Islam and its pagan roots

Warning: the article contains high volume of truth and blasphemy. Risk of your bubble of illusion popping.

Islam is considered to be a monotheistic religion, so pure and divine, which has guided mankind to perfection through Muhammad and his kin (for Shias), Quran and natural signs. Allah, the omnipotent and omnipresent entity, has taught mankind of divine purity and rightousness. Islam is believed to be the ultimate universal version of a premordial faith that was revealed many times before through Adam, Noah, Abraham, Moses and Noah. Now, let’s talk about this.

Before emergence of Islam, religions of Arabia included polytheism, Christianity, Judaism and Zoroasterianism. Having polytheism as their dominant religion, people used to go to shrines to worship their 360 gods. One of these shrines was Kaaba. A cube in the middle of Mecca, believed to have been built by Abraham. Kaaba was the main shrine of worship which included 5 high gods. Hubal, Al-Lat, Al-Uza, Mannat which all were represented by idols, and Al-Lah which was not represented by any idol. Kaaba was in control of Quraysh, one of the wealthiest tribes of Mecca. People from all over Arabia used to go Mecca to worship the gods and offer gifts in the ceremoniam Hajj, making it the most lucrative business in barren Mecca. So up to here, we can see that pre-Islamic Arabia and post-Islamic Arabia are not much different in terms of Al-Lah or Allah, Kaaba and Hajj.

During the holy month of Ramadan (holy for pre-Islamic polytheists), people used to find solitude and pray to purge their souls, just like holy month of Ramadan now for Muslims. In 610 CE, polytheistic Muhammad who was more leaned towards worshiping Al-Lah as the prime god, had an epiphany and started reciting words. Muhammad had long worried about the situation of Arabia where tribes fought eachother over their differences and how outsiders inlcuding Jews, Christians and Persians had been considered as more civilized and sophisticated over their monotheistic beliefs. Believing the words he recited could save Arabia, he kept quiet for two years and shared the new words with his wife and cousin who all believed the words were revelations from Al-Lah. After two years, when he started preaching, poors who were fed up with Quraysh and other wealthy tribes’ dominance over the wealth and economy sided with him, believing that Al-Lah, the one all-powerful god, who didn’t have an idol in Kaaba and was more sophisticated than the idols, can save them.

Muhammad did not intend to invent a new religion, he was just bringing back the old faith in the one God. He did not need to teach people anything new. People had already believed that Al-Lah had created the world and there was a Judgment day and an afterlife of heaven and hell. He did not invent any new rituals or beliefs. He basically mould it out of paganism by saying that only Allah is the true god to unify the people of Arabia. Hajj, Namaaz, Ramadan, Allah, Judgement Day, and all other things had already existed before Islam. Lastly, Muhammad was a genius. Although schizophrenic, he was a smart businessman and a leader. He unified the Arabia, asserted his dominance and made a lucrative business. The whole Kaaba business was now under the control of Muhammad. I will write more thoroughly about this in another article.

To conclude, Islam is a pagan religion, so are Christianity and Judaism. They are all ideologies created by humans.

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  1. These polytheistic beliefs were kept from non-Muslims, at least as much as possible. I am wondering where you got this information from, and is it widely known among Muslims?
    Although we have no direct proof that I know of, christianity, and even the hebrew faith started out as polythistic movements before they were turned into monotheisms. We do know for sure christianity absorbed other religions wherever they encountered them. Therefore it is little surprise that Mohammed took the older gods and changed them to suit his purpose.
    Religion itself is ghe oldest story in the history of humanity. It would be nice to hear that story beginning to end. Meanwhile we can only theorize, but one theory is clear, all gods were man-made. The only people who do not know thst are those who have faith that their religion was handed down to people from the gods. And that is the biggest lie ever told…

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  2. The belief that Allah is a lunar deity historically speaking was advocated by American evangelicals in the 1990s. Now, in pre-Islamic Arabia the Kaba housed idols. However, this was modified and changed with the arrival of Islam as it was cleansed of idols. If you have noticed that in Istanbul there are mosques that were originally churches, vice versa. For your information, Al-Lat is not Allah. The meaning of Al-lat in Arabic is the mother goddess whereas ‘Al-Lah’ means ‘The God.” The Arabic word اللّٰه is the same backwards and forwards, the word ‘God’ means something else backwards. Let’s not go backwards 🙂

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    1. According to historians ال لة was the monotheistic god worshipped by Muhammad before Islam. I don’t understand what you mean by الله being the same backwards and forwards. Isn’t is هللا backwards? And I agree let’s not go backwards. Unfortunately, believing in imaginary deities created thousands of years ago has kept us going backwards

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      1. Al lat means mother Goddess which is different to Allah. And they were more like physical deities worshipped by tribes. They surrounded the Kabah which was a sanctuary before it has reconstructed.

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  3. In layman’s terms, backwards is worshipping physical deities. Afterwards Islam came to enlighten the people who believed in fortune tellers and man made objects. As Malcolm X has shown, Islam taught equality of the races and equality between men and women. It all depends on which eye you interpret with.

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    1. Al Lat wasn’t really a physical deity, she was a more dominant goddess, metamorphosising from physical to an omnipresent non-physical body which the result is Allah. Howeverz Muhammad changed her from a female deity to a male deity and shifted the dominance from mother figures to ruthless dominant alpha males. This helped Arabs conquer Persia, north Africa and even some parts of Europe as they still had mother-like figures as godess.This of course brought a male dominant culture upon the Islamic world along side other male dominant Abrahamic religions. Later، Persians added some mother figures to Islam just as Christians did. Anyway, I don’t see a difference between physical or non physical deities at all, They are all man-made to me and thus myths, and unfortunately I don’t know much about Malcolm X, so I can’t comment on him. I will surely study and read his teachings.

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      1. We cannot shift a goddess into a singular deity that isn’t correct for a faith that believes in One. As an illiterate person, you think a human can gain superpowers that’s what you’re saying? If so, where do those powers come from? I’m not sure which historian you are reading, but you need to recheck this.

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      2. Karen Armstrong is one of the historians I respect alot. also I don’t really remember talking about humans and superpowers. Also, you’re missing the whole point of Gods being imaginary whether physical or not

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  4. You keep saying “I don’t see a difference between physical and non-physical,” that’s exactly what scientists probably said about the Earth and Space soo many years ago. Is the Earth still flat to you? Is love also an imaginary emotion? How many thoughts do you think we can’t see but they exist do they not? I’ve just eaten food, you can’t see it but it will be gone.

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