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Thursday, January 05, 2006

Introduction to
Shaykh Muhyi al-Din Ibn `Arabi
'And The Diversity of Beliefs'

Intro: Shaykh Muhyi al-Din Ibn `Arabi is concerned with believers becoming limited to what they have found to be true from the Real. He reminds us that God - Allah - as He really is, is not the same as the God that many people may imagine to be, although Allah is not absent from this specific form either [i]. Allah is unlimited, but the believer's imagination, or opinion of God - Allah - is naturally limited.
→ Lâ ilâha illa-LLâh.

There have been many instances when Shaykh Muhyi al-Din's teachings have either been misunderstood or misused. They are misunderstood by those who don't understand the special concepts which he uses (and the whole of his methology) and misused by others who quote from some of his seemingly liberal statements to support their perennialist ideas.

While perennialism maintains that all world-religions are equally valid ways to God, and that it does not matter which religion to adhere to, this is not the islamic position.[a] → However, we see that all authentic revealed religions are faced with the same satanic dangers which threaten everyone in every society in this world, therefore it is absolutely necessary that those who see those dangers, strive hard against the evil and its various aspects.

Shaykh Muhyi al-Din - also called the Greatest Shaykh - illuminated the inner teachings of Sufism (tasawwuf) which form part of islam's orthodox teachings and islam's metaphysical philosophy, so obviously his texts are craving, and support is necessary here as elsewhere on the Way. Certainly
Shaykh Muhyi al-Din is after all a defender and beacon of the Divine Law [b] as brought by Prophet Muhammad (saws), the Shari`ah, which includes as its essence tasawwuf and the knowledge of God (ma`rifah).

In the following text-excerpts some of his thoughts are presented on the diversity of beliefs and schools, with our comments [in brackets].
And Allah knows best and most.


see: www.livingislam.org/i/iadb_e.html

7 Comments:

At February 26, 2006 9:27 PM, Blogger Abul Junaydah said...

as salam alaykum Sidi, I see that you are in sweden. Are there any Maliki scholars in Stockholm?

 
At February 26, 2006 9:51 PM, Blogger OmarKN said...

salam brother,

Allah knows best!

 
At May 08, 2006 4:56 PM, Anonymous Ahmed said...

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At September 01, 2006 10:49 AM, Blogger I m R a N A n S a R i said...

I think this more convincing toHindu's about Islam....

http://www.understanding-islam.com/related...article&raid=275

Islam in Hindu Scriptures.

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.

PROPHECY OF PROPHET MUHAMMAD (PBUH) IN HINDU SCRIPTURES
The Quran informs us that, prophet Muhammad (PBUH) is not only Warner for one nation but, for the whole mankind, it further informs that, the prophecy of Muhammad (PBUH) was foretold in the previous Scriptures revealed on different nations.

* " Blessed is He who has sent down the Criterion to His worshiper (Prophet Muhammad), that he is a Warner to all mankind." (25:1)

* "We sent thee not but as a Mercy for all the creatures" (21:107)

* "We sent thee not but as a bringer of good tidings and a Warner unto all mankind."(34:28)

* "Those who follow the Messenger, the unlettered Prophet, whom they find mentioned in their own (scriptures) in the law and the Gospel". (7.157)

According to Hindu belief an Avtar is going to appear in the future, who will be the final Avtar and he will be bless for all mankind and kill the evil. There are several indications and specifications have been predicted and mentioned about the Avtar. And all these specifications and indications 100% fit on Prophet Muhammad (PBUH). No other Avtar in the future can be fit on these specifications, because all the incidents which have been mentioned about the coming of Avtar have already been passed through with the life of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH). So these incidents cannot be repeat again. So it is useless to wait for the Avtar in the future. Following, are some of the major details of Kalki Avtar with the detail reference from the life history of Prophet Muhammd (PBUH).

NAME OF KALKI AVTAR
* According to Kalki Puran the name of Kalki Avtar will be "SARWANAMA".

