Comparative religion for all human: By TM Kamal Pasha

 Comparative Religion For all Human: 

 

By TM Kamal Pasha   

Introduction:

Bhavishya Purana, Prati sarg 3 Parv 3 Khand 3 Mantra 5

A malechha (belonging to a foreign country and speaking foreign language) spiritual teacher will appear with his companions. His name will be Mahamad.

Sam Veda 2:6:8

"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."

Prophet Muhammad's other name was Ahmad (both are from root letters h, m and d), both words have the meaning the "praised one" except the latter emphasizes a higher degree to it. The Holy Qur'an states that Prophet 'Isa (Jesus, pbuh) mentioned the last prophet's name as Ahmad.

Rig Veda Volume 27 Mantra 1

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].

He gave the Mamah Rishi a hundred gold coins, ten chaplets, three hundred steeds and ten thousand cows.

It refers to one hundred early companions of the Prophet, eighty of them migrated to Abyssinia; ten elect companions who were given the good news of paradise by the Prophet; three hundred thirteen companions of the battle of Badr; and ten thousand companions who accompanied the Prophet in the triumphant entry of Makkah and cleansing of Ka'bah of Idols. A cow or an ox as described in the Vedas represents both as a symbol of war and peace. The companions of the Prophet had both these qualities. They were saintly men, pious and compassionate like a cow, and they were fierce and strong in establishing peace and justice.

Makkah/Kabaa:

Atharve Veda 10:2:28,31,33

28.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.

31. 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.

33. Brahma (Abraham) 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.

These Mantras refer to Kabaa (in Mecca) originally built by Abraham. Muslims perform their pilgrimage there and perform their 5 daily prayers in the direction of Kabaa. Kuntap Sukt 4, Atharva Veda Disseminate the truth, O ye who glorifies [Ahmad], disseminate the truth, just as a bird sings on a ripe fruited tree. Thy lips and tongue move swiftly like the sharp blade of a pair of shears.

Part 1: Mohammad (SAW) in Bhavishya Purana

a. 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:

     1. The name of the Prophet as Mohammad.    

     2. He will belong to Arabia. The Sanskrit word Marusthal means a sandy track of land or a desert.

     3. Special mention is made of the companions of the Prophet, i.e. the Sahabas. No other Prophet had as many companions as Prophet Muhammad (pbuh).

The Glorious Quran reconfirms this "And thou (standest) on an exalted standard of character" [Al-Qur'an 68:4]| "Ye have indeed in the Messenger of Allah, a beautiful pattern (of conduct)". [Al-Qur'an 33:21]

     4. He will kill the devil, i.e. abolish idol worship and all sorts of vices.

     5.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 (pbuh) and was the descendant in the 10th generation of Raja Shalivahan. These people fail to realize 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.

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.

 

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

         "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 friend 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 (pbuh), 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 (the Muslim call for prayer) and will be eating all lawful things. 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:

 1. The evil doers have corrupted the Arab land.

 2. Arya Dharma is not found in that land.

 3. The Indian Raja need not go the Arab land since his purification will take place in India after the musalmaan will arrive in India.

 4. The coming Prophet will attest the truth of the Aryan faith, i.e. Monotheism and will reform the misguided people.

 5. 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.

 6. They will announce the Aadhaan, i.e. the Muslim call for prayer.

 7. He will only eat lawful things and animals but will not eat pork.

 The Quran confirms this in no less than 4 different places:

         In Surah Al-Baqarah chapter 2 verse 173

         In Surah Al-Maidah chapter 5 verse 3

         In Surah Al-Anam chapter 6 verse 145

         In Surah Al-Nahl chapter 16 verse 115

"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".

 8. They will not purify with grass like the Hindus but by means of sword they will fight their irreligious people.

 9. They will be called musalman.

10. They will be a meat-eating nation.

The eating of herbivorous animals is confirmed by the Quran in Surah Maidah, chapter 5 verse 1 and in Surah Muminun chapter 23 verse 21

"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 Quran confirms this in Surah Taubah chapter 9 verse 33 and in Surah Al Saff chapter 61 verse 9:

"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)".

