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(1) Prohibition of Alcohol:- MANU SMRUTI 9:235, 11:55; RIG VEDA 8:2:12, 8:21:14; //BIBLE: Proverbs 20:1, 23:31; Ephesians 5:18; //QURAN 2:219, 5:93.

(2) Prohibition of Pork:- //BIBLE: Leviticus 11:7-8; Deuteronomy 14:8; //QURAN 2:173, 5:4, 6:145, 16:115.

(3) Prohibition of Usury (Interest on Money/Loan/Credit):- MANU SMRUTI 11:62, 8:152; //BIBLE: Leviticus 25:36-37; Ezekiel 18:13, 22:12; Psalms 15:5; //QURAN 2:275, 3:130.

(4) Permission for Non-Vegetarian Food / Animal Sacrifice:- RAMAYANA 2:20:29, 2:20:17-18, 1:14:30-33; MANU SMRUTI: 5:30, 39; MAHABHARATA 13:88; //BIBLE: Deuteronomy 14:4-6, 14:11; Leviticus 11:3; //QURAN 5:2, 6:142, 16:5, 23:21.

(5) Permission for Multiple Spouses (Wives/Husbands):- RAMAYANA 2:8:12, Dasaratha; MAHABHARATA: Draupadi, Krishna; //BIBLE: 3Kings 11:3; 2Kings (2Samuel) 5:13; 2Chronicles 11:21; Exodus 21:10; Deuteronomy 21:15; //QURAN 4:3.

(6) Veil/Head Scarf/Modesty:- RIG VEDA: 8:33:19; //BIBLE: 1st Corinthians 11:5; //QURAN 24:30-31, 33:59.

(7) Oneness of God & Prohibition of Idol Worship:- YAJUR VEDA 32:3, 40:8-9; RIG VEDA 1:164:46, 6:45:16; UPANISHAD: Khandogya: 6:2:1, Shwetashvatara 6:9, 4:20; GEETA: 7:20, 10:3; BRAHMA SUTRA; //BIBLE: Leviticus 26:1; Exodus 20:4; //QURAN 2:163, 2:255, 4:171, 7:191, 16:20, 25:3, 112:1-4.

(8) Prophet Muhammad's Description:- BHAVISHYA PURANA: Prati Sarag: Parv III: Khand 3: Aday 3: Shloka 5-8, 10-27; SAMA VEDA: Book II: Hymn 6: Verse 8; //BIBLE: Deuteronomy 18:18; John 14:16; 1John 4:1-3 //QURAN 3:144, 47:2, 48:29, 61:6.

(9) Fighting/Struggling (Jihaad) for Truth:- GEETA 2:32, 2:37, 11:34; RIG VEDA: 1:132:4; //BIBLE: Numbers 25:17, Luke 19:27, Deuteronomy 2:33-34; //Quran 4:135.

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Hi!

In today’s world, there have been many a misunderstandings regarding the beliefs and customs of Muslims. Although we live in a society, wherein we interact with our friends of different religions, we are not learned enough to clarify the misconceptions about Islam. And in India, most of the times, our friends are Hindus, Christians, and Muslims. Sometimes, we argue over simple things about our beliefs, but we are least aware what our different religions talk about those things. An example can be a question as: “Why do Muslims not take loans from banks?” So, a simple answer is that: “A Muslim is not allowed to take or give interest (usury)”. But this same is applicable to others too, especially to Hindus and Christians, as it is prohibited in their respective books to deal with interest from money (usury). This prohibition can be referred as follows in their respective texts:




Hinduism:
Manu Smriti: 11:62: Defiling a damsel, usury, breaking a vow, selling a tank, a garden, one's wife, or child
Manu Smriti: 8:152: Stipulated interest beyond the legal rate, being against (the law), cannot be recovered; they call that a usurious way (of lending); (the lender) is (in no case) entitled to (more than) five in the hundred.