The meaning of "ANAMA" is praised one and "SARW" mean most of all, so "Sarwanama" means the most praised one and in Arabic language "Muhammad " has the same meaning, if we translate Sanskrit word Sarwanama in to Arabic language it will be "Muhammad" only difference is the language.

PARENTS OF KALKI AVTAR
* "He will be born from "SOOMATI" and his father's name will be "VAISHNUVESH"." (Kalki Puran 2, Shloka II)

VAISHNUVESH and SOOMATI means servant of God (the cherisher) and peace, respectively. Prophet Muhammad father's name was ABDULLAH in Arabic language, which means God's servant, and his mother's name was AMINA in Arabic language, which means peace, so if we translate Sanskrit word "Vaishnuvesh & Soomati" in Arabic language it will be "Abdullah & Amina". So again the difference of language.

PLACE OF BIRTH
* "HE will be born at "SHAMBAL GARAM" in VAISHNUVESH'S Brahmin Mahant's (religious saint) respectable house" (Bhagwat Puran, Khand 12, Shloka 18 and Kalki Puran Adhay 2, Shloka 4)

SHAMBAL mean peace and GARAM mean city or village, so SHAMBAL GARAM means a peace full city or city of peace, and this quality & name has been specified only for Arabia's city "MAKKAH" no other city in the world has been named city of peace. In the Holy Quran this city has been called as "ALBALAD ALAMEEN" which mean peace full city or city of peace. For reference see Holy Quran (14:35) O God, make it (Makkah) a City of Peace". And Makkah is the city where prophet Muhammad (PBUH) born.

VAISHNU-VESH, Vaishnu is actually God's name and VESH means servant or BHAGAT and man, Vaishnuvesh mean God's servant or God's devotee and in Arabic language ABDULLAH has the same meanings.

BRAHMIN MAHANT mean religious saint and Makkah's religious and respectable saint was "Hasham", then "Mutlib", then Hasham's son "Abdul Mutlib" became the religious saint of Makkah, who was the grand father of prophet Muhammad (PBUH) and during the period of religious saint Muhammad was born in home of Abdullah son of Abdul Mutlib. In short, Muhammad was born in the respectable tribe of Quraish who enjoyed great respect and high place in Makkah. So according to scripture Kalki Avtar will be born in Brahmin Mahant's (religious saint) respectable family.

DATE OF BIRTH OF KALKI AVTAR
* He will be born in the month of Bisakh on 12th day (Kalki Puran Adhay 2, Shloka 15)

Baisakh is famous month in Hindi, which is still known with this name. According to Hindi calendar Muhammad was born on 12th Baisakh of 628 Bakrami, and this day according to Arabic calendar is 12th Rabiyyyul Awwal. So the date of birth matches with Kalki Avtar.

THE PERIOD OF KALKI AVTAR
* Kalki Avtar would ride horse, camel and keep the sword to kill the devil and enemies of religion.

It mean that Kalki Avtar will be born in the past time when horse and camel were used for riding and sword was being used for fight. And in this period and in the coming future people will use cars, train & planes for riding and guns, missiles will be use for fighting. So it is now useless to wait for Avtar in future. We should not forget that Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) was borne during the time of horse & camel, and he fought with sword during battles against infidels.

DEATH OF KALKI AVTAR'S PARENTS
* Kalki Avtar's Father will die before his birth and his Mother will die after few years of his birth. (Kalki Puran, Bhaghwat Puran Khand 12)

These two indications clearly fit on Prophet Muhammad (PBUH). His Father died few days earlier of his birth and his Mother died when Muhammad was only six year old. For reference please study the life history of prophet Muhammad (PBUH).

KALKI AVTAR WILL GET WISDOM ON A MOUNTAIN
* According to Kalki Puran, the Kalki Avtar will receive wisdom or knowledge on a mountain's cave from PERSHURAM (angle).

As every one knows that Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) was busy in his pray in a cave of mountain "HIRA" and there one day an Angle (Gabriel) appeared and brought the first revelation from God. For reference Holy Quran (96:1) "Read (Prophet Muhammad) with the name of Allah" and he replied " I am not learned" the same indication was given in the Christian's scripture (Isaiah chapter 29 verse 12) " and the book delivered to him that is not learned, saying " Read this", I pray thee: and he said, I am not learned", this is another prove of his prophecy. So prophet Muhammad received his first revelation in the cave of mountain HIRA. And this prediction also fit on him.

