Ten more Hindu idols desecrated now in Bangladesh by Islamic Extremists


Punishment demanded for Jhalakathi UNO for allegedly aiding attempted grab of Hindu widow’s land, Moulvibazar unit Bangladesh Mahila Parishad urges public unity to resist anti-Hindu pogromimages (97)

Ten Hindu idols in a Narsingdi temple were desecrated by some 10-12 unidentified miscreants yesterday.

Meanwhile, speakers at a human chain demanded that the Rajapur upazila nirbahi officer (UNO) in Jhalakathi be punished for allegedly aiding two local brothers in an attempt to grab a 55-year-old Hindu widow’s land by labelling it as vested property.

In another incident, Bangladesh Mahila Parishad’s Moulvibazar unit urged all to come together to resist anti-Hindu pogrom and other communal violence as the government had failed to protect the Hindus from attacks following the January 5 parliamentary elections.

Our Narsingdi correspondent reports, some 10-12 unidentified miscreants desecrated 10 idols of Hindu deities including Laxmi, Saraswati, Kartikeya and Ganesha in a Jinardi union temple of Narsingdi’s Palash upazila around 2:00am yesterday.

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Hearing noises, the locals came out and thwarted the miscreants’ attempt to set Sanerbari Durga Mandir on fire, said the temple’s Management Committee President Debdas Sarker.

On Wednesday, some 50-60 locals had snatched four men, accused of stealing from three Hindu shops adjacent to the temple, from an arbitration and threatened to attack Hindus in the locality, he added.

Police said they were trying to nab the criminals. The upazila’s Hindus have been living in panic as a failed attack on two Hindu houses in the upazila’s Danga area had taken place two days after the January 5 parliamentary election, said Debdas.

Our Jhalakathi correspondent adds, the widow, Amio Bala, claimed that the brothers, accompanied by an upazila land office surveyor and some men, on January 20 had driven her out from the land on T&T Road she inherited from her husband.

They also showed a letter, signed by UNO Mahabuba Aktar, also the land office’s assistant commissioner, asking the surveyor to properly hand over the “vested property” leased out to the wife of one of the brothers, she alleged.

However, police that day stopped the men from erecting a barbed wire fence around the land and told her to stay put, she added. The UNO refuted the allegations. Vested properties are those left behind by Hindus during the 1965 Indo-Pakistan war.

The Rajapur units of Bangladesh Hindu-Buddhist-Christian Oikya Parishad and Puja Udjapon Committee formed the human chain before Rajapur Press Club.

There some local men had tried to foil the human chain while another, in a threatening tone, told this correspondent to refrain from publishing news incriminating the UNO.

Our Moulvibazar correspondent reports, the district unit Udichi Committee President Mokbul Hosain said the government was responsible for protecting lives and properties of Hindus being tortured around the country.

Addressing a human chain the mahila parishad organised before Moulvibazar Press Club around 10:00am, he said the government was yet to take any effective step.

“The government is giving us hope but failing to prove its mettle. If the failure persists, the present secular Bangladesh will face danger,” he said.

The Daily Star News

3 thoughts on “Ten more Hindu idols desecrated now in Bangladesh by Islamic Extremists

  1. I have two things to show you. One is a verse and second is a hadith.

    1)

    وَلَا تَسُبُّوا الَّذِينَ يَدْعُونَ مِن دُونِ اللَّـهِ فَيَسُبُّوا اللَّـهَ عَدْوًا بِغَيْرِ عِلْمٍ
    ‘And do not insult those they invoke other than God lest they insult God in enmity without knowledge.’ (Q. 6:108)

    Ibn al Arabi writes:

    اتفق العلماء على أن معنى الآية : لا تسبوا آلهة الكفار فيسبوا إلهكم
    ‘All scholars have agreed that this verse wants us not to abuse the gods of non-Muslims or they will abuse our God.’
    (Ahkam al Qur’an, volume #2, page #265)

    2)

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Achtiname_of_Muhammad#Document

    • YO HO HO MO,

      EDUCATING MOHAMMEDANS:

      PAGAN ARABS WORSHIPPED ALLAH BEFORE ISLAM

      Historical evidences, impartial logic, well versed references and all available circumstantial judgments can very well prove that—(a) Allah name of deity was pre-existed much before the arrival of Islam, (b) Pre-Islamic Pagan peoples worshipped Allah as their supreme deity. Allah’s name existed in pre-Islamic Arab. In ancient Arab the Allah was considered to be the supreme God/deity and Arab Pagans worshipped Allah before Islam arrived.

      Let us examine below some valid questions and answers:

      Did the Pagan Arabs in pre-Islamic times worship 360 gods? Yes
      Did the pagans Arabs worship the sun, moon and the stars? Yes
      Did the Arabs built temples to the Moon-god? Yes
      Did different Arab tribes give the Moon-god different names/titles? Yes
      What were some of the names/titles? Sin, Hubul, Ilumquh, Al-ilah.
      Was the title “al-ilah” (the god) used as the Moon-god? Yes
      Was the word “Allah” derived from “al-ilah?” Yes
      Was the pagan “Allah” a high god in a pantheon of deities? Yes.
      Was he worshipped at the Kabah? Yes.
      Was Allah only one of many Meccan gods? Yes
      Did they place a statue of Hubul on top of the Kabah? Yes.
      At that time was Hubul considered the Moon-god? Yes.
      Was the Kabah thus the “house of the Moon-god”? Yes.
      Did the name “Allah” eventually replace that of Hubul as the name of the Moon god? Yes.
      Did they call the Kabah the “house of Allah”? Yes.
      Were al-Lat, al-Uzza and Manat called “the daughters of Allah”? Yes.
      Yusuf Ali explains in fn. 5096, pg. 1445, that Lat, Uzza and Manat were known as “the daughters of God [Allah]”
      Did the Qur’an at one point tell Muslims to worship al-Lat, al-Uzza and Manat? Yes. In Surah 53:19-20.
      Have those verses been “abrogated” out of the present Qur’an? Yes.
      What were they called? “The Satanic Verses.”

      The variable names (Sin, Hubul, llumquh, Al-ilah) of moon god were used by various tribes of pagan Arabs. Pagan god SIN was the name of Moon-god.

      WHO ACTUALLY IS ALLAH?

      According to Islamic Theologians (Mullahs, Maulana, Moulavis, etc.), or Islamic teachings– Allah is the supreme God or creator who (suddenly one day?) talked or introduced Himself with Mohammed through an Angel named Gabriel, disclosing the truth that it is the Allah who created everything in the universe. Surprisingly, Qur’an never defines the word “Allah” as to who actually Allah was or what was the relation of Allah with pagans. I believe, 99% percent of Mohammedans believe that—Allah’s name was invented or started right from the time when Gabriel disclosed the truth (?) to Muhammad in the cave of Hira Parvat (Mountain) and gave him the Quran. They believe that before this truth was revealed—pagan Arabs were in total darkness (Andhakar Zuug) and they used to worship various puppet goddess and that the pagans were very evil people.

      I can bet on this fact that no mullahs ever told Mohammedans the real truth, neither do they believe this clear truth that “Allah” was in fact a pre-existing deity in pagan Arabia.

      WHAT HYPOCRISY!

