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Similarties Between Islam & Hinduism : Concept of God in Hinduism and in Isl
ARTICLES OF FAITH (IMAAN) IN ISLAM & COMPARISON WITH TENETS PRESCRIBED BY HINDU SCRIPTURES
Almighty Allah says in the Glorious Quran
It is not righteousness
That ye turn your faces
Towards East or West;
But it is righteousness
To believe in Allah
And the Last Day,
And the Angels,
And the Book,
And the Messengers;
(Al Quran 2:177)

Sahih Muslim Vol. 1 Book of Imaan Chapter 2 Hadith 6.


It is reported in Sahih Muslim

... A man came to the Prophet and said O Messenger of Allah, what is Imaan (faith)? He (the prophet) said: That you affirm your
Allah, His Angels, His Books, His Meeting, His Messengers and that you believe in the Resurrection i.e. Hereafter and that you believe
i.e. destiny.
(Sahih Muslim Vol. 1, Book of Imaan, Chapter 2, Hadith 6)
Thus the six articles of faith of Islam are:
i)

Concept of God (The first article of faith in Islam is Tawheed i.e. belief in the one Unique Eternal Creator of all creation).

ii)

His angels

iii)

His books

iv)

His messengers

v)

The Hereafter i.e. Life after death and

vi)

Qadr i.e. destiny

Lets study what Hinduism says about these six articles.


Concept of God in Hinduism and in Islam
Let us examine the concept of God in these two major religions in light of their respective scriptures and study if there are similarities.
First we shall discuss the Concept of God in Hinduism.
a.

COMMON CONCEPT OF GOD IN HINDUISM :

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