Christianity:
BIBLE: Leviticus 25:36-37: Take thou no usury of him, or increase: but fear thy God; that thy brother may live with thee. Thou shalt not give him thy money upon usury, nor lend him thy victuals for increase.
BIBLE: Ezekiel 18:8: He that hath not given forth upon usury, neither hath taken any increase, that hath withdrawn his hand from iniquity, hath executed true judgment between man and man,
BIBLE: Psalms 15:5: He that putteth not out his money to
usury, nor taketh reward against the innocent. He that doeth these things shall never be moved.

Thus, there are several other matters over which we argue. So, a simple quote and reference from a proper source would end our argument, as most religions say similar things about goodness. And with this clarification, we can share our knowledge to make peace. Apart from the similarities, there are several other misunderstood facts, which are not part of Islam at all, but are prescribed by other religions.

The points above just give the references in terms of numbers, etc, and do not give the full quotes (the details are given later in this post) from the verses. So, this way all these points have become a very small paragraph. Hence this compactness can be utilized by copying this whole paragraph, and keeping it as an SMS into your cell-phone. Nowadays, we have facilities in which we can copy the SMS from PC to our mobile-phones, either thru Bluetooth devices, or thru any Internet Messenger-software. In case if the text is too many characters, then this SMS can be copied into pieces. And once done, then on, whenever we are into any argument or any clarification, these points can be referred from our mobile within seconds.





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Notes:
. For verses of the Quran, English translation of Abdullah Yusuf Ali is referred.
. For Biblical verses, King James Version (KJV) Bible is referred.



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Last Updated on 15/Dec/2013. Added video links about prophet Muhammad's descriptions in Indian religions, and references in different religious scriptures.

Updated on 18/Sept/2013. Added another reference in point-4, about the horse slaughter in Ashwamedha/Aswamedha/Asvamedha/Ashvamedha Yagna/Yajna in Hinduism mentioned in Ramayana.

Updated on 25/June/2013. Added another point about fighting/struggling for truth/justice, called jihaad in Islam; and this recommendation in other religions also. Insha-allaah, may be some more points need to be added in this.

Updated on 25/Dec/2012. Updated another reference to Prophet Muhammad in the Bible.

Updated on 1/Feb/2012. Updated a video-link about Halaal way of slaughtering animals, which pacifies an animal.

Updated on 3/Sep/2011. Divided the explanation of the points into different posts. And changed the layout, template, etc.

Updated on 2/Feb/2011. Changed the counter from Unique-counts to Total-counts.

Updated on 16/Sep/2010. Added point number 5 with verses. Updated Biblical verses in point number 4.

Updated on 14/Sep/2010: Updated verses for point number 4.

Updates: Added new scanned copies of the book 'Mohammad in World Scriptures'.

Insha-Allah, soon I shall be adding my comments also to all the points so as to give more clear explanation for the verses documented here.

Prohibition of Alcohol

(1) Prohibition of Alcohol: Detailed Points



Manu Smriti: 9:235. The slayer of a Brahmana, (A twice-born man) who DRINKS (the spirituous LIQUOR called) Sura, he who steals (the gold of a Brahmana), and he who violates a Guru's bed, must each and all be considered as men who committed mortal sins (mahapataka).

Manu Smriti: 11:55. Killing a Brahmana, DRINKING (the spirituous LIQUOR called) Sura, stealing (the gold of a Brahmana), adultery with a Guru's wife, and associating with such (offenders), they declare (to be) mortal sins (mahapataka).

Rig Veda: 8:2:12. Quaffed juices fight within the breast. The DRUNKEN praise not by their WINE, The naked praise not when it rains.

Rig Veda: 8:21:14. Thou findest not the wealthy man to be thy friend: those scorn thee who are flown with WINE. What time thou thunderest and gatherest, then thou, even as a Father, art invoked.


Bible: Proverbs: 20:1. Wine is a mocker, STRONG DRINK is raging: and whosoever is deceived thereby is not wise.

Bible: Proverbs: 23:31. Look not thou upon the WINE when it is red, when it giveth his colour in the cup, when it moveth itself aright.

