The Spirituality of Genghis Khan Connected to the Realm of “The Eternal Blue Sky”

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“Surely We have revealed to thee as We revealed to Noah and the prophets after him, and We revealed to Abraham and Ishmael and Isaac and Jacob and the tribes, and Jesus and Job and Jonah and Aaron and Solomon, and We gave to David a scripture. And (We sent) messengers We have mentioned to thee before and messengers We have no mentioned to thee. And to Moses Allah addressed His word, speaking (to him)” –Holy Qur’an, Surah 4, verses 163-164

Spirit Banner of War made from horsehair displayed in the Natural History Museum in Mongolia.

The Mongolian Secret History text is a coded message which is described in part to the first revelation of the Holy Qur’an, entitled “Al-Alaq or a Clot of Blood” from which our divine creation from Allah, God, is described in our DNA genetic code. We will note that these three letters (DNA) when added together equal the number 19. The letter D equals 4; the letter N equals 14; and the letter A equals the number one. It is fascinating that the first revelation of the Holy Qur’an numbers 19 verses and describes God’s counsel of warriors identified as “The Braves” of his army. This statement equates that all chosen messengers of God are appointed as heralds of good news and are identified as warrior kings or rulers who are born or chosen from a clot of blood which is determined by the decree of Almighty God Allah. The nature of all creation is set in battle array, even Christ at the time of his return is described in the 19th chapter of Revelation as a warrior, appearing on a horse coming from out of the heavens with an army following behind him all set in battle array.

The Great Mahdi, Master Wallace Fard Muhammad, is present in America and the world to deliver his people from the midst of their enemies as the champion of war, also set in battle array with his angelic hosts. All chosen prophets or messengers are warriors who are raised to fight the disobedience of God’s enemies. The Holy Qur’an states in several places that Allah has chosen messengers from among men that are mentioned as well as messengers who have not been mentioned by name but who are characteristically recognized by their works.

This class of messengers also includes the angels who are described in scripture as the warriors and fighters by God’s command. In the case of Genghis Khan, his spirituality is described as coming from out of the heavens, “The Eternal Blue Sky.” He is protected in a sacred geographic location in his homeland in the mountains of Burkhan Khaldun, author Jack Wetherford, writes in his book entitled, “Genghis Khan and the Making of the Modern World,” on pages 32 and 33 a description of Genghis Khan’s spiritual powers as well as his people. “Unlike the other steppe tribes that have embraced the scriptural and priestly traditions of Buddhism, Islam, or Christianity, the Mongols remained animists, praying to the spirits around them. They worshipped The Eternal Blue Sky, and then the Golden Light of the sun and the myriad of spiritual forces of nature.

“The Mongols divided the natural world into two parts, the earth and the sky. Just as the human soul was contained not in the stationary parts of the body but in the moving essences of blood, breath, and aroma, so, too, the soul of the earth was contained in its moving water. The rivers flowed through the earth like the blood through the body and three of those rivers began here on this mountain. As the tallest mountain Burkhan Khaldun, literally “God Mountain,” was the khan of the area and it was the earthly place closest to the Eternal Blue Sky; and as the source of three rivers, Burkhan Khaldun was also the sacred heart of the Mongol world. …

Mother Tynnetta and Anita Muhammad stand in front of the Mongolian dress wear of Genghis Khan and his tribal community at the National History Museum of Mongolia.

“For the steppe tribes, political, worldly power was inseparable from supernatural power since both sprang from the same source, the Eternal Blue Sky. In order to find success and to triumph over others, one must first be granted supernatural power from the spiritual world. For his Spirit Banner to lead to victory and power, it had to first be infused with supernatural power. Temujin’s three days of prayer while hiding on Burkhan Khaldun, marked the beginning of a long and intimate spiritual relationship he would maintain with this mountain and the special protection he believed it provided. This mountain would be the source of his strength.”

We will note how closely connected is this explanation and scene to the retreat of Prophet Muhammad, May Allah’s peace and blessings be upon him, to the cave of Hira for meditation and prayers to God seeking his guidance and help in correcting the ills of his nomadic people, tribes and clans living on the desert steppes and villages throughout the Arabian Peninsula. According to the Divine Teachings of the Honorable Elijah Muhammad, our Lost and Found people of America are referred to as the Asiatic Black man and family and the name Black is connected to the identity of the Mongol tribe in their habitat in Central Asia. Attilah the Hun is traced back to an Asiatic Black origin. All Indigenous families trace their blood lineage back to their original Asiatic Black origins in Africa which was identified in the past as a part of Asia. The Honorable Elijah Muhammad continues to teach us that as each tribe or race of people came to occupy certain land areas on our planet, they fought with one another over its occupancy. This is still going on with great violence today.

I conclude with a quote from National Geographic magazine’s December 1996 issue on Genghis Khan wherein this question is raised: “The question usually asked about the Mongols is: Were they merely pillagers and killers? Not in Mongolian eyes. To Mongolia, Genghis was George Washington first ruler of united Mongolia and in China his grandson, Kublai Khan is likewise admired as a unifier. Also, to their credit, the Mongols were more tolerant of other religions than many regimes today. In Genghis’ own clan were Buddhists, Muslims, and Christians as well as worshippers (as Genghis was) of Tengri, the ruler of heaven. To be sure, mosques and temples were burned in besieged cities but it was not Mongol policy to punish people for their faith.

“Messengers, bearers of good news and warners, so that the people may have no plea against Allah after the (coming of) messengers. And Allah is ever Mighty, Wise. But Allah bears witness by that which He has revealed to thee that He has revealed it with His knowledge, and the angels (also) bear witness. And Allah is sufficient as a witness.” –Holy Qur’an, Surah 4, verses 165-166

To be continued.