2-2.2 billion 1.57-1.65 billion 828m-1 billion 400m-1.5 billion 14-18m
Land Between Rivers • Sumerian Civilization • 6000-7000 B.C. • Noah (1st Messenger) • The Great Flood-Gilgamesh • Ararat- Al-Judi (Armenia Mountain) • Sumerians were Muslims
Idol Worshipping in Noah’s times “And they have said: Forsake not your gods. Forsake not Wadd, nor Suwa', nor Yaghuth and Ya'uq and Nasr.” Surah Nuh:23
Noah’s Believers • Sinds were nicknamed Dasyus (slaves) • Siva God • Om (The One) • Deedivakan: Eternally Wakeful
After the Flood • Ham’s son: Misrayim • Semites: Sam • Yapeth’s son Noofeer • Travelled to India • Sindis were descendant of Noah • Indian Puranas : Great Flood. • Hero was Manu • Ma- respected • Dravidians: original inhabitants of India -TiruYapeth
Indus Valley • 1st Indian Civilization • 3250-2750 B.C. • Before Aryans • Sumerian offspring of Noah • Hindu: Persian for inhabitant of Indus Valley and beyond
Who were the Aryans? • Belonged to Semetics (Hitler) • Prophet Hud was sent to Aad (Iram) • They are called Aram in bible • Invaded Dravidians (Tamil/Telugu) 500 yrs ago
Hinduism Books • Vedas (knowledge & sacred wisdom) • Revealed 4000-1310 million yrs ago • Most authentic • 21 branches of Rigveda (oldest) • 9 types of Atharveda • 101 branches of Yajurveda • 1000 of Samveda • Upanishads: Conclusion to Vedas • 10, 18, more than 200 • Puranas • History of creation of universe, Aryan tribes, life stories of dieties • 18 volumes • BhavishyaPurana: future events • Itihaas: Ramayana: more than 300 versions • Work of Valmiki 3rd century B.C • Mahabarata: 18 day war between Kauravas (100 sons of Dhritarashtra) and Pandavas (5 sons of Pandu) • BhagavadGita: 18 chapters part of Mahabarata, advice given by Krishna to Arjun on battlefield
Upanishads • "Ekamevadvitiyam""He is One only without a second." [Chandogya Upanishad 6:2:1]1 • "Na casyakascijjanitanacadhipah.""Of Him there are neither parents nor lord." [Svetasvatara Upanishad 6:9]2 • "Na tasyapratimaasti""There is no likeness of Him." [Svetasvatara Upanishad 4:19]3 • "Na samdrsetisthatirupamasya, nacaksusapasyatikascanainam." "His form is not to be seen; no one sees Him with the eye." [Svetasvatara Upanishad 4:20]4
Yajurveda • "natasyapratimaasti"There is no image of Him."[Yajurveda 32:3]5 • "shudhamapoapvidham""He is bodyless and pure."[Yajurveda 40:8]6 • "Andhatamapravishanti ye asambhutimupaste""They enter darkness, those who worship the natural elements" (Air, Water, Fire, etc.). "They sink deeper in darkness, those who worship sambhuti (created things)."[Yajurveda 40:9]7 • Fatiha: "Lead us to the good path and remove the sin that makes us stray and wander."[Yajurveda 40:16]8
Other Similarities • Brahma =‘The Creator’ (Al Khaliq) • Vishnu =‘The Sustainer’ (Rabb) • Alcohol & Gambling: “Drinking, gambling, women (not lawfully wedded wives) and hunting, in that order, he should know to be the very worst four in the group of (vices) born of desire” (Manu Smriti 7:50)
Attributes of God • Incarnation • Quran is our instruction manual • Allah chooses messengers • God will and does not take human form • God is immortal and humans are mortal • God does not require to eat • God does not need to sleep or rest • Humans cannot become God • God will not do ungodly things (lie, injustice, mistake, forget
Life After Death • Reincarnation: Samsara • Karma: law of cause & effect • Dharma: Righteous duties • Moksha: liberation from rebirth cycle • Rebirth is not mentioned in Vedas • Punarjanam: next life in sanskrit • Rationalizing concept of different circumstances with Gods justice
Hereafter • Paradise (Swarga) & Hellfire (Nark): in Vedas “May all these streams of butter, with their banks of honey, flowing with distilled water, and milk and curds and water reach thee in domestic life enhancing thy pleasure. May thou acquire completely these things strengthening the soul in diverse ways.” (Atharva Veda 4:34:6) • “May the bounteous fire divine, consume them with his fiercely glowing sharp jaws like flames, who disregard the commandments and steadfast laws of most venerable and sagacious Lord. (Rigveda 4:5:4)
Worship • Idol worship:“Those whose intelligence has been stolen by material desires they worship demigods i.e. idols.”(BhagavadGita 7:20) • Prayer: Shashtang: 8 parts of body • Zakat: “Let the rich satisfy the poor implorer, and bend his eyes upon a longer pathway. Richest come now to one, now to another, and like the wheels of cars are ever rolling.” Rigved Bk. 10 hymn 117 verse 5 • Fasting: According to Manusmriti Chapter 6 verse 24, Fasting has been prescribed for a month for purification. • Hajj: There are various places of pilgrimage in Hinduism. One of the sacred places mentioned in Rigved, Bk. 3 hymn 29 verse 4 is “Ilayspad, which is situated at Nabhaprathvi (center of earth- Makkah).” • Jihad: BhagavatGita fight between the cousins, the Pandavas and the Kauravas. In the battlefield Arjun prefers not to fight and be killed rather than having his conscience burdened with the killing of his relatives. There are several verses in the BhagvadGita where Krishna advises Arjun to fight and kill the enemies even though they are his relatives.
Muhammad in Their Books • BhavishyaPurana in the PratiSaragParv 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 Panchgavyaand 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 malechaopponents."
Muhammad in Their Books • BhavishyaPurana in the PratisaragParv III Khand 3 Adhay 3 Shloka 10 to 27 Maharishi Vyas has prophesised: • 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."
Muhammad in Their Books • He is Narashansah or the praised one (Muhammad) Atharvaveda book 20 Hymn 127 verses 1-13 • He is Kaurama: the prince of peace or the emigrant, who is safe, even amongst a host of 60,090 enemies. • He is a camel-riding Rishi,
Muhammad in Their Books • Sushrama, which means praiseworthy or well praised which in Arabic means Muhammad (pbuh).Rigveda Book I, Hymn 53 verse 9 • "Ahmed acquired from his Lord the knowledge of eternal law. Samveda Book II Hymn 6 verse 8
Incarnation • Rama 7th, Krishna 8th, Buddha 9th • Logical error (monkey, donkey) • Hindus say God has many (Avatars) • Christians say only once (Jesus) • Muslims say ‘never’ • Muslims believe in Quran manual & Prophets • God has authority because he created you
Rama is God but… • Didn’t know deer was not deer? Was fooled? • Needed monkey’s help (Hanuman)?? • It took him 12 yrs to get his wife back? • Didn’t know how to make a raft/boat? • Was scared of sea God?
The Big Lie • Siva=Shiva took form of Brahma to create man • Head, arms, stomach, feet
Questions • Were Ram & Krishna prophets? • Is Veda also the word of God?
Gayatri Mantra “A prayer to the Almighty Supreme God, the Creator of entire cosmos, the essence of our life existence, who removes all our pains and sufferings and grants happiness beseeching His divine grace to imbibe within us His Divinity and Brilliance which may purify us and guide our righteous wisdom on the right path.”
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