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      Vedic Arabia


      BY VRINDAVAN DAS

      EDITORIAL, Jan 25 (VNN) — I found this article on a
      discussion board
      on the Internet:

      Vedic Past Of Pre-Islamic Arabia

      By a Vedic Researcher

      Many centuries before prophet Muhammad and the advent of
      Islam,
      Arabia or Arabistan was an extremely rich and glorious
      center of
      Vedic civilization. In this article, I will prove to you
      point by
      point that pre-Islamic Arabia was in fact a flourishing
      civilization
      which revered Vedic culture. In fact the Black Stone at
      the Kaaba is
      the Lingam of Lord Shiva. Millions of Muslims kiss this
      sacred
      emblem of Lord Shiva every day.

      In learning about this most ancient heritage, let's
      begin with the
      word Arabistan itself. Arabistan is derived from the
      original
      Sanskrit term Arvasthan which means The Land of Horses.
      Since time
      immemorial proponents of the Vedic culture used to breed
      exceptional
      horses in this region. Thus eventually the land itself
      began to be
      called Arva (Horses) -Sthan (place). The people who lived
      in this
      land were called Semitic.

      Semitic comes from the Sanskrit word Smritic. Arabs
      followed the
      ancient Vedic Smritis such as Manu-Smriti as their
      revered religious
      guides and thus they were identified as Smritic which has
      been
      corrupted into Semitic.
      At that time the Uttarapath (Northern Highway) was the
      international
      highway to the North of India. It was via Uttarapath that
      Arabia and
      other Middle Eastern countries drew their spiritual,
      educational and
      material sustenance from India. Besides, this Sea-links
      were formed
      with India at least 800 years before the advent of Islam.
      Basra was
      the ancient gateway to India because it was at this port
      that the
      Arab lands recieved Indian goods and visitors. At that
      time the
      spoken language was Sanskrit, which later dwindled into
      the local
      variation that we now call Arabic. The proof of this is
      that
      thousands of words that were derived from Sanskrit still
      survive in
      Arabic today. Here is a sampling of some:
      Sanskrit, Arabic, English: Sagwan, Saj, Teakwood/ Vish,
      Besh,
      Poison/Anusari, Ansari, Follower/ Shishya, Sheikh,
      Disciple/ Mrityu,
      Mout, Mortal/ Pra-Ga-ambar, Paigambar, One from heaven/
      Maleen,
      Malaun, Dirty, soiled,MALevolent/ Aapati, Aafat,
      Unfortunate,
      Karpas, Kaifas, Cotton/ Karpur, Kafur, Camphor/ Pramukh,
      Barmak,
      Prominent Chief/Naranga, Aranja, Orange.


      Even various kinds of swords were referred to as
      Handuwani, Hindi,
      Saif-Ul-Hind, Muhannid and Hinduani. The Sanskrit
      Astronomical
      treatise Brahma-Sphuta-Siddhanta in Arabic translation is
      known as
      Sind-Hind, while another treatise Khanda-Khadyaka was
      called Arkand.
      Mathematics itself was called Hindisa .


