Certain websites claim that in a Hadith it is mentioned the following:

Prophet Muhammad declared, "There was a prophet of God in India who is dark in color and his name was Kahan." (History of Hamadan Dailmi Chapter Al-Kaaf)

Looking at the above verse, it is highly likely that this is refering to Lord Krishna who is need called ''Kahan'' and is dark complexioned. The Quran does mention that there have been 128,000 prophets send by Allah but there are also high chances of this Hadith being interpolated just like many Puranas are in Hinduism (especially the Bhavishya Purana which seems to mention Prophet Muhammad and many Biblical characters). So is the above Hadith a ''sahih'' Hadith or is it also interpolated like the Bhavishya Purana in Hinduism?

  • 1,24,000 is very weak report, 1,28,000 is false – Alp Sankhya Jul 30 '17 at 12:36

Please see this answer with regard to Hinduism being of divine origin according to Islam. In short, there were several messengers, and we don't know the names of all of them and hence it is possible that some figure revered in Hinduism was a Messenger or Prophet.

Quran 4:164 And [We sent] messengers about whom We have related [their stories] to you before and messengers about whom We have not related to you. And Allah spoke to Moses with [direct] speech.

Nevertheless, claiming with certainty that someone was a Prophet without solid proof is wrong, its inventing a lie about Allah.

Quran 6:93 And who can be more unjust than he who invents a lie against Allah, or says: "I have received inspiration," whereas he is not inspired in anything.

Krishna\Kahna is not mentioned in the Quran, nor in any well known hadith collections.

Regarding the "hadith" quoted in the question: The arabic text كان في الهند نبيا أسود اللون اسمه كاهنا , I couldn't find in whole or part in any of the Hadith collections, Tafsirs, Histories or Fiqh books on library.islamweb.

Online articles which mention this "hadith" always refer to تاريخ همذان Taarikh-i-Hamdaan Dailami ; Baab-ul-Kaaf. This is an obscure history book.

Daylami is known to have collected hadith in a book titled Firdaus al-Akhbar, Chapter Al Kaaf is available online at archive.org on pages 291-364 (following his alphabetic ordering, it should probably be present in pages 317 - 327). I couldn't find the 'hadith' listed there.

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