[Editor’s Note:  This article is a reprint that was published online on Dec. 30, 2007, and The Final Call will continue to reprint articles by our late and dear Mother Tynnetta Muhammad.]

“O ye messengers, eat of the good things and do good. Surely I am Knower of what you do. And surely this your community is one community, and I am your Lord, so keep your duty to Me. But they became divided into sects, each party rejoicing in that which was with them. So leave them in their ignorance till a time. Think they that by the wealth and children wherewith We aid them, We are hastening to them of good things? Nay, they perceive not.” —Holy Qur’an, Surah 23, verses 51-56

One of the elaborately carved entrances into the Forbidden City in Beijing, China.

In continuing my narration on my recent journey to the East, (China and Mongolia) in the historical context of Ghengis Khan and the Mongolian nation, I am drawing our attention to the Divine Teachings of the Honorable Elijah Muhammad and the basis of our study, which takes us around the world even to China in search of knowledge. The Honorable Elijah Muhammad taught us that the Holy Qur’an’s Revelation from Almighty God Allah, presents to us a context in arguments being posed by the Believers and the Disbelievers based upon the understanding of the reality of God. It is a dialogue revealed by God himself instructing the readers how to distinguish between truth and falsehood. This process ultimately brings about a separation of the people into camps or groups of believers, disbelievers and hypocrites.

The Supreme Wisdom Sacred Book of Lessons brought to our Lost and Found Nation in America from Master Wallace Fard Muhammad, operates upon these same divine principles of truth, which ultimately makes a distinction between these three contending groups, the believers, the disbelievers and the hypocrites arguing over the reality of God as the basis of our study. The methodology of Master W. Fard Muhammad’s instructions to us through the Honorable Elijah Muhammad, is focused on the proper use of language revealed in the past, present and future being perfect. Thus, it is a guide to the life of the Hereafter coming from the revealed Word of God. We are instructed to use grammatical pronunciation of words and syllables in the context of time; past, future, present and perfect tense. (Past, Present and Future being Perfect.)

One of the Palace Temples located inside of the Forbidden City in Beijing, China. Photos: Anita Muhammad

Thus, in my travels and journey to the East as well as in the West, I have applied this methodology to my studies, which has revealed many inner meanings to the study and application of the Divine Word. Any worlds of great wisdom, any inner truth have linked all of us to the Divine Creator as ONE! I wish to share an example of how this methodology works, producing a synthesis and synchronicity that unites East and West as one. While passing through the airport in Beijing on our way to Ulanbataar, Mongolia, we stopped at a bookstore and purchased a large scriptive map, featuring the chronology of the ruling dynasties of China that ruled up to the time of the last emperor, the boy king, “Puye” which our readers may recall were featured in the award-winning film, “The Last Emperor.” In this chronology of dynasties, it points out the Yuan Dynasty established by Kublai Khan that lasted for 104 years at the site of the Forbidden City then called Datu or Peking, now known as Beijing.

(top) Elaborately carved temple of the Niches located at the archeological site of Tajin in coastal Veracruz, Mexico (lower) Ceremony of the Whirling Voladores performing the Sacred Cosmic Dance in the four directions, Papantla, Veracruz.

Kublai Khan was the last of the ruling Khans in the East who imbibed much of the cultural likeness of Chinese culture and developed a refined culture of learning, exhibiting arts and sciences, music, literature and poetry, theatre and great religious tolerance for all faiths without the discrimination.

On our recent MXODUS Tour this past summer, which took us South to the states of Veracruz, Tabasco and Chiapas, we visited, for the first time, the archeological site of Tajin, which exhibits unique temple structures with incredible platforms and niches and sculptured facades, which are clearly oriental in form and remind me of temple structures that we had seen in China and as well as other places in Asia. We will also note the sound and syllable consonance between the names Tajin and Beijing and other similarities between the colorful oriental embroidered costumes and head gear of the famous Whirling Voladores or Sacred Pole Dance in Papantla, Veracruz.

As we continue this study upon the basis of our Divine Teachings, we will discover more and more information that opens us up to worlds and worlds of discovery, wisdom, understanding and a high civilization.

“Surely they who live in awe for fear of their Lord, And those who believe in the messages of their Lord, And those who associate naught with their Lord, And those who give what they give while their hearts are full of fear that to their Lord they must return—These hasten to good things and they are foremost in attaining them.” —Holy Qur’an, Surah 23, verses 57-61

To be continued.