The Holy Prophet[sa] In Hindu Scriptures

When we study the Hindu Religion we discover, that the description of an Avatar found in the Holy Books of Hinduism are in fact that of the Prophet Muhammad[sa].

The Quran speaks of the prophets as being the greatest human beings of all time. A prophet, in Islamic terminology, is a person whom God specially chose to teach the faith of Islam. Before man was created, God had specifically selected those men whom He would use as prophets. This does not, however, mean that every prophet began to prophesy from his birth. Some were called to prophesy late in life, in the case of Muhammad saabbreviation for "Peace be upon him" the age of 40. Others, such as John the Baptist, were called to prophesy while still at a young age.

The Holy Qur’an speaks of the various virtuous groups of human beings, among whom prophets (including messengers) occupy the highest rank. The Holy Qur’an reads:

وَمَنْ يُطِعِ اللَّهَ وَالرَّسُولَ فَأُولَئِكَ مَعَ الَّذِينَ أَنْعَمَ اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِمْ مِنَ النَّبِيِّينَ وَالصِّدِّيقِينَ وَالشُّهَدَاءِ وَالصَّالِحِينَ وَحَسُنَ أُولَئِكَ رَفِيقًا

And whoso obeys Allah and this messenger of His sahll be among those on whom Allah has bestowed His blessings, namely, the Prophets, the Truthful, the Martyrs, and the Righteous. And excellent companions are these.

The Holy Quran (4:70)

Every religion has foretold that a certain person would come in the latter days. Nearly every religion has prophecies of some kind in regards to the advent of Muhammad saabbreviation for "Peace be upon him" where the time and place of his advent is also approximately described within their respective scriptures.

When we study the Hindu Religion we discover, that the description of an Avatar found in the Holy Books of Hinduism is in fact that of the Prophet Muhammad saabbreviation for "Peace be upon him". The following evidence is derived from the Vedas and other Holy Books of Hinduism which shows that all which is said is in support of the Muslims:

According to Bhavishya Purana in the Prati Sarag Parv III Khand 3 Adhay 3 Shloka 5 to 8.

“A malecha (belonging to a foreign country and speaking a foreign language) spiritual teacher will appear with his companions. His name will be Mohammad. Raja (Bhoj) after giving this Maha Dev Arab (of angelic disposition) a bath in the Panchgavya and the Ganga water (i.e. purifying him of all sins) offered him the present of his sincere devotion and showing him all reverence said, “I make obeisance to thee. O ye! The pride of mankind, the dweller in Arabia, Ye have collected a great force to kill the Devil and you yourself have been protected from the malecha opponents.”

The Prophecy clearly states:

“The name of the Prophet as Mohammad. He will belong to Arabia. The Sanskrit word Marusthal means a sandy track of land or a desert. Special mention is made of the companions of the Prophet, i.e. the Sahabas. No other Prophet had as many companions as Prophet Muhammad saabbreviation for "Peace be upon him". He is referred as the pride of mankind (Parbatis nath).”

 The Glorious Qur’an reconfirms this:

وَإِنَّكَ لَعَلَى خُلُقٍ عَظِيمٍ

And thou (standest) on an exalted standard of character.

The Holy Quran (68:5)
لَقَدْ كَانَ لَكُمْ فِي رَسُولِ اللَّهِ أُسْوَةٌ حَسَنَةٌ

Ye have indeed in the Messenger of Allah, a beautiful pattern (of conduct).

Holy Quran (33:22)

He will kill the devil, i.e. abolish idol worship and all sorts of vices. The Prophet will be given protection against his enemy.

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 saabbreviation for "Peace be upon him" 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 Pharaohs 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 the 11th Century C.E.

The Prophet did not physically take a bath in the Panchgavya and the water of the Ganges. Since the water of the 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 saabbreviation for "Peace be upon him" was sinless.

According to Bhavishya Purana in the Pratisarag Parv III Khand 3 Adhay 3 Shloka 10 to 27 Maharishi Vyas has prophesied:

“The Malecha have spoiled the well-known land of the Arabs. Arya Dharma is not to be found in the country. Before also there appeared a misguided fiend whom I had killed; 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 Muhammad saabbreviation for "Peace be upon him", 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. At night, he of the angelic disposition, the shrewd man, in the guise of 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, I shall enforce the strong creed of the meat eaters. My followers will be men circumcised, without a tail (on his head), keeping beard, creating a revolution announcing the Aadhaan, i.e. ‘the Muslim call for prayer’. He will eat all sorts of animals except swine. They will not seek purification from the holy shrubs, but will be purified through warfare. On account of their fighting the irreligious nations, they will be known as Musalmaans. I shall be the originator of this religion of the meat-eating nations.”