      Some important factors which will suggest that the name “Allah” was already in use by Pagans as their chief God/deity:

      (A) In pre-Islamic days, that Mohammedans call the Days of ignorance, the religious background of the Arabs was pagan, and basically animistic. Through Moon, Sun, Stars, Planets, Animals, wells, trees, stones, caves, springs, and other natural objects Arabs made contact with the deity. At Mekka, “Allah” was the chief of the gods and the special deity of the Quraish, the prophet’s tribe.

      Allah had three daughters: Al Uzzah (Venus) most revered of all and pleased with human sacrifice; Manah, the goddess of destiny, and Al Lat, the goddess of vegetable life. These three daughters of Allah (there is a Quranic verse about them) were considered very powerful over all things. Therefore, their intercessions on behalf of their worshippers were of great significance.

      (B) Arabs used to give their children names such as—Abdullah (slave of Allah). Clean proof was the fact that, Mohammed’s father’s name was “Abdullah”. Logical analogy here is—had there been no “Allah” in pre-Islamic Arab, there could be no Abdullah or slave of Allah in Arabia.

      (C) Even today, in the entire Arab World, not only Mohammedans but all other non-Mohammedans (Jews, Christians, Sabians, Bahai, and atheists etc.) Arabs says—“Ya Allah” as the expression of surprise or unhappiness/sorrow.

      (D). Albert Hourani’s statement:

      “The Islamic name used for God was “Allah”, which was already in use for one of the local Gods (it is now used by Arabic-speaking Jews and Christians as the name of God (A history Of Arab people by Albert Hourani, 1991, page-16, Belknap press of Harvard University, USA)

      History tells us two theories of Allah’s existence in and around the Kaba Sharif:

      (1) Pagans used to call the largest Statue amongst the 360 deities as ALLAH—whom they used to consider the chief/supreme deity (god).

      Or,

      (2) Pagan Arabs used to worship 360 deities inside Kaba Sharif, and they used to consider them different smaller deities under the total control of a single most powerful chief deity called “ALLAH” who was invisible (Nirakar) and was the all-powerful, all-knowing, and totally unknowable.

      Now some factors which will suggest “Allah” was the Moon-god of Arab pagans:

      In the Qur’an there are at least a dozen verses in which Allah repeatedly swears by the names such as moon, sun, stars, planets, night, wind etc. It is a mystery why the creator Allah (?) should swear by his creations. Normally, we swear by the name of something much superior to us, such as we swear by God or by the name of our father (who is considered senior or superior to us). But we never swear by the name of something inferior to us. Here in the Quran swearing fashions of Allah (God) by moon or stars hinting us that Allah considered these things superior to himself. And this makes us to think (otherwise) as to who actually acted as Allah in the Quran? However, in his explanation of why the Qur’an swears by the moon in Surah 74:32,

      “Nay, verily by the Moon,” Yusuf Alli comments, “The moon was worshipped as a deity in times of darkness”(fn. 5798, pg. 1644).

      Perhaps, this swearing of Allah was due to the usual/cultural habits of worshipping the moon as their God in pagan customs.

      (B) Yousuf Ali stated (Page-1921-1623 of his English Translation of Holy Quran):

      “Moon-worship was equally popular in various forms………Apollo and Diana—the twin brother and sister, representing the sun and moon. …in the Vedic religion of India the moon god was Soma, the lord of the planets…….the moon was male divinity in ancient India. The moon was also male divinity in ancient Semitic religion, and the Arabic word for the moon “qamar’ is of the masculine gender, on the other hand, the Arabic word for sun “shams” is feminine gender. The pagan Arabs evidently looked upon the sun as a goddess and the moon as a God.

      The Pagan deities best known in the Ka’ba and round about Mecca were Lat, Uzza, and Manat.…the 360 idols established by the Pagans in the Ka’ba probably represented the 360 days of an inaccurate solar year. This was the actual modern pagan worship as known to the Quraish contemporary with our prophet”

      (C) Influence of Moon in Islam:

      Who can deny the paramount influences of the moon in a Mohammedan’s life? In Islam, the moon is considered the holiest astronomical object, and the moon is the guiding light of all Islamic rituals/festivals. Contradictions and conflicts are very common with the dates of Eids and Ramadan and obviously it is a chronic problem and the moon is the nucleus of this problem. The crescent moon and stars are the symbolic sign in the national flags of many Muslim countries, and it is present over the Mosques, in the Mohammedan graveyard etc.

      Mohammed compromised to Pagans to establish Islam in Arabia:

      Mohammed did his clever tactics of adapting many rites of paganism into Islam, in order to accommodate Islam among the pagan Arabs. He made lots of political pacts with the Pagan Leaders such as Abu Suffian to accommodate his new idea of religion and he agreed to incorporate many of the Pagan rituals in Islam. Mohammed asked the pagans to worship only the “Allah” the largest God, and destroy the idols of all other gods and goddesses that existed in Kabah. To establish oneness (monotheist) of God, he repeatedly asked them not to make any partners to Allah (That is why we can find hundreds of Quranic verses “asking not to make any partners to Allah). Finally, the Prophet was able to convince (by force of course) the pagans to destroy all idols, and on return (he) agreed (perhaps) to keep the “Names” of the goddess of the most famous Pagan tribes as the alternative names of Allah—hence Islam has 99 NAMES of Allah.

      Mohammed did command his followers to participate in these pagan ceremonies while the pagans were still in control of Mecca.

      (Please See Yusuf Ali, fn. 214, pg. 78). … “the whole of the [pagan] pilgrimage was spiritualized in Islam…” (Yusuf Ali: fn. 223 pg. 80).

      In the Tafsir (of Quran-2:200) maoulana Yousuf Ali stated:

      “After Pilgrimage, in Pagan times, the pilgrims used to gather in assemblies in which the praises of ancestors were sung. As the whole of the pilgrimage rites were spiritualized in Islam, so this aftermath of the Pilgrimage was also spiritualized. It was recommended for pilgrims to stay on two or three days after the pilgrimage, but they must use them in prayer and praise to God”.

      (#223 of Shane’nazul by Maoulana Yousuf Ali, page-81)

      In Islam many rituals performed (today) by devoted Mohammedans in the name of Allah are connected to the pagan worship that existed before Islam. Pagans practices of the Pilgrimage of Kabah once a year–the Fast of Ramadan, running around the Kabah seven times, kissing the black stone, shaving the head, animal sacrifices, running up and down two hills, throwing stones at the devil, snorting water in and out the nose, praying several times a day toward Mecca, giving alms, Friday prayers, etc. are strictly followed by Mohammedans today. Nobody can deny the fact that, all the above rituals of Mohammedan’s hajj today—existed well before the arrival of Islam.

      It is highly plausible to consider the fact that by incorporating much of the Pagan’s rituals in the new religion of Islam—Mohammed successfully reduced the pagan-risk and it was perhaps one of the most important milestone-attempts to conquer the minds of Pagans resulting in massive breakdown of the Pagans’ moral support to oppose Islam.

      The central shrine at Mekka was the Pagan’s Kaaba (called House of Allah), a cube like stone structure which still stands though many times rebuilt. Imbedded in one corner is the black stone, probably a meteorite, the kissing of which is now an essential part of the Mohammedan’s pilgrimage.

