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Why Are Hindus Kafirs

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They deny Allah [swt] - his tawheed - and the risalah and nubuwa of Sayyidna Muhammad al-Mustafa [sawa]. They are kuffar. And they are not from a divinely prescribed past religion and so they are not Ahl al-kitab.

You cannot eat their slaughtered meat, but you can eat their otherwise halal food as long as they have not made it najis by coming in contact with it with wetness. Remember that najasah is not assumed, it must be proven and CERTAINTY must be reached, not high probability (zhann).

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Because human beings have taken it upon themselves to declare every religion but their own false and thus it's followers 'non-believers'. All because we can totally be an expert on another person's religion even though we've never practiced it or understood it from anything but an outsiders perspective, you know how much we Muslims love it when non-Muslims do that to us.

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They believe in multiple forms of Allaah, make statues of these forms (or even pictures) and pray to these created things.

This is, actually, spot on!

That said, do you have any evidence that a particular form of prayer is more efficacious than others? I made a thread about that below.

If Hindu Prayers are Answered, What Does It Mean?

They deny Allah [swt] - his tawheed - and the risalah and nubuwa of Sayyidna Muhammad al-Mustafa [sawa].

The latter part is correct. Hindus/Hinduism does not have a concept of prophethood, be it Mohammed or Adam/Jesus, etc.

They are kuffar. And they are not from a divinely prescribed past religion and so they are not Ahl al-kitab.

What are the criteria for differentiating between a "divinely prescribed religion" and a "non-divinely prescribed religion"?

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I havent studied Hinduism, but i have heard people who incline towards Hinduism talk about their beliefs and they believed in the oneness of God. So perhaps its the case that you can be Hindu and believe in the oneness of God. I seem to remember them saying that Hanuman and Krishna and characters like this were not separate deities from God, but facets and catalists for people to connect with the one God...or something like that.

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This is, actually, spot on!

That said, do you have any evidence that a particular form of prayer is more efficacious than others? I made a thread about that below.

If Hindu Prayers are Answered, What Does It Mean?

I've read a little on Hinduism. Particular form of prayer? From an 'Islaamic perspective, it's the puja to idols (and in this case, a lot of idols) that is forbidden. We don't believe in a created image of Allaah (or a God, if your prefer). Thoughts?

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Because human beings have taken it upon themselves to declare every religion but their own false and thus it's followers 'non-believers'. All because we can totally be an expert on another person's religion even though we've never practiced it or understood it from anything but an outsiders perspective, you know how much we Muslims love it when non-Muslims do that to us.

Yes, forget about what Allah (swt) says about mushriks, no no, it's we who are making declarations.

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I've read a little on Hinduism. Particular form of prayer? From an 'Islaamic perspective, it's the puja to idols (and in this case, a lot of idols) that is forbidden. We don't believe in a created image of Allaah (or a God, if your prefer). Thoughts?

Sure.

First of all, the Hindu does not worship the idol per se. There are many newsstories where some thieves break into a temple and steal some idol and make money out of it etc. Now, if a Hindu had previously been worshipping in that temple, after the thieves steal it, the Hindu does not suddenly become an atheist since the idol is no longer there! He would simply go to a different temple to pray to God.

Next, one form of definition of God accepted in Hinduism is via Tatastha Lakshana (definition per accidens). An example of this would be the following - "Steve's home is the home on top of which is perched a peacock". This is to be contrasted to Svarupa Lakshana (definition in essence). In the former, only accidental attributes (a peacock on the roof) are used to define a thing (Steve's home), while in the latter, the very essence of the thing is used to define it. An idol, for a Hindu, is a form of Tatastha Lakshana of God.

Next, the (theistic) Hindu idea of Brahman is that He is a personal God endowed with infinite auspicious attributes - omnipotence, omnibenevolence, etc. The Hindu also believes that out of supreme love for us unliberated souls and God embodies himself from time to time as Avataras - famous ones being Rama and possibly the most celebrated one being Krishna. Krishna, Rama, etc. are avataras of the one ultimate God - Vishnu. Vishnu has been doing this for ever and will continue to do so forever. The primary reason why Vishnu incarnates is out of grace for his devotees. The secondary reason also is that sometimes adharma (unrighteousness) overtakes the universe and Vishnu needs to put his feet down and set things in order, as it were. There are strong scriptural statements that such actions do not affect the essence of Vishnu. I made a thread on that here.

Incarnation/avatarhood Versus Prophethood

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Bid'a doesn't automatically= bad.

67 - Úäå¡ Úä ÃÈí íæÓÝ íÚÞæÈ Èä íÒíÏ¡ Úä ÍãÇÏ Èä ÚíÓì¡ Úä ÍÑíÒ ÑÝÚå ÞÇá: ßá ÈÏÚÉ ÖáÇáÉ¡ æßá ÖáÇáÉ ÓÈíáåÇ Åáì ÇáäÇÑ.

67 – And from him (Abu Ja`far Ahmad b. Abi `Abdillah al-Barqi) from Abu Yusuf Ya`qub b. Yazib from Hammad b. `Isa from Hariz going up to him. He said: Every bid`a is misguidance (dalala) and the path of every misguidance is to the Fire.

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67 - Úäå¡ Úä ÃÈí íæÓÝ íÚÞæÈ Èä íÒíÏ¡ Úä ÍãÇÏ Èä ÚíÓì¡ Úä ÍÑíÒ ÑÝÚå ÞÇá: ßá ÈÏÚÉ ÖáÇáÉ¡ æßá ÖáÇáÉ ÓÈíáåÇ Åáì ÇáäÇÑ.

67 – And from him (Abu Ja`far Ahmad b. Abi `Abdillah al-Barqi) from Abu Yusuf Ya`qub b. Yazib from Hammad b. `Isa from Hariz going up to him. He said: Every bid`a is misguidance (dalala) and the path of every misguidance is to the Fire.

There is not bid'atul hasana in Islam? If they do not affect worship or eschew the wajibat.

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