Bible: Ephesians: 5:18. And be NOT DRUNK WITH WINE, wherein is excess; but be filled with the Spirit;


Quran: 2:219. They ask thee concerning WINE and gambling. Say: "In them is great sin, and some profit, for men; but the sin is greater than the profit." They ask thee how much they are to spend; Say: "What is beyond your needs." Thus doth God Make clear to you His Signs: In order that ye may consider-

Quran: 5:93. O ye who believe! INTOXICANTS and gambling, (dedication of) stones, and (divination by) arrows, are an abomination,- of Satan's handwork: eschew such (abomination), that ye may prosper.


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Prohibition of Pork


(2) Prohibition of Pork: Detailed Points



Bible: Leviticus 11:7-8. And the SWINE, though he divide the hoof, and be clovenfooted, yet he cheweth not the cud; he is unclean to you. Of their flesh shall ye NOT EAT, and their carcase shall ye NOT TOUCH; they are unclean to you.

Bible: Deuteronomy 14:8. And the SWINE, because it divideth the hoof, yet cheweth not the cud, it is unclean unto you: ye shall NOT EAT of their flesh, NOR TOUCH their dead carcase.


Quran: 2:173. He hath only forbidden you dead meat, and blood, and the flesh of SWINE (PIG), and that on which any other name hath been invoked besides that of God. But if one is forced by necessity, without wilful disobedience, nor transgressing due limits,-- then is he guiltless. For God is Oft-forgiving Most Merciful.

Quran: 5:4. Forbidden to you (for food) are: dead meat, blood, the flesh of SWINE, and that on which hath been invoked the name of other than God; that which hath been killed by strangling, or by a violent blow, or by a headlong fall, or by being gored to death; that which hath been (partly) eaten by a wild animal; unless ye are able to slaughter it (in due form); that which is sacrificed on stone (altars); (forbidden) also is the division (of meat) by raffling with arrows: that is impiety. This day have those who reject faith given up all hope of your religion: yet fear them not but fear Me. This day have I perfected your religion for you, completed My favour upon you, and have chosen for you Islam as your religion. But if any is forced by hunger, with no inclination to transgression, God is indeed Oft-forgiving, Most Merciful.

Quran: 6:145. Say: "I find not in the message received by me by inspiration any (meat) forbidden to be eaten by one who wishes to eat it, unless it be dead meat, or blood poured forth, or the flesh of SWINE,- for it is an abomination - or, what is impious, (meat) on which a name has been invoked, other than God's". But (even so), if a person is forced by necessity, without wilful disobedience, nor transgressing due limits,- thy Lord is Oft-forgiving, Most Merciful.

Quran: 16:115. He has only forbidden you dead meat, and blood, and the flesh of SWINE, and any (food) over which the name of other than God has been invoked. But if one is forced by necessity, without wilful disobedience, nor transgressing due limits,- then God is Oft-Forgiving, Most Merciful.


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Prohibition of Usury (Interest on Money/Loan/Credit)

(3) Prohibition of Usury (Interest on Money/Loan/Credit): Detailed Points



Manu Smriti: 11:62. Defiling a damsel, USURY, breaking a vow, selling a tank, a garden, one's wife, or child,


Manu Smriti: 8:152. Stipulated INTEREST beyond the legal rate, being against (the law), cannot be recovered; they call that a USURIOUS way (of lending); (the lender) is (in no case) entitled to (more than) five in the hundred.


Bible: Leviticus 25:36-37. Take thou no USURY of him, or increase: but fear thy God; that thy brother may live with thee. Thou shalt not give him thy money upon usury, nor lend him thy victuals for increase.

Bible: Ezekiel 18:13. Hath given forth upon USURY, and hath taken increase: shall he then live? he shall not live: he hath done all these abominations; he shall surely die; his blood shall be upon him.

Bible: Ezekiel 22:12. In thee have they taken gifts to shed blood; thou hast taken USURY and increase, and thou hast greedily gained of thy neighbours by extortion, and hast forgotten me, saith the Lord GOD.

