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The Quran and Gita: Similar?

By Editorial Staff


In this video, a Muslim research scholar who got Ph.D. in Sanskrit language and ancient Indian scriptures, tried to comprehend the universal message for the humanity in Vedas, Upanishad and Bhagawad Geeta. He explored through his extensive study the necessary teachings in the early Hindu sacred scriptures without which a person does not deserve the title of human-being.

What is Sanatan Dharma?

The scholar tried to explain the eternal religious truth or the Sanatan Dharma through the intuitive law of mathematics that is a universal fact. Like 2+2=4 is a universal fact. Everyone, whether in Arabic, Sanskrit, English or German, in Kalkatta or England realizes that 2+2=4; similarly the eternal reality or Sanatan Dharma is a Universal fact and one.

Why Hatred between Hindus and Muslims?

The question is: Why is there an atmosphere of hatred between Hindus and Muslims especially in this era? Why is violence committed against each other? What is the basic reason or root-cause for this phenomenon in Indian society?

The reason for this enmity through the point of view of the speaker is the ignorance of Muslims about the original Hindu creed, faith and the tradition and the ignorance of Hindus about Islamic culture on its true face on the other hand. The lack of knowledge about each other or, in other words, ignorance of the culture of the other is the basic source of hatred. Elimination of the feelings of hatred is possible only through the elimination of ignorance. The more we know the other, the more the hatred will decline and disappear. If we really want a stable society for us, we have to spread the light of knowledge and eliminate the darkness of ignorance.

Bhagavad Gita and the Quran

The Glorious Quran has declared clearly that the Last and Final Messenger of Allah (peace be upon him) did not bring a new message rather he was sent by Allah the Almighty with the previous divine message that was forgotten and altered due to the countless centuries of gap.

The message of the previous Prophets, Messengers, Rishis, and Munis was refreshed, renovated and rebuilt by Allah the Almighty at the hand of the Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him). According to the speaker, the same fact has been expressed in some verses of the Bhagavad Geeta (is it Gita or Geeta?).

The Bhagavad Gita says in this connection:

“Lord Krishna said: I taught this Karma-Yoga, the eternal science of right action, to King Vivasvan. Vivasvan taught it to Manu; Manu taught it to Ikshvaku. Thus, the saintly Kings knew this science of proper action (Karma-Yoga), handed down in succession. After a long time, this science was lost from this earth. Today, I have described the same ancient science to you because you are my sincere devotee and friend. This science is a supreme secret indeed.” (4.01-03)

Only One God in the Quran and Geeta

Also, there is a verse in the Glorious Quran that quotes the supplication of the Prophet Ibrahim (peace be upon him) who prayed saying:
“Indeed, I have turned my face toward He who created the heavens and the earth, inclining toward truth, and I am not of those who associate others with Allah.” (Al-An`am 6:79)
In this regard the Bhagavad Gita says:
“Abandon all varieties of religion and just surrender unto Me. I shall deliver you from all sinful reaction. Do not fear.” (Gita 18:66)
The doctor says that the essential fact is similar in both texts though there is a huge time gap between both scriptures.

Libration from Re-birth in Bhagavad Geeta

It is well known that Islam rejects the philosophy of re-birth according to the Hindu belief, but that does not mean that Islam believes in the pure nothingness of nonexistence of human-being after death, as atheists believe.
In fact, punishment and reward after death and resurrection is one of the essential Islamic beliefs. Islam recognizes that the human being is a combination of soul and body. But mankind after the separation of soul does not return to this world again as Hinduism believes. But there are two types of punishment and reward for the mankind; one is individual wherein everyone gets the reward or punishment according to his deeds after his death until the doomsday and then there will be a collective, general and comprehensive reward and punishment after the doomsday and the creation will be restored again. Thus, Muslims do not believe in the philosophy of re-birth.
Even in Bhagavad Geeta, there is a verse that points to the idea of libration from the cycle of re-birth and the moksha can be achieved through remembrance of Allah the Almighty.

The Bhagavad Geeta, Adhyaya 8, Shloka 13 says: (Shrikrushna says): The one who dies while chanting ‘Om’ and remembering Me is elevated to a very high level after death.

In addition, another verse says: (Shrikrushna says): There is no doubt that the one who remembers Me while dying reaches me. (Bhagavad Geeta, Adhyaya 8, Shloka 5)

Moreover, another verse of Geeta says: The dwellers of all the worlds-below the domain of Brahma-are subject to the miseries of repeated birth and death. But after attaining Me, O Arjuna, one does not take birth again. (8.16).
These verses show clearly that there is no re-birth for the righteous people who always remember Allah the Almighty even when they are departing from this world.

Is Namaz (prayer) a Sanskrit Word?

The speaker also proves that the word Namaz for prayer in Urdu language is originally from Sanskrit that came to Urdu through Persian. The Sanskrit word namah refers to worship, to praise or to devote. Thus, namaz is a modified form according to linguistic requirements and nature.

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Note: Some parts of this video show the head of the lady who conducted the dialogue uncovered and we apologize for that, because Islam orders women to cover their heads and hair in front of strangers.

 

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