A similar message is given in Surah Fatah chapter 48 verses 28 ending with, "and enough is Allah as a witness"

 

Part 2: Mohammad (SAW) in Atharvaveda:

It is mention in Atharvaveda book 20 hymn no 127 sloka 1-14, Translated by: Ralf T.H. Griffith

A hymn in praise of the good Government of King Kaurama

The verses:

 1Listen to this, ye men, a laud of glorious bounty shall be sung.
  Thousands sixty, and ninety we, O Kaurama, among the
  Rusamas have received.
2Camels twice-ten that draw the car, with females by their side,
   he gave.
  Fain would the chariot's top bow down escaping from the stroke
   of heaven.
3A hundred chains of gold, ten wreaths, upon thee Rishi he
   bestowed,
  And thrice-a-hundred mettled steeds, ten-times-a-thousand cows
   he gave.
4Glut thee, O Singer, glut thee like a bird on a ripe-fruited tree.
  Thy lips and tongue move swiftly like the sharp blades of a pair
   of shears.
5Quickly and willingly like kine forth come the singers and their
   hymns:
  Their little maidens are at home, at home they wait upon the
   cows.
6O Singer, bring thou forth the hymn that findeth cattle, findeth:
   wealth. 
  Even as an archer aims his shaft address this prayer unto the
  Gods.
7List to Parikshit's eulogy, the sovran whom all people love,
  The King who ruleth over all, excelling mortals as a God.
8'Mounting his throne, Parikshit, best of all, hath given us peace
   and rest,'
  Saith a Kauravya to his wife as he is ordering his house.
9'Which shall I set before thee, curds, gruel of milk, or barley-
   brew?'
  Thus the wife asks her husband in the realm which King
  Parikshit rules.
10Up as it were to heavenly light springs the ripe corn above the
   cleft.
  Happily thrive the people in the land where King Parikshit
   reigns.
11Indra hath waked the bard and said, Rise, wander singing here
   and there.
  Praise me, the strong: each pious man will give thee riches in
   return,
12Here, cows! increase and multiply, here ye, O horses, here, O
   men.
  Here, with a thousand rich rewards, doth Pūshan also seat him-
   self.
13O Indra, let these cows be safe, their master free from injury.
  Let not the hostile-hearted or the robber have control of them.
14Oft and again we glorify the hero with our hymn of praise, with
   prayer, with our auspicious prayer.
  Take pleasure in the songs we sing: let evil never fall on us."

Section A: Kuntap Sukta (Book 20)

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 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 Qur’an says in Surah Ali-Imran chapter 3, verse 96:
"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". 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 1-13 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 the heaven.
Mantra 3
He is Mamah Rishi who is given a hundred gold coins, ten chaplets (necklaces), three hundred good steeds and ten thousand cows.
Mantra 4
Vachyesv rebh. ‘Oh! ye who glorifies’.
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, 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".

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 the bad sense. It is incorrect to apply grammar to an Arabic word. Actually shas the same meaning and somewhat similar pronunciation as the word Muhammad (pbuh).

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). 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 (May Allah be well-pleased with all of them).

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 which was a unique victory in the history of mankind in which there was no blood shed. 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 in Surah Fatah:
"Muhammad is the Messenger of Allah; and those who are with him are strong against unbelievers, (but) compassionate amongst each other." [Al-Qur'an 48:29]
This mantra calls the Prophet as Rebh which means one who praises, which when translated into Arabic is Ahmed, which is another name for the Holy Prophet (pbuh).

 

Section B: Battle of the Allies described in the vedas.

    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."  

    1.This Prophecy of the Veda describes the well-known battle of Ahzab or the battle of the Allies during the time of Prophet Muhammed. The Prophet was victorious without an actual conflict which is mentioned in the Quran in Surah Ahzab: "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." [Al-Qur'an 33:22]

    2.The Sanskrit word karo in the Mantra means the praying one which when translated into Arabic means Ahmed, the second name of Prophet Muhammed (pbuh).

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

 

 Section C: 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."