      It is the historical fact that the Ka’aba, the sacred shrine which contains the Black Stone, in Mecca was used for pagan idol worship before Islam and even called the House of Allah at that time. The name of the God whom the Arabs worshipped was the god of pantheon—Ali-ilah the god, the supreme, the predeterminer of everybody’s life or destiny—the chief God “Allah”

      Who has not read the story of the BLACK STONE which was very sacred (povitra) to all various tribes of Quraish. When one day this sacred stone was needed to transfer from one place to another, there was a quarrel amongst the various tribes, as to who will carry that sacred stone? Then young Mohammed invented the solution of this serious problem. He (Mohammed) put this sacred stone over a Chaddor (piece of cloth) and asked one representative from each tribe to hold the Chaddor and carry the stone. I narrated this story briefly just to prove that—black stone did exist long before Islam was invented.

      In summary, it has been truthfully and logically proven with all possible available circumstantial evidences/rational that, Islam was not a new religion but it is Reformed Paganism.

      I believe that all these monotheistic religions have more or less similar origins. This idea of monotheistic religion was not a brand new invention. Monotheistic thought was declared by Ancient Pharaoh Kings, and Mesopotamia’s king Hamarubi (3000 B.C.). Differences were, these kings demanded that they themselves were the God whom everybody should worship.

      References:

      1. The Holy Qur’an, Translated by A. Yousuf Ali, Published by Amana Corporation, Brentwood, Maryland, 1983
      2. Buchari Sharif, Bengali Translation by Maulana Muhammad Mustafizur Rahman, Sulemani Printers and Publishers, Dhaka, Second edition-1999
      3. A History of the Arab peoples, by Albert Hourani, the Belknap press of Harvard University press, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1991
      4. Dr. Robert Morey, 1996 Research and Education Foundation.
      5. Gilchrist, The Temple, The Ka’aba, and the Christ (Benoni, South Africa, 1980), p. 16.
      6. G. J. O. Moshay, Who Is This Allah?, (Dorchester House, Bucks, UK, 1994), pg. 138
      7. Ibn Warraq, Why I Am Not A Muslim, (Prometheus, Amherst, 1995) p. 42.

      8. Encyclopedia of Islam, eds. Lewis, Menage, Pellat, Schacht (Leiden: E. J. Brill, 1971, II:1093.)
      9. Encyclopedia of Religion and Ethics (ed. Hastings), I:326.

      10.The Ultimate Encyclopedia of Mythology, Arthur Cotterell and Rachel Storm, Lorenz Books, New York 10011, Anness Publishing Limited 1999
      11. Roots of the Western Tradition, (a short history of ancient world) by C.Warren Hollister, Library of congress cataloging-in-publication data, 6th edition, 1

      ALLAH THE MOON GOD
      The Archaeology of the Middle East
      The religion of Islam has as its focus of worship a deity by the name of “Allah.” The Muslims claim that Allah in pre-Islamic times was the biblical God of the Patriarchs, prophets, and apostles. The issue is thus one of continuity. Was “Allah” the biblical God or a pagan god in Arabia during pre-Islamic times?
      The Mohammed’s claim of continuity is essential to their attempt to convert Jews and Christians for if “Allah” is part of the flow of divine revelation in Scripture, then it is the next step in biblical religion.
      Thus we should all become Mohammedans. But, on the other hand, if Allah was a pre-Islamic pagan deity, then its core claim is refuted. Religious claims often fall before the results of hard sciences such as archeology. We can endlessly speculate about the past or go and dig it up and see what the evidence reveals. This is the only way to find out the truth concerning the origins of Allah.
      As we shall see, the hard evidence demonstrates that the god Allah was a pagan deity. In fact, he was the Moon-god who was married to the sun goddess and the stars were his daughters.
      Archaeologists have uncovered temples to the Moon-god throughout the Middle East. From the mountains of Turkey to the banks of the Nile, the most wide-spread religion of the ancient world was the worship of the Moon-god. In the first literate civilization, the Sumerians have left us thousands of clay tablets in which they described their religious beliefs. As demonstrated by Sjoberg and Hall, the ancient Sumerians worshipped a Moon-god who was called many different names. The most popular names were Nanna, Suen and Asimbabbar. His symbol was the crescent moon.
      Given the amount of artifacts concerning the worship of this Moon-god, it is clear that this was the dominant religion in Sumeria. The cult of the Moon-god was the most popular religion throughout ancient Mesopotamia. The Assyrians, Babylonians, and the Akkadians took the word Suen and transformed it into the word Sin as their favorite name for the Moon-God. As Prof. Potts pointed out,
      “Sin is a name essentially Sumerian in origin which had been borrowed by the Semites.”

      In ancient Syria and Cana, the Moon-god Sin was usually represented by the moon in its crescent phase. At times the full moon was placed inside the crescent moon to emphasize all the phases of the moon. The sun-goddess was the wife of Sin and the stars were their daughters. For example, Istar was a daughter of Sin. Sacrifices to the Moon-god are described in the Pas Shamra texts. In the Ugaritic texts, the Moon-god was sometimes called Kusuh. In Persia, as well as in Egypt, the Moon-god is depicted on wall murals and on the heads of statues. He was the Judge of men and gods.
      The Old Testament constantly rebuked the worship of the Moon-god (see: Deuteronomy. 4:19;17:3; II Kings. 21:3,5; 23:5; Jeremiah. 8:2; 19:13; Zephaniah. 1:5, etc.) When Israel fell into idolatry, it was usually the cult of the Moon-god. As a matter of fact, everywhere in the ancient world, the symbol of the crescent moon can be found on seal impressions, steles, pottery, amulets, clay tablets, cylinders, weights, earrings, necklaces, wall murals, etc. In Tell-el-Obeid, a copper calf was found with a crescent moon on its forehead. An idol with the body of a bull and the head of man has a crescent moon inlaid on its forehead with shells. In Ur, the Stela of Ur-Nammu has the crescent symbol placed at the top of the register of gods because the Moon-god was the head of the gods. Even bread was baked in the form of a crescent as an act of devotion to the Moon-god. The Ur of the Chaldees was so devoted to the Moon-god that it was sometimes called Nannar in tablets from that time period.

      A temple of the Moon-god has been excavated in Ur by Sir Leonard Woolley. He dug up many examples of moon worship in Ur and these are displayed in the British Museum to this day. Harran was likewise noted for its devotion to the Moon-god. In the 1950’s a major temple to the Moon-god was excavated at Hazer in Palestine. Two idols of the moon god were found. Each was a stature of a man sitting upon a throne with a crescent moon carved on his chest. The accompanying inscriptions make it clear that these were idols of the Moon-god. Several smaller statues were also found which were identified by their inscriptions as the “daughters” of the Moon-god. What about Arabia? As pointed out by Prof. Coon,
      “Muslims are notoriously loath to preserve traditions of earlier paganism and like to garble what pre-Islamic history they permit to survive in anachronistic terms.”

      During the nineteenth century, Amaud, Halevy and Glaser went to Southern Arabia and dug up thousands of Sabean, Minaean, and Qatabanian inscriptions which were subsequently translated. In the 1940’s, the archeologists G. Caton Thompson and Carleton S. Coon made some amazing discoveries in Arabia. During the 1950’s, Wendell Phillips, W.F. Albright, Richard Bower and others excavated sites at Qataban, Timna, and Marib (the ancient capital of Sheba). Thousands of inscriptions from walls and rocks in Northern Arabia have also been collected. Reliefs and votive bowls used in worship of the “daughters of Allah” have also been discovered. The three daughters, al-Lat, al-Uzza and Manat are sometimes depicted together with Allah the Moon-god represented by a crescent moon above them.
      The archeological evidence demonstrates that the dominant religion of Arabia was the cult of the Moon-god.

