Today the Arabian countries completely follow Islam religion. But one would be shocked to know the real past of the Arab. Arab civilization was once one of the richest civilizations and most progressive in the world.
But if one reads the correct history, they will know that they were practicing the Vedic traditions and not Islam. But eventually the invasion of Islam slowly destroyed the civilization which lead to the destruction of a glorious era.
As we well know that Arabia was famous for horses, the horses of Arabia were being supplied to many countries since centuries. Arab was infact called the land of horses. The word Arab or Arabisthan is originally derived from the Sanskrit word Arvasthan, which means the land of horses. Arva means horse, and sthan means place. And the people who lived in the Arab were called semitic. Semitic is nothing but a Sanskrit word for Smritic. The Sanskrit word Smriti was a very common word in the Arabic language.
In ancient days, the Northern highway or the Uttarapath was the gate way and the main link to India. It was via this route that the Arabs and the middle eastern countries got connected with India and got influenced with the spiritual and traditional practice of India. Basra was the main gateway of India through which all trade exchange took place. The fact is, the sea links between India and Middle East existed 800 years before the invent of Islam. The spoken language in India then was Sanskrit. But eventually many local languages were born with Sanskrit as the base.
Arabic language also was eventually modified, but even today more than 1000 Sanskrit words exist in Arabic language.
Many types of swords also had Hindu and Sanskrit names like Handuwani, Hindi, Hinduani, Saif-ul-Hind. Mathematics was called Hindisa while Astronomical treatise Brahma-Sphuta-Siddhanta was called Sind-Hind.
The Arabs were very much influenced by India, A noted scholar W H Siddiqui writes,
There is a misconception that Arabs used the word Hindu to abuse and mock. But this is totally wrong, in fact the Arabs respected Hindus and Hinduism a lot and would call any beautiful looking girl as Hinda and Saifi Hindi.
There are evidences to show how poems were written praising the Hindus and Hinduism in Arabs. The following lines can be found in page 235 of Sair-Ul-Okul.
Kafavomal fikra min ulumin Tab asayru
Kaluwan amataul Hawa was Tajakhru
We Tajakhayroba udan Kalalwade-E Liboawa
Walukayanay jatally, hay Yauma Tab asayru
Wa Abalolha ajabu armeeman MAHADEVA
Manojail ilamuddin minhum wa sayattaru
Wa Sahabi Kay-yam feema-Kamil MINDAY Yauman
Wa Yakulum no latabahan foeennak Tawjjaru
Massayaray akhalakan hasanan Kullahum
Najumum aja- at Summa gabul HINDU
which translates as:
The man who may spend his life in sin
and irreligion or waste it in lechery and wrath
If at least he relent and return to
righteousness can he be saved?
If but once he worship Mahadeva with a pure
heart, he will attain the ultimate in spirituality.
Oh Lord Shiva exchange my entire life for but
a day’s sojourn in India where one attains salvation.
But one pilgrimage there secures for one all
merit and company of the truly great.
This poem was written in 1850 BC, that is 2300 years before the birth of Islam and Mohammed. A poem which praises the King Vikramaditya was also written by Jirrham Bintoi who had heard from his fathers and grandfathers about Vikramaditya who lived 500 years before him.
Interestingly a book called origines, by Sir W Drummond Adds mentions the worship of over 350 different types of Gods in Arab. In the page 439 of the book, it mentions the existence of these Gods in the Kaaba shrine before it was destroyed by Mohammed. Here are the names of the Gods which were originally present in the Kaaba.
|Al –ozi or ozza||Oorja||Divine Energy|
|Bajar||Vajra||Indra’s thunder bolt|
|Kabar||Kuber||God of wealth|
|Dar||Indra||King of Gods|
|Dua Shara||Deveshwar||Lord of the Gods|
The Kaaba before it was captured by Mohhamed was an international Vedic shrine. The Vedic scriptures Harihareswar Mahatmya mentions that Lord Vishnu’s footprints were consecrated in Mecca. This is confirmed by the way the Muslim call the place Haram, which is derived from Sanskrit word Hariyam which refers to Hari or Lord Vishnu.