     1. The population of Makkah at the time of Prophets advent was nearly 60,000

     2. There were several clans in Makkah each having its own chief. Totally there were about 20 chiefs to rule the population of Makkah.

     3. An Abandhu meaning a helpless man who was far-famed and praised one. Muhammad (pbuh) overcame his enemies with the help of God.

Part 3: Mohammad (SAW) in Rigveda

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

Translated by: Ralf T.H Griffith

The verse: 

"With all-outstripping chariot-wheel, O Indra, thou 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 Suśravas."


The word "Susravas" meaning "abounding in Glory" it is same as Susrama.

The Sanskrit word used is Sushrama, which means praiseworthy or well praised which in Arabic means Muhammad (pbuh).

 

Part 4: Mohammad (SAW) in Samveda

Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) is also prophesised in the Samveda Book 2 Hymn 6 verse 8:

The verse: They have translated......

I from my Father have received deep knowledge of eternal Law: I was born like unto the Sun.

 

Actual translation should be.......

"Ahmed acquired from his Lord the knowledge of eternal law. I received light from him just as from the sun."

The Prophecy confirms:

    1.The name of the Prophet as Ahmed since Ahmed 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".

    2. Rishi was enlightened by the Shariah of Prophet Muhammad.

The Quran says in Surah Saba chapter 34 verse 28

"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." [Al-Qur'an 34:28]

Part 5: Mohammad SAW prophecised as Kalki Avatar(Antim rishi/last prophet)

By Dr zakir naik

It is mentioned in Bhagvata Purana Khand 12 Adhyay 2 shlokas 18-20:

“It is in the house of Vishnuyash, the noble soul Brahmana chief of the village called sambhala that Lord Kalki will be incarnated”.

 

“The Lord of the universe, endowed with eight spiritual powers and excellence was unsurpassed in splendour and glory. Riding on a fleet horse given to him by angels, and with a sword in his hand, the saviour of the world will subdue all the miscreants”.

 

It is mentioned in Bhagwat Purana Khand 1 Adhyay 3 Shloka 25:

 “Then in the twilight of the Kali age, when kings will be as good as robbers, this protector of the world will be born of Vishnuyasa under the name Kalki“. The description of the Kalki Avatar i.e. the final Avatar is given in the verses Kalki Purana chapter 2 verses 4, 5, 7, 11 & 15.

 

1.      Mother’s name Sumati i.e. Aaminah

The name of his mother will be Sumati (K.P.2: 4 & 11), which means gentle and thoughtful, Prophet Muhammad’s mother’s name was Aaminah, which means peaceful and gentle.

 

2.      Father’s name Vishnuyash i.e. Abdullah.

His father’s name will be ‘Vishnuyash’ which means ‘worshipper of Vishnu’ i.e. ‘worshipper of God’. Muhammad’s father’s name was Abdullah which means ‘obedient worshipper of Allah i.e. God’.

 

3.      Born in Sambhala i.e. Makkah

He will be born in a village called ‘Sambhala’ which means house of peace and security. Makkah is known as Darul Aman, which means house of peace and security.

 

4.      Born in house of Chief Priest.

He will be born in the house of chief of the village Sambhala. Muhammad (pbuh) was born in the house of the chief of the Kaaba.

 

5.      Born on the 12th day of Madhav i.e. Rabi-ul-Awwal.

It is prophesied that Kalki Avtar will be born on the 12th day of the bright (first) half of the month of Madhav. It is a historical fact Muhammad (pbuh) was born on the 12th day of the bright half of the month of Rabi-ul-Awwal.

 

6.      He will be the Antim or final Avatar

He has been described as the ‘Antim’ i.e. ‘the last and final’ of all the Avatars. The Qur’an also mentions:

 

Muhammad is not

The Father of any

Of your men, but (he is)

The Messenger of Allah,

And the seal (the last and final) of the Prophets,

And Allah has full knowledge

Of all things

(Al Qur’an 33:40)

 

Thus the Qur’an states that Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) is the Seal, i.e. last and final Prophet of Allah.

