We know a lot about Mongols.
Muslims see it as the dark chapter in their history- destruction of Baghdad, destruction of the libraries and Muslim civilization, destruction of Samarkand, Basra, and many other great cities of Persia and present day Afghanistan. Never ending hordes of horses. Barbaric warriors that would not stop for rest and meal and when thirsty would stab a horse and drink its blood. Inhuman humans, who would butcher even women and children and then would compete with skull mountains!
Europeans see Mongols as a powerful force that knocked at the door steps of Europe. A military power that took over Eastern European states. A power that could not be defeated.
But we have little knowledge about the philosophy and religion that Mongols followed or believed. I was watching some Youtube videos few days ago and I came across a comment by someone (name & profile seemed western), the comment said that Mongols believed in Buddhism. That cracked me up and I left a comment (now I can’t find it!). So below is the brief information regarding the believes of the Mongols. Pretty cool and astonishing:
The Faith and religion of the Mongols lie in the darkness of history. However, they had the concept of one Powerful Creator, they believed in God Almighty. They worshipped much in the way as the non-Aryan inhabitants of India did. A Prophet must have been sent to that region but the Mongols had sent him into oblivion with the passage of time along with his message. They had lost sense of right and wrong, lawful and unlawful. They ate what they found and did anything they liked. Due to the climatic effect and tribal feuds, some historians have written that their religion was simply killing men. They also worshipped stars and natural phenomena. They were not Magi even thought they worshipped fire. Genghis Khan rose as a reformer in a people so low in moral decay and immersed in abject ignorance. He first established a mighty empire in a comparatively short time and then he took time to bring about reforms in the moral and social conditions of the Mongols.
Source: The History of Islam, Volume III by Akbar Shah Najeebabadi. Pg. 294. Darussalam 2001.
Wicked Cool Aye 🙂 !!!
Monotheism was astonishing, I never expected that coming when I read that!