Hindu faith at distance with world religions: INTERFAITH AMERICA

Having grown up amidst Hindus, celebrating Diwali, visiting local temples, and studying Hindi (as apposed to Urdu), I obtained a fair understanding of the Hindu faith to be able to show due respect to them.

For over 15 years now I have been chair of the INTERFAITH AMERICA, foremost in San Francisco Bay Area, it has been most challenging for me to get Hindu panelists to speak at our forum, while other faith traditions have been extremely open in participating at our forum.

Unlike other interfaith groups, INTERFAITH AMERICA prefers to feature speakers followed by interactive question and answer sessions for full benefit of all participants where representatives display and share the beauties of their faith traditions.

A question that has intrigued my mind is why three major faiths Judaism, Christianity, and Islam share the same origin all the to Adam and Even and all Abrahamic traditions and Biblical Prophets and the Hindu Faith is silent and distant from all of them?

The onus to provide the answer is on the believers of the Hindu faith from its own spiritual scriptures in a clear and convincing manner.

The slide below gives a snapshot. Anyone interested in the faith can post the response here.

Categories: The Muslim Times

4 replies

  1. Hinduism claims to be the oldest faith in the world and it’s surprising that they do not take up the challenge of explaining their beliefs to the rest of the world.

    Considering their followers in India are persecuting Muslims for having converted centuries ago from Hinduism to Islam, they cannot seem to be able to logically justify this.

    Since they claim to believe in one God and that their various idols and gods only help them in their belief, of the oneness of God (Ishwar), it’s strange indeed!

    It reminds me of the pre-Islamic Arabs and their beliefs…

    I recently answered a Jain friend when he sent me a video clip of a lecture by some Sikh person who was telling his audience that they believed that all that was in the world was so amazing that, that was the reason that they considered everything as god! And that’s his/their justification for having multiple gods.

    My answer to this clip was …’How about EVERYTHING IS GOD’S? Because, everything that is in the heavens and the earth belongs to HIM who has no beginning or ending.

    The point I am trying to make is our MAKER is ONE! Because if everything and being around us was god, all of these things and beings have a beginning and an end and therefore our conception of our CREATOR goes kaput since we believe in a BEING who has no beginning or end and is SOLE OWNER of what we are and see around us, etc.!’

    After the above response, I never received a counter response. Therefore, I’ve reached the conclusion that they don’t have a leg or concrete belief with hard evidence in what they follow.

    • Excellent! Resonates with the intent of my article. The graphic in the article I out together was posted on my Facebook page in response a Hindu friend who sent me a few videos on the controversy over why Muslims do not sing “Bande Mataram” in the Indian parliament etc., which has been gathering some storm lately.
      I took the opportunity to put the record right. Since posting one the Facebook, the friend stopped sending me any more videos and has not replied to my post.

  2. Excellent! Resonates with the intent of my article. The graphic in the article I out together was posted on my Facebook page in response a Hindu friend who sent me a few videos on the controversy over why Muslims do not sing “Bande Mataram” in the Indian parliament etc., which has been gathering some storm lately.
    I took the opportunity to put the record right. Since posting one the Facebook, the friend stopped sending me any more videos and has not replied to my post.

  3. They most likely, won’t! Since they don’t have any concrete leg/s to stand on with logical arguments.

    Each caste follows their own god/s cum ‘saints’ who have acquired some standing in their respective communities, and they tell their followers what to do and what not.

    Example, Mahatma Ghandi has acquired the role of a kind of bhagwan as have others.

    They also differ in their dietary restrictions according to what they believe. E.g. the Jains and also the Swaminarayans don’t eat root vegetables, for example onions, garlic, carrots, etc. are out of bounds despite being vegetables because they believe that destroying the roots is in-humane!!!!

    Things get very interesting and complicated the more they find humans to worship instead of Allah!

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