      In Old Testament times, Nabonidus (555-539 BC), the last king of Babylon, built Tayma, Arabia as a center of Moon-god worship. Segall stated,
      “South Arabia’s stellar religion has always been dominated by the Moon-god in various variations.”
      Many scholars have also noticed that the Moon-god’s name “Sin” is a part of such Arabic words as “Sinai,” the “wilderness of Sin,” etc. When the popularity of the Moon-god waned elsewhere, the Arabs remained true to their conviction that the Moon-god was the greatest of all gods. While they worshipped 360 gods at the Kabah in Mecca, the Moon-god was the chief deity. Mecca was in fact built as a shrine for the Moon-god.

      This is what made it the most sacred site of Arabian paganism. In 1944, G. Caton Thompson revealed in her book, The Tombs and Moon Temple of Hureidha, that she had uncovered a temple of the Moon-god in southern Arabia. The symbols of the crescent moon and no less than twenty-one inscriptions with the name Sin were found in this temple. An idol which may be the Moon-god himself was also discovered. This was later confirmed by other well-known archeologists.

      The evidence reveals that the temple of the Moon-god was active even in the Christian era. Evidence gathered from both North and South Arabia demonstrates that Moon-god worship was clearly active even in Mohammed’s day and was still the dominant cult. According to numerous inscriptions, while the name of the Moon-god was Sin, his title was al-ilah, i.e. “the deity,” meaning that he was the chief or high god among the gods. As Coon pointed out, “The god Il or Ilah was originally a phase of the Moon God.” The Moon-god was called al- ilah, i.e. the god, which was shortened to Allah in pre-Islamic times. The pagan Arabs even used Allah in the names they gave to their children. For example, both Mohammed’s father and uncle had Allah as part of their names.

      The fact that they were given such names by their pagan parents proves that Allah was the title for the Moon-god even in Mohammed’s day. Prof. Coon goes on to say,
      “Similarly, under Mohammed’s tutelage, the relatively anonymous Ilah, became Al-Ilah, The God, or Allah, the Supreme Being.”

      This fact answers the questions,
      “Why is Allah never defined in the Qur’an?
      Why did Muhammad assume that the pagan Arabs already knew who Allah was?”
      Muhammad was raised in the religion of the Moon-god Allah. But he went one step further than his fellow pagan Arabs. While they believed that Allah, i.e. the Moon-god, was the greatest of all gods and the supreme deity in a pantheon of deities, Mohammed decided that Allah was not only the greatest god but the only god.

      In effect he said,
      “Look, you already believe that the Moon-god Allah is the greatest of all gods. All I want you to do is to accept that the idea that he is the only god. I am not taking away the Allah you already worship. I am only taking away his wife and his daughters and all the other gods.”
      This is seen from the fact that the first point of the Mohammed creed is not, “Allah is great” but “Allah is the greatest,” i.e., he is the greatest among the gods. Why would Mohammed say that Allah is the “greatest” except in a polytheistic context? The Arabic word is used to contrast the greater from the lesser. That this is true is seen from the fact that the pagan Arabs never accused Mohammed of preaching a different Allah than the one they already worshipped. This “Allah” was the Moon-god according to the archeological evidence. Mohammed thus attempted to have it both ways. To the pagans, he said that he still believed in the Moon-god Allah. To the Jews and the Christians, he said that Allah was their God too. But both the Jews and the Christians knew better and that is why they rejected his god Allah as a false god.

      Al-Kindi, one of the early Christian apologists against Islam, pointed out that Islam and its god Allah did not come from the Bible but from the paganism of the Sabeans. They did not worship the God of the Bible but the Moon-god and his daughters al-Uzza, al-Lat and Manat.
      Dr. Newman concludes his study of the early Christian-Mohammedan debates by stating,
      “Islam proved itself to be…a separate and antagonistic religion which had sprung up from idolatry.”
      Islamic scholar Caesar Farah concluded
      “There is no reason, therefore, to accept the idea that Allah passed to the Mohammedans from the Christians and Jews.”
      The Arabs worshipped the Moon-god as a supreme deity. But this was not biblical monotheism. While the Moon-god was greater than all other gods and goddesses, this was still a polytheistic pantheon of deities. Now that we have the actual idols of the Moon-god, it is no longer possible to avoid the fact that Allah was a pagan god in pre-Islamic times.
      Is it any wonder then that the symbol of Islam is the crescent moon? That a crescent moon sits on top of their mosques and minarets? That a crescent moon is found on the flags of Islamic nations? That the Mohammedans fast during the month which begins and ends with the appearance of the crescent moon in the sky?
      CONCLUSION
      PAGAN ARABIA
      The pagan Arabs worshipped the Moon-god Allah by praying toward Mecca several times a day; making a pilgrimage to Mecca; running around the temple of the Moon-god called the Kabah; kissing the black stone; killing an animal in sacrifice to the Moon-god; throwing stones at the devil; fasting for the month which begins and ends with the crescent moon; giving alms to the poor, etc.,

      The Mohammedan’s claim that Allah is the God of the Bible and that Islam arose from the religion of the prophets and apostles is refuted by solid, overwhelming archeological evidence. Islam is nothing more than a revival of the ancient Moon-god cult. It has taken the symbols, the rites, the ceremonies, and even the name of its god from the ancient pagan religion of the Moon-god. As such, it is sheer idolatry and must be rejected by all those who follow the Torah and Gospel.

      The religion of ancient Israel was based on revelation; the Old Testament says that God appeared in diverse places and spoke to the Patriarchs; there they raised altars of undressed stones, called Beth-el—or House of God. Man’s sensual imagination soon led him “to collect his gods in the dust and fashion them as he pleased,” imagining that God resided in these Stones. Thus it became Beth-aven or House of Vanity. Beth-el abounded in Chaldea, Asia, Egypt, Africa, Greece, in remote parts of Europe, among the Druids, Gauls, and Celto-Scythians, and in North and South America.

      In the Hebrew language, stones fallen from the sky are called Bethel (Heb. “House of God”). After dreaming of a ladder reaching to heaven, Jacob called his stone pillow a Bethel-stone (Genesis 28:10-22).

      “The Pagans imitated the Beth-el of Jacob and consecrated them with oil and blood, making them gods, calling them Betyles (betylus, baetyl, betyles). In classical antiquity a stone, either natural or artificially shaped, venerated as of divine origin, or as a symbol of divinity. There were a number of these sacred stones in Greece, the most famous being on the omphalos at Delphi. Likewise there were the so-called animated or oracular stones. “Strabo, Pliny, Helancius (Hellanicus) or Beth-al-Jupiter, Cybele, Venus, Mithras). The greater part of the natural Betyles were the black meteorites or fire-balls fallen from the heavens and regarded by the Sabeists as heavenly divinities. These meteorites were the Cabiri, and the Pelasgi—whose most noted worshippers were wandering or dispersed men” (The Trail of the Serpent, by Inquire Within, Boswell Publishing Co., Limited, London (1936) p. 10).