PREACHING, IRRITATION, MIGRATION AND RETURN TO HIS CITY
* It is further written in the kalki Puran that " Kalki avtar will start his preaching from the city SHAMBHAL GARAM (Makkah: city of peace) which is situated in SALAM DEEP (Jazeeratul Arab), but people of that city will be against him and irritate him, so he will migrate to another city (Madina) which will be covered with mountains. Then after few years, he will be returned to his city with sword and conquer the city and the whole country."

This prediction also fit on Prophet Muhammad (PBUH). He started his preaching from Makkah (city of peace), which is situated in Jazeeratul Arab (salam deep), when people of Makkah tried to irritate him he migrated towards the city covered with mountains (Madina) with his companions. And after few years he came back with sword and his 10,000 companions and conquered the city Makkah and after that the whole Arab. For reference please study life history of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) and this incidence is famous with the name of " Fateh Makkah" in the Islamic history.

A FLYING HORSE FROM GOD
* He will receive a flying horse from God, which will be faster than lightning. Riding it he will go around earth and seven skies" (Bhagwat Puran Khand 12, Adhay 2, Shloka19-20)

This prediction is about Kalki Avtar also match with the Incidence of "MIRAJ" For reference see Holy Quran (17.1) and for detail Hadith s of prophet Muhammad (PBUH) regarding Incidence of Miraj. According to these references Prophet Muhammad traveled the seven skies and there he met with previous Prophets, and for this God gave him a horse name BARQ which mean lightning and word Miraj mean height and ladder. Please study life history of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) for details.

SPLITTING OF MOON
* According to the scripture Kalki Avtaar will split the moon.

Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) showed this miracle 1,400 ago. For reference see Holy Quran (54:1-3) "The hour drew night and moon rend (split) in twain ..." For more details about moon splitting please study the hadiths of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) (Volume 4, book 56, number 830-832 and volume 5, book 58, number 209-211) According to these hadiths" the people of Makkah asked Allah's Apostle to show a miracle (sign of his Prophecy). So he showed them the moon split in two halves between which they saw the Hiram Mountain"

There is an interesting tradition in India. Bhoj was an Indian king, there is still city Bhoj on his name in the territory of Kachh (Gujrat). Raja was born after so many years of Bhavish Puran during the time of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH). One night he saw moon splitting in two, he asked the Pundits, they studied the Vedas and Puranas, and told the king that this is the miracle of last prophet, when king asked the signs or descriptions of the Prophet, they told," He will be from the city of peace (Makkah) and will be born in the house of a religious saint, his name will be "Narashansah" (praise one: Muhammad in Arabic), he will have four Khulafa and have 12 wifes ". In search of Narashansah, he came to know that he appeared in Makkah. He met with him and embraced Islam at the hand of prophet Muhammad (PBUH) and prophet gave him the name Abdullah, when he came back to home his family did not accept him. He spend his whole life in remembering Prophet and in worship of one God. For reference (Dr. Kamala Kant Tewari's book "Kalyuge Ke Antim Rishi" Page5, he took this from Pundit Dharm Ved Apadhye's book "Antim Ishwar Doot" page 97). So Raja was the first Indian who embraced Islam.

ANGELS WILL HELP HIM DURING WAR
* Kalki Avtar will be helped by angels during war. (Kalki Puran Adhay 2, Shloka 7)

This prediction also fit on prophet Muhammad (PBUH), when during the battle of UHAD, BADR etc. God sent His Angels for his help. For reference see Holy Quran (3:123,124,125) "And Allah must assuredly helped you at Badr when you were mortified, therefore fear Allah, in order that you will give thanks to Him. When you said to the believers, is it not enough for you that your Lord should reinforce you with three thousand (3,000) angels sent down upon you? Rather, if you have patience and cautions, and they suddenly come against you, your Lord will reinforce you with five thousand (5,000) angles"

Holy Quran (9:25) " Allah has helped you on many a battlefield ..."

