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Islam has Indian origin: Scholar

NOTED SCHOLAR and Sarva Dharma Ekta Manch secretary Abdullah Tariq claimed here on Sunday that Islam was a religion with an Indian origin. He said, ?The first Prophet Hazrat Adam was born in India, according to belief, and the last Prophet Hazrat Mohammad was born in Mecca.? He also said the study of the Vedas was the need of the hour.

india Updated: Apr 24, 2006 00:50 IST

NOTED SCHOLAR and Sarva Dharma Ekta Manch secretary Abdullah Tariq claimed here on Sunday that Islam was a religion with an Indian origin.

He said, “The first Prophet Hazrat Adam was born in India, according to belief, and the last Prophet Hazrat Mohammad was born in Mecca.” He also said the study of the Vedas was the need of the hour.

Tariq was expressing his views in a symposium organised by the UP Rabta Committee at Islamia College of Commerce entitled ‘Ved and Quran: How Near How Far’.

He denied the charge that any particular community was responsible for the division of India. He said Partition of Greater India was not a new thing. There was a time when Cambodia, Burma and Afghanistan were part of India. He raised the question: “Who will you blame for separation of these parts?”

Tariq highlighted various points to elaborate the close relation between the Vedas and the Quran. He said various means of worship of God had similarities.

hastang was closely associated with namaz in which eight parts of the body touched the ground. Abdullah said namaz was a Sanskrit word, while the Arabic term was salwaat. Abdullah called upon people to study the text of the Quran and the Vedas instead of blindly believing and heedlessly following the explanations and discussions of pandits and the ulema.

Expressing his anguish, he said God was one, but people had sought to divide Him for their vested interests.

Expressing his views on the occasion, noted cardiologist Dr Jamil Ahmad shed light on the philosophy of the soul and the body. He said it was the nature of a human being to worship the Almighty and the Quran encouraged it.

He said misconceptions regarding the Quran and the Vedas should be removed to sideline the forces spreading hatred among people.

Presiding over the symposium, scientist Prof Maheshwar Mishra highlighted the crisis of belief, which he said was the main problem before society.

He said, “We do not have firm belief in God. This is the root cause of our various problems.” Dr M Gyasuddin and Manuwar Husain also expressed their views. Shahbuddin coordinated the programme.


First Published: Apr 24, 2006 00:50 IST