      The Arabs derived technical guidance in every branch of
      study such
      as astronomy, mathematics and physics from India. A noted
      scholar of
      history, W.H. Siddiqui notes: "The Arab civilization grew
      up
      intensively as well as extensively on the riches of
      Indian trade and
      commerce. Nomadic Arab tribes became partially settled
      communities
      and some of them lived within walled towns practised
      agriculture and
      commerce, wrote on wood and stone, feared the gods and
      honored the
      kings."
      Some people wrongly believe that Arabs used the word
      Hindu as a term
      of contemptuous abuse. Nothing could be further from the
      truth. The
      people of pre-Islamic Arabia held Hinduism in great
      esteem as
      evidenced from the fact that they would endearingly call
      their most
      attractive and favourite daughters as Hinda and Saifi
      Hindi. The
      fact that Arabs regarded India as their spiritual and
      cultural
      motherland long before the damaging influence of Islam is
      corroborated by the following poem which mentions each
      one of the
      four Vedas by name: (Note The English translation)
      "Aya muwarekal araj yushaiya noha minar HIND-e Wa
      aradakallaha
      manyonaifail jikaratun" "Oh the divine land of HIND
      (India) (how)
      very blessed art thou! Because thou art the chosen of God
      blessed
      with knowledge" "Wahalatijali Yatun ainana sahabi akha-
      atun jikra
      Wahajayhi yonajjalur -rasu minal HINDATUN " "That
      celestial
      knowledge which like four lighthouses shone in such
      brilliance -
      through the (utterances of) Indian sages in fourfold
      abundance."
      "Yakuloonallaha ya ahal araf alameen kullahum Fattabe-u
      jikaratul
      VEDA bukkun malam yonajjaylatun" "God enjoins on all
      humans, follow
      with hands down The path the Vedas with his divine
      precept lay
      down." "Wahowa alamus SAMA wal YAJUR minallahay
      Tanajeelan Fa-e-noma
      ya akhigo mutiabay-an Yobassheriyona jatun" "Bursting
      with (Divine)
      knowledge are SAM & YAJUR bestowed on creation, Hence
      brothers
      respect and follow the Vedas, guides to salvation" "Wa-
      isa nain huma
      RIG ATHAR nasayhin Ka-a-Khuwatun Wa asant Ala-udan wabowa
      masha
      -e-ratun" "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.


      That the Vedas were the religious scriptures to which the
      Arabs owed
      allegiance as early as 1800 B.C. proves not only the
      antiquity of
      the Vedas but also the existence of Indian rule over the
      entire
      region from the Indus to the Mediterranean, because it is
      a fact of
      history that the religion of the ruler is practised by
      his subjects.


      Vedic culture was very much alive just before the birth
      of Muhammad.

      Again let's refer to the Sair-Ul-Okul. The following poem
      was
      written by Jirrham Bintoi who lived 165 years before the
      prophet
      Muhammed. It is in praise of India's great King
      Vikramaditya who had
      lived 500 years before Bintoi.


      "Itrasshaphai Santul Bikramatul phehalameen Karimun
      Bihillahaya
      Samiminela Motakabbenaran Bihillaha Yubee qaid min howa
      Yaphakharu
      phajgal asari nahans Osirim Bayjayholeen Yaha sabdunya
      Kanateph
      natephi bijihalin Atadari Bilala masaurateen phakef
      Tasabahu. Kaunni
      eja majakaralhada walhada Achimiman, burukan, Kad, Toluho
      watastaru
      Bihillaha yakajibainana baleykulle amarena Phaheya
      jaunabil amaray
      Bikramatoon" - (Sair-ul-Okul, Page 315)
      "Fortunate are those who were born during King Vikram's
      reign, he
      was a noble generous, dutiful ruler devoted to the
      welfare of his
      subjects. But at that time, We Arabs oblivious of
      divinity were lost
      in sensual pleasures. Plotting & torture were rampant.
      The darkness
      of ignorance had enveloped our country.

