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Allah a pagan God.

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Submitted by John (India), Mar 17, 2009 at 10:38

Hi,
First of all I want to tell something about Allah. Actually long before Mohammad was born there was a pagan moon god called Al-ilah. The moon god was worshipped by praying toward Mecca several times a day, making an annual pilgrimage to the Kabah which was a temple of the moon god, running around the Kabah seven times, caressing an idol of a black stone set in the wall of the Kabah, running between two hills, making animal sacrifices, gathering on Fridays for prayers, giving alms to the poor, etc.. These were pagan rites practiced by the Arabs long before Muhammad was born. What religion today practices the pagan rites of the moon god? Islam!
This explains why the crescent moon is the symbol of Islam. It is placed on top of mosques and minarets and displayed on hats, flags, rugs, amulets and even jewelry. Every time you see the muslim symbol of a crescent moon, you are seeing the ancient symbol of the moon god.

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