muhaddath. Nothing has remained of prophethood except mubashsharat good news and being asked what was meant by mubasharat, or good news, he said: ‘True visions.’ “
“Nor spend they anything, small or great, nor do they traverse a valley but it is written down for them, that Allah may reward them for the best of what they did.”–Holy Qur’an, Surah 9, verse 121
To be continued.