- Who is Allah according to Hinduism?
What do Hindu scriptures say about Allah?
Are there any references to him in Hindu scriptures?
- BTW, I saw some blogs stating Shukracharya as Allah and all Muslims as demons in Hinduism.
Who is this Shukracharya?
According to Hinduism, Allah is Lord Shiva.
Allah is the one who never takes birth. In Hinduism Lord Shiva never takes birth. Allah is amorphous and Shiva Lingam in Hinduism is the symbol that Lord Shiva is lacking in shape or shapeless. Allah is the creator and destroyer and Lord Shiva is the eternal seed of all the things. He is creator, operator and destroyer.
In Macca there is a shiva lingam which is called "Noor-e-ilahi" i.e. Lord of light in islam. The same entity is called "Jyotirlingam" in Hinduism.
There are many references in Shiva Purana which describes the properties of Shiva which is found suitable/similar to Allah in Islam. e.g. Truth,light,amorphous,.. etc.
In Bhagvad Geeta Lord Krishna has nerrated that if thousands of suns appear in sky then maybe it forms equal light of Parmatman. Parmatman is "Ajanma", "Akarta" and "Abhokta" means unborn, undoer. Shiva purana provides more details about Shiva Parmatman who never takes birth and never takes anything but is only a light.
Brahmakumaris also describes Shiva as Allah/GOD.
Shukracharya is demon teacher or guru. He is not allah. Shukracharya is great devotee of Allah/Shiva. Shukracharya always guides demons. And muslims are not demons. Muslims are humans only like us.
Hindu scriptures doesn't mention at all about anything who closely resembles an Islamic Allah.
Theologically, Allah could be equated to Brahman, the Hindu supreme God. But the comparison fails after this point. Brahman is called'Shunya' (emptiness), 'Purna' (infinity) or even simply the pronoun'It'. Hindu Brahman is the all pervasive, genderless, infinite, eternal truth and bliss which does not change, yet is the cause of all changes. It doesn't favour it's followers nor punish those who doesn't believe in it. It doesn't have emotions not any characteristics (Nirguna Brahman) or can be conceptualized as having definite characteristics (Suguna Brahman).
Allah is word which simply means 'the one true God'. He (a male entity) is described in Quran as having a spiritual body, a distinct personality replete with emotions and desire. Allah has a form which is Absolute, Spiritual, infallible, most beautiful and transcendental to all kind of material objects, free from even a tinge of material contamination.
Clearly, the basic assumptions about Allah and Brahman are quite different and stark.If a Hindu assumes Allah to be a form of Brahman's infinite forms, it would be offensive to an Islamic purist, because then the absolute-ness of Allah is lost.
No, there is no mention of Allah in any Hindu scriptures. Hindu scriptures are believed to be thousands year old and Islam as a religion came much later. So, don't believe whoever tells such things.
Whether it is Iswar, Allah, God; all refers to the same Supreme lord who creates this world to live in harmony and be His true reflection.
Let me make it simple for you. Completely forget that Allah is an Islamic origin name. Think of your Ishta or your favourite deity and imagine you are calling him Allah out of love. I would suggest to everyone who have submitted their own answers here to not think of Islam when explaining yourself and not to take this question very literal. Very big saints and Sufis like Bhagat Kabir, Sacho Sain Satram Das, Bhagat Kanwar Ram, Shah Abdul Latif Bhittai (A Muslim who is dearly loved by everyone including Hindus) have called Brahman by countless names. For example, Meharbaan which means the merciful, Sajrahn which is used to call Him in love, Saiban and so on. And all of the Hindu saints that I mentioned above have used the name Allah when mentioning Paramatma in bhajans.
What I'm trying to say is Allah is not limited to Islam. Allah is a beautiful name for Almighty Brahman. Allah is a name for Paramatma. To understand this, you do not need to look at a specific scripture because a scripture would never prevent someone from expressing his love to God in the form of different names. You can call Him "father" if you like or even "Ahura Mazda" Which is the name used for God in the Zoroastrianism religion that means "The Wise One". Always remember what matters more while praying to Him and calling Him with different names is your intentions. You can think of Lord Krishna or Lord Rama while saying Allah and He will lovingly listen to you. They both are One with Paramatma which is the reason I used "He" and not "They" in the previous sentence.
Bottom line is do not think of Allah as a God only limited to Islam. This is completely wrong as Paramatma is not limited to any religion. Think of Allah as a nickname for Paramatma which you call out of love. Just like you would call a loved one "Bablu".
Shukracharya is a maharshi. There were two kinds of people at that time. Devas and Asuras. According to devas, asura means demon/evil. According to asura, they call 'devas' as 'daevas' which means demon/evil. These devas used to live in today's Northern Pakistan. Pariha is the place from where lord Rudra came. According to them, these Asuras are evil. Asuras used to live in Today's India. Devas thought these Asuras are evil and started destroying them and finally when they have reached Kasi(Varanasi), Lord Rudra realized that they are not evil but different. So, he decided to make Kasi as the holiest place and built many temples and declared that No war should ever happen in this place. All those remaining Asuras were taken to pariha and he gave a new life for them in pariha. Then, the devas came into Today's India and settled here itself.
These devas treated shukracharya as demon god because he used to stand on their side. Before shukracharya guided them, the asuras didn't know much about anything. No rules, No civilization etc. He came and made them follow rules set by him in the name of god. All the asuras started following him and so a strong religion has been built by using faith. As days passed the asuras started destroying temples and idols of other religions' gods stating there is only one god and you should follow only him.
Since Hindus treated shukracharya as evil, they destroyed almost all the details about him.Lord Ram likes Shukracharya and does the same but this time he sets only laws to be followed and doesn't do that in the name of god as laws can be updated, unlike faith. In Ramayana, you can find a little part about Shukracharya. In Shiva purana and Shiva Trilogy by Amish tripathi, you can get all the points I have mentioned here.
Allah is arebic word meaning "Parabramha".
Allah = Means "The Only One to be Worshipped".
In Bhagvad Gita 9.23 Lord Shrikrishna says :
येऽप्यन्यदेवता भक्ता यजन्ते श्रद्धयान्विता: |
तेऽपि मामेव कौन्तेय यजन्त्यविधिपूर्वकम् || 23||
ye ’pyanya-devatā-bhaktā yajante śhraddhayānvitāḥ te ’pi mām eva kaunteya yajantyavidhi-pūrvakam
Meaning - O son of Kunti, even those devotees who faithfully worship other gods also worship me. But they do so by the wrong method.
Receiver of all prayers is Lord Shri Krishna.
So you can say , Allah i.e. Parabrahma is Lord Shri Krishna