      Meteorites-cults are common in Greco-Roman civilizations. According to the religious historian Mircea Eliade, the Temple of Artemis (Diana) at Ephesus contained a squat statue of the mother-goddess, carved from a meteorite that fell from Jupiter (Acts 19:26-35). The Palladium of Troy and the conic black stone or (Baetyl) of Elagabal in Emesa, Syria, are believed to be of meteoric origin. Likewise, the Phrygian mother goddess Cybele worshipped in Pessinus (later Rome) was a stone; doubtless a meteorite. A further example is the meteorite of Pessinunt in Phrygia, which was worshipped as “the needle of Cybele,” brought to Rome in a powerful procession after the Punic war on advice from the Delphic oracle; there the meteorite was worshipped as a fertility goddess for further 500 years.

      “The most famous of all of the stone fetishes of Arabia was, of course, the Black Stone in the sanctuary of Mecca. The Kabah was, and still is, a rectangular stone structure. Built into its Eastern corner is the Black Stone which had been an object of worship for many centuries before Mohammed appropriated the Kabah for his new religion, and made the pilgrimage to this holy place one of the pillars of Islam.”
      (Mohammed: The man and his faith, Tor Andrae, 1936, Translated by Theophil Menzel, 1960, p. 13-30; Britannica, Arabian Religions, p. 1059, 1979).
      The “Hadschar al Aswad” in the Kabah is the most well known example of meteorite worship in newer times. Despite the prohibition of portraying God and adoration of objects, pilgrims to Mecca kiss this “Hadschar al Aswad” (Black Stone) which, according to the prophet is “Yamin Allah” (the right hand of God), supposedly a divine meteorite or Bethel-stone predating creation that fell at the feet of Adam and Eve. It is presently embedded in the southeastern corner of the Kabah. Muslims touch and kiss the black stone during Hajj.

      PAGAN ARABS WORSHIPPED ALLAH BEFORE ISLAM

      Historical evidences, impartial logic, well versed references and all available circumstantial judgments can very well prove that—(a) Allah name of deity was pre-existed much before the arrival of Islam, (b) Pre-Islamic Pagan peoples worshipped Allah as their supreme deity. Allah’s name existed in pre-Islamic Arab. In ancient Arab the Allah was considered to be the supreme God/deity and Arab Pagans worshipped Allah before Islam arrived.

      Let us examine below some valid questions and answers:

      Did the Pagan Arabs in pre-Islamic times worship 360 gods? Yes
      Did the pagans Arabs worship the sun, moon and the stars? Yes
      Did the Arabs built temples to the Moon-god? Yes
      Did different Arab tribes give the Moon-god different names/titles? Yes
      What were some of the names/titles? Sin, Hubul, Ilumquh, Al-ilah.
      Was the title “al-ilah” (the god) used as the Moon-god? Yes
      Was the word “Allah” derived from “al-ilah?” Yes
      Was the pagan “Allah” a high god in a pantheon of deities? Yes.
      Was he worshipped at the Kabah? Yes.
      Was Allah only one of many Meccan gods? Yes
      Did they place a statue of Hubul on top of the Kabah? Yes.
      At that time was Hubul considered the Moon-god? Yes.
      Was the Kabah thus the “house of the Moon-god”? Yes.
      Did the name “Allah” eventually replace that of Hubul as the name of the Moon god? Yes.
      Did they call the Kabah the “house of Allah”? Yes.
      Were al-Lat, al-Uzza and Manat called “the daughters of Allah”? Yes.
      Yusuf Ali explains in fn. 5096, pg. 1445, that Lat, Uzza and Manat were known as “the daughters of God [Allah]”
      Did the Qur’an at one point tell Muslims to worship al-Lat, al-Uzza and Manat? Yes. In Surah 53:19-20.
      Have those verses been “abrogated” out of the present Qur’an? Yes.
      What were they called? “The Satanic Verses.”

      The variable names (Sin, Hubul, llumquh, Al-ilah) of moon god were used by various tribes of pagan Arabs. Pagan god SIN was the name of Moon-god.

      WHO ACTUALLY IS ALLAH?

      According to Islamic Theologians (Mullahs, Maulana, Moulavis, etc.), or Islamic teachings– Allah is the supreme God or creator who (suddenly one day?) talked or introduced Himself with Mohammed through an Angel named Gabriel, disclosing the truth that it is the Allah who created everything in the universe. Surprisingly, Qur’an never defines the word “Allah” as to who actually Allah was or what was the relation of Allah with pagans. I believe, 99% percent of Mohammedans believe that—Allah’s name was invented or started right from the time when Gabriel disclosed the truth (?) to Muhammad in the cave of Hira Parvat (Mountain) and gave him the Quran. They believe that before this truth was revealed—pagan Arabs were in total darkness (Andhakar Zuug) and they used to worship various puppet goddess and that the pagans were very evil people.

      I can bet on this fact that no mullahs ever told Mohammedans the real truth, neither do they believe this clear truth that “Allah” was in fact a pre-existing deity in pagan Arabia.

      WHAT HYPOCRISY!

      Some important factors which will suggest that the name “Allah” was already in use by Pagans as their chief God/deity:

      (A) In pre-Islamic days, that Mohammedans call the Days of ignorance, the religious background of the Arabs was pagan, and basically animistic. Through Moon, Sun, Stars, Planets, Animals, wells, trees, stones, caves, springs, and other natural objects Arabs made contact with the deity. At Mekka, “Allah” was the chief of the gods and the special deity of the Quraish, the prophet’s tribe.

      Allah had three daughters: Al Uzzah (Venus) most revered of all and pleased with human sacrifice; Manah, the goddess of destiny, and Al Lat, the goddess of vegetable life. These three daughters of Allah (there is a Quranic verse about them) were considered very powerful over all things. Therefore, their intercessions on behalf of their worshippers were of great significance.

      (B) Arabs used to give their children names such as—Abdullah (slave of Allah). Clean proof was the fact that, Mohammed’s father’s name was “Abdullah”. Logical analogy here is—had there been no “Allah” in pre-Islamic Arab, there could be no Abdullah or slave of Allah in Arabia.

      (C) Even today, in the entire Arab World, not only Mohammedans but all other non-Mohammedans (Jews, Christians, Sabians, Bahai, and atheists etc.) Arabs says—“Ya Allah” as the expression of surprise or unhappiness/sorrow.

      (D). Albert Hourani’s statement:

      “The Islamic name used for God was “Allah”, which was already in use for one of the local Gods (it is now used by Arabic-speaking Jews and Christians as the name of God (A history Of Arab people by Albert Hourani, 1991, page-16, Belknap press of Harvard University, USA)

      History tells us two theories of Allah’s existence in and around the Kaba Sharif:

      (1) Pagans used to call the largest Statue amongst the 360 deities as ALLAH—whom they used to consider the chief/supreme deity (god).

      Or,

      (2) Pagan Arabs used to worship 360 deities inside Kaba Sharif, and they used to consider them different smaller deities under the total control of a single most powerful chief deity called “ALLAH” who was invisible (Nirakar) and was the all-powerful, all-knowing, and totally unknowable.

