Islam Middle East oddities

What Archaeology Says About Allah…….

I would love to hear from the Tundra Tabloids’ Muslim readers and apologists, what they think of the following. What do they really think of the fact that the Muslim god, Allah, whom they worship, is really the pagan god Al-ilah?

“Historians say that pre-Islamic Arabs worshipped the moon-god by bowing in prayer toward Mecca several times a day. They would also make a pilgrimage to Mecca, run around the Kabah seven times and throw stones at the devil. And they fasted for one month, which began with the appearance of the crescent moon and ended when the crescent moon reappeared.
These same rites form the core of Islam today: Muslims bow in prayer toward Mecca; they make a pilgrimage to Mecca and run around the Kabah seven times; and they still throw stones at the devil. They also observe the fast of Ramadan, which begins and ends with the crescent moon.
Moreover, the ancient symbol of the pagan moon-god, the crescent moon, is the official symbol of Islam; it appears on the flags of Muslim countries, as well as on the tops of mosques and minarets everywhere.”
Kind of puts the idea of a “shared belief in the same God” into the category of myth and canard. More here. *L* KGS
Note: Islam cannot stand the test of textual criticism and scientific archeology, that’s why both sciences –concerning Islam– are passionately rejected.

3 Responses

  1. Great note, once again!

    That indeed explains the Moon symbol in their flags, didn’t understand that link earlier.

    Muslims have similar beliefs based on their pre-historical beliefs just like Christians have beliefs like the one of Jesus’s birthday to be happened on the December 24th, just one to mention.

    As we’ve been able to research the similarities of old religions and Christianity in the West, it is very interesting to start finding such similarities in Islam – like the Genies (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jinni).

    I found that both educative and amusing! My father has read me a lot of books when I was growing, and his favorite was Aladdin. I bet he didn’t know he was reading me a book of a Muslim ghost!

  2. Though Christianity incorporated some local customs, pre-Christian beliefs, to reflect the superceding religion of the Christian faith –for ex. crucifixion/resurrection happened to compliment/coincide with the Jewish religious holiday of Passover– the pre-Christian pagan roots of Christmas were recognized as such, and used with the purpose of showing the people to look forward to a better future.

    Islam, from its very beginnings sought not just to incorporate the local Arab pagan traditions into the new faith, but it also borrowed heavily from both Judaism and Christianity, while at the same time accusing the latter of subverting its own written texts. Islam, under the direction of Mohamed, declared the main pagan Arab god Al-Ilah, and his worship practices, as THE central part of his new religion with the name and all of THE KEY INGREDIENTS of worship remaining unchanged, including the pagan symbol of the moon god’s crecent moon.

    I doubt seriously that there is any recognition of these facts within Muslim circles.

  3. Today’s Helsingin Sanomat printed a column from Ph.D. Sylvia Akar, Helsinki University teacher of Islamic study. She writes: “No muslim parent allows children to be taught, that Islam is equal compared to other religions, and even less understanding is given if there is a demand to confront writings of Islam in a critical way”.

    How on earth the Gypsies are encouraged to talk openly about the problems of their culture, but the same problems are tabus when they exist in the Muslim minority?

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