 

7.      Will receive knowledge on the mountain from the Lord and then go towards North and come back.

Kalki Avatar will go to the mountains and receive knowledge from Parsuram, then go towards the north and come back. Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) did go to Jable-Noor i.e. the Mountain of Light, where he received the first Revelation from Archangel Gabriel. Later he went north to Madeenah and later made a victorious return to Makkah.

 

8.   He will have the most graceful personality.

Kalki Avatar will have unparalleled grace. Qur’an mentions in Surah Al-Qalam chapter 68 verse 4:

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

 

9.   Endowed with eight special qualities

Kalki Avatar will be endowed with eight special qualities. These qualities are wisdom, respectable lineage, self-control, revealed knowledge, valour, measured speech, utmost charity and gratitude. Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) had all these eight special qualities.

a) Wisdom – He was very wise. It is no wonder that several people approached him for guidance, even before he claimed to be a prophet.

 

b) Respectable lineage – He belonged to the noble tribe of Quraysh who were the caretakers of the sacred Kaaba.

 

c) Self-control – He was the best example of self-control. From history, we learn that his enemies on many occasions tried to instigate him. However, he was always patient and responded wisely.

 

d) Revealed knowledge – Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) received the last and final revelation of God, which is the Glorious Qur’an through Archangel Gabriel.

 

e) Valour – Muhammad (pbuh) possessed great physical strength and courage. He took active part in the battles against his enemies and most of such battles were fought in self-defence against aggression by the other party.

 

f) Measured speech – Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) spoke with emphasis and deliberation that people could not forget what he said. In his intercourse with others he would sit silent among his companions for long time but when he spoke his speech was eloquent and full of meaning and advise.

 

g) Utmost charity – Muhammad (pbuh) was very charitable and never disappointed anyone who asked for help even in situations when he himself was in financial difficulties. Many poor people lived only on his generosity.

 

h) Gratefulness – Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) was known for his gratefulness He showed immense gratitude to the Ansaars i.e. the helpers from the city of Madeenah.

 

10. Teacher of the World.

 

The Kalki Avatar will be the saviour of the world i.e. he will guide and teach the world. Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) did not only guide and save the Arabs but the whole humankind. The Qur’an mentions:

 

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.

 (Al Qur’an 34:28)

 

11. Shiva will present a steed to Kalki avatar.

It is prophesied that Shiva will present an extraordinary steed to the Kalki Avatar. Muhammad (pbuh) received a steed from Almighty God, which was known as ‘Buraq’ and whose speed transcended.

 

12. He will ride a horse and carry a sword.

Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) received a heavenly steed from Almighty God called ‘Buraq’ on which he made his heavenly journey known as ‘Miraaj’ or the ‘Ascension to the heavens’.

Moreover, we also learn from the history of the Prophet that he himself took part in battles, most of which were fought in self-defence, and on many such occasions, he rode a horse and carried a sword in his hand.

 

13. He will subdue the wicked

It is mentioned that Kalki Avatar will subdue the wicked. It was prophet Muhammad (pbuh) who purified (transformed) bandits and miscreants and established them on the path of truth. Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) came at a time, which was known as ‘Yaumul-Jahiliyah’, which means the “age or era of ignorance”. People indulged in various types of vices. Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) brought them from darkness to light.

 

14. He will overpower the Devil with four companions

It is prophesied that Kalki Avatar, with four of his companions, will disarm Kali i.e. the devil. Prophet Muhammad (pbuh), with his four most trusted companions, fought against the mischief and the evil of the devil. These four companions were Abu Bakr, Umar, Uthman and Ali (may Allah be pleased with them all). These four companions later became the first four Khalifas and spread the religion of Islam. In Islamic parlance these four are referred to as ‘the rightly guided Caliphs’.

 

15. He will be assisted by angels.

The Kalki Avatar will be assisted by angels in the battlefield. In the battle of Badr, Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) was assisted by angels who descended from the heavens. This is also mentioned in the Qur’an in:

 

Surah Ale- Imran chapter 3 verse 123-125

Surah Al- Anfal chapter 8 verses 8 & 9

 

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