Is Lord Krishna an unmentioned prophet of Islam? Controversial topic indeed! There’s a debate raging for those of you who don’t know about it. The esteemed author of The Wrong Kind of Muslim has decided to blog about his ideals, much to the chagrin of, well, pretty much everyone who read the post, apparently.
In an effort to bring together the beliefs of Islam and Hinduism, Qasim Rashid decided to explain why it is completely plausible for God to send Lord Krishna and Prophet Muhammad, regardless of what the religious texts say. In fact, Rashid uses religious texts to prove, sort of, his point.
For example, Rashid points out that the Fourth Article of Faith in Islam states there should be a belief in all prophets of God, and that religion is not specified. Beyond that, Rashid explains God’s divine guidance is not unique to any one specific people, and that the Prophet Muhammad spoke of no less than 124,000 prophets to mankind, many of which were never named.
By the end of the blog, or article, or whatever it is, Rashid has tied in Lord Krishna to all the other prophets who have ever been sent by God, regardless of religion. After all, he states the presence of Lord Krishna was spoken about by Muhammad himself, though many Islamic teachers believe those texts to be doctored.
Here come the trolls!
Regardless of what you believe, and to someone who knows nothing of either side of the argument, the entire post seems well-intentioned and wholesome; as soon as you scroll down to the comments, you get to see an entirely different viewpoint. Apparently, just the mention that Lord Krishna might be a true prophet of God, or that he may even be tied into the Islamic religion is enough to set people on edge and make the snarky typos roll.
What I find curious about the entire situation is that no one really focused on what the core value of the entire commentary was: that despite religious lines, two men who are supposedly prophets both believed in and taught the core values of God.
Of course, no one really wants to give on in their side of the argument, so people are content to just slam each side of the argument.
The real lesson that should have been taken from this is that posting about religion gets you nowhere. If you want to make a large group of relatively people hostile, then by all means, post something about religion. There are few things as powerful as that topic, and even fewer mythologies that people are willing to kill and be killed over.
Was Lord Krishna a true prophet of God? Was he God Himself as the Hindus claim? Does any of it really matter? Perhaps if people can be happy in whatever they believe, the rest of the population will realize it’s no one’s business either way.
I want to know about your opinion on this statement without indulging in a racial fight.