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Allah and the black stone

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Submitted by Xavier Romero (India), Sep 28, 2006 at 09:49

It is difficult to put together the concept of Allah, as creator of the universe, with the demand that all the prayers directed to him be directed towards a black stone which is clearly a crude idol.

The concept of a mighty and only God is there in Islam but the black stone is so clearly a remainder of the times of Meccan idolatry that one wonders how can be both reconciled.

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