Zakir Naik Refutation (Part 2) : Was Mohammad the Kalki Avtaar?
Note: Clarification of Purpose already mentioned in Part 1.
IRF’s claim: According to Kalki Purana the name of Kalki Avatar will be ‘SARWANAMA’.The meaning of ‘ANAMA’ is praised one and ‘SARW’ mean most of all, so ‘Sarwanama’ means the most praised one and in Arabic language ‘Muhammad ‘ has the same meaning, if we translate Sanskrit word Sarwanama in to Arabic language it will be ‘Muhammad’ only difference is the language.
Analysis: Every prophet is Sarwanama it implies in general. So it’s not a name it means a ‘Quality’.
Let’s analyze further:
IRF’s Claim: PARENTS OF KALKI AVTAR
‘He will be born from ‘SOOMATI’ and his father’s name will be ‘VAISHNUVESH’.’ (Kalki Purana 2, Shloka II)
VAISHNUVESH and SOOMATI means servant of God (the cherisher) and peace, respectively. Prophet Muhammad father’s name was ABDULLAH in Arabic language, which means God’s servant, and his mother’s name was AMINA in Arabic language, which means peace, so if we translate Sanskrit word ‘Vaishnuvesh &Soomati’ in Arabic language it will be ‘Abdullah & Amina’. So again the difference of language.
Analysis: Vishnuvesh means “one who has the appearance like that of Vishnu”,it could also mean ‘the servant of God’ just like Abdullah which means ‘servant of God’ . Potentially all living entities are servant of Vishnu or Krishna. Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu said “Jivera Swarup haya Krishnera nitya Das” it means “The constitution position of all living entities is to be servant of Krishna”. So, if IRF folks will accept Vishnu as God then an only A servant of Vishnu would be equivalent to a servant of Allah.
Anima means peace but Soomati means (Sanskrit word ‘soo means good’ , ‘mati’ means ‘mind’) that’s good mind ,how can it be related with peace? It’s not the difference of language but an entirely different name.
This is an error in philology.
IRF’s claim: DEATH OF KALKI AVTAR’SPARENTS
Kalki Avtar’s Father will die before his birth and his Mother will die after few years of his birth. (Kalki Purana, Bhagwata Purana Khand 12)
These two indications clearly fit on Prophet Muhammad (PBUH). His Father died few days earlier of his birth and his Mother died when Muhammad was only six year old. For reference please study the life history of prophet Muhammad(PBUH).
Analysis: Well no wonder that is a co- incidence but what if we ask that how many children in this world have to bear the same misfortune as Muhammad.
IRF’s claim: PLACE OF BIRTH OF KALKI
‘HE will be born at ‘SHAMBAL GRAM’ in VAISHNUVESH’S Brahmin Mahant’s (religious saint) respectable house’ (Bhagwata Purana, Khand 12,Shloka 18 and Kalki Purana Adhyaya 2, Shloka 4).
SHAMBAL mean peace and GRAM mean city or village, so SHAMBAL GRAM means a peaceful city or city of peace, and this quality & name has been specified only for Arabia’s city ‘MAKKAH’ no other city in the world has been named city of peace. In the Holy Quran this city has been called as’ALBALAD ALAMEEN’ which mean peace full city or city of peace. For reference see Holy Quran (14:35) O God, make it (Makkah) a City of Peace and Makkahis the city where prophet Muhammad (PBUH) was born.
Analysis: This is an error in geographical terminology. An isle is an island, Arabia is a peninsula.
The Vishnu Purana clearly says ‘He will be born as Kalki in the family of an eminent brahmin of Sambhala Isles’. Muhammad was not born in Sambhala Isles, he was born in Arabia, and no one has ever claimed that Muhammad came from a Brahmin family. Bramhins follow Vedas Muhammed never followed Vedas.
Anyway, Lord Kalki will be born in “Sambhala” village . Can IRF show the meaning of Sambhala is equal to Peace in any Sanskrit dictionary?
IRF’s claim: BRAHMIN MAHANT mean religious saint and Makkah’s religious and respectable saint was ‘Hasham’, then ‘Mutlib’, then Hasham’s son’Abdul Mutlib’ became the religious saint of Makkah, who was the grand father of prophet Muhammad (PBUH) and during the period of religious saint Muhammad was born in home of Abdullah son of Abdul Mutlib. In short, Muhammad was born in the respectable tribe of Quraish who enjoyed great respect and high place in Makkah. So according to scripture Kalki Avatar will be born in Brahmin Mahant’s (religious saint) respectable family.
Analysis:Brahmin mahant means a vedic priest & not any mulana of mosque. Bramhins are one who follow Vedic Scriptures not the one who follow Asmani Kitab. Or does it mean that Abdullah was a Vedic Brahmin?
IRF’s claim: DATE OFBIRTH OF KALKI AVTAR
He will be born in the month of Baisakh on 12th day (Kalki Purana Adhyaya 2,Shloka 15)
Baisakh is famous month in Hindi, which is still known with this name. According to Hindi calendar Muhammad was born on 12th Baisakh of 628 Bakrami, and this day according to Arabic calendar is 12th Rabiyyyul Awwal. So the date of birth matches with Kalki Avtar.
Analysis: Muhammad is born on 12th day after full moon, he is not born on 12th of Baisakh. Arabic calendar doesn’t match its dates with Indian calendar , IRF is just somehow fitting the facts. Have they ever checked the Hindu and Arabic calendar? It’s only seems to be speculation that Hindus used the same calendar as Muslims. There is also disagreement among Muslims scholars concerning exactly when Muhammad was born.