The lines describe that the Vamana avatar of Lord Vishnu was blessed on three holy sites, Gaya, Mecca and Shukla Teertha.
The word Kaaba itself describes Grabha or Graha which means Sanctum. This sacred sanctum was decorated in an extremely rich and beautiful fashion. The Kaaba was astronomically oriented to face the winds. The minor axis of the rectangular base of the Kaaba was solistically aligned towards summer sunrise and winter sunset. It contained 360 statues of Vedic deities and was a shrine primarily associated with sun worship. The temple was an architectural representation of an interlocking set of theories covering virtually all creation and comprehending chemistry, physics, cosmology, meteorology and medicine. Each wall or corner of the Kaaba was associated with a specific region of the world. Thus this glorious Hindu temple was made to symbolically represent a microcosm of the universe. The Arabs would face east when praying. This representation of a microcosm demonstrated by the eight directional structure was derived from the Tantric pattern of Hinduism. Right at the centre of the Kaaba was the octogonal pedestal of Bramha the creator. Today this very pedestal is called Maqam-E-Ibrahim by the Muslims (Aditi Chaturvedi).
Mohammed who was an illiterate, could not invent a new religion without a basis. So he borrowed bits and pieces from Vedic practices and modified its look exactly opposite to Vedic practice and called it the right way. Vedic customs and traditions are based on scientific facts and reasoning. There is nothing in Vedas which is blindly incorporated, so how can something which is done exactly opposite to scientific principles be right??
Muhammad destroyed all 360 idols, but he could not summon the courage to completely obliterate the Shivling in the Kaaba. He entered the temple and kissed the black stone. The Shivling was so sacred that the man who so detested idol- worship ended up kissing the largest idol in the Kaaba. Later his followers in a fit of piety broke the Shivling and then out of remorse re patched it together again. Today it lies broken at seven places and held together by a silver band studded with silver nails, bearing the name “Sangey Aswad” which came from the Sanskrit Ashwet meaning non-white or black stone (Aditi Chaturvedi).
He also jumbled the words Nama and Yaja, which meant to bow and worship and modified it to Namaz.
His hatred towards Hindu customs was so strong that he reversed everything that was practiced by Hindus. For example, Hindus consider East as auspicious (because the Sun rises in East) to worship, but he asked his followers to worship facing west.
Circling around the Shrine in clock wise direction is a custom and tradition in Hinduism. Mohammed who had no knowledge about this, simply asked his followers to circle the shrine 7 times in anti clock direction.
Mohammed believed the idols of Hindus always posed a great threat to his brand of religion and would reveal the original Vedic traditions. So he banned idol worship and declared it as a a crime in Muslims. He did not want Hindu Gods to be projected through painting, so painting and drawing was completed banned and called anti Islamic.
Singing is the most common practice in Vedic religion. Most of the Vedas are taught through oral recitation and music is an integral part of Hindus which is believed to be the language of God. For this reason music was banned by him and called anti Islamic.
The Arabic copies of Koran (Quran) has the mysterious number 786 in them, Why? No Muslim scholar has been able to describe why this number has been considered holy and why was it selected. But the truth is, this number when written in Arabic forms the symbol OM, which is holy in Hinduism. Mohammed who did not understand this concept, simply declared that 786 was a holy number.
So the rise of Islam put a break to the development in Arabia. The scholars, educationalists, teachers, libraries, poets, artists, philosophers had thrived to understand and implement the great scientific knowledge behind every practice, but it was destroyed by the selfish, intolerant attitude of the Islam. The illogical teaching and practice were forcibly implemented in the countries. People were taught to loot, destroy and butcher who do not fall in the line which subsequently made people join them. The indiscriminate butchering of people sent a sense of fear and most people never opposed the brutality.
Since there was no basis for the religion to survive, the motto they followed was conversion, butcher and destroyed other religions…..which is evident even today!
Source and credit: Aditi Chaturvedi, Sansrikitimag.com