By Shahnawaz Ahmad,
Human being is the best creation of our Almighty and its being best over all other creatures is due to the intellect and free will which the creator has endowed them with.
Since this free will may be used in either way good or bad in this world, man needed divine guidance to carry on their affairs in this world so that they get success. For divine guidance to deliver to mankind, our Creator chose messenger from amongst the people from time to time.
Several prophets came since the man set foot on this earth as Allah says to every nation we have sent messenger, the last and final one came to be named Muhammad (PBUH) who was sent to the land of Arabia in particular and to the rest of mankind in general.
Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) finds mention in all the scriptures previously revealed to different prophets of the time as he was to be the final one for the whole mankind according to God’s plan. In many scriptures like Torah (revealed to Moses (PBUH) and to Bible to Jesus Christ (PBUH), the name of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) is mentioned as he final one to come. Even in Hindu scriptures the name of Muhammad is mentioned as the final Messenger to come.
Following are the Hindu scriptures where his name finds mention.
According to Bhavishya Purana in the Prati Sarag Parv 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 Panchgavya and 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 malecha opponents.”
The main points mentioned in the Kuntap Suktas i.e. in Atharvaveda book 20 Hymn 127 verses 1-13 are:
He is Narashansah or the praised one (Muhammad). 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, whose chariot touches the heaven.
He is Mamah Rishi who is given a hundred gold coins, ten chaplets (necklaces), three hundred good steeds and ten thousand cows
|A similar prophecy is also found in Rigveda Book I, Hymn 53 verse 9:The Sanskrit word used is Sushrama, which means praiseworthy or well praised which in Arabic means Muhammad (PBUH))|
Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) is also prophesised in the Samveda Book II Hymn 6 verse 8:
“Ahmed acquired from his Lord the knowledge of eternal law. I received light from him just as from the sun.”
In Purana (a holy book of Hindus) it is stated that Kalki Avatar would be the last messenger (prophet) of God in this world for the Guidance of the whole world and all human beings.
It is stated in Vedas that God would teach Kalki Avatar through His messenger (angel) in a cave. Allah taught Prophet Muhammad (PBUH), through His messenger Jibraeel (Gabriel) in a cave known as Ghaar-e-Hiraa.
It may be countered that why Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) could not be the first and only prophet to mankind? In fact in the world of matter evolution is inherent so is human civilisation. Human civilisation took long years to come to where we are presently placed.Today,human mind ,we see, has reached its pinnacle and Quran exhorts human mind more than any scriptures of the world as at several places it say “Don’t you think”, “don’t you ponder”. All the previous scriptures have not been preserved in their original form and written later on by people as human mind had not matured enough to think over preserving the wordings of the creator and Quran is the only book which is preserved in its only form and preserved during the lifetime of Prophet Muhammad(PBUH).
Moreover,Quran is called the miracle ,a book being called a miracle must push human mind to look towards it as this age is the age of intellect and science and technology is the yardstick where everything is measured.
The time has come for all of us to seriously think and ponder over Quran, the final book bestowed upon Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) especially in the present scenario of the world when humanity is threatened and dissect its teachings to apply to solve the problem of humanity.