Good article to study about Indian religious cates system which anti-Humans practice.
Barani has started a good debate. The word 'buth' is derived from 'Buddha'. This theory has been provided fodder by some Muslim 'scholars' itself which is wrong. Buddhism does not preach idol-worship though they have the idols of Buddha out of reverence. But they do not have gods like the Hindus do. As for Barani's theory that the word 'Buddha' became Buth in Arabic, he should know that the Arabic alphabet has the letter 'daal' sounding 'dh' (soft 'd') as in the word 'without'. So they would not have problem calling Buddha as Budda or 'Bud'. It would have happened if the Arabic alphabet had not had the 'd' sound. So Barani's theory crashes here. Some Muslim scholars have made the same mistake while trying to identify the Prophet Zul Kifl mentioned in the Quran. They guess that since Buddha was born in Kapil vastu, the Prophet Zul Kifl was actually Gautam Buddha. Zul Kifl means one who belongs to Kifl. Since the Arabic alphabet does not have the letter P, so the sound P has been replaced by the sound Fa and Zul Kapil has become Zul Kifl. But they should know that Arabic replaces the sound P with sound B and not the sound F. So in Buddha's case it should have been Kibl or Zul Kibl an not zul kifl.
Actually there is a place called Kifl in modern day Syria and the Prophet Zul Kifl supposedly belonged to Kifl and so he was called Zul Kifl, one who comes from Kifl. He was a powerful Prophet or God loving man in the kingdom of an idolworshipper king who would kill prophets or his followers worshipping one God. Zul Kifl had some power and clout and had saved many prophets and their followers. Zul Kifl also means one who sustains or protects. So the theory of Zul Kapil also crashes here.
Idol worship was in vogue long before Islam came. During Prophet Moses' period, when he went to Kohe Toor appointing his brother Haroon (A.S.) as his deputy to guide people, his followers made an idol in the shape of a calf and started worshipping it. Haroon could not stop them. When Prophet Moses (A.S) came back he was shocked to see his community worshipping an idol. The followers replied that the idol worshippers did the same thing and they liked it so they also started doing the same thing. It means idolworship was the practise long before Prophet Moses started preaching his religion.
Not only that, the tradition of idol worship goes as far back as in the tribe of Cain, the son of Adam who had inadvertantly killed his brother Abel. After this incident Adam was very angry with his son Cain for a long time and this had caused a rift between the tribes or families of Adam and Cain. So Cain took his tribe with him and migrated to another place or country ( the concept of country was not there then). As they became dissociated with the patronage of Adam, the prophet and their guardian, they gradually became morally corrupt and indulged in wine, women and all kinds of ill practices. However, all of them were not bad. There were five good men named Wadd, Sua'a, Yaghuth, Yaooque and Nasr in the tribe who would try to stop them from adultery and immoral practices (Surah Nuh in the Quran has reference to them). This would enrage them. So one night when the five men were asleep some people of the tribe killed them. Since the majority of the tribe loved and respected them, they made their images out of reverence and love. But they did not worship them as gods or deities. In later period, people started worshipping them. So the tradition of idolworship is as old as the humanity. And the word 'buth' or 'buth shikan' can not be associated with Islam or the followers of Islam alone. The firt man on earth who actually and practically struck down idols or buths was Hadhrat Abraham, the predecessor of Hadhrat Moses. He had one night struck down the heads of all the buths except the biggest one placed in the Kaaba for which he was thrown into a raging fire by the Pharaoh. The rest is history.
In Tibetan buddhism, there is a major ritual called Kalachakra puja The kalachakra puja is a set of rituals that call for holy war against the religion of Mecca and it specifically names Mohammed and Mahdi as leaders of the barbarian enemies. So why would Buddhists have a specifically anti-muslim ritual, unless they had been genocided by the muslims
Please read the statement of the historian: Mr. V.D. Mahajan's comment about the destruction of Buddhism:
"When Buddhism was dominant in northern India, the Deccan became the centre of Hinduism, and was thus saved. When it became impossible for the followers of Jainism to live in northern India, they took refuge in the south."
(Ancient India, Pub. by: S. Chand & company L.T.D. 7361, Ram Nagar New Delhi-55, ed. 2000. .Ch:1 Introduction, Topic: Effect of Geography on History of India, P.6.)