FOUR COMPANIONS OF KALKI AVTAR
* Kalki Avtar with his four companions or will kill the evil. (Kaiki Puran.Adhay 2,Shloka5)

There were four companions or helpers of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) who helped him in spreading Islam. Their names are Umar (ra), Abu Bakr (ra), Usman (ra) and Ali (ra). After death of Prophet these companions ruled the country and practically imposed the religion. They are known as Khulafa - e - Rashideen in Islamic history. So this prediction also fit on Prophet Muhammad (PBUH).

KALKI AVTAR WILL BE THE LAST AVTAR
* There are 24 main Prophet, but Kalki Avtar will be the last one, who will be the end (seal) of all Prophets. (Bhagwat Puran Partham Khand Adhay 3, Shloka 25)

No Prophet except Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) has declared him as the last Prophet and it is the faith of every Muslim that Prophet Muhammad is the last Prophet and no Prophet will come after him. God Himself declared Muhammad (PBUH) as the last Prophet. For reference see (Holy Quran 33.40) " he (Muhammad) is the messenger of Allah and the Seal of Prophets, and Allah is aware of all things .." and in another place God says, " .. This day I have perfected your religion for you and completed my favor to you. I have approved Islam to be your religion ..." (5.3)

Another interesting thing is that, in the Holy Quran there are 25 Prophets mentioned by name including Prophet Ahmed (Muhammad) himself, so there were 24 main Prophets before Prophet Muhammad (PBUH). So these two predictions also fit on Prophet Muhammad (PBUH)

TULSI DAAS AND DESCRIPTIONS OF KALKI AVTAR
A famous religious Scholar "TULSI DAAS" presents his conclusion in his book "RAMAYAN", which contains the story of Shri Ram. In this book he discussed and concluded the predictions and indications, which are mentioned in " Sangram Puran" kand 12, Adheyae6.

* "Here I will not favored anyone, I will say only that which Sadhu and Sants have said in the light of Vedas& Purans."

* "He will born in 7th Century of Bakrami and with the light of his 4 Sun, he will be appeared in the great darkness."

Muhammad (PBUH) was born on 12th Baisakh of 628 (7th Century) Bakrami and 4 Sun referred to four Khalifas, as mentioned above.

* "And he will preach his religion with wisdom and he will give good news and forbid too."

This prediction also fit on Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) for reference see Holy Quran (33:45,46,47) "O Prophet! LO! WE have sent thee as a witness and a bringer of good tidings and a Warner. And as a summoner unto Allah by His permission, and as a Lamp that give light. And announce unto the believers the good tidings (good news) they will have great bounty from Allah."

* "He will have 4 respected Khalifas."

As their name have been mentioned above, Umar, Abu Bakr, Usman & Ali, known as Khulafa - e - Rashedeen in Islamic history.

* "And when he and his religion will be appeared then, there will be no refuge with out Muhammad (PBUH)"

To understand the refuge of Muhammad please see Holy Quran (4.13-14) "... he who obey Allah and His messenger (Muhammad), He will admit him to Gardens underneath which rivers flow that is a great wining. And he who disobey Allah and His messenger (Muhammad) and transgress His Bounds; he will admit him to a fire and shall live in it forever. For him, there is a humiliating punishment." And further in Holy Quran (3.132) "Obey Allah and the Messenger (Muhammad) in order to be subjected to mercy."

* "He will be match less and there will be no likeness to him, Tulsi Daas is what ever saying is pet and true."

According to Quran (68:4) "And thou (standest) on an exalted standard of character." And ("Ye have indeed in the Messenger of Allah, a beautiful pattern (of conduct)"(33:21).

* "The stair of 10,000 years Prophecy will be completed, then no one will get this Prophecy.

As explained above (Holy Quran 33:40) " he (Muhammad) is the messenger of Allah and the Seal of Prophets, and Allah is aware of all things .."

* "A star will shine on the Land of Arab and that land will be very respectable and glorified."