      Like the lamb struggling for its life in the cruel jaws
      of a wolf,
      we Arabs were gripped by ignorance. The whole country was
      enveloped
      in a darkness as intense as on a New moon night. But the
      present
      dawn & pleasant sunshine of education is the result of
      the favor of
      that noble king Vikram whose benevolence did not lose
      sight of us
      foreigners as we were. He spread his sacred culture
      amongst us and
      sent scholars from his own land whose brilliance shone
      like that of
      the sun in our country. These scholars & preceptors
      through whose
      benevolence we were once again made aware of the presence
      of god,
      introduced to his secret knowledge & put on the road to
      truth, had
      come to our country to initiate us in that culture &
      impart
      education."
      Thus we can see that Vedic religion and culture were
      present in
      Pre-Islamic Arabia as early as 1850 B.C., and definitely
      present at
      the time of Mohammed's birth.
      In his book Origines, Volumes 3 & 4", Sir W. Drummond
      adds "Tsabaism
      was the universal language of mankind when Abraham
      received his
      call, their doctrines were probably extended all over the
      civilized
      nations of Earth."
      Tsabaism is merely the corruption of the word Shaivism
      which is
      Vedic religion. On page 439 of this book, Sir Drummond
      mentions some
      of gods of pre-Islamic Arabs, all of which were included
      in the 360
      idols that were consecrated in the Kaba shrine before it
      was raided
      and destroyed by Muhammad and his followers. Here are
      some of the
      Vedic deities and their original Sanskrit names:
      Arabic SanskritEnglish Al-Dsaizan,Shani,Saturn/Al-Ozi or
      Ozza,Oorja,Divine
      energy/Al-Sharak,Shukra,Venus/Auds,Uddhav-
      Bag,Bhagwan,God/Bajar,Vajra,Indra's
      thunderbolt/Kabar,Kuber, God of wealth/Dar,Indra,King of
      gods/Dua
      Shara,Deveshwar, Lord of the gods,Habal,Bahubali,Lord of
      strength,Madan,Madan,God of love/Manaph, Manu,First
      Man/Manat,
      Somnath, Lord Shiv/Obodes,Bhoodev,
      Earth/Razeah,Rajesh,King of
      kings/Saad,Siddhi,God of Luck/Sair,Shree,Goddess of
      wealth/Sakiah,Shakrah,Indra/ Sawara,Shiva-Eshwar, God
      Shiva/Yauk,
      Yaksha, Divine being/Wad,Budh,Mercury/
      The Kaba temple which was misappropriated and captured by
      Muslims
      was originally an International Vedic Shrine. The ancient
      Vedic
      scripture Harihareswar Mahatmya mentions that Lord
      Vishnu's
      footprints are consecrated in Mecca. An important clue to
      this fact
      is that Muslims call this holy precint Haram which is a
      deviation of
      the Sanskrit term Hariyam, i.e. the precint of Lord Hari
      alias Lord
      Vishnu. The relevant stanza reads:
      "Ekam Padam Gayayantu MAKKAYAANTU Dwitiyakam Tritiyam
      Sthapitam
      Divyam Muktyai Shuklasya Sannidhau"
      The allusion is to the Vamana incarnation of Lord Vishnu
      whose
      blessed feet were consecrated at three holy sites, namely
      Gaya,
      Mecca and Shukla Teertha. Worshipping such carved, holy
      foot
      impressions is a holy Vedic custom which convert Muslims
      are
      inadvertently perpetuating. But in doing this they delude
      themselves
      and mislead others that these foot-impressions which are
      on
      reverential display in several mosques and tombs around
      the world
      are in fact Muhammad's own. There are several snags in
      this
      argument. Firstly worshipping a foot -impression amounts
      to idolatry
      and should therefore be taboo for a true Muslim. Secondly
      Muhhamad
      disclaimed having performed any miracles. Therefore there
      can be no
      foot-impression of his on stone. Thirdly foot-impressions
      must
      always be in pairs like shoes. Yet in most of these
      shrines, it is
      usually a single footprint which suggests that Muhammad
      walked on
      only one foot. Another question that crops up is whether
      the
      foot-impression is of the same size and foot in all the
      shrines. The
      fact appears to be that when the Vedic Kaba shrine in
      Mecca was
      invaded by Muhammad, the pairs of foot impressions of
      Vedic deities
      there were plundered and later traded to the gullible and
      devout as
      Muhammad's own footprints for some favour, reward or
      personal gain
      by unscrupulous clergy. That is why they are single and
      not in
      pairs.
      The Black Stone which is the Shiv Emblem (also known as
      Sange Aswad
      which is a corrupted form of the Sanskrit word Sanghey
      Ashweta--meaning non-white stone) still survives in the
      Kaba as the
      central object of Islamic veneration.
      The Shiv Ling at The Kaba. It was broken in seven places
      and now is
      held together by a silver band.

      All other Vedic Idols could be found buried in the
      precincts or
      trampled underfoot in labyrinthine subterranean corridors
      if
      archaeological excavations are undertaken. The Black
      Stone has been
      badly mutilated, its carved base has disappeared and the
      stone
      itself is broken at seven places. It's parts are now held
      together
      by a silver band studded with silver nails. It lies half
      buried in
      the South Eastern portion of the Kaba Wall. The term Kaba
      itself is
      a corruption of the Sanskrit word Gabha (Garbha + Graha)
      which means
      Sanctum.


