“O you who believe, be not like those who maligned Moses, but Allah cleared him of what they said. And he was worthy of regard with Allah. O you who believe, keep your duty to Allah and speak straight words: He will put your deeds into a right state for you, and forgive you your sins. And whoever obeys Allah and His Messenger, he indeed achieves a mighty success.” —Holy Qur’an, Surah 33, verses 69-71
In the second week of July of 2007, I traveled once again to the country of Mongolia, accompanied by Sister Anita Muhammad from Washington, D.C. We attended the Naadam Festival celebrating Mongolia’s independence from Russia. During this period of activity, which included many cultural and sports events highlighting sportsmanship, archery and wrestling competitions, I received an honorary international award of recognition from the Academy of Genghis Khan. Our journey took us, first, to the capitol City of China with a transit stopover in Beijing.
Upon returning from Mongolia, we had a one-day and night stay in Beijing before returning to the United States. This opened a perfect opportunity for us to visit the renowned, Forbidden City and Museum Palace. Many reflections concerning the historical period of China’s dynastic history brought flashbacks to the establishment of the Yuan Dynasty established by Kublai Khan, the last of the ruling Khans and the grandson of Genghis Khan.
Sister Anita Muhammad proved to be a most capable and talented traveling companion who took extensive notes, recording every aspect of the journey. In addition to rendering help with her video camera and photographs which are mainly featured in this article and those to come. Being an educator, she presented at the end of the journey in Washington, D.C., an outstanding program and living museum series based upon her experiences in Mongolia, Korea and now China. She engaged our youth and young adults from the University of Islam in several educational programs of learning with theatrical activity. I will attempt to highlight in this new series some of the outstanding events that took place while we were in Mongolia.
I wish to thank the leadership of the Unification Church under the direction of the Reverend and Mrs. Sun Yung Moon for their gracious help in sponsoring this trip and the previous ones with the joint hospitality of those members of the Unification Church who reside in Mongolia. They are to be commended for their excellence in their display of the best manners and courtesy. We met with many youth organizations who had planned activities with the Mongolian youth while we were there.
My Mongolian vision, which literally brought me to this remote place to learn of its land and its people, has now come full circle with many favorable contacts having been made for our Nation in the near future. I began this journey and rendezvous with destiny starting in Ethiopia, in the capitol of Addis Ababa during a morning meditation in the company of several persons who were on a special tour to Egypt and Ethiopia in the summer of 1984. Among those present were Mother Khadijah Farrakhan and Sister Shirley Muhammad from Boston. It was a combined excursion to Egypt and Ethiopia sponsored by the late attorney Sister Marva Mohr of San Diego, California.
While in meditation one morning on the outskirts of the city on a hillside overlooking the roadway, I had an unusual experience of what I would term “time travel.” At this junction of the Nile River to far away Mexico’s Sacred Valley to the mountains of Tepozteco overlooking the town of Tepoztlan. Above the mountain stands the small pyramid complex of Tepozteco. This was the exact location where one year later the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan had this vision-like experience, being transported to the Great Mother’s Wheel to commune with the Honorable Elijah Muhammad.
Once I identified this location, I was then transported to an area of a higher mountain range which I identified as somewhere in the Himalayan Mountains near Tibet. It was there when a man suddenly appeared from the side of the mountain facing me, dressed in oriental garb. While looking in my direction, he spoke these words; “You are related to the Kublia Khan.” I was amazed at his words and when the meditation had ended, I was left somewhat perplexed in a type of culture shock and was unable to verbalize my experience with anyone until sometime later. It was at this point when I initiated my research into Mongolian history and its connection to China.
My first visit to Beijing occurred in 1995 as part of the delegation of selected women of the Nation of Islam made by the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan to attend the Fourth World Conference on Women in association with the National Council of Negro Women under director Dr. Dorothy Height. Again, I was surrounded by flashbacks connecting me to Mongolia, which included a CNN international news story which came across the television featuring Mrs. Hillary Rodham Clinton sitting inside of a Mongolian ger (tent) speaking to a Mongolian chieftain. There has been an amazing compilation of personal experiences that have happened in my lifetime which I hope to share with our readers in the very near future as I write my memoirs.
The above brief description of my Mongolian vision lays the base for sharing the information connected to my most recent journey to Mongolia that ultimately point to our global expression of the divine Teachings of the Honorable Elijah Muhammad and our Cultural Links to the ongoing work and mission of the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan and the Nation of Islam in America taking its place with the whole of humanity.
“Surely We offered the trust to the heavens and the earth and the mountains, but they refused to be unfaithful to it and feared from it, and man has turned unfaithful to it. Surely he is ever unjust, ignorant–That Allah may chastise the hypocritical men and the hypocritical women and the polytheistic men and the polytheistic women, and Allah will turn (mercifully) to the believing men and the believing women. And Allah is ever Forgiving, Merciful.” —Holy Qur’an, Surah 33, verses 72-73
To be continued.