Prophet Muhammad in Vedas

 Before I continue with the verses and their explanations, let me bring one point to your attention that the translations below are the work of Pandit Raja Ram unless otherwise stated.

 Atharvaveda Book XX Hymn 21 verse 6,

Lord of the truthful! These liberators drink these feats of bravery and the inspiring songs gladdened thee in the field of battle. When thou renders vanquished without fight the ten thousand opponents of the praying one, the adoring one.”

This Prophecy of the Veda describes the well-known battle of Ahzab or the battle of the Allies during the time of Prophet Muhammed. The Prophet was victorious without an actual conflict which is mentioned in the Qur’an in Surah Ahzab:

The enemies’ defeat in the conquest of Makkah is mentioned in Atharvaveda book 20 Hymn 21 verse no 9:
This Prophecy of the Veda describes the well-known battle of Ahzab or the battle of the Allies during the time of Prophet Muhammed. The Prophet was victorious without an actual conflict which is mentioned in the Qur’an in Surah Ahzab:

The enemies’ defeat in the conquest of Makkah is mentioned in Atharvaveda book 20 Hymn 21 verse no 9:
You have O Indra, overthrown 20 kings and 60,099 men with an outstripping Chariot wheel who came to fight the praised one or far famed (Muhammad) orphan.”

The population of Makkah at the time of Prophet’s advent was nearly 60,000
There were several clans in Makkah each having its own chief. Totally there were about 20 chiefs to rule the population of Makkah.

An Abandhu meaning a helpless man who was far-famed and ‘praised one’. Muhammad (pbuh) overcame his enemies with the help of God. “You have O Indra, overthrown 20 kings and 60,099 men with an outstripping Chariot wheel who came to fight the praised one or far famed (Muhammad) orphan.”

Rigveda Book I, Hymn 53 verse 9:

The Sanskrit word used is Sushrama, which means praiseworthy or well praised which in Arabic means Muhammad (pbuh).

Samveda Book II Hymn 6 verse 8:

Ahmed acquired from his Lord the knowledge of eternal law. I received light from him just as from the sun.”

The Prophecy confirms:

The name of the Prophet as Ahmed since Ahmed is an Arabic name. Many translators misunderstood it to be Ahm at hi and translated the mantra as “I alone have acquired the real wisdom of my father”.

Prophet was given eternal law, i.e. the Shariah.

Mantras (verses) 1 through 13 of the Kuntap Sukt (Atharva Veda)

1. Listen to this O people! a praiseworthy shall be praised. O Kaurama we have received among the Rushamas sixty thousand and ninety. [population of Makkah at the time of Prophet’s triumphant entry in Makkah].

2. Twenty camels draw his carriage, with him being also his wives. The top of that carriage or chariot bows down escaping from touching the heaven.

3. He gave the Mamah Rishi a hundred gold coins, ten chaplets, three hundred steeds and ten thousand cows. [100 early companions, 80 of them migrated to Abyssinia; ten elect companions who were given the good news of paradise by the Prophet; 313 companions of the battle of Badr; and 10,000 companions who accompanied the Prophet in the triumphant entry of Makkah and cleansing of Ka’bah of Idols].

This verse is explained in greater detail below!



4. Disseminate the truth, O ye who glorifies [Ahmad], disseminate the truth, just as a bird sings on a ripe fruited tree. Thy lips and tongue move swiftly like the sharp blade of a pair of shears. [The Prophet’s state when he received revelation through Archangel Jibril (Gabriel)].

5. The praying ones with their prayers hurry on like powerful bulls. Only their children are at home, and at home do they wait for the cows. [Cows refers to companions of the Prophet. Prophet’s companions strict adherence to five daily prayers at appointed times. Refers to Battles of Badr, Uhud, and Ahzab (Ditch or Allies)].

6. O you who praises (the Lord), hold fast the wisdom, which earns cows and good things. Disseminate this among the divines, just as an archer places his shaft on the right point. [wisdom of the Qur’an].

7. Sing the high praise of the king of the world or the Light of the Universe, who is a god and the best among men. He is a guide to all people and gives shelter to everyone. [Prophet Muhammad’s qualities].

8. He who affords shelter to everybody, gave peace to the world, as soon as he mounted the throne. Men in Kuru-land are talking of his peace-making at the time of the building of the house. [Kuru means one who protects a house in Hebrew and Kore means a house. It refers to the first house of worship, the Ka’bah. In this sense, Kuru-land means the land of Koreish. This Mantra refers to the rebuilding of the Ka’bah five years before Muhammad’s prophethood and his role in peace-making when each tribe of the Koreish (Quraish) wanted the sole honor to put the Black Stone at its right place and disputed to the point of threats to fight each other. The Black Stone is a celestial material and is the only remaining part of the original building material of the Ka’bah].

