Islam claims itself to be monotheistic. Is it so in reality? Must read for everyone!
Tauheed means “Oneness of God” in Arabic, and as seen, is constituted by two terms- “Oneness” and “God”. It is claimed to be one of the five pillars of Islam. What is so special in the “Tauheed” of Islam which makes it unique of its kind? Does the specialty lie with “Oneness” or with “God”? Lets work out which one of these two carry more gravity and why! “Oneness” in itself carries no weight simply because there are many entities which are One.
For everyone, mother is one and father is also one. For the believers of Christianity and Islam, Satan is also one! But mere oneness of Satan or anyone else does not make him worthy of being worshipped. So it is clear that the beauty of Tauheed lies somewhere in God itself. For every theist (at least believers of Vedas, Bible, and Islam), One supreme entity, which is- existent, conscious, blissful, omnipotent, just, merciful, unborn, beyond the physical boundaries, omnipresent, unchanging, without beginning, unmatched, maintainer of all, lord of all, all knowing, imperishable, fearless, ageless, pure, and creator of all– is considered as God. Although God/Allah, as described in Bible/Quran, shows many human like traits such as- having two hands, sitting on throne, talking with angels etc and thus seems a physical entity bounded within the boundaries, but we leave it to the scholars of Christianity/Islam to ponder over such issues and make the interpretations of Bible/Quran more philosophically acceptable. However common belief of a layman of God belonging to both the religions is basically what we have written above.
If one thinks logically, the possessor of the properties in bold has to be One, as it can’t be multiple for obvious reasons. Two entities are said to be different if their properties differ with each other. A perfect, conscious, omnipresent, omnipotent, unmatched entity can be only one. If someone argues that two such Gods can co exist then this will be a paradox since the property of both should be “unmatched”, which is violated if the two identical entities exist. From this, we can conclude that “Oneness” is nothing but a subset of “God” and thus we need to understand more about God in order to clarify “Tauheed” further. Any believer of such God must have few things in his/her mind that since God alone is the source of all bliss and all the living beings have direct relationship with Him, He alone is sufficient to be believed in for achieving bliss. In other words, God alone is sufficient for all.
After this brief introduction to Tauheed/Oneness of God/Ekeshvarvaad, we would like to put Islam and Vedas on the test of Tauheed and try to reason out that if both Vedas and Islam believe in One God, where does the difference lie. Islam is claimed to be the only religion on the face of the earth which is purely monotheistic by most of its followers. The reason of this ignorance is obvious. Quran, which is supposed to be the perfect and final revelation of Allah, sent for whole mankind, does not contain any unambiguous information about the religions, beliefs and philosophies of the people living outside the boundaries of Arab and Israel. However people like Maulana Abdullah Tariq (considered one of the most eminent scholars of Islam in the Indian sub continent, and a close ally of Zakir Naik) have different view. In one of the debates with Arya Samaj in Bulandshahar (Uttar Pradesh), Maulana Tariq acknowledged that Vedas were the first revelations given by Allah to mankind. Thus in Maulana’s opinion, Vedas are the source of “Tauheed” as they taught the mankind for the first time that Allah/Eeshvar is One. Similarly, Maulana Abdul Haq (whose work is copied word by word by Zakir Naik, to prove Muhammad in world scriptures), shares the same opinion that Vedas were the first divine revelations sent by Allah to the mankind.
We shall now analyze Islam and Vedas and try to ascertain Tauheed in them.