      In addition, in the inscriptions from Hajja and its
      neighborhood was
      found a votive vessel dedicated by members of two tribes
      called Rama
      and Somia. Rama and Soma are Vedic deities, Rama is of
      the Solar
      dynasty and Soma is of the Lunar Dynasty. The moon god
      was called by
      various names in pre-Islamic times, one of them was
      Allah. Allah had
      3 children, Al-Lat, Al-Uzza and Manat. Al-Lat and Al-Uzza
      were both
      feminine deities. Alla is another name for the Hindu
      goddess Durga.
      It is obvious that the goddess Al-Lat was Alla (Durga)
      and Al-Uzza
      was Oorja (energy or life force also known as Shakti).
      Manat was
      none other than Somnath which is another name for Lord
      Shiva. One
      significant point to note that Soma in Sanskrit means
      Moon and Nath
      means Lord. Thus the Kaba itself was dedicated to the
      Moon God
      Somnath alias Shiv and the word Somnath was corrupted to
      Manat. The
      famous Black Stone is none other than the ShivLing of
      Makkeshwar
      alias Mecca. Lord Shiva is always shown with a crescent
      Moon on his
      head and every Shiva temple is supposed to have a sacred
      water
      spring representing the Ganges. The Crescent Moon
      pinnacle of the
      Kaba and the Zamzam spring (actually Zamza from Ganga)
      are
      irrefutable testaments to the Vedic origins of the Kaba.


      Maqam-E-Ibrahim or more appropriately the pedestal of
      Brahma.
      Muslims from all over the world pay homage to this
      shrine. This
      shrine is actually the pedestal of Brahma. Notice that
      the word,
      Ibrahim is actually a corruption of the word, Brahma. The
      octogonal
      grill which is a Vedic design, protects the holy
      footprints which
      represent the start of the creation nearly 2000 million
      years ago.

      Before it was captured by the Muslims it was an
      international shrine
      of the Vedic trinity.
      In fact the names of the holiest of Muslim cities Mecca
      and Medina
      come from the Sanskrit words Makha-Medini which means the
      land of
      Fire-Worship. Even the most ancient names of these 2
      cities were
      Mahcorava- which came from Mahadeva (Lord Shiva) and
      Yathrabn -
      which came from Yatra-Sthan (place of pilgrimage).


      Islam came into being about 1372 years ago. It is well
      known that
      over 7500 years ago, at the time of the Mahabharat War,
      Kurus ruled
      the world. The scions of that family administered the
      different
      regions.

      Prophet Muhammed himself and his family were adherents of
      Vedic
      culture.
      The Encyclopedia Islamia admits as much when it
      says: "Muhammed's
      grandfather and uncles were hereditary priests of the
      Kaba temple
      which housed 360 idols!"
      According to Arab traditions, Muhammad is a title. We do
      not know
      what name his parents had given him. We do however know
      that the
      central object of worship which survives at the Kaba
      today is a
      Shivling. That was allowed to remain there because that
      was the
      faceless family deity of Muhammad's family. One of the
      original
      names of Lord Shiv is Mahadev (The Great God) therefore
      it is
      entirely possible Muhammad came from Mahadev. This
      appears fairly
      certain because the Arabs still have a Mahadevi sect.
      Moreover the
      title Mehdi of a Muslim chief is also a malpronounciation
      of the
      term Mahadeva. According to Sanskrit etymology the term
      Muhammad
      implies 'a person of great inspiration' - 'Mahan Madah
      yasya assau
      Muhammadah' In a hostile sense it also implies 'a person
      of a proud
      and haughty temperament'.
      The Qurayshi tribe into which Mohammed was born was
      particularly
      devoted to Allah and and the three children of the Moon
      God.
      Therefore when Muhammad decided to spread his own Divine
      religion,
      he took innumerable aspects of the daily Vedic culture
      that
      surrounded him and applied them to suit the temperment of
      his era.


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