Source: PPIM Forum
The intention and aim of writing this article is a try, to convince Hindus to accept Islam as their religion, with the fact references from their own Vedas (Rig Veda, Yajur Veda, Sam Veda Atharva Veda). Because according to these Veda Idol or Murti worship is prohibited in their religion and on the contrary, worship of one God alone is allowed. And secondly, The Kalki Avtar to whom, Hindus are waiting for his coming, has been mentioned by name “Muhammad & Ahmed” in these Vedas. And Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) fulfill all those specifications and indications of kalki Avtar which have been mentioned in the their Vedas. So, now it is the religious duty of every Hindu to accept Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) as their last Avtar and accept his religion (Islam), which is approved by God.
According to a Hadith, “Muhammad (PBUH) said; ‘I feel cool breeze (refreshment) from AL – HIND (Muslims of India)”. (Abu Dawud)
Famous poet Allama Muhammad Iqbal used this Hadith in his poetry as ” Meer – e – Arab ko Aayi thandi hawan jahan se” “Mera watan wahi hai, mera watan wahi hai.” (Where the Arabia Leader felt cool breeze coming from, that is my country, that is my country.)
The cool breeze from Hind, which Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) felt was none other than the vast majority and huge numbers of Muslim population in this region, who is going to be converted from Hindus into Muslims in the future. No other region in this world has such a big number of converted Muslim populations. This conversion of Hindus into Muslims is an evidence and proof that, Hindus have the element and psychological instinct of accepting Islam, more than any other religion or nation. But unfortunately, this conversion of Hindus into Muslims has been seized and stopped, because the character of Muslims has not been so impressive from the last few hundred years, as it was before, when Muslims regime conquered and ruled over this region of subcontinent. At that time Hindus converted into Muslims very fast and in big numbers, due to good character and behavior of Muslim rulers.
To make this process of conversion fast, and to keep this cool breeze flowing, Muslims must make and present their characters according to their religion and then preach the Hindus not only with the reference of The Holy Quran but with reference of their own Hindu Scriptures as well. Because if Hindu will truly follow their own Scriptures they will be automatically convinced towards Islam. Yes! This is a very strange argument to convince Hindus towards Islam with Hindu Scriptures? Because in Hindu Scriptures the concepts of Tauheed and prophecy of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) are found, as found in Christianity’s Scriptures (Bible). After reading this article our minds will be cleared, that who Muslims can convince Hindus towards Islam with reference to their own Hindu Scriptures.
* “We sent a Messenger to every nation, sayings worship Allah and avoid the idols. Amongst them were some whom Allah guided, and some justly disposed to error. Travel in the land and see what was the end of those belied (the revelation and the Prophets) “(16:36)
It is possible, that God has sent any Messenger with some Sahifa or Scripture, in which worship of one unseen God and the indications or signs of the prophecy of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) were mentioned. And, later on after passing thousands of years their followers changed the message according to their own materialistic desires and manipulated, distorted the true message and mixed with some other man-made religion, for their benefit, as Christians did with their Bible. According to the Quran,
* “O people of the Scripture! Stress not in your religion other than the truth, and follow not the vain desires of folk who erred of old and led many astray ….” (5:77)
* “As such We have assigned for every Prophet an enemy; the Satans of human and Jinn, revealing varnish speech (fancy words) to each other, all as a delusion (deceive). But had your Lord willed, they would not have done so. Therefore, leave them and what they invent.” (6:112)
* “Generations came thereafter who lost the Salat prayer and pursued their lusts (desires). “(19:59)
MEANINGS OF HINDU
The word Hindu is not a religious word. It is secular in origin. It has been derived from the word Indo, Sindhu, which is the name of a major river that flows in the northwestern region of the Indian subcontinent. The ancient Greeks and Armenians used to refer the people living beyond the river Sindhu as Hindus and gradually the name struck. After centuries the Aryans came down, and where they started living, they named the place Aryavart and long afterwards it was named as Bhartvarsh. When the Muslims came to the subcontinent they called the people living in the region as Hindustanis to distinguish them from the foreign Muslims. Subsequently when the British established their rule, they started calling the local religions collectively under the name of Hinduism. So whosoever was living across the Sindhu was called Indu & now Hindu whether Muslim, Christian etc.
It is interesting to note that the word is neither Sanskrit nor Dravidian and did not originate in India. The word Hindu is also not mentioned in Hindu Scriptures. If, we go by the original definition of the word Hindu, any one who lives in the subcontinent is generally a Hindu, whatever religion he or she practices. It took the shape of an “Ism” lately, by Pundits and Brahmins. The rites, sects and ceremonies prevailing in the valley of River Sind were named as Hinduism. It means Hinduism in itself is nothing. It is a formulation and manipulation of Pundits and Brahmins and not of any Avtar or God.
