Prophet Muhammad, his Past Life and Birth of Islam in Bhavishya Purana

Bhavishya Purana, which has prophecies regarding the future, talks about people like Abraham, Jacob, Jesus Christ and Prophet Muhammad (PBUH), who will come in future (from the time it was written).
Its authorship is attributed to Sage Veda Vyas, who also wrote the remaining 17 Puranas.
Just like the description of Isa Masiha (Jesus Christ) in its Pratisargaparvan‘s 3rd khanda(part), it also talks about a demon named Mahamada, which people try to prove as Prophet Muhammed, who found Islam religion.
Abū al-Qāsim Muḥammad ibn Abd Allāh ibn ʿAbd al-Muṭṭalib ibn Hāshim (Arabic: محمد بن عبد الله بن عبد المطلب ‎) who lived between 570 – 632 AD, also known as Muhammad (Arabic: محمد‎), was a religious, political, and military leader from Mecca who unified Arabia into a single religious polity under Islam.prophet muhammad
In the Bhavishya Purana (Parva 3, Khand 3, Adhya 3, verses 5-6) it states that, Bhojaraja was the tenth of the kings on the earth in his dynasty.
When he saw that Dharma was declining in the world with the influence of Kali increasing, he went to conquer all the directions of his country with 10,000 soldiers.
He crossed the river Sindhu and conquered over the gandharas (kandahar in afghanistan), mlecchas, shakas, kasmiris, naravas and sathas in kashmir.

He defeated them and collected a large ammount of wealth. On his journey towards the west, meets Mahamada (a demon), preceptor of mleccha-dharma and his followers.
All of them go to Lord Siva who is in meditating in middle of desert in form of Siva Linga and offered prayers.
Siva, pleased by the king, tells him that ‘O king Bhojaraja, you should go to the place called Mahakakshvara, that land is called Vahika and now is being contaminated by the mlecchas. In that terrible country there no longer exists dharma. There was a mystic demon named Tripurasura, whom I have already burnt to ashes, he has come again by the order of Bali(king of demons). He has no origin but he achieved a benediction from me. His name is Mahamada and his deeds are like that of a ghost. Therefore, O king, you should not go to this land of the evil ghost. By my mercy your intelligence will be purified‘ .

After hearing this, king came back to his country and Mahamada came with them to the bank of the river Sindhu.
Mahamada, who was expert in expanding illusion, said to the king “O great king, your god has become my servant. Just see, as he eats my remnants, so I will show you.
King was surprised with the illusion he saw and Kalidasa made sure that Mahamada doesn’t cross the river and enter into their kingdom.

Later, in the form of a ghostly presence, the expert illusionist Mahamada appeared at night in front of King Bhojaraja and said: “O King, your religion is of course known as the best religion among all. Still, by the order of the Lord, I am going to establish a terrible and demoniac religion and enforce a strong creed over the meat-eaters [mlecchas]. My followers will be known by their cut [circumcised] genitals, they will have no shikha [tuft of hair on their head, like Brahmanas], but will have a beard, make noise loudly, and eat all kinds of animals except swine without observing any rituals. They will perform purificatory acts with the musala, and thus be called musalman, and not purify their things with kusha grass [one of the Vedic customs]. Thus, I will be the originator of this adharmic [opposed to Vedic or Aryan Dharma] and demoniac religion of the meat-eating nations.
After having heard all this, the Bhavishya Purana goes on to relate that King Bhojaraja returned to his land and palace, and that ghost of the man also went back to his own place in desert.

Birth and death of Tripurasura

In Siva Purana, Tripurasura is a collective name given to the three demons Vidyunmali, Tarakaksha and Viryavana, who were sons of the demon Tarakasur.
Their father was killed by Siva’s son Kartikeya.
They got a boon from Brahma that they’ll live in 3 flying pura(forts) (made of Gold, Silver and Bronze) and they’ll be collectively called as Tripura, when their orbits join after thousand years.
If someone has to kill them, all 3 forts should be destroyed by one single blow/arrow at same time.
When Indra etc gods felt insecured by them, they went to Brahma but got no solution. So they went to Siva, who refused to kill them as they did nothing wrong so far.
Then they went to Vishnu, who said that ‘To punish them, first make them sinners‘.
For this, he created a man whose head was shaven, his clothes were faded and he carried a wooden water-pot in his hands. He covered his mouth with a piece of cloth and approached Vishnu. “Why am i created and what are my orders?” he asked Vishnu.
I will teach you a religion that is completely against the Vedas. You will then get the impression that there is no svarga (heaven) and no naraka (hell) and that both heaven and hell are on earth. You will not believe that rewards and punishments for deeds committed on earth are meted out after death. Go to Tripura and teach the demons this religion, which they are dislodged from the righteous path. Then we will do something about Tripura” said Vishnu.

He and four of his disciples went to a forest and began to preach and were trained by Vishnu himself.
Their teachings were convincing and they had many converts. Even the sage Narada got confused and was converted. In fact, it was Narada who carried news of this wonderful new religion to king Vidyunmali.
He said, ‘King, there is a wonderful new teacher with a wonderful new religion. I have never heard before. I have got converted.
Since Narada and Vidyunmali were already converted, other two also followed and gave up revering the Vedas, and stopped worshipping Siva’s linga.
Now gods they Siva that the demons had now become evil and should be destroyed.
Siva, who was in penance, opened his eyes.
His eyes were tiered and gave water drops which fell on the earth to give birth to Rudraksha trees.