Bible: Psalms 15:5. He that putteth not out his money to USURY, nor taketh reward against the innocent. He that doeth these things shall never be moved.


Quran: 2:275. Those who devour USURY will not stand except as stand one whom the Evil one by his touch Hath driven to madness. That is because they say: "Trade is like usury," but God hath permitted trade and forbidden usury. Those who after receiving direction from their Lord, desist, shall be pardoned for the past; their case is for God (to judge); but those who repeat (The offence) are companions of the Fire: They will abide therein (for ever).

Quran: 3:130. O ye who believe! Devour not USURY, doubled and multiplied; but fear God; that ye may (really) prosper.


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Permission for Non-Vegetarian Food / Animal Sacrifice

(4) Permission for Non-Vegetarian Food / Animal Sacrifice: Detailed Points

Ramayana: 2:20:29. (Rama says) “I shall live in a solitary forest like a sage for fourteen years, leaving off MEAT and living with roots, fruits and honey” (Valmiki Ramayana: Ayodhya Kand/Kanda/Kandam: Book 2 - Book of Ayodhya: Sarga (Chapter) 20: Verse 29).

Ramayana: 2:20:17-18. There, Rama saw the articles of worship kept ready for the purpose of the sacred ceremony like curd, unbroken rice, clarified butter, sweet MEATS, things fit for oblation, fried grain, garlands made of white flowers, rice boiled in milk, mixture of rice and peas with a few spices, sacrificial sticks, vessels full of water etc.

Ramayana: 1:14:30-33. In that ritual (Asvamedha Yagna) ANIMALS serpents and birds designated to such and such deities are readied according to the scriptural directives.
The sages have arranged those animals that are to be there in animal SACRIFICES, like horse and other aquatic animals, in that ritual according to scriptures.
Three hundred animals are tied to the ritual posts, along with the gemlike best ritual horse of that King Dasharatha.
With great delight coming on her Queen Kausalya reverently made circumambulations to the horse, and symbolically KILLED the horse with three knives.

Manu Smriti: 5:29-30. What is destitute of motion is the food of those endowed with locomotion; (ANIMALS) without fangs (are the food) of those with fangs, those without hands of those who possess hands, and the timid of the bold. The eater who daily even devours those destined to be his food, COMMITS NO SIN; for the creator himself created both the eaters and those who are to be eaten (for those special purposes).

Manu Smriti: 5: 39. Svayambhu (the Self-existent) himself created animals for the sake of sacrifices; sacrifices (have been instituted) for the good of this whole (world); hence the slaughtering (of BEASTS) for sacrifices is NOT SLAUGHTERING (in the ordinary sense of the word).

Mahabharata: Anushasana Parva (Book 13): 88. With the meat of the BUFFALO their gratification lasts for eleven months. With BEEF presented at the Sraddha, their gratification, it is said, lasts for a full year. Payasa mixed with ghee is as much acceptable to the Pitris as beef. With the MEAT of the Vadhrinasa the gratification of the Pitris lasts for twelve years. 1 The flesh of the RHINOCERES, offered to the Pitris on the anniversaries of the lunar days on which they died, becomes inexhaustible. The potherb called Kalasaka, the petals of the Kanchana flower, and meat of the GOAT also, thus offered, prove inexhaustible. 2 In this connection, O Yudhishthira, there are some verses, originally sung by the Pitris, that are sung (in the world). They were communicated to me in former days by Sanatkumara.--He that has taken birth in our race should give us Payasa mixed with ghee on the thirteenth day (of the dark fortnight), under the constellation Magha, during the Sun's southward course. One born in our race should, under the constellation Magha, as if in the observance of a vow, offer the MEATof goat or the petals of the Kanchana flower. One should also offer us, with due rites, Payasa mixed with ghee, dedicating it on a spot covered by the shadow of an elephant.--Many sons should be coveted so that even one may go to Gaya (for performing the Sraddha of his ancestors), where stands the banian that is celebrated over all the worlds and that makes all offerings made under its branches inexhaustible. 3 Even a little of water, roots, fruits, MEAT, and rice, mixed with honey, if offered on the anniversary of the day of death becomes inexhaustible.