THE HISTORY OF HINDUISM
Hinduism is one of the oldest religions of the world. The European historians of early 20th Century grudgingly accepted the period around 2500 B.C. But many present day scholars, especially from India, do not agree with this opinion. Hinduism can be better estimated from the astronomical evidence available in the Hindu Scriptures. These evidences suggest that the Hinduism has a long and checkered history of at least 6,000 years or more. Hinduism is not a religion, but a set of beliefs, rites, ceremonies, customs, traditions and cultures, which have evolved over a period of time in the valley of river Sindh. It is only a way of life, based upon a local group of religious movements evolved in the Indian subcontinent over a vast period of time. It is not based upon a single scripture. No definition of Hinduism truly justifies the true meaning and significance of Hinduism. Murti or Idol worship was added by Pundits & Brahmins. Now, it is for Hindu scholar’s to think, as to where they stand.
HINDUS ARE NOT FOLLOWING THEIR RELIGION GIVEN IN THE VEDAS
The VEDAS are divided into four books: Rig Veda, Yajur Veda, Sam Veda and Atharva Veda. Of these, the first three books are considered the more ancient books, and the Rig Veda is the oldest of them. Swami Daya Nand, founder of the Arya Samaj, holds the opinion that the Vedas were revealed 1.3 billion years ago, while others scholars hold the opinion that they are not more than four thousand years old.
Yajur Veda chapter 31, Rig Veda Mandal 10 sukta 129, Atharva Veda 8/11/3-6 & Saam Veda 617 say that the knowledge of four Vedas is direct from God. According to four Vedas God is mentioned as SWAYAMBHUHU — SWAYAM means self and BHUHU means powers which means power of God is due to His own power. God has unlimited qualities for example Yajur Veda mantra 40/8 says God is everywhere, He has no shape. Upanishads says ‘TAD SRISHTA TADNU PRAVISHT’ means God created Universe & entered therein. All the four Vedas say about the God, in Yajur Veda chapter 32/3 “The Formless Supreme Spirit that pervades the universe can have no material representation, likeness or image.” In Rig Veda Mandal 10 sukta 129 ” God creates but nobody create God” and Rig Veda 5:1:81 says “Verily, great is the glory of the divine creator” and Atharva Veda 20:58:3 says ” God is verily great” In Sanskrit Brahma means “The Creator” translated into Arabic means “Khaaliq” and Creator in English. According to Quran (15:86) “Your Lord is the Creator, the knower” and in (6:10) ” HE is the Creator of the heaven and earth.” So, Worship of one God alone is mentioned in Veda for example Rigveda 8:1:1 “O friends, do not worship anybody but Him, the Divine One. Praise Him alone”. These four Vedas also talks about the prophecy of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) in [Sama Veda II: 6,8] [Rigveda Book I, Hymn 53 verse 9] [Rig Veda V, 27, Mantra 1] and in [Kuntap Sukt, Atharva Veda, Mantra 3] details are coming below.
Unfortunately, the knowledge of the Vedas have been stopped to be listened during the last five thousand years, that is why, the worship of only one God is not being done. During the materialistic period this traditional task has been ear marked tough by mostly saints & public under the influence of so-called saints. For-example Tulsi says in Ramayan “DWIJ SHRUTI BECHAK” i.e., present Gurus have sold Vedas means they never study Vedas & do know nothing about Vedas. In the next saying “SHRUTI BIRODH RAT SAB NAR NARI” means man, woman & their children have taken bold steps against the Vedas. Up to the time of Mahabharta there was no temple. Thereafter, the knowledge of Vedas decreased & between two to three thousands years the temple has been made. The books (Mahabharta & Bhagwat Geeta etc) came after the Vedas have been described and explained on the basis of sects or self made views of present so called saints, whereas the Vedas were written by ancient Rishis. After MAHABHARAT war the knowledge of Vedas did minimize and almost came to an end, and therefore, so many sects and way of worship came in existence. So, the reason of the temples and murti is only due to the decrease and little knowledge of Vedas, for the last about three thousands years, because before this period there was no temple. Temple provision is only in the sects made by Pundits and not in the Vedas. So when there was the knowledge of Vedas, only one God was worshiped. This is how religion given in the Vedas changed or converted into Hinduism by the Pundits, Brahmins and so called saints.
DIFFERENCE BETWEEN MUSLIM AND HINDU
The difference between Muslim and Hindu belief is the perception of God. The common Hindu consider everything as God like tree, sun, moon, snake and even human beings as manifestation of God. On the contrary, Muslim believe, that everything is God’s. In other words everything belongs to God, like tree, sun, moon, snake, human beings and everything in this universe belongs to God. So the main difference between Hindu and Muslim beliefs is that Hindu says everything is God and Muslim says everything is God’s. The common Hindu belief in multiple gods while learned Hindus, who are well versed in their scriptures, insist that a Hindu should believe in and worship only one God. Lets take a look some verses about the basic concepts of God in Hindu scriptures with the comparison of Holy Quran.
