Friday, May 4, 2012

Vedic Past Of Pre-islamic Arabia

Muhammad's own uncle, Umar-Bin-E-Hassham was a staunch Hindu and fervent devotee of Lord Shiva. He was a renowned poet and wrote many verses in praise of Shiva. One of these has survived on page 235 of Sair-Ul-Okul and reads as follows:
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.

Muhammad's uncle was one of the resident priests of the Shiv temple known as "Kaaba". 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 (Refer to Figure 1) 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.

Figure : A tantric pattern which defines the structure of Kaaba
However, more significant was the fact that the Kaaba was an extremely rich and ornate temple. On its walls hung innumerable gold plaques commemorating the winners of the annual poetry competition known as the Okaj fair. There were gold, silver and precious gems everywhere

few points that were jumbled

  1. Sanskrit words Nama and Yaja (which meant "bowing and worshipping" respectively) into a combination word Namaz and used that to describe his prescribed method of prayer.
  2. The method of circling around a shrine seven times in a clockwise direction is an ancient Vedic custom which is now changed to anti clockwise
  3. All Arabic copies of the Koran have the mysterious figure 786 imprinted on them . No Arabic scholar has been able to determine the choice of this particular number as divine. It is an established fact that Muhammad was illiterate therefore it is obvious that he would not be able to differentiate numbers from letters. This "magical" number is none other than the Vedic holy letter "OM" written in Sanskrit (Refer to figure 2). Anyone who knows Sanskrit can try reading the symbol for "OM" backwards in the Arabic way and magically the numbers 786 will appear! Muslims in their ignorance simply do not realise that this special number is nothing more than the holiest of Vedic symbols misread.

Figure:Read from right to left this figure
of OM represents the numbers 786


Arabic is known as an Islamic language. But Pre-Islamic Arabic poetry clearly talks about Vedas. Here is poetry by an ancient Arabic poetry by Labi-Bin-E- Akhtab-Bin-E-Turfa with English Translation [Taken from "Vedic History of Pre-Islamic Mecca" by Shrimati Aditi Chaturvedi

‎1)"Aya muwarekal araj yushaiya noha minar HIND-e Wa aradakallaha
manyonaifail jikaratun"
MEANING: "Oh the divine land of HIND (India) (how) very blessed art thou!
Because thou art the chosen of God blessed with knowledge"

... 2)"Wahalatijali Yatun ainana sahabi akha-atun jikra Wahajayhi
yonajjalur -rasu minal HINDATUN "
MEANING: "That celestial knowledge which like four lighthouses shone in such
brilliance - through the (utterances of) Indian sages in fourfold

3)"Yakuloonallaha ya ahal araf alameen kullahum Fattabe-u jikaratul
VEDA bukkun malam yonajjaylatun"
MEANING: "God enjoins on all humans, follow with hands down The path the
Vedas with his divine precept lay down."

4)"Wahowa alamus SAMA wal YAJUR minallahay Tanajeelan Fa-enoma
ya akhigo mutiabay-an Yobassheriyona jatun"
MEANING: "Bursting with (Divine) knowledge are SAM &YAJUR bestowed on
creation, Hence brothers respect and follow the Vedas, guides to

5)"Wa-isa nain huma RIG ATHAR nasayhin Ka-a-Khuwatun Wa asant
Ala-udan wabowa masha -e-ratun"
MEANING: "Two others, the Rig and Athar teach us fraternity, Sheltering under
their lustre dispels darkness till eternity"

This poem was written by Labi-Bin-E- Akhtab-Bin-E-Turfa who lived
in Arabia around 1850 B.C. That was 2300 years before
Mohammed!!! This verse can be found in Sair- Ul- Okul which is an
anthology of ancient Arabic poetry. It was compiled in 1742 AD under
order of the Turkish Sultan Salim. .....................


  1. appreciate the article but why can't we simply follow our own dharma instead of comparing or relating it to some thing else...
    i have a reason for saying this...there a lot of discussions going on internet(youtube and other forums) where people are literally fighting about which religion is superior...
    i believe it is better not to compare/relate two different schools of philosophy...let them be separate...people will choose which dharma to follow as per their will and wish... a 'hindu' by birth and nature...i have very high respect towards islam but dont think its a good idea to bring up these topics...sorry if that hurts!

    1. Hari OM, I respect your thoughts. But I dont think the writter has compared any 2 religions in this article. The writer is just sharing some proof/incidents to prove the incubation of islam.