Bible: Deuteronomy 14:4-6.
These are the beasts which ye shall EAT: the ox, the sheep, and the goat,
The hart, and the roebuck, and the fallow deer, and the wild goat, and the pygarg, and the wild ox, and the chamois.
And every beast that parteth the hoof, and cleaveth the cleft into two claws, and cheweth the cud among the BEASTS, that ye shall EAT.

Bible: Deuteronomy 14:11.
Of all clean BIRDS ye shall EAT.

Bible: Leviticus 11:3. Whatsoever parteth the hoof, and is clovenfooted, and cheweth the cud, among the BEASTS, that shall ye EAT.

Quran: 5:2. Lawful unto you (for food) are all four-footed ANIMALS, with the exceptions named: But animals of the chase are forbidden while ye are in the sacred precincts or in pilgrim garb: for God doth command according to His will and plan.

Quran: 6:142. Of the CATTLE are some for burden and some for MEAT: eat what God hath provided for you, and follow not the footsteps of Satan: for he is to you an avowed enemy.

Quran: 16:5. And CATTLE He has created for you (men): from them ye derive warmth, and numerous benefits, and of their (MEAT) ye eat.

Quran: 23:21. And in CATTLE (too) ye have an instructive example: from within their bodies We produce (milk) for you to drink; there are, in them, (besides), numerous (other) benefits for you; and of their (MEAT) ye eat;


Discussion:

I've been asked by many of my friends about the Islamic way of slaughtering animals, and the reason behind doing so in a specific manner called 'Halaal' slaughtering. Although it's hard to prove which method of killing is the most painless, I can just suggest a video which could be giving some insight about the way Muslims slaughter the animals; and also it should show that this is the best way of slaughtering by pacifying the animals.

The video is available at the following link:

(In case if you couldn't get connected to this video, then please search for a video of "Mercy Slaughter LLC" and watch the part-1)



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Permission for Multiple Spouses (Wives/Husbands)

(5) Permission for Multiple Spouses (Wives/Husbands): Detailed Points

Ramayana: 2:8:12. "Rama's WIVES will get delighted. Your daughters-in-law will be unhappy because of Bharata's waning position."

Ramayana: Rama's father Dasharatha had 3 WIVES.

Mahabharata: Draupadi (Panchali) had 5 HUSBANDS from Pandavas (Pandava Brothers).

Mahabharata: Krishna had about 16,000 WIVES.


Bible: 3Kings 11:3. And he (Solomon) had SEVEN HUNDRED WIVES, princesses, and THREE HUNDRED CONCUBINES: and his wives turned away his heart.

Bible: 2Kings (2Samuel) 5:13. And David took him MORE CONCUBINES and WIVES out of Jerusalem, after he was come from Hebron: and there were yet sons and daughters born to David.

Bible: 2Chronicles 11:21. And Rehoboam loved Maachah the daughter of Absalom above all his WIVES and his CONCUBINES: (for he took EIGHTEEN WIVES, and THREESCORE CONCUBINES; and begat twenty and eight sons, and threescore daughters.)

Bible: Exodus 21:10. If he take him ANOTHER WIFE; her food, her raiment, and her duty of marriage, shall he NOT DIMINISH.

Bible: Deuteronomy 21:15. If a man have TWO WIVES, one beloved, and another hated, and they have born him children, both the beloved and the hated; and if the firstborn son be hers that was hated:


Quran: 4:3. “Marry WOMEN of your choice, TWO, or THREE, or FOUR; but if ye fear that ye shall not be able to deal justly (with them), then ONLY ONE.”


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Veil/Head Scarf/Modesty

(6) Veil/Head Scarf/Modesty: Detailed Points




Rig Veda: 8:33:19. Cast down thine eyes and look not up. More closely set thy feet. Let NONE SEE WHAT THY GARMENT VEILS, for thou, a Brahman, hast become a dame.


