A group of muslim scholars rewriting the Atharvaveda in a viral image is not true.

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A viral picture of Muslim scholars reading some books while a book of Atharvaveda is also seen in this picture is getting viral on all the social media platforms since last few days.

Claim: The viral picture claims to be of a group of Muslim scholars who are rewriting the Atharvaveda. These books are being written to misinterpret the Hindu reference to the Vedas.

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The same viral picture was tweeted by the official verified Twitter handle of Madhu Purnima Kishwar. The archived version of this tweet can be accessed from here.

Truth

No, the viral pic is not of Muslim scholars who are rewriting the Atharvaveda.

With the help of google reverse image search, we found a link to an article from the Hindu which had been published on 2nd april 2014.The article clearly states that the image shows students at the library of an Islamic seminary in Hyderabad studying the Vedas to understand the common attributes in Islam and Hinduism.The article further says that the library belongs to Al Mahadul Aali Al Islami seminary and it has more than 1,000 books on other religions.

The caption of the image, clicked by “The Hindu” photojournalist G Ramakrishna reads, “Students at Al Mahadul Aali Al Islami studying the Vedas to understand the common attributes in Islam and Hinduism. This seminary has more than 1000 books on other religions at Hyderabad.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

During our course of the investigation, we also found that the same image was made viral in July 2020 and several websites like Alt News,India today group, etc debunked this story at that time.

Therefore in our investigation the claims made on this viral image were found to be incorrect.

Mohd Nadeem Siddiqui

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Mohd Nadeem Siddiqui

Author of 2 books and a former researcher on Homeland, Defence and National Security for last 10 years.Independent Fact Checker and busting fake news.