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Invitation to our Hindu brethren
And the man who believed said: "O my people!
Follow me, I will guide you to the way of Right conduct. O my people! The Life
of this World is but a (quick passing) enjoyment, and verily, the Hereafter,
that is the Home that will remain forever. Whosoever does an evil deed, will not
be requited except the like thereof, and whosoever does a righteous deed,
whether male or female, and whosoever is a true believer, such will enter
Paradise, where they will be provided without limit.
And O my people! How is it
that I call you to salvation while you call me to the Fire. You invite me to
disbelieve in Allah, and to join partners in worship with Him, of which I have
no knowledge, And I call you to the All Mighty, the Oft-Forgiving. No doubt, you
call me to (worship) one who cannot grant (me) my request in this world or in
the Hereafter. And our return will be to Allah. And the transgressors, they
shall be the dwellers of the Fire! And you will remember what I am telling you,
and my affair I leave it to Allah. Verily, Allah is the All-Seer of (His)
slaves. (The Qurán 40: 37-43)
The Hindu scriptures also preached 'ONE GOD'
Hinduism, as most Hindus
would say, is not a religion but a "Dharma" and a Culture. The
Vedas, the Upanishads, the Puranas, the Brahmanas Granth are considered
to be the holy scriptures, most sacred being the Vedas. Also there is
the Bhagavada Gita, the Mahabharata and the Ramanayan.
The degeneration of any society starts with becoming heedless to
the guidance of God and falling prey to our own whims and desires. This
eventually may lead to the degeneration of the concept of God itself. The worship of innumerable Gods in Hindu society
is a degeneration of the message of God and in stark contrast to the oneness of God
preached in the Hindu Holy Scriptures Vedas and Upanishads. A few examples from
these scriptures reveal that they also preach Oneness of God, which is exactly
the same truth which was conveyed by God through His final messenger Muhammad
(There is no god, but God).
- "There is only one God, worship Him" (Rig Veda, Vol. 6, Hymn
45 vs 16 )
- "Do not worship any one beside Him" (Rig Veda Bk. 8, Hymn 1,
- "God is only one, - not a second"- (Chandogya Upanishad Ch.
6, Section 2, verse 1).
- "na tasya pratima asti
"There is no image of Him." [Yajurveda 32:3]
Consider the following expositions about the true concept of
God from the Hindu scriptures.
We thus invite our Hindu brethren to return to the worship of
the One true God as reminded to us by God through His last and final messenger
Muhammad (peace be upon him). The biggest injustice (which is also the biggest
lie) which we humans can commit is to say that there are other gods as partners
to the only One God. Proclaiming that there is no god besides the One God of all
is what God wants to hear from us in words and deeds and this is the true step towards
honesty and justice to ourselves and to society around us.
The religion of the 'surrender to the one true
God' - Islam, is the only path which God has chosen for mankind and is
thus the only way to achieve brotherhood and unification of mankind and for salvation in the everlasting life after death. Worshipping others
besides God does not please God, rather it is an act of disobedience to God and
a sign of arrogance. By accepting this call of Islam, our Hindu brethren will only be
returning to God's original religion for humanity, as we understand was also the
original call of the Hindu dharma.
Prophet Muhammad prophesized in Hindu
The advent of the last
prophet Muhammad (pbuh) was prophesized in previous scriptures by earlier prophets. A study of the Vedas reveals the message of Unity of God. That Hindus
of today worship a number of Gods or incarnations is quite contrary to the Vedic
teachings which professes Oneness of God. Infact, it is very easy to observe
that the varied forms in which Hindus worship God are nothing but the different
"attributes" of Allah mentioned in the Qur'aan. Prophesies of the advent of Prophet
Muhammad (pbuh) is found in the Vedic literature and is the topic of the links
Answers to Questions/Misconceptions
Come! Let us reason together
|Mahatma Gandhi, in his inimitable style, says "Some
one has said that Europeans in South Africa dread the advent of Islam-
Islam that civilized Spain, Islam that took the torch light to Morocco and
preached to the world the Gospel of brotherhood. The Europeans of South
Africa dread the Advent of Islam. They may claim equality with the white
races. They may well dread it, if brotherhood is a sin. If it is equality
of colored races then their dread is well founded."
Hinduism has the world's third
largest following after Christianity and Islam. It is more important for me
because I belong to the country to which the religion belongs and which has
majority of its followers. Hinduism today is more about Indian-ness
than anything else. It is considered as the oldest religion/culture in the world with majority
of its followers in India. Muslims are the biggest minority community in India
Islam, on the other hand, never confined itself or claimed monopoly over a
particular region or people, but from the start it had a universal message
and appealed to all humanity as one single community. Today, there are over
1.2 billion Muslims around the World and contrary to popular understanding,
majority of the Muslims are of non-Arab origin. Islam is an open invitation
to all humanity from God not just towards personal spirituality, but also to the practical mission of
upholding truth and justice, the purest truth of which is that 'there is
no god besides the one true God'. This core idea is the fountainhead of
our success in this life and in the everlasting life after death, and it has
remained the message of God to humanity throughout our existence.
Also Read: What is 'Hindutva'?
& Hindutva vs. Hinduism
and Scriptures by Dr. Zakir
Recommended Sites for Muslim-Hindu Dialogue
- Visit the Islamic
Research Foundation (IRF) site which is non-profit International
organisation situated in Mumbai (previously Bombay), India, headed by Dr.
Zakir Naik. They are actively involved in clearing up misconceptions
about Islam among the minds of Hindus and other non-Muslim communities in
Islamic Research Foundation (IRF) is an International Resource
Centre on Islam and Comparative Religion. To facilitate information and
research in the field of Comparative Religion, they have made available a
huge collection of books and CD-ROMs on all the major world Religions.
Also visit these sections...
Say: "What thing is the most great in witness?"
Say: "God is witness between me and you;
this Quran has been revealed to me
that I may therewith warn you
and whomsoever it may reach.
Can you verily bear witness that
besides God there are other gods?"
Say: "I bear no (such) witness!"
Say: "But in truth, He is the only One God.
And truly I am innocent of what
you join in worship with Him." (Holy Qur'an 6:19)