Tauheed in Islam
Any Muslim, when asked about Oneness of God, proudly recites Surah Ikhlas, Chapter 112 of Quran, which is given below
1. Say: He is Allah, the One and Only;
2. Allah, the Eternal, Absolute;
3. He begetteth not, nor is He begotten;
4. And there is none like unto Him.
These beautiful verses really echo the message of Vedas regarding One Eeshvar/Allah. For example this Mantra
Meaning- That Supreme Being is omnipresent, All-powerful, He is never embodied, is never born, is never liable to division and is free from nervous or arterial systems, never commits a sin, is never subject to pain, grief and ignorance and the like, Pure, Perfect, Omniscient, Inward Controller of all, Ruler of All, Eternal and Self-existent. He has from all eternity been teaching uncreated immortal human souls, the true knowledge of things through the revelation of the Veda – His eternal knowledge. [Words in bold in this Mantra depict the entire Surah Ikhlas]
However there are innumerable verses in Quran which contradict the message of Tauheed of Surah Ikhlas. These verses when analyzed rationally would confuse every sensible person that whether it is “Tauheed” or rather “Shirk”, which is the pillar of Islam! Have a look
1. Allah offers prayers and greetings of Salam to Muhammad!
Allah sends His Salah (prayers) on prophet (Muhammad) and also His angels do so. O believers! Send your Salah on him and greet him with Taslim. [Quran 33:56]
a. God, angels, and humans are on one side and Muhammad is on the other! What does this verse show, who is greater, Muhammad or Allah? Of course Muhammad!
b. One can try to deny the “Muhammad worship by Allah” by saying that Salah in the verse means “blessings” or “mercy”! But if that be the case, Allah could have not asked angels and humans to send Salah on Muhammad because humans have no authority to send blessings or mercy on prophet directly! If Salah means offering Dua for Muhammad, then whom will Allah ask for Dua to bless Muhammad? Is there someone greater than Allah?
c. The most recognized Tafsir of Sunni tradition, Tafsir e Ibn Kathir makes it clear what the Salah means. In the description of the same verse [33:56], he writes-
“Imam Ahmad recorded that Abu Talhah said that the Messenger of Allah came one day looking happy. They said, “O Messenger of Allah, we see that you look happy.” He said, The angel came to me and told me, “O Muhammad, would it not please you if your Lord, may He be glorified, says: `No member of your Ummah sends Salah upon you but I send Salah upon him tenfold, and no member of your Ummah sends greetings of Salam upon you but I send greetings of Salam upon him tenfold.”’ I said, “Of course.” This was also recorded by An-Nasa’i.”
So it is clear that Allah sends Salah and greetings of Salam to a human!
2. Muhammad is Noor (sacred light) and Allah is also Noor! [Quran 5:15/17, 24:35]
Same attributes for both Allah and Muhammad, where is the Tauheed?
3. Faith in Muhammad = Love for Allah. Allah forgives those who follow Muhammad!
Say: “If ye do love Allah, Follow me: Allah will love you and forgive you your sins: For Allah is Oft-Forgiving, Most Merciful.” [Quran 3:31]
Muslim friends always criticize Hindus and Christians for their beliefs in Gurus or Jesus but what does this verse show? Muhammad is nothing but an agent between Allah and his followers. What if one doesn’t want any agent between him and Allah?
4. Allah says: Realize that My Prophetic Messenger (Muhammad) himself is with you!
And know that among you is Allah’s Messenger… [Quran 49:7]
a. Why should not we realize that Allah is with us every time instead of Muhammad? What if One wants to realize Allah and Allah alone? How is a Vedic follower at fault if he realizes Eshwar/Allah without involving any agent in between, because of the omnipresence of Eshwar/Allah as per the Vedas?
b. Arguments about this verse to be limited for Muhammad’s lifetime bite the dust because then Quran cannot be the final and perfect book as most of its verses are expired and of no relevance today!
5. Allah describes Muhammad with His Own Attributes of Rauf (Most Kind) and Rahim (Merciful)!
Now hath come unto you a Messenger from amongst yourselves: it grieves him that ye should perish: ardently anxious is he over you: to the Believers is he most kind and merciful. [Quran 9:128]
a. Sharing attributes with Allah is nothing but Shirk.
b. Does Muhammad have capability to be merciful? If so, why Muslims refute the claims of Christians that Jesus will forgive sins of his followers on behalf of God?
c. What if one does good deeds throughout his life but does not follow Muhammad? Will he be on the mercy of merciful Muhammad to get a ticket to heaven? Seems like Muhammad has keys to Jannat.
