What is your view of Hinduism as a Muslim?

Mudassir Ali
Dec 30, 2019 04:10 PM 0 Answers
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What is your view of Hinduism as a Muslim?

Mudassir Ali
- Dec 30, 2019 04:11 PM

As a Muslim living in 97% Muslim majority country. I was always enthusiastic to know about Hinduism. Before Islam, Hinduism was most practiced religion in Punjab and Sindh and it flourished very well in Indus Valley Civilization.

As far as my understanding about Hinduism is concerned.

Hinduism is a religion based upon diversified idea, spirituality and traditions.
Practices and beliefs in Hinduism may differ from culture to culture and people.
Hinduism is a philosophy which may change and evolves from time to time and place.
The concept of Prophecy in Hinduism is different from Abrhamic religions.
A Hindu can be Polytheistic, Monotheistic, Agnostic or Atheist.
Veda and Bhagwad Gita are Holy books of Hinduism.
There are 10 Avatars of Vishnu.
A Hindu can worship many Gods at one time.
According to caste system in Hinduism, Hindus can be divided in four categories. (Brahman, Kshatriyas, Vaisyas and Shudras).

As a member of Abrahamic religion (Islam) this is true that our core religious practices contradicts with Hinduism i.e worshiping of stone made statues. Many Muslims living in other part of the world do not have much understanding about Hinduism therefore they sometime react or criticize too negatively on Hinduism.

I’m one of the firm believer that no religion in the world teach hate and terrorism. As long as we study and interact with people from other religion, our perception and understanding will definitely get changed. This is not only for Islam or Hinduism only but it is applicable everywhere.

When it comes to philosophical teachings, Hinduism is good for reading. I would be wrong but their “Bhakts” are quite similar to our “Dervaish” or “Faqeer” in Sufi Islam.

Kushal Joshi is my Hindu friend from Ahmadabad India. He belongs to religious family and he knows the way I interact with an intention to learn instead of criticism. During conversation with him, I came to know many good things about Hinduism. There are certain practices in Hinduism which completely differ from my core religion values but I respect the sentiments of people at the other end.

The concept of worshiping in Hinduism is completely different. Hindus believe that the power of God is scattered in the Universe and his chosen ones are its Avatar.

Thanks for reading. As I’m not Hindu therefore please pardon for any misunderstanding about Hinduism.

Thanks for overwhelming response and and I love you all. Few people requested to make slight changes in the answer. I can make changes but it will kill the gist of the question. This is viewpoint of a person who is not associated with Hinduism. Let’s keep my answer in original format so rest of the readers could understand it.

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