Bible: 1st Corinthians 11:5. But every woman that prayeth or prophesieth with her HEAD UNCOVERED DISHONOURETH her head: for that is even all one as if she were shaven.


Quran: 24:30-31. Say to the believing MEN that they should LOWER their GAZE(eyesight) and guard their MODESTY: that will make for greater purity for them: And God is well acquainted with all that they do.

And say to the believing WOMEN that they should LOWER their GAZE and guard their MODESTY; that they should not display their beauty and ornaments except what (must ordinarily) appear thereof; that they should DRAW their VEILS over their bosoms and not display their beauty except to their husbands, their fathers, their husband's fathers, their sons, their husbands' sons, their brothers or their brothers' sons, or their sisters' sons, or their women, or the slaves whom their right hands possess, or male servants free of physical needs, or small children who have no sense of the shame of sex; and that they should not strike their feet in order to draw attention to their hidden ornaments. And O ye Believers! turn ye all together towards God, that ye may attain Bliss.

Quran: 33:59. O Prophet! Tell thy wives and daughters, and the believing WOMEN, that they should CAST their OUTER GARMENTS over their persons (when abroad): that is most convenient, that they should be known (as such) and not molested. And God is Oft- Forgiving, Most Merciful.


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Oneness of God & Prohibition of Idol Worship

(7) Oneness of God & Prohibition of Idol Worship: Detailed Points


Yajur Veda: 32:3. There is NO COUNTERPART OF HIM whose glory verily is great. In the beginning rose Hiranyagarbha, etc. Let not him harm me, etc. Than whom there is no other born, etc.

Yajur Veda: 40:8-9. He hath attained unto the Bright, BODILESS, Woundless, Sinewless, the Pure which evil hath not pierced. Far-sighted, wise, encompassing, he self-existent hath prescribed aims, as propriety demands, unto the everlasting Years. Deep into shade of blinding gloom fall Asambhûti's worshippers. They sink to darkness deeper yet who on Sambhûti are intent.

Rig Veda: 1:164:46. They call him Indra, Mitra, Varuna, Agni, and he is heavenly nobly-winged Garutmān. To what is ONE, sages give many a title they call it Agni, Yama, Mātariśvan.

Rig Veda: 6:45:16. Praise him who, MATCHLESS and ALONE, was born the Lord of living men,

Upanishad: Khandogya: 6:2:1. 'In the beginning,' my dear, 'there was that only which is, ONE ONLY, WITHOUT A SECOND. Others say, in the beginning there was that only which is not, one only, without a second; and from that which is not, that which is was born.

Upanishad: Shwetashvatara: 6:9. There is no master of his in the world, no ruler of his, not even a sign of him 2. He is the cause, the lord of the lords of the organs 3, and there is of him NEITHER PARENT NOR LORD.

Upanishad: Shwetashvatara: 4:20. His form CANNOT BE SEEN, no one perceives him with the eye. Those 10 who through heart and mind know him thus abiding in the heart, become immortal.

Geeta: 7:20. Others again, DEPRIVED of discrimination by this or that desire, following this or that rite, devote themselves to OTHER GODS, led by their own natures.

Geeta: 10:3. He who knows Me, BIRTHLESS and BEGINNINGLESS, the great Lord of worlds—he, among mortals, is undeluded, he is freed from all sins.


Bible: Leviticus 26:1. Ye shall make you NO IDOLS nor graven IMAGE, neither rear you up a standing image, neither shall ye set up any image of stone in your land, to bow down unto it: for I am the Lord your God.

Bible: Exodus 20:4. Thou shalt not make unto thee any GRAVEN IMAGE, or any likeness of any thing that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth.


Quran: 2:163. And your God is ONE God: There is no god but He, Most Gracious, Most Merciful.