6. Allah does not punish people if he (Muhammad) is in their midst!
But Allah was not going to send them a penalty whilst thou wast amongst them; nor was He going to send it whilst they could ask for pardon. [Quran 8:33]
a. Is this verse relevant today? If no, Quran is again proven to be irrelevant in the contemporary world. If yes, how can Muhammad be in midst of today’s Muslims?
b. Isn’t Allah doing injustice by not punishing people who deserve it?
c. It seems that there are two centers of power; neither of them can intervene with the matters of others! This is Tauheed, One Allah but two authorities.
7. Allegiance to Muhammad is allegiance to Allah!
Verily those who plight their fealty to thee do no less than plight their fealty to Allah…. [Quran 48:10]
Is there anything still left to prove that Muhammad is yet another God of Islam? How does it matter whether you call anyone X or Y or Muhammad if he is equally powerful as Allah, at least in some matters? The only claim Muslims have is that Muhammad is not Allah! Yes, of course, he is not! But he does not need to be the one, he is already in the state of supreme authority in many cases and shares attributes with Allah and in some cases even surpasses Allah in authority L as mentioned above.
8. Allah asks all the Prophets to believe in Muhammad!
Behold! Allah took the covenant of the prophets, saying: “I give you a Book and Wisdom; then comes to you a messenger, confirming what is with you; do ye believe in him and render him help.” Allah said: “Do ye agree, and take this my Covenant as binding on you?” They said: “We agree.” He said: “Then bear witness, and I am with you among the witnesses.” [Quran 3:81]
a. One wonders about the time and place of this discussion as to when and where this conversation took place? Is this the time of prophecy of Muhammad? If so, all the previous prophets have already lived their lives and thus can’t do anything in this matter!
b. If this verse is of the time of any previous prophet, why Allah has called “prophets”? Were there multiple prophets on the earth at the same time?
c. Or was this meeting held in heavens before any prophet came to the earth? Why was not Muhammad present in the meeting?
d. If this meeting was held during the lifetime of Muhammad but in heavens, what was the purpose of this verse that it was revealed when it has nothing to do with common man?
e. Or was the purpose of this verse to send people the message that even prophets bow to Muhammad and thus you should automatically submit to him?
f. When every prophet believed in Allah, what was left in their belief that they had to believe in Muhammad additionally? Is not Muhammad a well proven associate of Allah after all this?
9. Muhammad- The final judge and supreme authority!
But no, by the Lord, they can have no [real] Faith, until they make thee judge in all disputes between them, and find in their souls no resistance against Thy decisions, but accept them with the fullest conviction. [Quran 4:65]
So message is clear! I can’t have faith if I make Allah as my judge! Simply because it is Muhammad who is the ultimate judge, not Allah. Its time for sensible Muslims to ask themselves, who knows the best, is it Allah or Muhammad?
10. Allah purified Muhammad’s family!
…And Allah only wishes to remove all abomination from you, ye members of the Family, and to make you pure and spotless. [Quran 33:33]
Billions of families died waiting Allah’s wish to make them pure and spotless, but they failed to grab the attention of Allah. After all they did not belong to Muhammad’s family. Anyway, Allah is Rab ul Aalimin (Lord of the world) and not just Rab ul Muhammad, so keep faith in Him without questioning!
11. Love Allah and His Beloved Prophet more than anything else!
Say: If it be that your fathers, your sons, your brothers, your mates, or your kindred; the wealth that ye have gained; the commerce in which ye fear a decline: or the dwellings in which ye delight – are dearer to you than Allah, or His Messenger, or the striving in His cause;- then wait until Allah brings about His decision: and Allah guides not the rebellious. [Quran 9:24]
Faith is incomplete without Muhammad!
Bukhari Vol 1.13: Narrated Abu Huraira: “Allah’s Apostle said, “By Him in Whose Hands my life is, none of you will have faith till he loves me more than his father and his children.”