Tripurasuras killed by Siva

By this time, thousand years passed and in Karthika Masam (when fullmoon is in Krittika Nakshatra at sunset time), Siva waited for Pushyami Nakshatra to rise at midnight (Krittika, Rohini, Mrigasira, Arudra, Punarvasu nakshatras arise each after 1 hour from sunset and pushyami rises at midnight), and fired his missile (Pasupatastra) to burn them into ashes.
That is why Siva is worshipped by hindus on Karthika Pournami (fullmoon night in karthika month) and also entire month.
While the celebrations were going on, the shaven-heads religious teachers arrived. “What are we supposed to do now?” they asked.
Vishnu asked them to go the desert where there are no humans.
During kaliyuga, evil would reign supreme and they were to come back and begin their teaching afresh.And once they reached at their peak, Siva will take rebirth and will wipe them from earth and once again the world will be free from all kinds of demons.

Prophet Mohammed was born in 570 CE and became interested in religion at age 40, preached in Mecca for 10 years, and then went to Medina in 621 CE at age 51 when he finally established a following, and died in 632 CE at age 62.
If above Mahamada was to believed to be Prophet Mohammed, he should have met King Bhoja in between 621-632 CE.
It is also written that he travelled to Sindhu river along with King.
But in history of Muhammed, there is no such travel towards India.
Also, if King Bhojaraja was the tenth king in Salivahana dynasty, he was supposed to have existed around 500-550 CE (50 years per each King’s regime since Salivahana around 100 CE).
This is atleast 70-80 years ahead of Muhammed.
Also Bhojaraja is a title and many kings had this title since the first one.
Its hard to judge exact time period of the king described in Bhavishya Purana, which also says Bhojaraja met Isa Masiha (Jesus Christ) in Kashmir.
So, first generation could have met Jesus and 10th generation met Mahamada ?

Just like Jesus Christ’s kashmir life and his tomb in Srinagar, this could be a later interpolation by someone who tried to please Kings of his generation of the British and spread evil against Islam.

There is an Arabic poem written by Jirrham Bintoi who lived 165 years before the prophet Muhammed.

“Itrasshaphai Santul Bikramatul phehalameen Karimun Bihillahaya Samiminela Motakabbenaran Bihillaha Yubee qaid min howa Yaphakharu phajgal asari nahans Osirim Bayjayholeen Yaha sabdunya Kanateph natephi bijihalin Atadari Bilala masaurateen phakef Tasabahu. Kaunni eja majakaralhada walhada Achimiman, burukan, Kad, Toluho watastaru Bihillaha yakajibainana baleykulle amarena Phaheya jaunabil amaray Bikramatoon” – (Sair-ul-Okul, Page 315)

Translation : “Fortunate are those who were born during King Vikram’s reign, he was a noble generous, dutiful ruler devoted to the welfare of his subjects. But at that time, We Arabs oblivious of divinity were lost in sensual pleasures. Plotting & torture were rampant. The darkness of ignorance had enveloped our country. Like the lamb struggling for its life in the cruel jaws of a wolf, we Arabs were gripped by ignorance. The whole country was enveloped in a darkness as intense as on a New moon night. But the present dawn & pleasant sunshine of education is the result of the favor of that noble king Vikram whose benevolence did not lose sight of us foreigners as we were. He spread his sacred culture amongst us and sent scholars from his own land whose brilliance shone like that of the sun in our country. These scholars & preceptors through whose benevolence we were once again made aware of the presence of god, introduced to his secret knowledge & put on the road to truth, had come to our country to initiate us in that culture & impart education.

There are more arabic poems that were written before the time of Muhammad (PBUH).

Aya muwarekal araj yushaiya noha minar HIND-e Wa aradakallaha manyonaifail jikaratun” “Oh the divine land of HIND (India) (how) very blessed art thou! Because thou art the chosen of God blessed with knowledge” “Wahalatijali Yatun ainana sahabi akha-atun jikra Wahajayhi yonajjalur -rasu minal HINDATUN

That celestial knowledge which like four lighthouses shone in such brilliance – through the (utterances of) Indian sages in fourfold abundance.

Yakuloonallaha ya ahal araf alameen kullahum Fattabe-u jikaratul VEDA bukkun malam yonajjaylatun” “God enjoins on all humans, follow with hands down The path the Vedas with his divine precept lay down.

Wahowa alamus SAMA wal YAJUR minallahay Tanajeelan Fa-e-noma ya akhigo mutiabay-an Yobassheriyona jatun” “Bursting with (Divine) knowledge are SAM & YAJUR bestowed on creation, Hence brothers respect and follow the Vedas, guides to salvation

“Wa-isa nain huma RIG ATHAR nasayhin Ka-a-Khuwatun Wa asant Ala-udan wabowa masha -e-ratun” “Two others, the Rig and Athar teach us fraternity, Sheltering under their lustre dispels darkness till eternity”

This was a poem was written by Labi-Bin-E- Akhtab-Bin-E-Turfa who lived in Arabia around 1850 B.C which was 2300 years before Mohammed. This verse can be found in Sair- Ul-Okul which is an anthology of ancient Arabic poetry. It was compiled in 1742 AD under order of the Turkish Sultan Salim.

These above poems clearly depict the sufferings of Arabs, devoid of divinity, lost in materialism. That was when prophet Muhammad (PBUH) stepped in and changed things for good.

Unfortunately, many of the muslims are turning out to be fanatical in understanding Islam or may be they are wrongly preached.
In fact this was told by the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) himself, that with passing time the essence of Islam would be lost and people would turn out to be something different than what they were intended to be.

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