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To Barbara: Muslims use moon a calendar not a symbol of God

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Submitted by Nuray (Portugal), Nov 29, 2005 at 15:58

You wrote that

"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"

It is very well known that Allah means God in Arabic. You talk about much religions but you don't know this simple knowledge. How come? Allah is not Moon-god. Let's read Quran what Allah says about moon.
"They ask you (O Muhammad ) about the new moons. Say: These are signs to mark fixed periods of time for mankind and for the pilgrimage. It is not Al-Birr (piety, righteousness, etc.) that you enter the houses from the back but Al-Birr (is the quality of the one) who fears Allâh. So enter houses through their proper doors, and fear Allâh that you may be successful. " (2:189)

Muslims listen to Allah. The Islamic calendar (or Hijri calendar) is a purely lunar calendar. They use moon a calender not a symbol of God. Haven't you heard this before?

Electronic version of Quran available on the internet. Why don't you make search "moon" as a keyword to see what Quran says about moon. Isn't it better than misleading people by providing wrong information. Google is best friend of wise people.

Nuray
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