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Mufti Muhammad Ilyas has made a statement that Bhagavan Shankar is their first Prophet. His statement might have been made to bring two religions close; but whether other staunch maulanas would accept it or not is doubtful. Further, he has no knowledge of Hindu Dharma; therefore, such statement has been made out of his ignorance. It is necessary to get clarification on the same. As per Islam, ‘Khuda or Allah’ is God and Prophet means His messenger; but as per Hindu Dharma, Bhagavan Shiva is among the higher Deities. Shiva is God. There are different levels of Deities as ‘Parameshwar, Ishwar, Avatar and Dev’ and Saints are considered as their manifest form. As per Hindu Dharma, Ishwar Himself incarnates and does not send Prophets. Bhagavan Vishnu incarnated in the form of Shriram, Krushna etc. and has said in Bhagavad Gita that he would incarnate again and again. Mufti Mohammad Illiyas should understand this.
Mufti Mohammad Illiyas has stated that as a person staying in China is Chinese, in America is an American; so also every person staying in Hindustan is a Hindu and his statement is 100 % true. Before 1400 years, there was not a single Muslim in the world; before 2100 years, there was no Christian in the world, 2800 years ago, there were no Buddhists or Jains and 3500 years ago, no Parsee existed; then who were the people in the world at that time ? There were only Hindus. Hindu Dharma is eternal, it has no beginning and no end (Anaadi and Anant) and the original Dharma of all was Hindu.
He has also stated that Muslims are not opposed to the concept of Hindu Rashtra. We welcome both his statements. Sanatan Sanstha makes an appeal to him that if he could create awareness towards this truth amongst all Muslims, true peace will prevail in the world.
Shiva was our first prophet, says Jamiat mufti
A cleric and senior functionary of the Jamiat Ulema has raised a religious storm by stating that Lord Shiva was the first ‘paigambar’ (Prophet) of the Muslims, and that all Muslims are also the children of Shiva and Parvati. The statement – made in Ayodhya – has expectedly set off a huge controversy with Islamic clerics getting furious over this alleged “bigotry”. Many Hindu saints have, however, welcomed the statement, only adding fuel to the fire.
“Like all citizens of China are called Chinese, and those living in Japan, Japanese, all those living in Hindustan are recognised as Hindus all over the world,” says the cleric Mufti Muhammad Ilyas. He carries his rather simplistic logic further, saying: “Muslims are also the children of Shiva and Parvati. We are “sanatani” like Hindus.”
Wily nily, the Maulana has only toed the line taken by the saffron brigade, voiced in so many words recently by RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat. The statement, beamed on TV channels all through the day, has come as a virtual bolt from the blue for Islamic clerics, already screaming blue murder.
“This is totally ridiculous,” nonagenarian Hashim Ansari, the oldest party in the ongoing Ayodhya shrine dispute, almost bursts out before the media. “Clerics like him read the Quran but don’t understand or follow it at all,” he said. “In any case, Muslims don’t regard the Jamiat as ‘ulema’,” he asserted.
Mufti Mukarram Ahmed, Imam of Fatehpuri Masjid, also rejected Iliyas’s statements. “What he has said, is totally wrong and unacceptable. It’s nowhere written in our holy book. This could be his political statement,” Mukarram said. “We rever only the ‘nabis’ (Prophets) mentioned in the Quran,” he added.
Vice-president of the All India Muslim Personal Law Board and much-respected Shia cleric Maulana Kalbe Sadiq said, “This Maulana should first learn the basics of both Hinduism and Islam. Clerics should not make such irresponsible statments about religion.”
On the other hand, prominent Hindu priests of Ayodhya have welcomed the statement. “What the Maulana has said is backed by facts. It’s recorded in our scriptures and mythology,” says Mahant Janmejaya Sharan. “Maulana Iliyas is right. This should be welcomed by Muslims, too. It will bring us together like brothers,” says Mahant Satyendra Das, chief priest of the disputed Ram temple in Ayodhya.
Maulana Iliyas was in Ayodhya on Thursday as part of a delegation of the Jamiat Ulema to urge saints to participate in a conference on communal harmony on February 27 in Balrampur (east UP). Reportedly, the conference could also consider a motion on the subject of Hindus and Muslims being the children of the same set of parents.
Source : DNA