Buddhist of Central Asia and Afghanistan were converted and their progeny are now Taliban. Given the state of affair in Afghanistan, at least Muslims should know that conversion is not such a good idea. What is required is conversion of mind and soul. While some got converted on their own, many were converted by invaders and yet again many by the new converts. In fact the invaders too were mostly new converts and progeny of few generations back hurried converts.
Has anybody heard this kahawat, a new priest chants louder than the rest. Naya mullah zyada kahe hai Allah Allah! In fact they were so excited with this new philosophy that they completely missed its spirit. They thought that conversion is the objective of Islam. Many Muslims would still be surprised at this statement as they still believe it the same way. However the objectives of Islam are clearly spelled out but it is clear to those who have vision bestowed by Allah to see and bestowed because of his own efforts to see clearly.
What Al Baruni has written is correct, that Buddhism is exterminated by Islam. It is a similar statement that communism is exterminated by capitalism. Those who were professing communism are now professing capitalism or if not they then their grand children. It is also true that in Islam ‘butt’ shikan means idol breaker but in Islam idol breaking is not taking away life of the idol as it is understood by Muslims to be an object which is not a living being nor having ever lived. The Taliban whose forefather used to pray to the ‘butt’ of Lord Buddha destroyed those ‘butts’. In any case they (Talibans) were not using it to pray anymore. What they did not realize that those ‘butts’ were still revered to many and they should have taken care of others sentiments.
Prophet Mohammed Peace be upon him, himself demonstrated when he pushed the biggest ‘butt’ and it felled squarely, that these ‘butts’ cannot take care of themselves and it is absolutely absurd that these would be taking care of the masses who pray to such ‘butts’. Many amongst his ranks and file still might have had doubt that can such action be done- to do away with the ‘butt’ they have been praying to prior to that and what would happen after that. Is the ‘butt’ nothing else but ‘butt’. He cleared away their doubts and misgivings with that demonstration.
I can relate this with my personal experience when I destroyed our family ‘butt’ once to demonstrate that nothing happens. ‘Butts’ are ‘butts’, just that, incapable of causing any effect but given reverence unnecessarily.
Now the point is shall we destroy all those persons with the title Khilji because their forefathers destroyed his contemporary and their sentiments as well as sentiment worthy ‘butts’ in battle? Actually similar thing happened in 1992 in case of the Babri Masjid. Some could not defend their Masjids because they would have lost their lives. Some in fact lost lives as well along with their sentiments and their sentiments worthy Masjid, all destroyed by ‘invaders’.
However Muslims do not realize that Masjids are not supposed to have replaced ‘butts’. And hence these are not sentiment worthy and not something to give or take away life for. Giving up life in Islam is haram, taking away life in Islam is haram, what Islam asks for is to not attach sentiments to material things, ‘butts’ in that sense and then it asks for is to fight back if someone transgresses. This fighting back against someone who transgresses is applicable to Muslims themselves as well. Islam asks to fight back from their own tendency to transgress the limits set by Allah. It is clearly mentioned in Quran to not destroy places of worship of others. Do I need to give proof of that? I don’t think so, because it is written over there open for everybody to see. But only they would be able identify and understand its importance that has been bestowed on that vision by the grace of Almighty Allah. Allah has promised of bestowing vision to those who strives sincerely for that. Break away family ‘butts’ and see. You may face hardship and beatings but nothing else will happen because ‘butts are butts’ incapable of doing anything but thriving on our fear of unknown.
Read a previous post of mine where I mentioned this:
"I cannot make you understand why Muslims in India are following that religion which to you and to a few other narrow minded and small hearted fellows like you say slaughtered and destroyed so many Hindu holy places. You read that history where Babar destroyed temple named after Lord Ram, but you miss that history, where Babar was not as barbaric as made out to be. Rather he was a sophisticated man who loved writing and was very sensitive and who asked God to take his life for love of his Son, the way King Dashrath, father of Lord Ram in love of his son, suffered and died. Babar had a son Humayun who helped promote Shia-ism, even though he was Sunni. They were no doubt open minded. In his will Babar write for his son Humayun what would not be read as anything else but beautiful and thoughtful articulation by a medieval ruler about the kernel of the modern concept of secularism. Bestowing upon his son a country "full of different religions", Babar urged Humayun to "wipe all religious prejudices off the tablet of your heart", "let the subjects of different beliefs harmonize... ", and "not ruin the temples and shrines of any community which is obeying the laws of government."
And yet another one where I mentioned:
"Even the much maligned and controversial Mughal monarch, ...(Aurangzeb).... issued a firman dated 10.3.1659 saying: “Our earnest attempts to uplift the people of all races and religions should be implemented with the utmost love and affection. Our Holy Laws do not allow the destruction and desecration of temples”.