The Prophecy states that:

“The evil doers have corrupted the Arab land. Arya Dharma is not found in that land. The Indian Raja need not go the Arab land since his purification will take place in India after the musalmaan will arrive in India. The coming Prophet will attest the truth of the Aryan faith, i.e. Monotheism and will reform the misguided people. The Prophet’s followers will be circumcised. They will be without a tail on the head and bear a beard and will create a great revolution. They will announce the Aadhaan, i.e. ‘the Muslim call for prayer’. He will only eat lawful things and animals but will not eat pork.”

The Qur’an confirms by stating that;

إِنَّمَا حَرَّمَ عَلَيْكُمُ الْمَيْتَةَ وَالدَّمَ وَلَحْمَ الْخِنْزِيرِ وَمَا أُهِلَّ بِهِ لِغَيْرِ اللَّهِ

Forbidden to you for food are dead meat, blood, flesh of swine, and that on which hath been invoked the name of other than Allah.

The Holy Quran (2:175)

They will not purify with grass like the Hindus, but by means of the sword, they will fight their irreligious people. They will be called ‘Muslims’. They will be a meat-eating nation. The eating of herbivorous animals is confirmed by the Qur’an;

يَسْأَلُونَكَ مَاذَا أُحِلَّ لَهُمْ قُلْ أُحِلَّ لَكُمُ الطَّيِّبَاتُ وَمَا عَلَّمْتُمْ مِنَ الْجَوَارِحِ مُكَلِّبِينَ تُعَلِّمُونَهُنَّ مِمَّا عَلَّمَكُمُ اللَّهُ فَكُلُوا مِمَّا أَمْسَكْنَ عَلَيْكُمْ وَاذْكُرُوا اسْمَ اللَّهِ عَلَيْهِ وَاتَّقُوا اللَّهَ إِنَّ اللَّهَ سَرِيعُ الْحِسَابِ

They ask thee what is made lawful for them. Ay ‘All good things have been made lawful for you; and what you have taught the beasts and birds of prey to catch for you, training them for hunting and teaching them of what Allah has taught you. So eat of that which they catch for you, and pronounce thereon the name of Allah. Surely Allah is quick in reckoning.

The Holy Quran (5:5)

According to Bhavishya Purana, Parv – III Khand 1 Adhay 3 Shloka 21-23:

“Corruption and persecution are found in seven sacred cities of Kashi, etc. India is inhabited by Rakshas, Shabor, Bhil and other foolish people. In the land of Malechhas, the followers of the Malechha dharma (Islam) are wise and brave people. All good qualities are found in Musalmaans and all sorts of vices have accumulated in the land of the Aryas. Islam will rule in India and its islands. Having known these facts, O Muni, glorify the name of thy lord.”

The Qur’an confirms this by stating:

يَا أَيُّهَا الَّذِينَ آمَنُوا إِنَّ كَثِيرًا مِنَ الْأَحْبَارِ وَالرُّهْبَانِ لَيَأْكُلُونَ أَمْوَالَ النَّاسِ بِالْبَاطِلِ وَيَصُدُّونَ عَنْ سَبِيلِ اللَّهِ وَالَّذِينَ يَكْنِزُونَ الذَّهَبَ وَالْفِضَّةَ وَلَا يُنْفِقُونَهَا فِي سَبِيلِ اللَّهِ فَبَشِّرْهُمْ بِعَذَابٍ أَلِيمٍ

O ye who believe! Surely, many of the priests and monks devour the wealth of men by false means and turn men away from the way of Allah and those who hoard up gold and silver and spend it not in the way of Allah, give to them the tidings of a painful punishment.

The Holy Quran (9:34)

Moreover, the Holy Qur’an states:

هُوَ الَّذِي أَرْسَلَ رَسُولَهُ بِالْهُدَى وَدِينِ الْحَقِّ لِيُظْهِرَهُ عَلَى الدِّينِ كُلِّهِ وَلَوْ كَرِهَ الْمُشْرِكُونَ

It is He who hath sent His Messenger with Guidance and the Religion of Truth, to proclaim it over all religion, even though the Pagans may detest (it).

