The Muslims boast that their god, Allah, is the one true monotheistic God, the same God of the Jews and Christians. However, as archeology reveals, Allah was derived from a heathen god existing in pre-Islamic writings as noted in numerous respected encyclopedias like the following:
“Allah was known to the pre-Islamic Arabs; he was one of the Meccan deities.” (Encyclopedia of Islam, ed. Gibb, I:406)
History reveals that Allah was actually the head deity of 360 other pagan gods being worshipped in the city of Mecca, Arabia before the emergence of Islam. In addition, Allah was worshipped along with his family of goddess daughters, Al-Lat, Al-Uzza, and Manat since his appearance in Arabia.1 In fact, Mohammed, the founder of Islam, initially allowed his followers to deify the goddess daughters in order to appease the idol worshipers in Mecca to gain them as converts. The following is the original verse taken from the Muslim’s holy book, the Quran.
“Have you not seen Al-Lat, and Al-Uzza, and Manat, the other, the third? These are the exalted Swans, and truly their intercession may be hoped for…” (sura 53:19-23)
Even though Mohammed had first allowed the worship of Allah’s daughters, he later realized his actions did not harmonize with his monotheistic proclamations. He decided to blame Satan for whispering these verses in his ears. Mohammed then subdued all the other pagan gods and goddesses in Mecca except Allah, and commanded everyone to worship his deity. The above verses were then changed to the following:
“Have you then considered Al-Lat, and Al-Uzza (two idols of the pagan Arabs and Manat (another idol of the pagan Arabs), the other third? Is it for you the males and for Him the females? That indeed is a division most unfair! They are but names which you have named, – you and your fathers, – for which Allah has sent down no authority…” (sura 53:19-23)
This rewrite of the original text seems quite jumbled. Although the verses were changed, the included paraphrases admit that the names pertain to idols worshipped by pagan Arabs.
We must search out the truth, as the real God, Yahweh, expects. Lord teach us Your truth and rightly divide Your Word of Truth (2 Timothy 2:15)