I love my mother who loves and cares me unconditionally, more than Muhammad who will love me only when I submit to him. Am I wrong in it? Why to love anyone selfish more than my own mother?
12. Muhammad is closer to the believers than their own selves!
The Prophet is closer to the Believers than their own selves, and his wives are their mothers. Blood-relations among each other have closer personal ties, in the Decree of Allah…. [Quran 33:6]
How? Is he supernatural being like Allah? Have not seen greater mockery of Tauheed than this!
13. Whatever he (Muhammad) gives you, take it!
…So take what the Messenger assigns to you, and deny yourselves that which he withholds from you. And fear Allah; for Allah is strict in Punishment. [Quran 59:7]
It means one has to believe Muhammad to be perfect like Allah and believe him blindly. We refuse to do so, we don’t believe any human to be perfect like God. And we are ready to face any hell for believing in actual Tauheed.
14. Muhammad broke the moon!
The Hour [of Judgment] is nigh, and the moon is cleft asunder. [Quran 54:1]
a. Many argue that this miracle was performed by Allah and not by Muhammad. My question is if this was an act of Allah, it would have never be a miracle because making of whole universe and its sustenance are infinite times bigger miracles of the power of almighty God than this poor show of breaking moon.
b. Readers can read in any Tafsir that how Muhammad showed his middle finger to moon and it got broken into pieces!
c. God cannot change His own laws because if He does that, He can’t be termed as perfect and unchangeable. Thus breaking of moon is a false story to glorify Muhammad or in other words to make him God.
15. Allah appointed Muhammad as an intercessor to appeal for people’s forgiveness!
We sent not a messenger, but to be obeyed, in accordance with the will of Allah. If they had only, when they were unjust to themselves, come unto thee and asked Allah’s forgiveness, and the Messenger had asked forgiveness for them, they would have found Allah indeed Oft-returning, Most Merciful. [Quran 4:64]
O Prophet! When believing women come to thee to take the oath of fealty to thee…,- then do thou receive their fealty, and pray to Allah for the forgiveness [of their sins]: for Allah is Oft-Forgiving, Most Merciful. [Quran 60:12]
None shall have the power of intercession, but such a one as has received permission [or promise] from [Allah] Most Gracious. [Quran 19:87]
On that Day shall no intercession avail except for those for whom permission has been granted by [Allah] Most Gracious and whose word is acceptable to Him. [Quran 20:109]
Again it is proven that Muhammad holds the keys to heaven and hell! He will save whom he wills and throw in hell those whom he is not pleased! Another example of Islamic Tauheed!
16. Those who think Allah and messengers to be different will be thrown in hell!
Those who disbelieve in Allah and His messengers, and wish to make distinction between Allah and His messengers, saying: “We believe in some but reject others”: And wish to adopt a way in between, They are in truth disbelievers; and we have prepared for the disbelievers a humiliating torment. [Quran 4:150,151]
17. Command to follow “Allah and His messenger” appears no less than 72 times in Quran!
a. Distinction has already been made by Allah as He gave two different names to Allah and messengers!
b. One thing that would perplex every rational mind – Do Allah and Muhammad teach different things which are complementary to each other? If yes, Allah is incomplete. If no, why not “believing in Allah” itself contains “believing in messengers” automatically? Did messengers teach extra than what they were sent with? Is not Allah a superset of all good teachings, believing in whom should be sufficient?
c. It is proven that Muhammad is not any slave or a subset of Allah or its teachings but he is an associate with Allah in most of His attributes.
18. Muhammad has got 99 names and so as Allah!
Do I need to say anything on it? Muhammad is in competition with Allah in even number of names or attributes!
19. Allah and Muhammad share many common attributes such as Awwal, Aakhir, Haqq, Rahim, Kamil etc which mean the first, the last, truth, merciful, perfect respectively!
How can both Allah and Muhammad be first, the last, truth and perfect at the same time? This is the Shirk of highest degree to say Muhammad first, last, truth and perfect. If our Muslim friends still see other religions to be polytheistic and theirs to be monotheistic, they cannot be called anything except hypocrites!