      Now some factors which will suggest “Allah” was the Moon-god of Arab pagans:

      In the Qur’an there are at least a dozen verses in which Allah repeatedly swears by the names such as moon, sun, stars, planets, night, wind etc. It is a mystery why the creator Allah (?) should swear by his creations. Normally, we swear by the name of something much superior to us, such as we swear by God or by the name of our father (who is considered senior or superior to us). But we never swear by the name of something inferior to us. Here in the Quran swearing fashions of Allah (God) by moon or stars hinting us that Allah considered these things superior to himself. And this makes us to think (otherwise) as to who actually acted as Allah in the Quran? However, in his explanation of why the Qur’an swears by the moon in Surah 74:32,

      “Nay, verily by the Moon,” Yusuf Alli comments, “The moon was worshipped as a deity in times of darkness”(fn. 5798, pg. 1644).

      Perhaps, this swearing of Allah was due to the usual/cultural habits of worshipping the moon as their God in pagan customs.

      (B) Yousuf Ali stated (Page-1921-1623 of his English Translation of Holy Quran):

      “Moon-worship was equally popular in various forms………Apollo and Diana—the twin brother and sister, representing the sun and moon. …in the Vedic religion of India the moon god was Soma, the lord of the planets…….the moon was male divinity in ancient India. The moon was also male divinity in ancient Semitic religion, and the Arabic word for the moon “qamar’ is of the masculine gender, on the other hand, the Arabic word for sun “shams” is feminine gender. The pagan Arabs evidently looked upon the sun as a goddess and the moon as a God.

      The Pagan deities best known in the Ka’ba and round about Mecca were Lat, Uzza, and Manat.…the 360 idols established by the Pagans in the Ka’ba probably represented the 360 days of an inaccurate solar year. This was the actual modern pagan worship as known to the Quraish contemporary with our prophet”

      (C) Influence of Moon in Islam:

      Who can deny the paramount influences of the moon in a Mohammedan’s life? In Islam, the moon is considered the holiest astronomical object, and the moon is the guiding light of all Islamic rituals/festivals. Contradictions and conflicts are very common with the dates of Eids and Ramadan and obviously it is a chronic problem and the moon is the nucleus of this problem. The crescent moon and stars are the symbolic sign in the national flags of many Muslim countries, and it is present over the Mosques, in the Mohammedan graveyard etc.

      Mohammed compromised to Pagans to establish Islam in Arabia:

      Mohammed did his clever tactics of adapting many rites of paganism into Islam, in order to accommodate Islam among the pagan Arabs. He made lots of political pacts with the Pagan Leaders such as Abu Suffian to accommodate his new idea of religion and he agreed to incorporate many of the Pagan rituals in Islam. Mohammed asked the pagans to worship only the “Allah” the largest God, and destroy the idols of all other gods and goddesses that existed in Kabah. To establish oneness (monotheist) of God, he repeatedly asked them not to make any partners to Allah (That is why we can find hundreds of Quranic verses “asking not to make any partners to Allah). Finally, the Prophet was able to convince (by force of course) the pagans to destroy all idols, and on return (he) agreed (perhaps) to keep the “Names” of the goddess of the most famous Pagan tribes as the alternative names of Allah—hence Islam has 99 NAMES of Allah.

      Mohammed did command his followers to participate in these pagan ceremonies while the pagans were still in control of Mecca.

      (Please See Yusuf Ali, fn. 214, pg. 78). … “the whole of the [pagan] pilgrimage was spiritualized in Islam…” (Yusuf Ali: fn. 223 pg. 80).

      In the Tafsir (of Quran-2:200) maoulana Yousuf Ali stated:

      “After Pilgrimage, in Pagan times, the pilgrims used to gather in assemblies in which the praises of ancestors were sung. As the whole of the pilgrimage rites were spiritualized in Islam, so this aftermath of the Pilgrimage was also spiritualized. It was recommended for pilgrims to stay on two or three days after the pilgrimage, but they must use them in prayer and praise to God”.

      (#223 of Shane’nazul by Maoulana Yousuf Ali, page-81)

      In Islam many rituals performed (today) by devoted Mohammedans in the name of Allah are connected to the pagan worship that existed before Islam. Pagans practices of the Pilgrimage of Kabah once a year–the Fast of Ramadan, running around the Kabah seven times, kissing the black stone, shaving the head, animal sacrifices, running up and down two hills, throwing stones at the devil, snorting water in and out the nose, praying several times a day toward Mecca, giving alms, Friday prayers, etc. are strictly followed by Mohammedans today. Nobody can deny the fact that, all the above rituals of Mohammedan’s hajj today—existed well before the arrival of Islam.

      It is highly plausible to consider the fact that by incorporating much of the Pagan’s rituals in the new religion of Islam—Mohammed successfully reduced the pagan-risk and it was perhaps one of the most important milestone-attempts to conquer the minds of Pagans resulting in massive breakdown of the Pagans’ moral support to oppose Islam.

      The central shrine at Mekka was the Pagan’s Kaaba (called House of Allah), a cube like stone structure which still stands though many times rebuilt. Imbedded in one corner is the black stone, probably a meteorite, the kissing of which is now an essential part of the Mohammedan’s pilgrimage.

      It is the historical fact that the Ka’aba, the sacred shrine which contains the Black Stone, in Mecca was used for pagan idol worship before Islam and even called the House of Allah at that time. The name of the God whom the Arabs worshipped was the god of pantheon—Ali-ilah the god, the supreme, the predeterminer of everybody’s life or destiny—the chief God “Allah”

      Who has not read the story of the BLACK STONE which was very sacred (povitra) to all various tribes of Quraish. When one day this sacred stone was needed to transfer from one place to another, there was a quarrel amongst the various tribes, as to who will carry that sacred stone? Then young Mohammed invented the solution of this serious problem. He (Mohammed) put this sacred stone over a Chaddor (piece of cloth) and asked one representative from each tribe to hold the Chaddor and carry the stone. I narrated this story briefly just to prove that—black stone did exist long before Islam was invented.

      In summary, it has been truthfully and logically proven with all possible available circumstantial evidences/rational that, Islam was not a new religion but it is Reformed Paganism.

      I believe that all these monotheistic religions have more or less similar origins. This idea of monotheistic religion was not a brand new invention. Monotheistic thought was declared by Ancient Pharaoh Kings, and Mesopotamia’s king Hamarubi (3000 B.C.). Differences were, these kings demanded that they themselves were the God whom everybody should worship.

      References:

      1. The Holy Qur’an, Translated by A. Yousuf Ali, Published by Amana Corporation, Brentwood, Maryland, 1983
      2. Buchari Sharif, Bengali Translation by Maulana Muhammad Mustafizur Rahman, Sulemani Printers and Publishers, Dhaka, Second edition-1999
      3. A History of the Arab peoples, by Albert Hourani, the Belknap press of Harvard University press, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1991
      4. Dr. Robert Morey, 1996 Research and Education Foundation.
      5. Gilchrist, The Temple, The Ka’aba, and the Christ (Benoni, South Africa, 1980), p. 16.
      6. G. J. O. Moshay, Who Is This Allah?, (Dorchester House, Bucks, UK, 1994), pg. 138
      7. Ibn Warraq, Why I Am Not A Muslim, (Prometheus, Amherst, 1995) p. 42.

      8. Encyclopedia of Islam, eds. Lewis, Menage, Pellat, Schacht (Leiden: E. J. Brill, 1971, II:1093.)
      9. Encyclopedia of Religion and Ethics (ed. Hastings), I:326.

