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Should Islam - In Truth - Have Four Gods?

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Submitted by Rebecca (United Kingdom), Sep 21, 2006 at 14:32

Touchier is that the Prophet's father was named Abdullah - servant of Allah.

And however politely historians might phrase it so that we would cause no offence to Muslim beliefs and sensibilities - Allat, Manat and Alluzza, were widely known, in Pre-Islamic times, as the daughters of Allah.

As Quraish or keepers of the Kaaba (black) stone at Mecca - Muhammad's father, would have worshipped not only Allah, but Allah and his Three Daughters, the Desert Goddesses.

The question therefore is - by what permission did Muhammad have to separate Allah from the Three Daughters Goddesses, which Allah saw fit to have?

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