Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Prophet Muhammad in Hindu Scriptures

The Last Kalki Autar (Messenger) that the Veda has foretold and who is waited on by Hindus is the Prophet Muhammed ibn Abdullah. A recently published book in Hindi has raised a lot of hue and cry all over India. In the event of the author being Muslim, he would have been jailed and a strict ban would have certainly been imposed on the printing and the publishing of the book. The author of this important research work, Kalki Autar, i.e., "Guide and Prophet of whole universe" is a Bengali who holds an important teaching post at AIlahabad University. Pundit Vaid Parkash is a Brahmin Hindu and a well-known Sanskrit scholar and research worker. Pundit Vaid Parkash, after a great deal of toil and hard work, presented the work to as many as eight great Pundits who are themselves very well-known in the field of research, and are amongst learned religious leaders. These Pundits, after thorough study of the book, acknowledged this to be a true and authentic research work. India's important religious books mention the guide and prophet by the specific name of "Kalki Autar." It denotes the great man Muhammad who was born in Makkah. Hence, all Hindus whereever they may be, should wait no longer for any other 'kalki autar' but follow in the footsteps of the last Messenger of Allah (pbuh) who was sent in the world about fourteen hundred years ago with a divine mission and after accomplishing it has long ago departed from this world. As an argument to prove the authenticity of his research, Pundit Vaid Parkash quotes from the Veda, a sacred Hindu book: Veda mentions that "kalki autar" will be the last Messenger/Prophet of Bhagwan (God) to guide the whole world. Afer quoting this reference Pundit Parkash says that this applies only to the case of Muhammad. According to a prophecy of Hinduism, 'kalki autar' will be born in an island and that is the Arab territory which is known as 'jazeeratul Arab'. In the 'sacred' book of Hindus, the father's name of 'kalki autar' is mentioned as 'Vishnu-bhagat' and his mother's name as 'Somanib'. In Sanskrit, 'Vishnu' stands for God and the literal meaning of 'bhagat' is slave. 'Vishnu Bhagat', therefore, in the Arabic language will mean Allah's slave, i.e., Abdullah which was the name of the Prophet's father. 'Somanib' in Sanskrit means peaceful and tranquil which in Arabic is denoted by the word 'Amina'. The name of the the last Messenger Muhammad's mother was Amina. In the religious books of Hindus, it is mentioned that 'kalki autar' will live on olive and dates and he will be true to his words and honest. In this regard Pundit Parkash writes, "This is true and established only in the case of Muhammad". Veda mentions that 'kalki autar' will be born in the respected and noble dynasty of his land. This is also true as regards Muhammad as he was born in the respected tribe of Quraish who enjoyed great respect and high place in Makkah and Arabia. 'Kalki Autar' will be taught in the cave by Bhagwan through his own messenger. And this too applies to Muhammad only as he was the only one in Makkah who was taught by Allah's Messenger Gabriel in the cave of Hira. It is written in the Hindu religious books that Bhagwan will provide 'Kalki autar' with the fastest horse, with the help of which he will ride around the world and the seven skies/heavens. What else is proved by Prophet's riding on 'Buraq' and his 'Meraj' to the Heavens? It is also written in the Hindu books that 'kalki autar' will be strengthened and heavily helped by Bhagwan. And we know this fact that Muhammad was aided and reinforced by Allah (swt) through His angels in the battle of Badr. Hindu books also mention that 'kalki autar' will be an expert in horse-riding, arrow-shooting and swordsmanship. What Pundit Vaid Parkash comments in this regard is very important and worth attention and consideration. He writes that the age of horses, swords, and spears is long ago gone and now is the age of modern weapons like tanks, missiles and guns, and therefore it will be unwise to wait for 'kalki autar' bearing sword and arrows or spears. In reality, the mention in our books of 'kalki autar' is clearly indicative of Muhammad who was given the heavenly book known as Al-Qur'an.

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