In this video, a Chaturvedi Muslim speaker talks about some important prophesies included in some Indian Sanskrit scriptures.
The speaker referred to Bhagavata Puran, Askand 12, Adhyay 2, Ashlok 19 that mentions the advent and the signs of the Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) in a clear and accurate way.
The Eight Qualities of the Prophet Muhammad in Hindu Scripture
According to the scripture, the Antim Sandeshta or the final Messenger will be adorned with eight characteristics and specialties.
Those qualities include the following:
1- Kalki Avtar or the Antim Sandeshta will have a power to inform about the present, past and future.
2- The second quality is to be from a noble and lofty family.
3- The Antim Sandeshta will have full control of his desires.
4- The Antim Sandeshta has to be inspired by Ishvar or must receive divine revelation.
5- The Antim Sandeshta will be adorned with little talk.
7- Extraordinary strength.
8- Aknowlogding other’s favor.
Those qualities were observable and evident in the personality of the Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him). The speaker has mentioned some of them and we are going to add the rest by the Grace of Allah the Almighty.
Byzantine Empire’s Defeat and the Victory of the Persians
The Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) was granted by Allah the Almighty great and accurate knowledge of some unseen subjects including; past, present and future. One of them was the prediction of the victory of Romans after they were defeated by the Persians.
The Glorious Qur’an has mentioned that prophesies and said:
The Romans have been defeated in the lowest land, but after their defeat they will soon be victorious. Within three to nine years. The decision of the matter, before and after, is with God. And that day the believers will rejoice. (Ar-Rum: 30:2-4)
These verses were revealed around 620 C.E, almost 7 years after the severe defeat of the Christian Byzantines at the hands of the idolater Persians in 613 – 614 C.E. The Glorious Qur’an had predicted that the Byzantines would shortly be victorious after they had been so heavily defeated that it seemed impossible for the Empire to even maintain its very existence, let alone be victorious again. However, the prediction came true as a sign of a genuine Prophet.
Beside this, there are many examples of this in the books of the biography of the Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon). Whoever wants more detail on this issue can refer to Dala’il An-Nubuwwah by Al-Bayhaqi (994-1066 A.D.)
Wrestling of the Prophet Muhammad with Rukanah
The Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) was the strongest physically and spiritually. He was so strong spiritually that the angel Gabriel asked him to go forward above the seven heavens as he was unable to move forward otherwise his wings would be burnt.
Additionally, his physical power and strength was well-known. It has been narrated that Rukanah Ibn Abd Yazid was the strongest among the Quraish tribe and one day he met the Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) in one of the side streets of Makkah alone.
The Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) asked: “O Rukanah! Why won’t you fear Allah and accept my preaching?”
Rukanah replied: “If I knew what you say is true, I would follow you.”
The Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) asked Rukanah if he would declare the truth if the Prophet could throw him on the earth.
When Rukanah said yes, they began to wrestle. And when the Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) got a firm grip of him, throwing him to the ground, making him powerless and unable to do anything.
Rukanah said: “Do it again O Muhammad!” And the Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) did the same again.
Rukanah said: “This is extraordinary, you can really throw me!”
The Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) replied saying: “I can show you something more wonderful than this if you wish.”
The Tree Walks to the Prophet Muhammad
The Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) said: “I will call that tree, and it will come to me.”
Rukanah said: “Call it.”
The Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) called the tree and immediately it began moving until it stood in front of him. Then the Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) said to the tree: “Return to your place.” And the tree moved back to where it was. [`Abdul-Malik, Ibn Ishaq, As-Sirah An-Nabawiyyah, edited by Mustafa As-Saqa and others, Mustafa Al-Babi Al-Halabi, Egypt 1955, Vol. 1st, p.391.]
The Generosity of the Prophet Muhammad
The Sanskrit scripture has mentioned amongst the qualities of the Kalki Avtar that he will be a generous person. It is interesting to refer here to the narration narrated about the generosity of the Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him).
The Prophet (peace be upon him) was the most generous of all the people, and he used to become more generous in the month of Ramadan (the ninth month of Islamic Calendar when the Muslims fast) when Gabriel met him. Gabriel used to meet him every night during Ramadan to revise the Qur’an with him. Allah’s Messenger (peace be upon him) then used to be more generous than the fast wind. (Al-Bukhari)
There are many narrations in Islamic sources on every quality of the above-mentioned eight qualities elucidated in the Sanskrit scripture.
What is the Meaning of Kalki Avtar?
It is noteworthy that Kalki has two meanings, one of them denotes; the one who wipes away the Kalank or the dirt of the sins. And when we refer to the Glorious Qur’an we find the similar description for the Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him).
The Glorious Qur’an says in this regard:
Indeed Allah conferred a great favor on the believers when He sent among them a Messenger (Muhammad) from among themselves, reciting unto them His Verses (the Qur’an), and purifying them (from sins), and instructing them (in) the Book (the Qur’an) and Al-Hikmah [the wisdom and the Sunnah of the Prophet], while before that they had been in manifest error. (Aal `Imran 3:164)
Perhaps, you note the phrase “purifying them (from sins)” in the translation of Qur’anic Verses.
The Four Friends of the Prophet
The speaker also, referred to some Sanskrit Mantras that mention the four bosom friends and supporters who all together will crush the devil. It is interesting to mention that the Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) had four friends; Abu Bakr, `Umar, `Uthman, and`Ali (May Allah be pleased with them).