By now every logical mind would have understood the fact that Allah, as mentioned in Quran, is incomplete without Muhammad. Belief in Allah alone is not going to help anyone achieve bliss unless he/she believes in Muhammad. Not only that, one has to send his/her Salah on Muhammad just like Allah and His angels do. Isn’t it a mockery of Allah in the name of Tauheed? Anyone who has slightest amount of faith in One God should seriously think about these absurdities in the name of Oneness of Allah. Does the person appeared in any of the above verses look like a human?
And probably due to such teachings of Islam, many Muslims have written below lines with pride
“Meraj ki ratiyan haq ne kaha tu aur nahi main aur nahi
Hai meem ka parda kya parda tu aur nahi main aur nahi”
Meaning- In the night of Meraj (when Muhammad went to meet Allah in the heaven), the truth told the prophet- “you and me are not distinct”, the curtain of Meem is nothing, “you and me are not distinct”!
“Allah ke palle mein vahdat ke sivaa kya hai?
Jo kuchh hamein lena hai le lenge Muhammad se”
Meaning- What does Allah possess except oneness? We will take from Muhammad whatever we like!
Such teachings and followers can never claim to believe in Tauheed (oneness of God).
Apart from the Verbatims from Quran, we shall discuss some common points in the present context. There are many questions/disagreements which we come across on this issue quite often. Here we provide the answers to those in the form of conversation b/w “M” and “A” representing Islam and Vedic view respectively
M: Whatever you have written is all rubbish. We Muslims never worship Muhammad (PBUH). How can you say that Muhammad is equivalent to God in Islam?
A: It has been proven above that not only Muslims but even Allah sends Salah on Muhammad like poor angels and humans. So, this not only proves Muhammad worthy to be worshipped by humans but by Allah too! Moreover, it seems to be a fundamental problem with most of our Muslim friends that they get stuck to the terms without knowing the meanings of those. How does it matter if your relation with Muhammad is not as that of worshipper and worshipped when your worship is useless without reciting his name? You claim to worship Allah alone! Then why Muhammad comes in between always? Can any of your Salah be accepted by Allah if you don’t recite “Muhammad ur Rasool Allah” along with “La illah illallah”? If not, you have some relation “X” with Muhammad which is greater than your relation of worshipping with Allah, because without “X”, your worship of Allah is invalid. Thus if worshipping Muhammad is a Shirk, “Xing” is a greater Shirk because “X” has more importance than “worshipping” for a Muslim and since “X” is related with a human (Muhammad), doing it is a bigger sin than Shirk.
M: No, we don’t worship Muhammad (PBUH). Allah has ordered us to recite his name and we have to obey His commands. So we are obeying Allah, it has nothing to do with the worship of Muhammad (PBUH).
A: Explained above. How do you know that Allah ordered you to do so?
M: Through Muhammad in Quran.
A: So you got to know from Muhammad himself that you have to remember Muhammad in prayers!
M: Yes because Muhammad (PBUH) was final messenger of Allah.
A: What proofs do you have that Quran is the word of God and Muhammad is the messenger?
M: Allah revealed it on Prophet Muhammad 1400 years ago. It has not changed till date and is scientifically proven book. This is the proof that Quran is the word of God.
A: Why do you believe in those words blindly? How do you know that Muhammad did not lie? How do you know that Muhammad was actual prophet and not someone cheating and lying to the ignorant Arabs? What if I stand up today and say that I am a messenger of God? What logic you will have against my claim other than your own blind belief in which you are already engaged in? Regarding Quran, it is as illogical to claim Quran to be from God on the bases of unchanged verses and science as if I claim that all the articles on Agniveer are unchanged till date and the books of optics, classical mechanics etc are all scientifically proven books and thus all science books and Agniveer articles are from Allah!
M: Quran had science 1400 years ago. Who could have written it 1400 years ago other than Allah if it is full of the concepts of modern science?