CONCEPT OF TAUHEED (WORSHIP OF ONE GOD “ALONE”) IN HINDU SCRIPTURES
* Qur’an: “Say: He is Allah, The ONE and ONLY. Allah, the Eternal, Absolute. He begets not, nor is He begotten. And there is none like unto Him.” [Al-Qur’an 112:1-4]
* Hindu Scriptures: “I am the goal of life, the LORD and support of all, the inner witness, the abode of all. I am the only refuge, the ONE true friend; I am the beginning, the staying, and the end of creation; I am the womb and the eternal seed. I am heat; I give and withhold the rain. I am immortality and I am death; I am what is and what is not”[Bhagavad Gita 9:18-19]
* Hindu Scriptures: ” O friends, do not worship ANYBODY but Him, the Divine One. Praise Him ALONE.”[Rigveda 8:1:1]
* Hindu Scriptures: “He is ONE ONLY without a second.” [Chandogya Upanishad 6:2:1]
* Hindu Scriptures: “There is only ONE God, not the second; not at all, not at all, not in the least bit.”[Brahma Sutra]
CONCEPT OF UNSEEN GOD IN HINDU SCRIPTURES
* Qur’an: “No vision can grasp Him But His grasps is over all vision: He is Above all comprehension, yet is acquainted with all things.” [Al-Qur’an 6:103]
* Qur’an: “There is nothing whatever like unto Him.”[Al-Qur’an 42:11]
* Hindu Scriptures: “There is no likeness of Him.” [Svetasvatara Upanishad 4:19]
* Hindu Scriptures: “His form is not to be seen; no one sees Him with the eye.” [Svetasvatara Upanishad 4:20]
* Hindu Scriptures: “That which cannot be seen by the eyes, but by which the eyes see, [Kena Upanishad]
* Hindu Scriptures: “The Formless Supreme Spirit that pervades the universe can have no material representation, likeness or image.” — (Yajur Veda 32:3.)
* Hindu Scriptures: “He is bodiless and pure.” [Yajurveda 40:8]
CONCEPT OF SHIRK IN HINDU SCRIPTURES
* Qur’an: “Allah forgives not (The sin of) joining other gods With Him; but He forgives whom He pleases other sins than this: one who joins other gods with Allah, Has strayed far, far away (From the Right).” [4:116]
* Qur’an: “We sent a Messenger to every nation, sayings worship Allah and avoid the idols. Amongst them were some whom Allah guided, and some justly disposed to error,. Travel in the land and see what was the end of those belied (the revelation and the Prophets) “[16:36]
* Hindu Scriptures: “Of Him there are neither parents nor lord.” [Svetasvatara Upanishad 6:9]
* Hindu Scriptures: “They are enveloped in darkness, in other words, are steeped in ignorance and sunk in the greatest depths of misery who worship the uncreated, eternal prakrti — the material cause of the world — in place of the All-pervading God, but those who worship visible things born of the prakrti, such as the earth, trees, bodies (human and the like) in place of God are enveloped in still greater darkness, in other words, they are extremely foolish, fall into an awful hell of pain and sorrow, and suffer terribly for a long time” (Yajur Veda 40:9.)
* Hindu Scriptures: “Those whose intelligence has been stolen by material desires surrender unto demigods and follow the particular rules and regulations of worship according to their own natures.” [Bhagavad Gita 7:20]
THE CONCEPT OF DIVINE CREATOR (GOD) IN HINDU SCRIPTURES
* Qur’an: “Your Lord is the Creator, the knower”(15:86)
* Qur’an: “HE is the Creator of the heaven and earth.” (6:10)
* Hindu Scriptures: “God creates but nobody create God.” (Rig Veda Mandal 10 sukta 129)
* Hindu Scriptures: “Verily, great is the glory of the Divine Creator.” (Rig Veda 5:1:81)
* Hindu Scriptures: “God is verily great” (Atharva Veda 20:58:3)
THE DISBELIEVERS IN HINDU SCRIPTURES
* Qur’an: “Deaf, dumb, and blind, they will not return (to the path).”[Al-Qur’an 2:18]
* Hindu Scriptures: ” There maybe someone who sees the words and yet indeed does not see them; may be another one who hears these words but indeed does not hear them.” [Rigveda 10:71:4]
CONCEPT OF KABAH IN HINDU SCRIPTURES
* “Brahma (Abrahim) stayed in this abode which is illumined by heavenly light and covered with Divine blessings. It is the place that gives (spiritual) life to the people and is unconquerable.” (Atharva Veda X, 2, Mantra 33)
* “Whether it is built high, its walls are in a straight line or not, but God is seen in every corner of it. He who knows the House of God, knows it because God is remembered there. This abode of the angels has eight circuits and nine gates. It is unconquerable, there is eternal life in it and it is resplendent with Divine light. (Atharva Veda X, 2, Mantras 28 and 31)
The Kabah is not exactly cubical and its sides are not of the same length. The Holy Sanctuary (Haram) of which Ka’abah is at the center remains open day and night throughout the year and it is always filled with people praying and supplicating to Allah (the One True God). Muslims face toward it during prayer forming circle in the Haram (Holy House) and the circle extends out in this manner throughout the planet Earth. The holy sanctuary (Haram) has remained unconquerable. Abraha al-Ashram, the Abbysinian viceroy of Yemen, tried to demolish it in 570 CE with a strong army and hordes of Elephants. By Allah’s Command, the ‘Abaabeel’ (flying creatures, birds) pelted stones at Abraha’s army and decimated it, leaving them like green crops devoured by cattle. This incident is described in the Surah 105 of the Qur’an.