The Holy Quran (61:11)

A similar message is given elsewhere in the Holy Quran as it says:

وَكَفَى بِاللَّهِ شَهِيدًا

That is to say; and enough is Allah as a witness.

The Holy Quran (48:29)

Prophet Muhammad saabbreviation for "Peace be upon him" Prophesied in Atharvaveda

In the 20th book of Atharvaveda Hymn 127, some Suktas (chapters) are known as Kuntap Sukta. Kuntap means the consumer of misery and troubles. Thus, meaning the message of peace and safety and if translated in Arabic, it means Islam.

Kuntap also means hidden glands in the abdomen. These mantras are called so, probably because their true meaning was hidden and was to be revealed in future. Its hidden meaning is also connected with the navel or the middle point of this earth. Makkah is called the ‘Ummul Qur’a’ the mother of the towns or the naval of the earth. In many revealed books it was the first house of Divine worship where God Almighty gave spiritual nourishment to the world. The Holy Qur’an state that:

إِنَّ أَوَّلَ بَيْتٍ وُضِعَ لِلنَّاسِ لَلَّذِي بِبَكَّةَ مُبَارَكًا وَهُدًى لِلْعَالَمِينَ

The first house (of worship) appointed for men was that at Bakkah (Makkah) full of blessings and of guidance and for all kinds of beings.

The Holy Quran (3:96)

Thus Kuntap stands for Makkah or Bakkah. Several people have translated these Kuntap Suktas like M. Bloomfield, Prof. Ralph Griffith, Pandit Rajaram, Pandit Khem Karan, etc.

The main points mentioned in the Kuntap Suktas i.e. in Atharvaveda book 20 Hymn 127 verses 1-12 are:

Mantra 1:

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.

Mantra 2:

He is a camel-riding Rishi, whose chariot touches heaven.

This mantra gave the Rishi’s name as Mamah. No rishi in India or another Prophet had this name Mamah which 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’, but this word according to Sanskrit grammar can also be used in a negative sense. It is incorrect to apply grammar to an Arabic word. Actually has the same meaning and somewhat similar pronunciation as the word Muhammad saabbreviation for "Peace be upon him".

Mantra 3:

He is Mamah Rishi who is given a hundred gold coins, ten chaplets (necklaces), three hundred good steeds and ten thousand cows.

He is given hundred 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. 

Mantra 4:

Vachyesv rebh. ‘Oh! Ye who glorifies’.

This mantra calls the Prophet as Rebh which means one who praises, which when translated into Arabic is Ahmad, which is another name for the Holy Prophet saabbreviation for "Peace be upon him".

Mantra 5:

The Sanskrit word Kaurama means ‘one who spreads and promotes peace’. The Holy Prophet saabbreviation for "Peace be upon him" was the ‘Prince of Peace’ and he preached equality of humankind and universal brotherhood. Kaurama also means an emigrant. The Prophet migrated from Makkah to Madinah and was thus also an emigrant.

Mantra 6:

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, since it is forbidden for a Brahman to ride a camel according to the Sacred Books of the East, volume 25, Laws of Manu pg. 472. According to Manu Smirti chapter 11 verse 202,

“A Brahman is prohibited from riding a camel or an ass and to bathe naked. He should purify himself by suppressing his breath.”

Mantra 7:

The 10 chaplets or necklaces were the 10 best companions of the Holy Prophet saabbreviation for "Peace be upon him" known as Ashra-Mubbashshira (10 bestowed with good news). These were foretold in this world of their salvation in the hereafter i.e. they were given the good news of entering paradise by the Prophet’s own lips and after naming each one he said “in Paradise”. They were Abu Bakr, Umar, Uthman, Ali, Talha, Zubair, Abdur Rahman Ibn Auf, Saad bin Abi Waqqas, Saad bin Zaid and Abu Ubaidah raabbreviation for "May Allah be pleased with him/her/them".

Mantra 8:

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 saabbreviation for "Peace be upon him" when he entered Makkah.

The conquest of Mecca was a unique victory in the history of mankind in which there was no bloodshed. The 10,000 companions were pious and compassionate like cows and were at the same time strong and fierce and are described in the Holy Quran as:

مُحَمَّدٌ رَسُولُ اللَّهِ وَالَّذِينَ مَعَهُ أَشِدَّاءُ عَلَى الْكُفَّارِ رُحَمَاءُ بَيْنَهُمْ

Muhammad is the Messenger of Allah; and those who are with him are strong against unbelievers, (but) compassionate amongst each other.