9. In the realm of the King, who gives peace and protection to all, a wife asks her husband whether she should set before him curd or some other liquor. [Due to Prophet’s protection and commandments, women could travel freely long distances without any escort or fear].

10. The ripe barley springs up from the cleft and rises towards heavens. The people prosper in the reign of the king who gives protection to all. [people rise from the depth of degradation to the height of glory].

11. Indra awoke the singer of his praises and asked him to go to the people in every direction. He was asked to glorify Indra, the mighty and all pious men would appreciate his effort and God would bestow on him His rewards. [The Prophet sent letters to several kings and rulers in every direction inviting them to Islam].

12. Cows, horses and men multiply and increase here, because here rules the one who is bountiful and splendidly generous who gives thousands in charity and sacrifice. [qualities of the Last Prophet].

13. O Indra, let these cows be safe, and let not their master be harmed. And let not an enemy, O Indra, or a robber overpower them. [Indra refers to God and cows to saintly followers of the Prophet].
Detailed explanation of verse 3:

He gave the Mamah Rishi a hundred gold coins, ten chaplets, three hundred steeds and ten thousand cows.”

The root of the word Mamah is Mah which means to esteem highly, honor, revere, to magnify and to exalt. The word “Mohammad” means “the praised one” in Arabic. In Sanskrit, many Muslim names are used with a slight change. For Example, ‘Mahmud’ Ghaznavi, who briefly ruled parts of India, is referred to as ‘Mamud’ Gajnavi. Therefore, Mamah is synonymous with Mohammad when the full meaning of the verse is considered.

Explanation of the above verse:

The hundred gold coins refer to the early companions of Prophet Muhammad, eighty of whom migrated to Abyssinia to escape unbearable persecution. In Shatpath Brahmana, a revealed commentary of the Yajur Veda, the gold is metaphorically used for denoting the high spiritual power of a man.

The ten chaplets refer to ten excellent companions of Prophet Muhammad, who were given the good news of Paradise by the Prophet. They are known to Muslims as ‘Ashra-i-Mubbashshara.’ Their names are – Abu Bakr (ra), ‘Umar, ‘Uthman, ‘Ali, Talha, Zubair, ‘Abdur Rahman ibn ‘Auf, S’ad bin Abi Waqqas, S’ad bin ‘Zaid and Abu ‘Ubeidah (may Allah be well-pleased with them). They are the distinguished personalities about whom the Vedas speak of as Dash ashrijah – ‘ten bouquets from the Paradise.’

Three Hundred Good Steeds (horses of Arab Breed) refers to those companions of Prophet Muhammad who fought at ‘Badr.’ (Their actual number was 313; however, in many prophecies the numbers are usually rounded up). The Sanskrit word Arvah means a swift Arab horse particularly used by Asuras (non-Aryans).

Ten Thousand Cows refer to ten thousand companions who accompanied the Prophet when he conquered Mecca. The Sanskrit word ‘go’ is derived from gaw meaning to go to war, and it is used for both an ox and a cow. A cow or an ox as described in the Vedas represents both as a symbol of war and peace and amity. We find both these qualities in the companions of Prophet Muhammad. They were saintly men, pious and compassionate like a cow, and they were fierce and strong in establishing peace and justice.

A Hadith of Prophet Muhammad will make this prophecy even more clear. It is narrated in Sahih Al-Bukhari, Vol. 9, number 159 and an additional deatil in Saheeh Muslim: Sharh an-Nawawee, Vol. 8. This Hadith refers to a dream of the Prophet while he was in Makkah, i.e., before his migration to Medina:

Abu Musa related that the Prophet (pbuh) said, “I saw in a dream that I was migrating from Makkah to a land where there were date palm trees. I thought that it might be the al-Yamamah or Hajar, but it turned out to be Yathrib (Medina). And I saw cows (being slaughtered, as quoted in Sahih Muslim) there – and what is with Allah is better. Eventually, the cows proved to symbolize the believers (who were killed) on the day (of the battle) of Uhud, and the good (which I saw in the dream) was the good and reward of truth which Allah bestowed upon us after the battle of Badr.”‘

This Hadith shows that cows in the dream represented the Prophet’s companions. The ten thousand cows in the Vedic mantra thus refer to ten thousand saintly companions of Prophet Muhammad.

The Prophet would ride a camel. This clearly indicates that it cannot be an Indian Rishi, since it is forbidden for a Brahman to ride a camel according to the Sacred Books of the East, volume 25, Laws of Manu pg. 472. According to Manu Smirti chapter 11 verse 202, “A Brahman is prohibited from riding a camel or an ass and to bathe naked. He should purify himself by suppressing his breath”.

