Prophet Muhammad(Peace be upon him) in Bhavishya Puranas
Do you know that Prophet Muhammad(Peace be upon him) has been prophesized in the Hindu scriptures? Many of the Hindus does not know about this shocking facts mentioned regarding the last and the final Messenger Prophet Muhammad (Peace be upon him).
They are two kinds of book in Hinduism. One is Shruti and the other is Smriti. Shruti means it is of divine origin and Smriti means written down by human being.
There are many books in Hinduism ranging from Vedas to the Bhagavad Geeta. Vedas are considered the most holy scripture among the Hindus. So we will quote references only from the Vedas.
Prophet Muhammad (Peace be upon him) prophesized in Bhavishya Purana
According to Bhavishya Purana in the Prati Sarag Parv III, Khand 3, Adhyay 3, Shalokas 5 to 8 "A Malechha (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 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".
The Prophecy clearly states
The name of the Prophet as Muhammad (Peace be upon him).
He will belong to Arabia; the Sanskrit word Marusthal means a sandy track of land or a desert.
Special mention is made of the companions of the prophet i.e. the Sahabas. No other Prophet had as many companions as Prophet Muhammad (Peace be upon him).
He is referred as the Pride of mankind (Parbatis nath).
The Glorious Qur’an reconfirms:
"And thou (standest) on an exalted standard of character" (Holy Quraan 68:4)
"Ye have indeed in the Messenger of Allah, a beautiful pattern (of conduct)" (Holy Qur’an 33:21)
He will kill the devil i.e. abolish idol worship and all sorts of vices.
The Prophet will be protected against his enemies.
Counter argument for the prophecy mentioned above.
Some people may argue that Raja Bhoj mentioned in the prophecy lived in the 11th century C.E. i.e. 500 years after the advent of Prophet Muhammad (Peace be upon him) and that he was the descendant of 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 Pharaohs and the Roman Kings were known as Caesars. Similarly Indian Rajas were given the title of Bhoj. There were several Raja Bhojs who came before the one in 11th Century C.E.
Taking bath in Holy Ganges?
The Prophet did not physically take a bath in Panch gaya and the water of Ganges. Since the water of Ganges is considered holy, taking bath in the Ganges is an idiom meaning washing away or making immune from all sorts of sins. Here the prophecy implies that prophet Muhammad (Peace be upon him) was sinless i.e. ‘maasoom’.
Another prophecy from Bhavishya Purana
According to Bhavishya Purana in the Pratisarag Parv III, Khand 3, Adhyay 3 Shalokas 10 to 27 Maharishi Vyas has prophesied
"The Malechha 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 fiend 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 Mohamad (Mohammad) 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 pischacha said to Raja Bhoj, O Raja! Your Arya Dharma has been made to prevail over all religions, but according to the commandments of Ishwar Parmatama, 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 Adhan (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 nation."
Explanation of the Prophecy
The Prophecy states that,
- The evildoers have corrupted the Arab land.
- Arya Dharma is not found in that land.
- The present enemies will be destroyed just as the previous enemies like Abraha had perished.
The Holy Quran speaks about these sorts of previous enemies in Surah Al Fil:
Seest thou not how thy lord dealt with the Companions of the elephant? Did He not make their treacherous plan go astray? And He sent against them flights of Birds Striking them with stones of baked clay Then did he make them like an empty field Of stalk and straw, (of which the corn) has been eaten up. (Al Qur’an 105:1-5)
Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) has been given the title Brahma to guide the opponents of truth.
- The Indian Raja need not go to Arab land since his purification will take place in India after the Musalmaan will arise in India.
- The coming Prophet will attest the truth of the Aryan faith i.e. Monotheism and will reform the misguided people.
- The Prophet’s followers will be circumcised. They will be without a tale on their heads, they will keep beards and they will create a great revolution.
- They will announce the Adhan i.e. ‘call for prayer’.
He will only eat lawful things and animals, but will not eat pork. The Holy 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 for you for food are dead meat, blood, flesh of swine and that on which had been invoked the name of other than Allah."
- They will not purify with grass like the Hindus, but by means of sword they will fight the evil-doers.
- They will be called Musalmaan.
- They will be a meat-eating nation.
The Holy Quran permits humans to eat herbivorous animals in Surah Maidah chapter 5 verse no. 1 and in Surah Mu’minoon chapter 23 verse 21
It is clear from the Hindus scripture that the last and the final Messenger had been prophesized in their Holiest Scripture but yet they are heedless and far away from the truth and the guidance. They are not aware of the purpose of their creation on the face of the Earth but chasing the worldly affairs and materialistic and lustful desires. They are only caring about beautiful women, girls, big homes and cars and many other materialistic desire. They are failing to realize their ultimate purpose of life.
I pray to Allah to cause them to the right path, the path of salvation for the Hereafter and accept my efforts in bringing this article together using Dr Zakir Naik videos and references. Aameen.