are 284 mentions of the 'moon' within Mein Koran. Given that 'Allah'
or the 'Lord' is Hub'al the male moon deity of Mecca, and the most
important pagan idol within the 360-idol Kabaa shrine, the saturation
of Muhammad's handbook with moon references is sensible. Allah is
Shoebat is a former Moslem and PLO terrorist. In his book, 'Why I
left Jihad' he makes a reference to the moon cult and moon deity
paganism which is the center-piece of Islam. The Allah is not a god
in the Christian sense of that word, it is the northern Arabian moon
deity idol, a corruption or extension of what was revered for
millennia in Babylonia, Syria and by groups as diverse as the
Sumerians, Hittites and Canaanites.
is simply a revival of a Babylonian religion. The Moon god with
the crescent moon and star symbol originated in Babylon and was one
of the 360 idols in the Kaaba before Muhammad destroyed them. In
Babylon, their Moon god was called 'Sin'...The Arabic word for
'god' is 'IIah' and the Moon god became synonymous with
'al-IIah,' meaning "the god;' pagan Arabia believed that
the Moon god was the greatest of all the gods, hence the phrase
'Allahu Akbar' meaning 'Allah is greater'.... The pagan Arabs
used 'Allah' in naming their children. For example, Muhammad's father
was called Abdullah, meaning 'servant of Allah.'"
Babylonian word for lord is Bel [Baal in the Old Testament] and Bel
was applied to the moon idol, Sin. Bel Sin would be the highest
'lord' known to humans. Through trade, war, cultural contact and
personal exchange, Bel or Baal spread throughout all of the Near
East. Northern Arabia was not exempt from Baal worship. The Arab word
for lord – ilah – was simply instituted for Baal. The rites, the
sacrifices, the pagan attributes, even the sex orgies pre Muhammad,
all have their echo in the distant past stretching back to Bablyon
[600 BC] and even into Sumerian, Assyrian, and Hittite history [1300
word for Baal is Hubal. In Christian theology the pagan Hubal or Baal
is equated with devilish forces and demonic powers. Hubal spreads
confusion and destruction in the world. The Christian god is his
opposite and anti-thesis. The equation of Hubal or Baal with evil
relates to the pagan practices and ferocity of Baal's adherents. Like
Islam today, the cult of Hubal allowed and encouraged human sacrifice
[Moslems call this 'honor killing']; animal sacrifice, polygamy, a
patriarchal society, the breeding of boys, ritualized rites and
offerings, and intolerance for non-cult members. Hubal is Allah.
Allah is Hubal. Muhammad's own tribe the Quraysh worshipped Hubal or
Baal in the Kabaa shrine.
the gods worshipped by the Quraysh, the greatest was Hubal...The
Quraysh had several idols in and around the Kaaba. The greatest
of these was Hubal."
[F.E. Peters, The Hajj, pp.24-25]
was the principal deity [in Mecca] ..the God of the
[Concise Encyclopedia of Islam, p.179]
the 360 idols set up in the Kaaba, the most important was Hubal,
the god of the moon...it was set up in the Kaaba and became the
principal idol of the Meccans.
was the Chief god of the Kaaba."
[George W. Braswell,
JR, Islam, p.44]
main god of the shrine was Hubal"
Winfried, Corduan, p.78]
Eastern societies venerated typically one chief god or idol in each
shrine. The Quraysh and pagan Arabs did give observance to the moon
deity. The ilah means the one, referencing the one true 'lord'. It is
highly likely that in the pantheon of celestial objects and 'lords'
which the pagan Arabs prayed to, that Hubal or Baal was
primus-inter-pares, or the 'lord', the main 'one', of the Kabaa
shrine. But since Hubal does not appear in the Koran and given that
Muhammad smashed all the idols in the shrine when his army took Mecca
in 630 AD, it is quite likely, indeed unquestionably certain, that
the Baal idol is Allah.
Allah was a pagan god [as we have seen he is] like any other the
Quraysh would not have allowed Hubal to share the sanctuary with
him....One would have to fall back on the view that Allah might
simply be another name for Hubal, as Wellhausen suggests and just as
the Israelites knew Yahweh as Elohim, so the Arabs knew Hubal as
Allah, meaning god. [Muslim Trade and the Rise of Islam, pp.192-193]
liturgy, impoverished as it is, never mentions Baal. The Arabs most
certainly did venerate the moon and sun 'gods' as did all Near
Eastern peoples. The Moslem claim that Allah appears from nowhere and
drops himself into history by revealing his 'Koran' or book of
recital to Muhammad via the arch-angel Gabriel, is to put it very
diplomatically, absurd and nescient. Allah had 'slaves' like
Muhammad's father. He was certainly a cultural fixture.
reason why Islam and the Koran do not have any other 'idols' is that
Muhammad and his Moslem cult erased every vestige of every idol, that
had pre-existed rise of the policracy called Islam or Submission
[submit to Allah and Muhammad, not to god]. Any reasonable person
would accept the fact that millennia of moon worship of Baal, who was
the main 'sin' or 'lord', found its way into pagan Arabia, and
Muhammad the politician simply took this moon or celestial cult idol
and conflated it with himself, declaring the 'lord' or 'ilah' to be
the only deity of veneration, and he Muhammad, to be its only