The Holy Quran (48:30)

Mantra 9:

It is mentioned in Atharvaveda Book XX Hymn 21 verse 6,

“Lord of the truthful! These liberators drink these feats of bravery and the inspiring songs gladdened thee in the field of battle. When thou renders vanquished without fight the ten thousand opponents of the praying one, the adoring one.”

This Prophecy of the Veda describes the well-known battle of Ahzab or the battle of the Allies during the time of Prophet Muhammed saabbreviation for "Peace be upon him". The Prophet was victorious without an actual conflict which is mentioned in the Qur’an:

وَلَمَّا رَأَى الْمُؤْمِنُونَ الْأَحْزَابَ قَالُوا هَذَا مَا وَعَدَنَا اللَّهُ وَرَسُولُهُ وَصَدَقَ اللَّهُ وَرَسُولُهُ وَمَا زَادَهُمْ إِلَّا إِيمَانًا وَتَسْلِيمًا

When the believers saw the confederate forces they said, “This is what Allah and His Messenger had promised us and Allah and His Messenger told us what was true.” And it only added to their faith and their zeal in obedience.

The Holy Quran (33:23)

Mantra 10:

The Sanskrit word karo in the Mantra means the ‘praying one’ which when translated into Arabic means ‘Ahmad’, the second name of Prophet Muhammed saabbreviation for "Peace be upon him"

Mantra 11:

The 10,000 opponents mentioned in the Mantra were the enemies of the Prophet and the Muslims were only 3000 in number.

Mantra 12:

The last words of the Mantra aprati ni bashayah mean the defeat was given to the enemies without an actual fight.

The enemies’ defeat in the conquest of Makkah is mentioned in Atharvaveda book 20 Hymn 21 verse no 9:

“You have O Indra, overthrown 20 kings and 60,099 men with an outstripping Chariot wheel who came to fight the praised one or far famed (Muhammad) orphan.”

The population of Makkah at the time of the Prophet’s advent was nearly 60,000.

There were several clans in Makkah each having its own chief. In total there were about 20 chiefs who ruled the population of Makkah.

An Abandhu meaning a helpless man who was far-famed and ‘praised one’. Muhammad saabbreviation for "Peace be upon him" overcame his enemies with the help of God.

Muhammad prophesied in the Rigveda.

A similar prophecy is also found in Rigveda Book I, Hymn 53 verse 9:

“With all-outstripping chariot-wheel, O Indra though far-famed, hast overthrown the twice ten Kings of men with sixty thousand nine-and-ninety followers, who came in arms to fight with friendless Susravas.”

The Sanskrit word used is Susravas, which means praiseworthy or well praised which in Arabic means Muhammad saabbreviation for "Peace be upon him".

Muhammad saabbreviation for "Peace be upon him" is also prophesied in the Samveda Book II Hymn 6 verse 8:

“Ahmad acquired from his Lord the knowledge of eternal law. I received light from him just as from the sun.”

The Prophecy confirms:

“The name of the Prophet as Ahmad since Ahmad is an Arabic name. Many translators misunderstood it to be Ahm at hi and translated the mantra as “I alone have acquired the real wisdom of my father”.

Prophet Muhammad saabbreviation for "Peace be upon him" was given eternal law, i.e. the Shariah (The Holy Qur’an).

The Rishi was enlightened by the Shariah of Prophet Muhammad. The Qur’an states:

وَمَا أَرْسَلْنَاكَ إِلَّا كَافَّةً لِلنَّاسِ بَشِيرًا وَنَذِيرًا وَلَكِنَّ أَكْثَرَ النَّاسِ لَا يَعْلَمُونَ

We have not sent thee but as a universal (Messenger) to men, giving them glad tidings and warning them (against sin), but most men understand not.

The Holy Quran (34:29)

In conclusion, there is only one prophet which could be interpreted from the various Hindu Scriptures and the Holy Qur’an supports all the statements which the Vedas have made in prophesying about a man coming and it is no one but the same Muhammad saabbreviation for "Peace be upon him" which the Muslims believe came fifteen hundred years ago in Mecca, Arabia. What the eminent pundits say is that the Hindus who are still anxiously awaiting the arrival of Kalki Avatar are simply subjecting themselves to a never-ending pain, Because such a great messenger has come and departed from this world fifteen hundred centuries ago.

Disclaimer

This article was originally published in the Annual Printed Edition of Majallatul Jamia

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