      10.The Ultimate Encyclopedia of Mythology, Arthur Cotterell and Rachel Storm, Lorenz Books, New York 10011, Anness Publishing Limited 1999
      11. Roots of the Western Tradition, (a short history of ancient world) by C.Warren Hollister, Library of congress cataloging-in-publication data, 6th edition, 1

      ALLAH THE MOON GOD
      The Archaeology of the Middle East
      The religion of Islam has as its focus of worship a deity by the name of “Allah.” The Muslims claim that Allah in pre-Islamic times was the biblical God of the Patriarchs, prophets, and apostles. The issue is thus one of continuity. Was “Allah” the biblical God or a pagan god in Arabia during pre-Islamic times?
      The Mohammed’s claim of continuity is essential to their attempt to convert Jews and Christians for if “Allah” is part of the flow of divine revelation in Scripture, then it is the next step in biblical religion.
      Thus we should all become Mohammedans. But, on the other hand, if Allah was a pre-Islamic pagan deity, then its core claim is refuted. Religious claims often fall before the results of hard sciences such as archeology. We can endlessly speculate about the past or go and dig it up and see what the evidence reveals. This is the only way to find out the truth concerning the origins of Allah.
      As we shall see, the hard evidence demonstrates that the god Allah was a pagan deity. In fact, he was the Moon-god who was married to the sun goddess and the stars were his daughters.
      Archaeologists have uncovered temples to the Moon-god throughout the Middle East. From the mountains of Turkey to the banks of the Nile, the most wide-spread religion of the ancient world was the worship of the Moon-god. In the first literate civilization, the Sumerians have left us thousands of clay tablets in which they described their religious beliefs. As demonstrated by Sjoberg and Hall, the ancient Sumerians worshipped a Moon-god who was called many different names. The most popular names were Nanna, Suen and Asimbabbar. His symbol was the crescent moon.
      Given the amount of artifacts concerning the worship of this Moon-god, it is clear that this was the dominant religion in Sumeria. The cult of the Moon-god was the most popular religion throughout ancient Mesopotamia. The Assyrians, Babylonians, and the Akkadians took the word Suen and transformed it into the word Sin as their favorite name for the Moon-God. As Prof. Potts pointed out,
      “Sin is a name essentially Sumerian in origin which had been borrowed by the Semites.”

      In ancient Syria and Cana, the Moon-god Sin was usually represented by the moon in its crescent phase. At times the full moon was placed inside the crescent moon to emphasize all the phases of the moon. The sun-goddess was the wife of Sin and the stars were their daughters. For example, Istar was a daughter of Sin. Sacrifices to the Moon-god are described in the Pas Shamra texts. In the Ugaritic texts, the Moon-god was sometimes called Kusuh. In Persia, as well as in Egypt, the Moon-god is depicted on wall murals and on the heads of statues. He was the Judge of men and gods.
      The Old Testament constantly rebuked the worship of the Moon-god (see: Deuteronomy. 4:19;17:3; II Kings. 21:3,5; 23:5; Jeremiah. 8:2; 19:13; Zephaniah. 1:5, etc.) When Israel fell into idolatry, it was usually the cult of the Moon-god. As a matter of fact, everywhere in the ancient world, the symbol of the crescent moon can be found on seal impressions, steles, pottery, amulets, clay tablets, cylinders, weights, earrings, necklaces, wall murals, etc. In Tell-el-Obeid, a copper calf was found with a crescent moon on its forehead. An idol with the body of a bull and the head of man has a crescent moon inlaid on its forehead with shells. In Ur, the Stela of Ur-Nammu has the crescent symbol placed at the top of the register of gods because the Moon-god was the head of the gods. Even bread was baked in the form of a crescent as an act of devotion to the Moon-god. The Ur of the Chaldees was so devoted to the Moon-god that it was sometimes called Nannar in tablets from that time period.

      A temple of the Moon-god has been excavated in Ur by Sir Leonard Woolley. He dug up many examples of moon worship in Ur and these are displayed in the British Museum to this day. Harran was likewise noted for its devotion to the Moon-god. In the 1950’s a major temple to the Moon-god was excavated at Hazer in Palestine. Two idols of the moon god were found. Each was a stature of a man sitting upon a throne with a crescent moon carved on his chest. The accompanying inscriptions make it clear that these were idols of the Moon-god. Several smaller statues were also found which were identified by their inscriptions as the “daughters” of the Moon-god. What about Arabia? As pointed out by Prof. Coon,
      “Muslims are notoriously loath to preserve traditions of earlier paganism and like to garble what pre-Islamic history they permit to survive in anachronistic terms.”

      During the nineteenth century, Amaud, Halevy and Glaser went to Southern Arabia and dug up thousands of Sabean, Minaean, and Qatabanian inscriptions which were subsequently translated. In the 1940’s, the archeologists G. Caton Thompson and Carleton S. Coon made some amazing discoveries in Arabia. During the 1950’s, Wendell Phillips, W.F. Albright, Richard Bower and others excavated sites at Qataban, Timna, and Marib (the ancient capital of Sheba). Thousands of inscriptions from walls and rocks in Northern Arabia have also been collected. Reliefs and votive bowls used in worship of the “daughters of Allah” have also been discovered. The three daughters, al-Lat, al-Uzza and Manat are sometimes depicted together with Allah the Moon-god represented by a crescent moon above them.
      The archeological evidence demonstrates that the dominant religion of Arabia was the cult of the Moon-god.

      In Old Testament times, Nabonidus (555-539 BC), the last king of Babylon, built Tayma, Arabia as a center of Moon-god worship. Segall stated,
      “South Arabia’s stellar religion has always been dominated by the Moon-god in various variations.”
      Many scholars have also noticed that the Moon-god’s name “Sin” is a part of such Arabic words as “Sinai,” the “wilderness of Sin,” etc. When the popularity of the Moon-god waned elsewhere, the Arabs remained true to their conviction that the Moon-god was the greatest of all gods. While they worshipped 360 gods at the Kabah in Mecca, the Moon-god was the chief deity. Mecca was in fact built as a shrine for the Moon-god.

      This is what made it the most sacred site of Arabian paganism. In 1944, G. Caton Thompson revealed in her book, The Tombs and Moon Temple of Hureidha, that she had uncovered a temple of the Moon-god in southern Arabia. The symbols of the crescent moon and no less than twenty-one inscriptions with the name Sin were found in this temple. An idol which may be the Moon-god himself was also discovered. This was later confirmed by other well-known archeologists.

      The evidence reveals that the temple of the Moon-god was active even in the Christian era. Evidence gathered from both North and South Arabia demonstrates that Moon-god worship was clearly active even in Mohammed’s day and was still the dominant cult. According to numerous inscriptions, while the name of the Moon-god was Sin, his title was al-ilah, i.e. “the deity,” meaning that he was the chief or high god among the gods. As Coon pointed out, “The god Il or Ilah was originally a phase of the Moon God.” The Moon-god was called al- ilah, i.e. the god, which was shortened to Allah in pre-Islamic times. The pagan Arabs even used Allah in the names they gave to their children. For example, both Mohammed’s father and uncle had Allah as part of their names.

      The fact that they were given such names by their pagan parents proves that Allah was the title for the Moon-god even in Mohammed’s day. Prof. Coon goes on to say,
      “Similarly, under Mohammed’s tutelage, the relatively anonymous Ilah, became Al-Ilah, The God, or Allah, the Supreme Being.”

