[Note: The following article is being reprinted from the Cultural Links News Journal, Fall Edition 2005 featuring the Great Mongol Leader Genghis Khan and his son, Ogedai, chosen successor of Genghis Khan.]
“Blessed is He Who, if He please, will give thee what is better than this: Gardens wherein flow rivers. And He will give thee palaces. But they deny the Hour, and We have prepared a burning Fire for him who denies the Hour. When it sees them from a far-off place, they will hear its raging and roaring. And when they are cast into a narrow place thereof in chains, they will there pray for destruction. Pray not this day for destruction once but pray for destruction again and again. Say: Is this better or the Garden of Perpetuity, which the dutiful are promised? That is a reward and a resort for them.” —Holy Qur’an, Surah 25, verses 10-15
Since my journey to Mongolia in November 2002, where I visited the national Museum of Mongolian History in the Capital of Ulaanbataar, I recently visited the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archeology and Anthropology, who organized the exhibit on Modern Mongolia: Reclaiming Genghis Khan. This visit occurred November 2004. I came full circle in weaving together the intricate threads of an incredible story of my Mongolian vision, which began in 1984, in Addis Ababa., Ethiopia during a group meditation. It was during this meditation when I was given knowledge that linked me to the genealogy of the Great Khan.
This confirms that I was being prepared step-by-step to pursue this extraordinary journey that would ultimately take me to Mongolia and to visit the exact site of The National Museum of Mongolian History, which was affiliated with this study and research taking place at the University of Pennsylvania.
Genghis Khan is now being resurrected from the rubble of time to take his place among the giants of men as not only the Father of Mongolian Democracy, but through the latest research is being reclaimed as the Father of Modern Democratic Principles, pre-dating by some 9 years, Great Britain’s Declaration of Magna Carter.
So often today’s villains become Tomorrow’s Heroes in the fullness of Time.
“For them therein is what they desire, to abide. It is a promise to be prayed for from thy Lord. And on the day when He will gather them, and that which they serve besides Allah, He will say: Was it you who led astray these My servants, or did they themselves stray from the path? They will say: Glory be to Thee! it was not beseeming for us that we should take for protectors others besides Thee, but Thou didst make them and their fathers to enjoy until they forgot the Reminder, and they became a lost people. So they will give you the lie in what you say, then you can neither ward off (evil), nor (obtain) help. And whoever among you does wrong, We shall make him taste a great chastisement. And We did not send before thee any messengers but they surely ate food and went about in the markets. And We make some of you a trial for others. Will you bear patiently? And thy Lord is ever Seeing.” —Holy Qur’an, Surah 25, verses 16-20
To be continued.