Quran: 2:255. God! There is NO god but HE, the Living, the Self-subsisting, ETERNAL. No slumber can seize Him nor sleep. His are all things in the heavens and on earth. Who is there can intercede in His presence except as He permitteth? He knoweth what (appeareth to His creatures as) before or after or behind them. Nor shall they compass aught of His knowledge except as He willeth. His Throne doth extend over the heavens and the earth, and He feeleth no fatigue in guarding and preserving them for He is the Most High, the Supreme (in glory).

Quran: 4:171. O People of the Book (Jews and Christians)! Commit no excesses in your religion: Nor say of God aught but the truth. Christ Jesus the son of Mary was (no more than) an apostle of God, and His Word, which He bestowed on Mary, and a spirit proceeding from Him: so believe in God and His apostles. Say not "TRINITY" : desist: it will be better for you: for God is ONE God: Glory be to Him: (far exalted is He) above having a son. To Him belong all things in the heavens and on earth. And enough is God as a Disposer of affairs.

Quran: 7:191. Do they indeed ascribe to Him as PARTNERS things that can create nothing, but are themselves created?

Quran: 16:20. Those whom they invoke BESIDES God create nothing and are themselves created.

Quran: 25:3. Yet have they taken, BESIDES him, gods that can create nothing but are themselves created; that have no control of hurt or good to themselves; nor can they control death nor life nor resurrection.

Quran: 112:1-4. Say: He is God, the ONE and ONLY; God, the Eternal, Absolute; He begetteth not, nor is He begotten; And there is NONE LIKE unto Him.


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Prophet Muhammad's Description

(8) Prophet Muhammad's Description: Detailed Points

The picture below, contains the Sanskrit text of the Puranas which refer to prophet Muhammad.



The translation of Verses 5-27 (Sanskrit text of the Puranas, Prati Sarg Parv III: 3, 3) is presented below from the work of Dr. Vidyarthi.


“A malechha (belonging to a foreign country and speaking foreign language) spiritual teacher will appear with his companions. His name will be MAHAMAD (Muhammad). 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, the dweller in ARABIA, 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.'
“The Malechhas have spoiled the well-known land of the ARABS. Arya Dharma is not to be found in that country. Before also there appeared a misguided fiend whom I had killed [note: e.g., Abraha Al-Ashram, the Abyssinian viceroy of Yemen, who attacked Mecca]; 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 (Muhammad), 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. 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 ‘Ashwar Parmatma (God, Supreme Spirit), I shall enforce the strong creed of the meat-eaters. My follower will be a man circumcised, without a tail (on his head), keeping beard, creating a revolution, announcing 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. 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."

The following pictures are the scanned copies of the book "Muhammad in World Scriptures, 2nd Edition" by A.H.Vidyarthi.



























































(Several prophecies are found in Atharva Veda: (1) XX: 21, Mantras 6, 7, and 9, (2) XX: 137, Mantras 7 through 9, and (3) X: 2, Mantras 26, 27, 29, 30, and 32. Similarly, in Rig Veda, additional prophecies are found in: (1) VII: 96, Mantras 13 through 16, and (2) I: 53, Mantras 6 and 9. Finally, a prophecy is found in Sama Veda III: 10, Mantra 1. These are a sample of many prophecies. The serious reader may want to refer to scholarly work of Dr. A.H. Vidyarthi, entitled “Muhammad in the World Scriptures,” 1990. This book explains the Hindu terminology used in the Mantras and the meaning and usage of certain words and phrases from within the Vedas and other Hindu Scriptures.)

(Not updated completely; needs explanation too, even for Kalki Avatar to be prophet Muhammad)


Bible: Deuteronomy 18:18. I will raise them up a PROPHET from among their brethren, like unto thee, and will put my words in his mouth; and he shall speak unto them all that I shall command him.

Bible: John 14:16. And I will pray the Father, and he shall give you ANOTHER COMFORTER, that he may abide with you for ever;

Bible: First John 4:1-3. Beloved, believe not every spirit, but try the spirits whether they are of God: because many false prophets are gone out into the world. Hereby know ye the Spirit of God: Every spirit that CONFESSETH that Jesus Christ is come in the FLESH is of God: And every spirit that confesseth not that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is not of God: and this is that spirit of antichrist, whereof ye have heard that it should come; and even now already is it in the world.