      This fact answers the questions,
      “Why is Allah never defined in the Qur’an?
      Why did Muhammad assume that the pagan Arabs already knew who Allah was?”
      Muhammad was raised in the religion of the Moon-god Allah. But he went one step further than his fellow pagan Arabs. While they believed that Allah, i.e. the Moon-god, was the greatest of all gods and the supreme deity in a pantheon of deities, Mohammed decided that Allah was not only the greatest god but the only god.

      In effect he said,
      “Look, you already believe that the Moon-god Allah is the greatest of all gods. All I want you to do is to accept that the idea that he is the only god. I am not taking away the Allah you already worship. I am only taking away his wife and his daughters and all the other gods.”
      This is seen from the fact that the first point of the Mohammed creed is not, “Allah is great” but “Allah is the greatest,” i.e., he is the greatest among the gods. Why would Mohammed say that Allah is the “greatest” except in a polytheistic context? The Arabic word is used to contrast the greater from the lesser. That this is true is seen from the fact that the pagan Arabs never accused Mohammed of preaching a different Allah than the one they already worshipped. This “Allah” was the Moon-god according to the archeological evidence. Mohammed thus attempted to have it both ways. To the pagans, he said that he still believed in the Moon-god Allah. To the Jews and the Christians, he said that Allah was their God too. But both the Jews and the Christians knew better and that is why they rejected his god Allah as a false god.

      Al-Kindi, one of the early Christian apologists against Islam, pointed out that Islam and its god Allah did not come from the Bible but from the paganism of the Sabeans. They did not worship the God of the Bible but the Moon-god and his daughters al-Uzza, al-Lat and Manat.
      Dr. Newman concludes his study of the early Christian-Mohammedan debates by stating,
      “Islam proved itself to be…a separate and antagonistic religion which had sprung up from idolatry.”
      Islamic scholar Caesar Farah concluded
      “There is no reason, therefore, to accept the idea that Allah passed to the Mohammedans from the Christians and Jews.”
      The Arabs worshipped the Moon-god as a supreme deity. But this was not biblical monotheism. While the Moon-god was greater than all other gods and goddesses, this was still a polytheistic pantheon of deities. Now that we have the actual idols of the Moon-god, it is no longer possible to avoid the fact that Allah was a pagan god in pre-Islamic times.
      Is it any wonder then that the symbol of Islam is the crescent moon? That a crescent moon sits on top of their mosques and minarets? That a crescent moon is found on the flags of Islamic nations? That the Mohammedans fast during the month which begins and ends with the appearance of the crescent moon in the sky?
      CONCLUSION
      PAGAN ARABIA
      The pagan Arabs worshipped the Moon-god Allah by praying toward Mecca several times a day; making a pilgrimage to Mecca; running around the temple of the Moon-god called the Kabah; kissing the black stone; killing an animal in sacrifice to the Moon-god; throwing stones at the devil; fasting for the month which begins and ends with the crescent moon; giving alms to the poor, etc.,

      The Mohammedan’s claim that Allah is the God of the Bible and that Islam arose from the religion of the prophets and apostles is refuted by solid, overwhelming archeological evidence. Islam is nothing more than a revival of the ancient Moon-god cult. It has taken the symbols, the rites, the ceremonies, and even the name of its god from the ancient pagan religion of the Moon-god. As such, it is sheer idolatry and must be rejected by all those who follow the Torah and Gospel.

      The religion of ancient Israel was based on revelation; the Old Testament says that God appeared in diverse places and spoke to the Patriarchs; there they raised altars of undressed stones, called Beth-el—or House of God. Man’s sensual imagination soon led him “to collect his gods in the dust and fashion them as he pleased,” imagining that God resided in these Stones. Thus it became Beth-aven or House of Vanity. Beth-el abounded in Chaldea, Asia, Egypt, Africa, Greece, in remote parts of Europe, among the Druids, Gauls, and Celto-Scythians, and in North and South America.

      In the Hebrew language, stones fallen from the sky are called Bethel (Heb. “House of God”). After dreaming of a ladder reaching to heaven, Jacob called his stone pillow a Bethel-stone (Genesis 28:10-22).

      “The Pagans imitated the Beth-el of Jacob and consecrated them with oil and blood, making them gods, calling them Betyles (betylus, baetyl, betyles). In classical antiquity a stone, either natural or artificially shaped, venerated as of divine origin, or as a symbol of divinity. There were a number of these sacred stones in Greece, the most famous being on the omphalos at Delphi. Likewise there were the so-called animated or oracular stones. “Strabo, Pliny, Helancius (Hellanicus) or Beth-al-Jupiter, Cybele, Venus, Mithras). The greater part of the natural Betyles were the black meteorites or fire-balls fallen from the heavens and regarded by the Sabeists as heavenly divinities. These meteorites were the Cabiri, and the Pelasgi—whose most noted worshippers were wandering or dispersed men” (The Trail of the Serpent, by Inquire Within, Boswell Publishing Co., Limited, London (1936) p. 10).

      Meteorites-cults are common in Greco-Roman civilizations. According to the religious historian Mircea Eliade, the Temple of Artemis (Diana) at Ephesus contained a squat statue of the mother-goddess, carved from a meteorite that fell from Jupiter (Acts 19:26-35). The Palladium of Troy and the conic black stone or (Baetyl) of Elagabal in Emesa, Syria, are believed to be of meteoric origin. Likewise, the Phrygian mother goddess Cybele worshipped in Pessinus (later Rome) was a stone; doubtless a meteorite. A further example is the meteorite of Pessinunt in Phrygia, which was worshipped as “the needle of Cybele,” brought to Rome in a powerful procession after the Punic war on advice from the Delphic oracle; there the meteorite was worshipped as a fertility goddess for further 500 years.

      “The most famous of all of the stone fetishes of Arabia was, of course, the Black Stone in the sanctuary of Mecca. The Kabah was, and still is, a rectangular stone structure. Built into its Eastern corner is the Black Stone which had been an object of worship for many centuries before Mohammed appropriated the Kabah for his new religion, and made the pilgrimage to this holy place one of the pillars of Islam.”
      (Mohammed: The man and his faith, Tor Andrae, 1936, Translated by Theophil Menzel, 1960, p. 13-30; Britannica, Arabian Religions, p. 1059, 1979).
      The “Hadschar al Aswad” in the Kabah is the most well known example of meteorite worship in newer times. Despite the prohibition of portraying God and adoration of objects, pilgrims to Mecca kiss this “Hadschar al Aswad” (Black Stone) which, according to the prophet is “Yamin Allah” (the right hand of God), supposedly a divine meteorite or Bethel-stone predating creation that fell at the feet of Adam and Eve. It is presently embedded in the southeastern corner of the Kabah. Muslims touch and kiss the black stone during Hajj.

  2. KALI, THE MOTHER OF INDIA:

    ALL HINDUS HAVE TO DO IS JOIN FORCES WITH KALI.

    ALL HINDU TEMPLES & SHRINES TO BE DEDICATED TO KALI – OVER NIGHT!

    KALI, WITH THE SUPPORT OF ALL THE HINDU PEOPLES, WILL DESTROY THE ARABIAN MOON GOD!

    THIS CAN BE DONE OVER NIGHT!

    HAVE YOU THE BALLS TO DO IT?

    UNITED UNDER KALI, OR DIVIDED & BECOME SLAVES UNDER ALLAH!

    THE DECISION IS YOURS INDIA!

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