Black Spirituality Religion : Lunar Worship Origins Of Islam

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  1. SAMURAI36

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    The key to being a good practicioner of one's religion, lies within knowing its origin(s).

    It is often ritual for many of us culturally inclined Black people to admonish Christians for not knowing the origins of their beliefs, starting from slavery on back to ancient times, however Many Muslims of African descent are guilty of this crime of ignorance as well.

    This site: http://www.dhushara.com/book/orsin/orsin3.htm

    Gives a wealth of info about the Pre-Islamic origins of Arabia, as they are intricately connected with Ethiopia (by way of SHEBA) and the ancient world.

    It also gives in-depth look at the QUR'AN, from a historical, anthropological and ontological perspective.

    One such interesting find, is the fact that the Arabian God "ALLAH" finds "his" correlations in the SABEAN GODDESS ILLUMQUH.

    Sources also date the trinity of the so-called Daughters of "ALLAH" back to ancient Sumeria.

    Regardless, each of these gods and goddesses were of pantheon of 360 Gods, of which ALLAH and "his" daughters were but a few.

    The number of gods also corresponds to the number of days in the lunar calendar, as most of these deities were Lunar in nature.

    Of more interesting note, is the fact that each and every single one of the 99+1 names for ALLAH comes from the 360 deities as well.

    AL-WADDUD (the Loving), the 47TH name for ALLAH corresponds to the deity known as AL-WAAD, the god of love.

    Also of interest is how Prophet Muhammad himself spoke lovingly of all of these deities, in his original version of the QUR'AN, but then removed them from his texts, claiming that it was SATAN that inspired him to write about them, and not GABRIEL (proving that even the final version of the QUR'AN after Muhammad's death is not the original version).

    This site also gives an account of how the "Great Prophet Abraham" was also a sun, moon and star worshipper (more specifically, changing his focus from lunar to solar worship), as denoted in the QUR'AN itself.

    One of the best statements from this site is:

    However polytheists did not make such a literal identification. The image or astronomical form a deity was symbolic - a realization of their nature. As we have seen, the followers of the high moon god perceived the deity in very much the same terms Muhammad describes al-Llah., even questioning whether a mere human prophet can act as an intermediary withthe cosmic godhead. The ancients all knew the sun and moon rose and set. Some were very great astronomers.



    I would advise all who read this site, to please cross-research the info, which will be quite easy to do, since the site gives excellent bibliographical references.

    PEACE
     
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    This is from the website you posted:

    "The passing of the virgin Mary was supposed to have occurred in Ephesus on 13 th August the day of the festival of the Moon Goddess Artemis, accompanied by all 12 apostles. Her Assumption to heaven is celebrated two days later. Mary is subsequently portrayed as either standing or riding on the moon. We thus see that for all the blood shed, the Jewish priests gave away the moon to the goddess without realizing it, repeating the mortal mistake of Sin while trying to undo that of Adam! Mary likewise became trapped inside her own descent.

    The merging into Jewish vision of the Zoroastrian opposition between of dark and light and its apocalypse of cosmic renovation thus drove the Messianic prophesy towards a cosmic form. Sacrificial atonement exploded from a cyclic renewal into a single culmination - the crucifixion of the Christ of Mary-Anath as sacred king, to undo the works of Eve and bring in the Age of Immortality of the Father. Although the Jews had rejected the Queen of Heaven, the age old concepts of tabu, atonement and sacrifice remained true, as prophecied in the psalms and the prophets. Moses had himself suffered the same fate. By performing the pagan sacrifical rite as a consummation of Yahwistic and Zoroastrian apocalyptic thought, Christianity became a global religion, striking a universal mortal chord, but at severe cost to the Queen of Heaven and to the spiritual integrity of womankind.

    'Sheba' is the Hebrew spelling of 'Saba,' the name of an ancient southwest Arabian kingdom roughly corresponding to the modern territory of Yemen, originally settled by Semites from western or central Arabia during the middle of the 2nd millennium BC. Excavations at Ma'rib, its capital, during the 20th century have revealed an imposing temple to the moon god.

    The South Arabians, before Islam, were polytheists and revered a large number of deities. Most of these were astral in concept but the significance of only a few is known. It was essentially a planetary system in which the moon as a masculine deity prevailed. This, combined with the use of a star calendar by the agriculturists of certain parts, particularly in the Hadramaut, indicates that there was an early reverence for the night sky. Amongst the South Arabians the worship of the moon continued, and it is almost certain that their religious calendar was also lunar, and that their years were calculated by the position of the moon. The national god of each of the kingdoms or states was the Moon-god known by various names: 'Ilumquh by the Sabaeans, 'Amm and 'Anbay by the Qatabanians, Wadd (love) by the Minaeans, and Sin by the Hadramis". The term 'God is Love' is characteristic of Wadd (Briffault 3/85). 'the Merciful' ascribed to Allah is also South Arabian (Pritchard).