When all Arabs were is great darkness Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) appeared like a star with the light of Holy Quran.

* "He will show miracles and will be called as friend of God.

Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) showed many miracles. One of them was miracle of moon splitting as mentioned above.

SOME MORE CLEAR INDICATIONS OF KALKI AVTAR
Following are some more and clear indications from Bhovishya Puran: Prati Sarg, Part III:3,3, 5-27 about Kalki Avtar, which clearly fit by name Muhammad & Ahmed and referred to Prophet Muhammad (PBUH).

NAME AND PLACE OF KALKI AVTAR
* "A malechha (belonging to a foreign country and speaking foreign language) spiritual teacher will appear with his companions. His name will be MAHAMMAD. Raja (Bhoj) after giving this Mahadev Arab (of angelic disposition) a bath in the 'Panchgavya' and the Ganges water, (i.e. purging him of all sins) offered him the presents of his sincere devotion and showing him all reverence said, 'I make obeisance to thee.' 'O Ye! The pride of mankind, ("Ye have indeed in the Messenger of Allah, a beautiful pattern (of conduct)"[Al-Qur'an 33:21].) the dweller in Arabia, (The Sanskrit word Marusthal means a sandy track of land or a desert.) Ye have collected a great force to kill the Devil and you yourself have been protected from the malechha opponents (idol worshipers, pagans).' 'O Ye! The image of the Most Pious God the biggest Lord, I am a slave to thee, take me as one lying on thy feet.'.." (Bhovishya Puran)

* "The Malechhas have spoiled the well-known land of the Arabs. Arya Dharma is not to be found in that country. (Bhovishya Puran)

The name of the Avtar clearly mentioned as "Mahammad" and no other Prophet had this name except Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) the last Prophet. It is further clear that Kalki Avtar will be not from the land of India. Rather, he will be from the land of Arab and in Arab there was only Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) born. It is also clear that Aryan religion was only found in India, not in Arabia. The Prophet did not physically take a bath in the Panchgavya and the water of Ganges. Since the water of Ganges is considered holy, taking bath in the Ganges is an idiom, which means washing away sins or immunity from all sorts of sins. Here the prophecy implies that Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) was sinless, i.e. Maasoom.

* "Before also there appeared a misguided fiend whom I had killed [note: e.g., Abraha Al-Ashram, the Abyssinian viceroy of Yemen, who attacked Makkah]; he has now again appeared being sent by a powerful enemy. To show these enemies the right path and to give them guidance the well-known MAHAMAD (Mohammad), who has been given by me the epithet of Brahma is busy in bringing the Pishachas to the right path. O Raja! You need not go to the land of the foolish Pishachas, you will be purified through my kindness even where you are". (Bhovishya Puran)

MEAT & LAWFUL THING EATER, BEARD KEEPER AND ANOUNCING FOR PRAYER (ADAN)
* "At night, he of the angelic disposition, the shrewd man, in the guise of a Pishacha said to Raja Bhoj, "O Raja! Your Arya Dharma has been made to prevail over all religions, but according to the commandments of 'Ishwar Parmatma (God, Supreme Spirit), I shall enforce the strong creed of the meat-eaters." (Bhovishya Puran)

It is also clear that Kalki Avtar will be meat eater, while in Hindu Dhama meat eating is prohibited. So it is clear that Kalki Avtar will not be from Hindu Dharma. Some people may argue that 'Raja' Bhoj mentioned in the prophecy lived in the 11th century C.E. 500 years after the advent of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) and was the descendant in the 10th generation of Raja Shalivahan. These people fail to realise that there was not only one Raja of the name Bhoj. The Egyptian Monarchs were called as Pharaoh and the Roman Kings were known as Caesar, similarly the Indian Rajas were given the title of Bhoj. There were several Raja Bhoj who came before the one in 11th Century C.E.)

