In the name of Allāh,
the Beneficent, the Merciful.
Peace and Blessings of Allāh on Mohammad.
Allāh–the Glorious and the High,
Lord of the worlds
Mohammad–who brought the world
to our feet and eternity to our arms.
HINDUISM –TRIMURTI IS ARTIFICIAL
According to Hindus their Godhead consists of three personages –Brahma the Creator, Vishnu the Preserver and Shiva the Destroyer.
But, like Karma and Reincarnation, no one seems to know the origin/source of this Trinity. One Hindu source states:
“In the Vedas we do not find any reference to the concept of Trinity. During the Rigvedic period, Vishnu was a minor solar deity, while Shiva was almost unknown. The Rigvedic hymns speak of Rudra, a fierce god of the skies and thunder, father of Maruts, who was invoked mostly as the healer with wondrous medicines. But we are not sure whether he was in any way connected with the Shiva of later times.
It is quite possible that the concept of Trinity was not a Vedic concept but another from another native religious tradition of the subcontinent, and probably with some minor modifications and name transference, especially in case of Brahma and Vishnu, it was assimilated into the Indian religious tradition. It is now well established beyond doubt that the subcontinent had a number of religious traditions spanning over at least two to three millenniums before the time the Vedic Civilization was firmly established in the North. Contrary to the popular opinion, it was probably not the Vedic culture which prevailed during the progress of Indian civilization, but other traditions which absorbed it and assimilated it into their practices acknowledging, either fully or conditionally, the validity of the Vedas, which gradually gave birth to a complex and diverse tradition that we today identify as Hinduism.” (Color added). http://www.hindu website.com/hinduism/hindutrinity.asp
Apart from there being no reference to the Trinity of Brahma, Vishnu and Shiva in the Vedas.
As noted “Vishnu was a minor solar deity” who is now one of the major Gods of Hinduism. It would be poor cerebration to entertain that God grows in status. And considering that the Creator (Brahma) of the Universe and its Preserver (Vishnu) would need to be established from the onset of creation.
And while Shiva, the Destroyer, may not be needed until the dissolution of the Universe, his identity would nevertheless have been established so there should not have to be uncertainty if he and Rudra, “a fierce god of the skies and thunder,” are one and the same person.
Equally significant. Hamlyn notes:
“The Vedas revile worshippers of the phallus, whereas the worship of Shiva in the form of a stone linga has long been wide-spread,” and that “For the great majority of peasants the most important deity is not Vishnu or Shiva, but the village goddess (gramadevata), often called Earth Goddess or Mother, significantly always feminine”–(Man and his Gods encyclopedia of the world’s religions, p. 175).
It is doubtful the Vedas would “revile worshippers of the phallus” if such worship was of Divine inspiration; considering that Shiva is part of the Triune Godhead.
And that peasants would look to “gramadevata” as “the most important deity” if Vishnu and Shiva were Preserver and Destroyer.
Cardinal doctrines of a religion re to be clearly expressed; and not left to assumptions.
As shown, Karma and Reincarnation are assumed; Krishna is not God; Yoga is opposed to Divine decree; and, evidently, the Trimurti also has no root in Hinduism.
Whereas Hinduism is complexity, mythology and uncertainty. Islam is simplicity, Divinity and certainty:
- “And whoever does good deeds, whether male or FEMALE, and he (or she) is a believer –these will enter the Garden, and they will NOT be dealt with a whit unjustly”–Qur’an 4:124)
- “Surely the owners of the Garden are on that day in a happy occupation. They and their wives are in shades, reclining on raised couches”–(Qur’an 36:56; 43:70)
- “And those who believe and whose off-spring follow them in faith –We unite them with their offspring and We shall deprive them of naught of their work. Every man is pledged for his work”–Qur’an 52:21)
- “Surely the men who submit and the women who submit, and the believing men and the believing women, and the obeying men and the obeying women, and the truthful men and the truthful women, and the patient men and the patient women, and the humble men and the humble women, and the alms-giving men and the alms-giving women, and the fasting men and the fasting women, and the men who guard their private parts and the women who guard, and the men who remember Allah much and the women who remember –Allah has prepared for THEM FORGIVENESS AND A MIGHTY REWARD”–(Qur’an 33:35).
- “Surely for those who keep their duty is achievement, Gardens and vineyards, And youthful (companions), equals in age, And a pure cup. They hear not therein vain words, nor lying — A reward from thy Lord, a gift sufficient”–(Qur’an 78:31-36).
Any wonder then that even in the face of our adversity and suffering Muslims still laugh and smile: “And you hope from Allāh what they hope not”–(Qur’an 4:104).