Was Genghis Khan a muslim ?

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  1. kseeker

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    Three generations after him, his descendents converted to islam. He was infact the biggest murderer of Muslims in History.
     
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    BIG NO.,,,a shintoist or shaminist..
    Not 100 % confirmed about shintoist.
    His descendents converted to budhism, christianity and islam and atheist...mostly islam, living in sinkiang (Vygur) province of china bordering india and Pkaistan and tajikistan.
     
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    'Mughal' is nothing but the way Persian chroniclers wrote/called 'Mongol'.
    So the men in the first half of proper complete Mughal lineage are Shamanist Mongols or other kinds but not muslims.
    Interesingly, Babur despised the Mongols for many reasons, but his descendants here in India, were called with the same name.
     
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    No, He wasn't. The word 'khan' is a honorific to put after the name of a man in many Altaic languages. A bit like 'bhai' in Gujarati or 'bhau' in Marathi. Mongols were followers of what is now called 'Tengrism'. The god Tengri as the chief deity with a pantheon of other gods and goddesses. Mongols like other central Asian tribes used to adopt the customs of the populations they conquered. In China they adopted Chinese customs, in east Europe they converted to Christianity, in middle east and 'stans' they converted to Islam. But not before totally devastating the Caliphate and putting the khalifa to death. They wiped out Caliphate so thoroughly in Bagdad that it never really recovered from it.
     
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    Thanks everyone.
     
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    Genghis Khan's religion is widely speculated to be Shamanism or Tengriism, which was very likely among nomadic Mongol-Turkic tribes of Central Asia. But, it is said that he was very tolerant religiously, and interested to learn philosophical and moral lessons from other religions.
     
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    He didn't even spare cats and dogs in towns he massacred in iran.
     
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    The Mongols of Genghis Khan's time followed a shamanistic religion called Tengriism. Some of the later Mongols converted to Buddhism; in fact, the Mongols who conquered Iran tried to enforce Buddhism as a state religion, but they abandoned this project after it produced nothing but social unrest. Eventually, the Mongols who settled in Central Asia and Iran became Persianized as well as Islamized, just like the Turks that came before them.
     
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    Tengri in Mongol literally equals to "Tao" IMO. Shamanism has been widely followed by Turkic and Tungusic groups incl. Manchu and Koreans. By the way a famous Mongolian pop. singer is named Tenger (Tengri).

    I dont think Chengis Khan himself was a Muslim. But his descendants did contribute a lot to islamizing part of China. For example a prince who ruled Ningxia forced conversion of his subjects becoz he was raised by a Muslim nanny. Mongols were a big source of Chinese Muslims historically, now known as Hui or Dongxiang etc. along with Central Asians, Arabs etc. flowing in as a consequence of conquests.

    Also, had Timur (Tamerlane), also a Chengis seed, not died (1405) on his way to conquer China, all Chinese could hv become muslim too! At that time Ming Dynasty was quite fragile not yet recovering from internal bloody fights. Later the emporer (Yingzong 1449) was captured by Mongolians and was kept for 8 years!

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    Unfortunately the victors "mongols" didn't write popular history but the "loosers" muslims/christians(?) pov has been popularised.

    Please read the book on him by john man, in the book he has raised few imp Q on the popluar perception on the so called "muslim genocide" for ex there are accounts of a city (put some name here) being "literally wiped off" by mongols in say year 1220, bu there are accounts of same city being lively and progressing in say 1235 or so. Within 15 years, how is it that city recover in those times with no signs of any destruction???
     
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    Mongols and Huis do not have any connection!

    Timur did not have a Chengis seed!

    You are no longer the poster you used to be!
     
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    at least u culd hv browsed Hui, Dongxiang or Sala or Timur like on wiki before plunging to denial.

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    For a man who spent his entire lifetime yearning for legitimacy, imagine his joy to know that it took a Chinese fellow with a state sponsored re-education degree, just a few seconds and an internet connection, to declare him a Chinggisid! And I dont remember having commented on Sala or Dongxiang, was it the static?
     
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    10 brutal facts of genghis khan.
    10 Brutal Facts About Genghis Khan - YouTube
     
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