19 responses to “Prophet Muhammad in Vedas

  1. asalamoalaikum bro………….

    mashallah i appreciate ur work …

    plzz tell this fool agniveer about the real truth and translation of vedas which truly prophesise prophet muhammad[pbuh]

    • Dear Muslim,

      The vedas were revealed in the beginning when a lot of men, women, rishis and maneeshies were placed on the earth. Therefore the vedas do not contain stories/prophecies of men.The man who follows the vedas does not believe either in AVATAR OR PROPHETHOOD. The follower of vedas believes that AUM is the only true GOD and VEDAS is the 1st and last book of God.

      Namaste

      • assala mu alaikum my friend,so it is your elders fault,why they revea;ed such a book and why dont they destroyed it,what is the casue for these books,becasue your and my last prophet is muhammed,i will like to say that first follow our own reliogion because your reliogion says dont worship idiol in yajurved and ya jurved “na tasya patima asti” there is no image of god,so go and first make your self a strong hindu if these books are old so why hindus dont destroy it,my friend come to truth dont make your self bad my friend remember ALLAH is one and prophet muahmmed is the last messenger of ALLAh,good bye and peace be with you

  2. We muslim should not mock any other human, since we believe in universal brotherhood. And Allah has forbid us mocking the gods of musyrikin, since they will mock Allah because they don’t know.
    As far as the word “aum” is concerned, i’ve learned that it is nowhere to be found in the vedas (correct me if i am wrong, i am just a student of veda), but God often referred to as ka. And the vedas actually believe in rishi, which can be translated as prophet. I do agree that veda do not believe in avtar because it is also nowhere to be found in the vedas.
    It is their right to choose between accepting or not. And certainly we will know the one truth in the end of days. but I testify i am a muslim bowing my will to the one truth.

  3. Assalamualaikum brothers Prophet mohammed also mention in bible and parsi scriptures
    and also there are scientific facts in quran and also debate btw zakir naik and sri sri ravishankar
    he agreed that god is only one and mohammed is the messenger of god then too he is not accepting islam. islam is the truth from the God every human being should accept it.
    may allah show the true way to the non muslims

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  10. This shows your lack of knowledge about vedas, upanishads and hindu concept of god, plse read translation made by scholars like maxmuller,weber,grifith . and vedas mainly deal with hymns to please various god like Rudra,Indra,varuna,Agni etc it wont deal with prophet muhammad vedas,upanishads deal only about Omnipotent,omnipresent,omniscient self Immanent in all (i.e BRAHAMAN) for that supreme being some hymns in upanishads(svetasvatara upanishads) called it Rudra (ch II,17;III,2;4; IV,12,21,22) ,Siva(Ch III,14;IV,10), Hara(I,10),Bhagavat(III,14) and all vedic dieties like Prajapathi(creator) Indra,varuna,Agni are amalgmated/identified with Siva thats why we call him Mahadeva, father of universe,lord of universe(for later two names of rudra see Rigved hymnXXXIII,9, hymn XLIX10) these are only few examples of greatgod siva in veda and vedanta , and for vishnu refer BHAGAVAT GITA , for same Brahaman we call siva,vishnu both are same in concept and we belive OM as sign of SELF/BRAHAMAN pls refer Mandukya upanishad, we follow those vedas only which are highly sacred no modification is made since 3800 years. one more thing Allah dont have same kind of description as Omnipresent,immanet in all . that is the reason as per Veda/vedanta(upanishad) he is not god for HINDUS last thing we dont belive in heaven/hell we belive only in reincarnation as mentioned in veda/vedanta those books very old and deals only sanathan darma which we are following from since 3000BC . All over the world knows about vedas and hindu darma pls dont interpret for your benifit it brings nothing but bad name to you

  11. dear brothers it is foolish with out any proof no hindu and sanscrit scholar will agree about this these citation are only interpretation of unknown persons , any thing in veds should be accepted only if it is made by sanskrit scholars who work critically reviewed by the all historians and vedic scholars from allover the world .then only it will be published and it will accept by the world. please dont do this with out any proper research it will lead to nothing but waste of time

  12. assala mu alaikum and peace be with you my friend,first of all that show me prooves that where any one says in your book that god have thousand heads and such things like that,first of all that make your self a strong hindu because your book yajurved says “na tasya patima asti” there is no image of god so how can you see that god have thousand heads and second is your book yajurved says “ekkam edityam” god is one but unfortunately you make many gods,first of all that prophet muahmmed is the last messenger of ALLAH{god} and you said our book never says about hell and heaven so i agree, this is true you book never sasy that but first you have to belive in qoran,i will request you first read qoran than you will know is there really heaven and hell and if you want more prooves and if you have any misunderstandings about islam so you can ask me my friend good bye and peace be with you

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