    The sun-goddess was the moon's consort; she was perhaps best known in South Arabia as 'Dhat Hamym,' or 'she who sends forth strong rays of benevolence.' Another dominant deity was the male god known as 'Athtar,' corresponding to Phoenician 'Astarte.' Pritchard claims their pantheon included the the moon god 'Sin,' 'Shams' ('Shamash') and Athtar or Astarte as in the Semitic trinity, however, it would appear that the sun was female as the Canaanite Shapash, who figures in Ugarit myth alongside Athtar.

    The earliest temple known is the Mahram Bilquis or Harem of the Queen of Sheba, previously called the Awwam the temple of the Moon God 'Ilumquh' which dates from around 700 BC, although its lower levels may be substantially older. Sabean moon worship extended through a long period of time to around 400 AD, when it was overtaken by rescendent Judaism and Christianity around a century before Muhammad.

    From the 4th century AD, Christian bishops made notable conversions of the Kings of Himyar, Aksum, and of Ethiopia generally. Narjan, an ancient pagan pilgrimage spot in a fertile valley on the trade route, became a Christian stronghold. Medina became a center of Jewish influence. Christianity and Judaism entered into competition in Arabia, encouraged by the Persians. In 522, King Dhu Nawas Yusaf, 'Lord of Curls,' became the last elected Himyar king, descendent of a Jewish hero, who made war on the Christians. He offered the citizens of Naryan the choice of Jewry or death. When they refused he burned them all in a great trench. Afterwards, Narjan was named 'The Trench.' In response the Ethiopians overcame them and Abraham made Sana Christian pilgrimage point which rivaled Mecca. This led to an expeditionary force of Christians to try to destroy the Ka'aba. In turn Persia invaded and for a short time the country became a Persian satrapy. This confused situation laid the seeds for the emergence of Islam..."

    http://www.dhushara.com/book/orsin/orsin3.htm

    I found this quite interesting...
     
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    PEACE AQIL:

    In what way? And what about the other information demonstrated on the site?

    PEACE
     
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    It contains much information re: times prior to the emergence of Al-Islam that I was unaware of...a very knowledgeable website. Shokran, my brother...
     
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    Afwan, AQI. :)
     
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    Peace beautiful black people....

    Islam (submission to the Creator) has been around since the beginnning of time.

    It existed BEFORE Kemet and will be around long AFTER Egypt's demise.
     
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    Really? Can you give us some sources that Islam existed before Ancient Kemet?
     
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    AUM

    Brutha AUM...glad you could make it!


    Really? Can you give us some sources that Islam existed before Ancient Kemet?


    US??????

    Ha haaaa....well the only one asking is you.


    But first let us examine what "Islam" is:


    Main Entry: Is·lam
    Pronunciation: is-'läm, iz-, -'lam, 'is-", 'iz-"
    Function: noun
    Etymology: Arabic islAm submission (to the will of God)
    1 : the religious faith of Muslims including belief in Allah as the sole deity and in Muhammad as his prophet
    2 a : the civilization erected upon Islamic faith b : the group of modern nations in which Islam is the dominant religion
    - Is·lam·ic /is-'lä-mik, iz-, -'la-/ adjective
    - Is·lam·ics /-miks/ noun plural but singular or plural in construction




    So Islam means submission to the will of God.


    We know the sun, moon, stars, planets, the seas, the plant life, and animals all submitted to the will of God before the first human was put on Earth.


    Now when did ancient Kemet come into existance?

    That's alright, you don't have to answer that one...

    Just tell me, do you think the civilization of Kemet exist before there was an Earth, Sun, moon, or stars or animals?

    Me thinks not.

    So Islam must have been first.
     
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    peace,

    - This is almost exactly what I said in the Contradictions in the Holy Qu'ran thread in regards to Islam existing b4 the Qu'ran & man thru nature, but it seems it was rejected...........................

    peace
     
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    I'm rather surprised, that the contemporary definition for Islam continues to be used, despite the grammatical indication that the word means otherwise, based on its original meaning.

    I know that the state of PEACE (ISLAM) existed before all things in this physical realm, including Kemet.

    However, that contemporary definition does not fit that criteria.

    PEACE
     
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