* "My follower will be a man circumcised, without a tail (on his head), keeping beard, creating a revolution, announcing call for prayer (Adan) and will be eating all lawful things. He will eat all sorts of animals except swine". (Bhovishya Puran)

In Hindu Dharam Pundits or Brahmins keeps the tail on their heads, while according to Hindu Scripture Kalki will be without tail and on the contrary, he will be keeping the beard, it is well known that it is the sunnah of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) to keep the beard. And only in Islam, Muslims call for prayer during their Adan before Namaz (prayer). In Islam all lawful things and animals are allowed or Halal, while, swine or pork is prohibited (Haram) by God. According to Quran (5.88) "Eat of the lawful and good things, which Allah has provided you." And (2.173) "He has forbidden you the dead blood, and the flesh of swine")

KALKI AVTAR WILL BE MUSLIM
* "They will not seek purification from the holy shrubs, but will be purified through warfare (Jihad). Because of their fighting the irreligious nations, they will be known as Musalmans (Muslims). I shall be the originator of this religion of the meat-eating nation." (Bhovishya Puran)

This indication has clearly proved that the Kalki Avtar is none other than Prophet Muhammad (PBUH), because the Nation or Ummah of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) is known as Muslims or Musalman.

RELIGIOUS LAW
* "AHMAD acquired religious Law (Shariah) from his Lord. This religious Law is full of wisdom. I receive light from him just as from the Sun.."[Sama Veda II:6,8]

* The Sanskrit word used is Sushrama, which means praiseworthy or well praised which in Arabic means Muhammad (PBUH). [Rigveda Book I, Hymn 53 verse 9]

Another name of Prophet Muhammad is AHMED, no other prophet had this name except prophet Muhammad (PBUH) as Prophet Esa (PBUH) also gave the indication of a Messenger to his nation, who will come after him and his name will be AHMED. According to Quran (61.6)"And remember, Jesus, the son of Mary, said, 'O Children of Israel! I am the messenger of Allah (sent) to you, confirming the Law (which came) before me and giving glad tidings of a messenger to come after me, whose name shall be AHMED.' But when he came to them with clear signs, they said, 'this is evident sorcery!" (61.6) Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) gave the Islamic Law of SHARIAH. According to Quran (34.28) " We have sent thee but as a universal (Messenger) to men, giving them glad tidings and warning them (against sin), but most men understand not."

KALKI WILL BE CAMEL RIDER AND 60,090 ENEMIES
* "He is Narashansah or the praised one (Muhammad). He is Kaurama: the prince of peace or the emigrant, who is safe, even amongst a host of 60,090 enemies. He is a camel-riding Rishi, whose chariot touches the heaven". [Atharvaveda book 20 Hymn 127 verses 1-13]

The Sanskrit word Narashansah means 'the praised one', which is the literal translation of the Arabic word Muhammad (PBUH). The Sanskrit word Kaurama means 'one who spreads and promotes peace'. The holy Prophet was the 'Prince of Peace' and he preached equality of human kind and universal brotherhood. Kaurama also means an emigrant. The Prophet migrated from Makkah to Madinah and was thus also an Emigrant. He will be protected from 60,090 enemies, which was the population of Makkah. The Prophet would ride a camel. This clearly indicates that it cannot be an Indian Rishi, This mantra gave the Rishi's name as Mamah. No rishi in India or another Prophet had this name Mamah that is derived from Mah, which means to esteem highly, or to revere, to exalt, etc. Some Sanskrit books give the Prophet's name as 'Mohammad'. According to Buddhism, Buddha said " I am not the only Buddha after me, at appropriate time a great Buddah will come and his name will be "MAITREYA" which means love, kindness, compassion, mercy etc. The Arabic for mercy is rehmet. RAHMAT is the title given to the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) in the Holy Quran (21:07) "Rahmatan lil Alameen" Mercy unto the worlds. Buddha further said, "He will migrate from his homeland" (Makkah to Madinah).

TEN THOUSAND COMPANIONS OF KALKI AVTAR
* "The wagon-possessor, the truthful and truth loving, extremely wise, powerful and generous, Mamah [Mohammad] has favored me with his words. The son of the All-powerful, possessing all good attributes, the mercy for the worlds has become famous with ten thousand [companions]". [Rig Veda V, 27, Mantra 1]

The ten thousands Saints refer to the ten thousands companions who accompanied the Prophet (PBUH) when he entered Makkah during Fateh Makkah which was a unique victory in the history of mankind in which there was no blood shed.