Are the Talibans more learned about Islam than Aurangzeb was? Why didn't he destroy Bamiyan Budhha or the one in Ajanta? About Ajanta, I’ll let readers know what his remarks were when he himself saw that during his stay in Deccan.
Hello BARANI - fair points and please check my article called Southern Thailand and Islamization and Buddhists fear to walk in Southern Thailand:
Also, Zachary Abuza highlights this issue and if you do a search engine you will find many good articles about this issue. Also, it is clear that Buddhism is growin in nations like America, Australia, the UK, France, and other non-Muslim nations - however, Buddhism is not tolerated like all other faiths in the lands of Mecca and Medina. The answer is obvious but some people like to ignore reality.....
Barani. What is your hierarchy in the propaganda organization you are working for? Can’t they find a better stuff? I mean your knowledge and skill is very poor. Your Buddha rhymes so much with Hindi word ‘Bud-dha’ or say boorha. Then why aren’t the Muslims destroying all the ‘boorhas’ of the world. Rather there is a tradition in India to desert ‘boorhas’ , and further I have seen a number of times small children in the streets of India pelting stones on a deserted ‘boorha’, much to the rejoicing of onlookers, the way Hindu mobs commit riots against solitary Muslims, unhindered.
Who is then the destroyer of Buddha?
Nalanda, yes. But do you know, Nalanda was destroyed seven times. The last time by the Muslims, ok? Who destroyed it the preceding six times?
Chakma Buddhists are found in India too but anyway some Bangladeshi Chakmas were ‘bought out’ of the shackles of East Pakistan and were settled in Arunachal. Find our how many are there? Most of them have gone back to their rapists or got lost!
Why are you discriminating against Hindus who also got killed or converted to Islam? You have no words of sympathy for them. Any way you need not, because I am one such who got converted to Islam happily and who had earlier been a Buddhist who was given a humanitarian choice – either flee to China or get converted to Hinduism.
An interesting article on the subject under discussion:
"Adi Shankara was the real founder of Hinduism in the 8th Century "Even after the Islamic invasions of India, Hindu bigotry and hatred for Buddhists was not subdued. According to Sharmasvamin, a Tibetan pilgrim who visited Bihar three decades after the invasion of Bakhtiaruddin Khilji in the 12th century, the biggest library at Nalanda was destroyed by Hindu mendicants who took advantage of the chaos produced by the invasion. "He says that “they (Hindus) performed a Yajna, a fire sacrifice, and threw living embers and ashes from the sacrifice into the Buddhist temples. This produced a great conflagration which consumed Ratnabodhi, the nine-storeyed library of the Nalanda University“. [Prakash, 213]. Numerous destroyed Buddhist shrines were converted into Hindu temples after their destruction." http://allworldreligion.com/article.asp?articleid=101919
So what happened to the buddhists of Central Asia and Afghanistan ?
Al-Beruni the noted muslim historian wrote that Islam had exterminated Buddhism in Khorasan and Afghanistan. In Islam, the word But-Shiken is used for idol breaker. The But refers to the Buddha. Buddha destroyers were highly praised in Islam. A few years ago, the Taliban destroyed the Bamiyan Buddhas. Who built these buddhas, local buddhists of course, and what happened to the local Afghan buddhists? Killed or converted to Islam?
In Bihar, there is a famous Buddhist University, Nalanda, which was destroyed in 1206 by Bakthiar Khilji, a Muslim. Even today, the Chakma Buddhists in Bangladesh are daily raped, murdered, forcibly converted by the local Muslims.
And finally here is a quote from Dr. Ambedkar - "There can be no doubt that the fall of Buddhism in India was due to the invasions of the Musalmans," writes the author. "Islam came out as the enemy of the 'But'. The word 'But,' as everybody knows, is an Arabic word and means an idol. Not many people, however, know that the derivation of the word 'But' is the Arabic corruption of Buddha. Thus the origin of the word indicates that in the Moslem mind idol worship had come to be identified with the Religion of the Buddha. To the Muslims, they were one and the same thing. The mission to break the idols thus became the mission to destroy Buddhism. Islam destroyed Buddhism not only in India but wherever it went. Before Islam came into being Buddhism was the religion of Bactria, Parthia, Afghanistan, Gandhar and Chinese Turkestan, as it was of the whole of Asia...."