Quran: 3:144. MUHAMMAD is no more than an apostle: many were the apostle that passed away before him. If he died or were slain, will ye then Turn back on your heels? If any did turn back on his heels, not the least harm will he do to God; but God (on the other hand) will swiftly reward those who (serve Him) with gratitude.

Quran: 47:2. But those who believe and work deeds of righteousness, and believe in the (Revelation) sent down to MUHAMMAD - for it is the Truth from their Lord,- He will remove from them their ills and improve their condition.

Quran: 48:29. MUHAMMAD is the apostle of God; and those who are with him are strong against Unbelievers, (but) compassionate amongst each other. Thou wilt see them bow and prostrate themselves (in prayer), seeking Grace from God and (His) Good Pleasure. On their faces are their marks, (being) the traces of their prostration. This is their similitude in the Taurat; and their similitude in the Gospel is: like a seed which sends forth its blade, then makes it strong; it then becomes thick, and it stands on its own stem, (filling) the sowers with wonder and delight. As a result, it fills the Unbelievers with rage at them. God has promised those among them who believe and do righteous deeds forgiveness, and a great Reward.

Quran: 61:6. And remember, Jesus, the son of Mary, said: "O Children of Israel! I am the apostle of God (sent) to you, confirming the Law (which came) before me, and giving Glad Tidings of an Apostle to come after me, whose name shall be AHMAD." But when he came to them with Clear Signs, they said, "this is evident sorcery!"


DISCUSSION:

In the following video, Pandit Sri Sri Ravi Shankar confirms about the description of prophet Muhammad in Hindu scriptures. This video also gives some information about the prophet in other religions of India.

Video Name: Prophet Muhammad In Indian Religions (Sri Sri Ravi Shankar).


Link:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pTWeVQloN7M


The following video of Dr. Zakir Naik provides different references of prophet Muhammad in different religions.


Link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yEm68Gcumy8




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Fighting/Struggling (Jihaad) for Truth/Justice


(9) Fighting/Struggling (Jihaad) for Truth: Detailed Points

Geeta:2:32. Only the fortunate warriors, O Arjuna, get such an opportunity for an unsought WAR that is like an open door to heaven.

Geeta:2:37. You will go to heaven if KILLED on the line of duty, or you will enjoy the kingdom on the earth if victorious. Therefore, get up with a determination to FIGHT, O Arjuna.

Geeta:11:34. KILL all these great warriors who are already killed by Me. Do not fear. You will certainly conquer the enemies in the battle; therefore, FIGHT!

Rigved:1:132:4. So now must thy great deed be lauded as of old, when for the Angirases thou openedst the stall, openedst, giving aid, the stall.In the same manner for us here FIGHT thou and be victorious: To him who pours the juice give up the lawless man, the lawless who is wroth with us.


Bible:Numbers:25:17. "Treat the Midianites as enemies and KILL them".

Bible:Luke:19:27. But those mine enemies, which would not that I should reign over them, bring hither, and KILL them before me.

Bible:Deuteronomy:2:33-34. And the LORD our God delivered him before us; and we SMOTE him, and his sons, and all his people.
And we took all his cities at that time, and utterly DESTROYED the men, and the women, and the little ones, of every city, we left none to remain:


Quran:2:190. FIGHT in the cause of God those who fight you, but do not transgress limits; for God loveth not transgressors.

Quran:4:95. Not equal are those believers who sit (at home) and receive no hurt, and those who STRIVE and FIGHT in the cause of God with their goods and their persons. God hath granted a grade higher to those who STRIVE and FIGHT with their goods and persons than to those who sit (at home). Unto all (in Faith) Hath God promised good: But those who strive and fight Hath He distinguished above those who sit (at home) by a special reward,-



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