Alsalamu Alaykom, I recently listened to a utube video for a Sheikh who said that prophet Mohamed PBUH is mentioned in Hindu scriptures. How come this fact is true knowing that Hinduism is an idolatrous pagan non heavinly religion? Thank you Bassem Tannir
All perfect praise be to Allaah, The Lord of the Worlds. I testify that there is none worthy of worship except Allaah, and that Muhammad, sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, is His slave and Messenger.
Undoubtedly, Hinduism is a polytheistic and idolatrous religion. Yet, the name of the Prophet was mentioned in their books as we clarified in Fatwa 82824.
Despite Hinduism being an idolatrous religion, yet this does not mean that it absolutely has no connection with the heavenly religions. It is most likely that it was influenced by the scriptures of the Jews and the Christians, and thus the name of the Prophet that is found in their books was taken from the Books of the people of the Book.Allaah Knows best.
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