A: OK. What if I prove some verses of Quran to be unscientific?
M: You can not do that!
A: Please tell me about the science behind breaking of moon, flying donkey of Muhammad, stones talking with Moses, Jesus born without father, she camel born from stone, separation of sea water to give path to Muhammad, etc.
M: Science cannot explain these because they are miracles and only Allah can perform them. Allah is above science. And since Quran is word of God, it can overrule science.
A: You have taken U turn now! You claimed science to be the basis of truthfulness and divinity of Quran previously and when Quran was proven unscientific, you claim that Allah is above science! Could you understand the fallacy in your logic? What you had to prove here (divinity of Quran) was already in your assumption (that Allah sent Quran)! Thus Quran is not the word of God logically.
M: Allah Himself reveals in Quran that Muhammad (PBUH) is His final messenger. This is the biggest proof.
A: When it is proven that Quran is not the word of God, how can it be from Allah?
M: We have full faith in Muhammad (PBUH) and thus we trust his words.
A: Why you don’t have trust in me? When you can blindly believe anyone, why not in me?
M: Don’t have the answer.
A: OK. Please tell me, what do you mean by worship?
M: Remembering God and thanking him for His support and love.
A: Don’t you think then that inclusion of Muhammad in prayers is a kind of human worship?
M: No because we don’t consider Muhammad to be God, but the final messenger of God. And look, Muhammad was so kind that he preferred to call himself as slave of Allah, this alone proves that he did not want himself to be worshipped.
A: Associating self with someone bigger brings fame and if you show some humbleness, it catalyzes the effect. This is what Muhammad did. This is what Mumtaz Qadri (killer of Punjab governor in Pakistan) did! He is now famous as Aashiq e Rasool (lover of Muhammad or slave of Muhammad) and now crores of slaves are holding this slave of Muhammad on their shoulders in Pakistan shouting the slogans- “Aashiq e Rasool pe jaan bhi kurbaan hai”, meaning we can die for the slave of Muhammad (Qadri). So calling yourself slave brings you fame many times! And Muhammad was well aware of it.
M: Remembrance of Muhammad in prayers does not mean worship, how many times I have to tell you this?
A: So will it be fine if I add my parents’ names after Allah and Muhammad in Kalma? As I can remember a slave of Allah, the messenger, I can also remember my parents who acted as cause for my existence and thus of course recitation of the very Kalma! And why not include the name of first prophet also?
M: No you can’t, it is not mentioned in Islam.
A: So why are you arguing? You should accept that “Tauheed” or “Oneness of God” is considered good by you not because it is logical but because your book/self proclaimed prophet says so. Same applies with the Kaba idol you worship! You oppose idol worship not because you know the short comings of it, but because your book opposes it! And since Islam allows you to worship idol and humans in some different forms and names (bowing to Kaba as direction of prayers and worshipping Muhammad by reciting “Muhammad is last messenger”) you are as idol/human worshippers as any polytheist whom you consider worst of creatures as per Quran 98:6.
A: Can I ask, is Allah complete and self sufficient?
A: I already believe in One God, am I a Muslim?
M: No because you don’t believe in Muhammad.
A: Is believing in Muhammad as important as believing in Allah that the punishment for disbelief in both is same, the eternal hell?
A: How can then Allah be self sufficient to provide me bliss, and how is he above all? Is it not Shirk to give anyone equal importance in belief as in Allah?
M: You have to obey what He has said in Quran.
A: I don’t have faith in Muhammad and thus Quran, what can I do?
M: Get your faith in him otherwise hell.
A: Should I believe blindly in him?
M: Case (i) M leaves the blind belief and restarts the journey to find the truth (if M is logical and humanitarian)
Case (ii) No answer (if M is not much versed with Hadith and verses of Jihad)
Case (iii) abuses and threats of hell to “A”as a response to the act of this blasphemy (if M is a Jihadi follower of the terrorists like Zakir Naik).
