Allopanishad is a pseudo upanishad which purportedly injected among valid upanishads. Sri Aurobindo, Dayananda Saraswati and Swami Vivekananda ruled out the validity of Allopanishad (ALLA+UPANISHAD) by citing ‘Mukthikopanishad’ which endorses the list of 108 valid upanishds.
They have claimed that this must have been written during Akbar regime when he started Din Illa-hi religion(mixture of Hinduism and Islam) which couldn’t attract people.
Akbar grand son Dara Shikoh was an avid reader of Upanishads and Vedanta who concluded and supported the similarities between Islam’s oneness of god and Vedanta’s Brahma description. He has translated 50 Upanishads in Persian with the help of acclaimed poet Jaganath Pandit.
The Upanishads are many, and said to be one hundred and eight, but some declare them to be still larger in number. Some of them are evidently of a much later date, as for instance, the Allopanishad in which Allah is praised and Mohammed is called the Rajasulla. I have been told that this was written during the reign of Akbar to bring the Hindus and Mohammedans together, and sometimes they got hold of some word, as Allah, or Illa in the Samhitâs, and made an Upanishad on it.
So in this Allopanishad, Mohammed is the Rajasulla, whatever that may mean. There are other sectarian Upanishads of the same species, which you find to be entirely modern, and it has been so easy to write them, seeing that this language of the Samhitâ portion of the Vedas is so archaic that there is no grammar to it
– Swami Vivekananda in ‘Lectures from Colombo to Almora’
~ If you have not read the Atharva Veda, come to us and look through its pages from beginning to end, or you may go to any person who knows that book and read with him all the verses given in its twenty chapters. You will never find the name of your Prophet in it.
And as regards Allopanishad it is not given in the Atharva Veda or in its ancient commentary, called the Gopath Braahama or in any of its Shaakhaas (branches). We surmise that some one wrote it in the reign of the Emperor Akbar. Its author appears to have been a man who knew a little of Sanskrit and Arabic, because in its text both Sanskrit and Arabic words occur. For example, the Arabic words Asmallam Ille and the Sanskrit words Mitra and Varuna occur in the above passage and the same is seen throughout the whole book.
– Swami Dayananda in ‘Satyartha Prakash‘
Some of the Upanishads are, no doubt, quite modern, for mention is made even of an Allah–upanishad.
– Max Muller in ‘Upanishads’ Page lxvii
Pandit Satyabrata Samasrami mentions even an Allopanishad, or the Upanishad of Allah, the shameless production of some sycophant of the Mussalman rulers of India.
– Bankim Chandra Chattopadhyay, poet of Vandematram, in ‘Bankim Racanavali’ lll:l68
In the days of Akbar an Upanishad was again composed with the object of converting Hindus into Musulmans — and it was called Allopanishad. How strange !.
– Devendra Nath Tagore (father of Rabindra Nath Tagore and Brahma Samaj pioneer) in The autobiography of Maharshi Devendranath Tagore
On the occasion of Akbar Badshah’s coronation, these Yogis recited Allopanishad in vedic metres and blessed him. His favourite Queen Devi Choudharani recited these mantras while doing Tulsi Puja, praying for his long life.
– Indian literature: Volume 41 , page 175, Sahitya Academy
Allopanishad Alläsüktam probably the work of a Hindu converted to Islam.
– Albrecht Weber, famous German Indologist, in ‘Indische Streifen, eine Sammlung von bisher in Zeitschriften ( Indian Strip, a collection of far smaller papers in journals)’
Some upanishads are written by self-seeking Brahminism as demanded by expediency and when emperor Akbar was toying with the idea of a new religion Dil-Il- Adi, the Brahmins had written for him, a new upanishad called Allopanishad.
– S. N. Sadasivan in ‘A social history of India’ –Page 178
Even the contention that a certain Allopanishad, pointing to a Vedic reference of Allah and the prophet Mohammed, is authoritative is shown to be a falsification.
–The Quarterly review of historical studies:
Page no 27, Volume 28 , 1988, Calcutta, India.
Allopanishad Islamic Works Allopanishad, also known as Alia Upanisad, is a celebrated work of Sanskrit literature. It was written by a Hindu courtier (16th Century) of Emperor Akbar, which was an apocryphal chapter of the Atharvaveda.
– N.Singh in ‘Encyclopaedic Dictionary of Pali Literature’
Volume 1 Page 40
Texts called “Upanishads” continued to appear up to the end of the British rule in 1947. The Akbar Upanishad and Allah Upanishad are examples having been written in the 17th century, at the instance of Darah Shikoh, in praise of Islam
– Harry Oldmeadow in ‘Light from the East: Eastern Wisdom for the Modern West’ – Page 37
Some count up to 200 Upanishads, others up to 100. Barth says that the number of the Upanishads may go up to 250, including the Allah Upanishad that was composed at the time of Akbar
– Anthony Elenjimittam in ‘The Upanishads: Isa, Katha,
Mundaka, Mandukya’ Page 10
Over the centuries, new upanishads have been composed.Thus, for example, in the 17th century the Mogul emperor Shah Jahan’s Son wanted an Upanishad to be written dedicated to Allah, the Islamic nomenclature for God. This gave rise to the Allopanishad.
– Raman Varadara in
Glimpses of Indian Heritage – Page 70