IRF’s claim: THE PERIOD OF KALKI AVTAR
Kalki Avatar would ride horse, camel and keep the sword to kill the devil and enemies of religion.
Analysis: Kalki is going to incarnate at the end of the Kali yuga which is approximately 432000 years from now. If IRF says that Kalki is Mohammed who is already dead, it means that Kalki Avatar will be born in the past time. It seems to be seer Speculation. Can IRF show where the word ‘camel’ is used? Kalki will ride a horse of divine origin & not any camels.
Some More Analysis
If you think that Kalki Purana mentions Kalki fighting only with ancient weapons, how about this?
Soon they entered the city of Bishasan, the capital of Koli, and burnt down the city using fiery missile. Alongwith the city, Koli too was burnt and his sons and relatives were destroyed.
~ Kalki Purana, III, Verses 9 & 10
This island (Sinhala) is situated on the other side of the shore. The island has pure water and is full of people. Full of various types of Aircrafts and decorated with jewellery. The beauty of the island is enhanced by huge buildings and flags and gates decorated in front of them
This shows Kalki will use aircrafts….now did Muhammad use anything like that??
~ Kalki Purana, II, Verses 39, 40, 41
IRF: KALKI AVTAR WILL GET WISDOM ON A MOUNTAIN
According to Kalki Purana, the Kalki Avatar will receive wisdom or knowledge on a mountain’s cave from PERSHURAM (angel).
As every one knows that Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) was busy in his pray in a cave of mountain ‘HIRA’ and there one day an Angle (Gabriel) appeared and brought the first revelation from God. For reference Holy Quran (96:1)’Read (Prophet Muhammad) with the name of Allah’ and he replied’ I am not learned’ the same indication was given in the Christian scripture (Isaiah chapter 29 verse 12) ‘ and the book delivered to him that is not learned, saying ‘ Read this’, I pray thee: and he said, I am not learned’, this is another prove of his prophecy. So prophet Muhammad received his first revelation in the cave of mountain HIRA. And this prediction also fit on him.
Analysis: Kalki would get his wisdom on mount Himalayas & Hindukush .
Does Hira mean Himalayas?
Kalki and Parashuram will meet at a mountain! Not in a cave!
Parshuram is not an angel but a immortal brahmin with the axe any how if Gabriel is Parshuram then where is Gabriel’s axe? The Purana says no such thing like a cave or something . Hindus believe that the Kalki Avatar is a God [Vishnu] who has been reincarnated 10 times and not a mere messenger. Muhammad claimed to be a messenger and would have been grossly offended by the suggestion that he was the incarnation of God. There is a huge difference between the concept of Prophet hood in Islam and the concept of the Avatar in Hinduism and one cannot impose an Islamic meaning on a Hindu title. Kalki was taught by his “Guru” Parshuram in the “Mahendra” mountain. Nowhere is it said in Kalki Purana that his Guru was a messenger of God. Parshuram lived on a mountain – but nowhere is it mentioned that either he or Kalki lived in a cave.
IRF’s claim:SPLITTING OF MOON
According to the scripture Kalki Avatar will split the moon.
Analysis: There is no reference of this in any Purana, Veda or Upanishad Where did IRF research this?
IRF’s claim: ANGELS WILL HELP HIM DURING WAR
Kalki Avatar will be helped by angels during war. (Kalki Purana Adhyaya 2, Shloka7)
This prediction also fit on prophet Muhammad (PBUH), when during the battle of UHAD, BADR etc. God sent His Angels for his help. For reference see Holy Quran(3:123,124,125) ‘And Allah must assuredly helped you at Badr when you were mortified , therefore fear Allah, in order that you will give thanks to Him. When you said to the believers, is it not enough for you that your Lord should reinforce you with three thousand (3,000) angels sent down upon you? Rather, if you have patience and cautions, and they suddenly come against you, your Lord will reinforce you with five thousand (5,000) angles’
Holy Quran (9:25) ‘ Allah has helped you on many a battlefield …’
Analysis:The Kalki Avatar, according to the Purana, is the Supreme Lord Himself & possesses ‘irresistible might’ .Therefore, he does not need divine help, he provides divine help.
This Purana does say that the Kalki Avatar:
Exists of his own spiritual nature in the character of Brahman.
Is the beginning and the end.
Comprehends all things.
Will be born as Kalki in the family of an eminent Brahmin of Sambhala village .
Will be endowed with the eight superhuman faculties.
None of these descriptions apply to Muhammad.
Secondly The age of KaliYuga is said to start from the year 3102 BC, after the disappearance of Lord Krishna. Finally, after 432,000 years from the beginning of the age of Kali, Lord Kalki will appear. So, it seems that Muhammad’s time is a bit early for being Kalki.
IRF’s Claim: In the religious books of Hindus, it is mentioned that the staple food of Kalki Avatar would be dates and olives and he would be the most honest and truthful person in the region. Without any doubt the Prophet Mohammed (PBUH) is acclaimed to possess these qualities.
Analysis: Every avatar of God is true and honest. That’s not the sole prerogative of Prophet Mohammed. As for Kalki living on olive and dates, this is completely fictitious. In fact in Kalki Purana Chapter III, Verse 43, Kalki and his wife is shown to have been feasting on rice, curd and other milk products.
Conclusion : It seems that IRF’s material claims are not meant for either the Hindu or the serious scholar; it is targeted at the Muslims to strengthen their faith. The research is just to fool the ignorant Hindus, because most Hindus are not fanatically religious and consequently they don’t read much of their books. In fact when a Hindu reads this article, he/she will have increased faith in HINDUISM than converting to Islam. So, wake up Hindus start reading your own scriptures, Go for regular Satsanga.