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in response to reader comment: Why Hindus are conspicously absent in Quran?

Submitted by Nabil Ahmad (United States), Jul 22, 2007 at 18:02

I don't have the time to go into a philosophical discussion of Hinduism, a religion that I must say I find to be not very different from ancient religions that focused on the worship of a multitude of idols. However, Hinduism today is nothing like what it was during the early days of Indian civilization and is filled with strongly contradicting practices and beliefs. But it, too, has its similarities with Islam, especially with regard to what is right and what is wrong as far as human conduct is concerned.

The Qur'an clearly says that if the oceans were ink instead of water, one could write about God's creation and use up all the ink and still not be done. The Qur'an is only one book that is roughly the same size as that of the New Testament. Islam is an Abrahamic faith, along with Judaism and Christianity, and the Qur'an mentions the religions of the Israelites and their descendants probably because they happen to be the closest to Islam, geographically as well as philosophically. The Hindus of India did not have any significant influence on the Arabs. Only God knows why He didn't mention them...there are some things that we need to figure out on our own.

You claim that "Lord Krishna" claimed to be the highest, and, if I understand correctly, according to the verses that you quoted from the Geeta, claimed to have assumed a human form. If this was the case, whaever became of him?

In the end it all boils down to what makes sense. The Qur'an makes sense to me. It affirms what was revealed in the Old and New Testaments. And I'm sure that there are verses in the Geeta, the Tripitak and the Book of Zoroaster that can be used to confirm the validity of the Qur'an and Muhammad's ultimate mission.

To me, all religions other than Islam are simply variants of Islam. I came to this conclusion after more than one reading of the Qur'an and on my observations of people in general.

If you can't live with that, I can't help you nor can I allay your fears. No matter what you believe in, keep in mind that only God is to be feared. Fear of anything other than God could end up causing the destruction of your soul.

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