HUNDRED GOLD COINS AND TEN CHAPLETS OF KALKI AVTAR
* "He gave the Mamah Rishi a hundred gold coins, ten chaplets, three hundred steeds and ten thousand cows". [Kuntap Sukt, Atharva Veda, Mantra 3]

He is given 100 gold coins, which refers to the believers and the earlier companions of the Prophet during his turbulent Makkan life. Later on due to persecution they migrated from Makkah to Abysinia. Later when Prophet migrated to Madinah all of them joined him in Madinah.

The 10 chaplets or necklaces were the 10 best companions of the Holy Prophet (PBUH) known as Ashra-Mubbashshira (10 bestowed with good news).

300 good steeds (horses of Arab Breed) refer to those companions of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) who fought at BADR. (Their actual number was 313; however, in many prophecies the numbers are usually rounded up.)

The Sanskrit word Go is derived from Gaw, which means 'to go to war'. A cow is also called Go and is a symbol of war as well as peace. The 10,000 cows refer to the 10,000 companions who accompanied the Prophet (PBUH) when he entered Makkah during Fateh Makkah.

THE CONCLUSION
The above references from the Hindu Scriptures prove that Hindus were foretold about the worship of one God and were also foretold about the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) in their Holy Scriptures. But, they denied their Holy Scriptures and invented their own rules and regulations in the religion, and changed their religion according to their own materialistic and vain desires and made idols (images) of gods and their Avtars Ram & Karishana etc, and worshipped them as God. This is, how true religions of Vedas converted in to man-made religion (Hinduism).

With the above facts references from the Vedas & other Hindu Scriptures, it is possible that, Hindu Pundits and Brahmins might have changed the true concepts given in the Vedas into Hinduism as Christians have changed the true religion (Islam) of Jesus (PBUH) into Christianity.

The thing which is needed to do is that, Muslim scholars should take steps to preach the Hindus not only with the reference of Holy Quran but, with the fact references from their own Hindu Scriptures. According to whom worship of one God is allowed, so they should discard idol and murti worship and worship only one God according to their Scriptures. Secondly, the Kalki Avtar (Coming Prophet) which has been mentioned by name "Muhammad" & "Ahmed" in their Scriptures and all the indications about his Prophet hood mentioned in their Scriptures have been gone through and completed 1,400 years before, with the advent of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) and the religious law (The Quran) has been revealed on him. So, now it is the religious duty of each Hindu to accept Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) as their last Avtar (Prophet), and the Quran as their last revealed Scripture and embrace ISLAM the religion of their last Avtar (Prophet) which has been chosen, perfected and authorized by his one God and become Muslim. Because according to Holy Quran:-

* "This day I have perfected your religion for you and completed my favor to you. I have approved Islam to be your religion ..." (5.3).

* "Allah has chosen for you the religion. Do not die except being Submissive (Muslim) (2.132)

* "It is HE who has been sent His Messenger with guidance the religion of truth (Islam), so that exalts it above all other religions. Allah is the sufficient witness" (48:28)

* "The only religion with Allah is Islam (submission) (3:19)

* "He who chooses a religion other than Islam, it will not be accepted from him and in the everlasting life he will be among the losers" (3:85)

So, Islam is the only religion chosen and approved by God and Islam supersedes and suppress all the other religions, because no other religion will be accepted except Islam. So Hindus leave your obstinacy, which has become obstacle for you, use your wisdom & intellect and courage, do not be among the losers and embrace Islam as your religion. After these arguments, there will be no excuse for Hindus to accept Islam. I hope Muslim scholars will find and get positive answer, because natural and psychological instinct is still working unconsciously in the minds of Hindu as it was working before. It will certainly be a great achievement for the Muslim scholars

 
At May 07, 2008 2:24 PM, OpenID motamid said...

As salam 'aleykum wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuh.

 
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At November 14, 2009 7:57 PM, Anonymous Humza said...

Salam!
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