So we conclude that illogical faiths start at blind belief and terminate at silence or violence. Remembering Muhammad in prayers, believing in all those verses which Sharik (involve) Muhammad with Laasharik (with whom no one should be involved) Allah are nothing but the acts of worshipping Muhammad and thus Shirk.
Now we present few examples of Tauheed (Oneness of God) from Vedas and ask all the Muslim and non Muslim friends to judge themselves which kind of “Oneness” they want.
Tauheed in Vedas
O human! Offer to Eeshvar your life, breaths, eyes, ears, tongue, mind, soul, knowledge, intellect, happiness, rewards of good deeds, even the feel of offering, all your potential, wealth, and all of what you possess, by following his command of performing Yajna (acts of benefitting others and not become selfish) saying “Idam na mam” which means “not for me but for others” because whatever you possess, it is all because of Eeshvar (Yajurved 18/29).
“Eeshvar, O men existed in the beginning of the Creation. He is the Creator, Support and Sustainer of the suns and other luminous worlds, He was the Lord of the past Creation. He is the Lord of the present. He will be the Lord of the unborn universe. He created the whole world, and he sustains it. He is Eternal Bliss. May we all worship and adore Him (Yajurved 13/4).
Eeshvar alone provides us the knowledge of self and the potential to gain bliss. He is worshipped by all the noble people. Observing whose laws and commands is the cause of all happiness and ultimate bliss and violating whose laws is the cause of bondage (the cycle of birth and death). May we all worship and adore Him (Yajurved 25/13).
Eeshvar is a true friend who never leaves us in any situation, He is our procreator and fulfils all of our aspirations, and thus can be called as ultimate mother and father, He knows all the worlds, all the names, localities and created objects of this universe, it is in Him where the person of wisdom obtaining salvation move freely after having been free from worldly pleasures and pains. He is our mother, father, teacher, ruler and administrator of justice. We with all devotion offer our worship to Him (Yajurved 32/10).
We all pray to Eeshvar, Who is above the bondage of time, i.e. remains unchanged with respect to time, His knowledge, laws, nature etc remain undisturbed by time, Who creates, maintains and destroys the universe with His eternal knowledge and power. May we all love Him and follow His path (Atharved 10/8/1).
O Human! The entire world – static as well as dynamic – is pervaded by Ishwar – the Supreme Lord (Yajurved 40/1).
I, O men, lived before the whole universe came into being, I am Lord of all, I am the eternal cause of the whole creation. I am the source and giver of all wealth. Let all men look up to me alone as children do to their parents. I have appointed different foods and drinks for all creatures to give them sustenance so that they may live in happiness (Rigved 10/48/1).
I am God Almighty, I am the Light of the world like the sun. Neither defeat, nor death, can ever approach me. I am the controller of the universe, know me alone as the Creator of all. Strive ye diligently for the acquisition of power and wealth such (as true knowledge). Ask ye of me. May ye never lose my friendship (Rigved 10/48/5).
I give true knowledge, which is real wealth, unto men who are truthful. I am the revealer of Vedas which declare my true nature. It is through the Vedas that I advance the knowledge of all. I am the prompter of the good and true. I reward those who devote themselves to the good of humanity. I am the cause, I am the support of all that exists in this universe (Rigved 10/49/1).
In the end, we would appeal to all our brothers and sisters in humanity- Hindu or Muslim, Christian or Jew, to think about the need and form of One God/Eeshvar/Allah. Its upto you, whom you should believe in, God/Bhagvan/Allah associated by any Jesus/Guru/Muhammad or a complete self sufficient Eeshvar, described in Vedas, without any agent b/w Him and you.
Choice is yours!
He is neither two nor three nor four…. He is One without a second. In Him alone, whole universe resides. He pervades all. He has been creating, sustaining, and destroying the universe from beginningless time and will continue to do so till eternity on His own without the help of anyone! [Atharva- 13/4/16-21]
O Eeshvar! Guide me from darkness of ignorance to the light of bliss, from the grief of bondage to happiness of salvation!
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