The Koran tells Muslims not to worship the moon. But Islam demands prayers towards Mecca, and the black stone that has fallen down from the moon.
Many scholars have tried to find evidence in the Koran, about Allah being the moon god. But rather to search for scriptural evidence for moon worship, its better to see what the Muslims are actually doing when they gather for the Holy pilgrimage to Mecca.
They bow down to, worship and kiss a black stone, suppose to have fallen down from the the sky. A stone from the moon.
The Stone is roughly 30 cm (12 in.) in diameter, and 1.5 meters (5 ft.) above the ground.
And when you look up to the sky and see the sun, the moon and the stars—all the heavenly array—do not be enticed into bowing down to them and worshiping things the LORD your God has apportioned to all the nations under heaven.
Allah was originally the name of an Arabic pagan god. This god was the moon God, and the Arabs moon worshipers. The Prophet Muhammad was raised in a family of moon god worshipers. When He received the revelation written down in the Koran, Muhammad told the Arabs not to worship the physical moon as god. In stead they were told to pray towards Mecca, and the black stone that had fallen down from the moon.
The Bible rebuke such worship as sinful idol worship.
2 Kings 21:3
He rebuilt the high places his father Hezekiah had destroyed; he also erected altars to Baal and made an Asherah pole, as Ahab king of Israel had done. He bowed down to all the starry hosts and worshiped them.
A symbol of the moon is the symbol of Islam. Its on top of every prayer tower, on top of every Mosque, and used as a symbol of very Islamic nation.
The name Allah was used as the personal name of the moon god, in addition to other titles that could be given to him.
Allah, the moon god, was married to the sun goddess. Together they produced three goddesses who were called «the daughters of Allah». These three goddesses were called Al-Lat, Al-Uzza, and Manat.
The daughters of Allah, along with Allah and the sun goddess were viewed as «high» gods. That is, they were viewed as being at the top of the pantheon of Arabian deities.
They will be exposed to the sun and the moon and all the stars of the heavens, which they have loved and served and which they have followed and consulted and worshiped. They will not be gathered up or buried, but will be like refuse lying on the ground.
(Koran 74:32-34). Muslims fast during the month that begins and ends with a crescent moon.
The Arabs believed that the moon-god was the greatest of all gods. In worshiping their moon-god, Allah, they prayed toward Mecca several times a day, made pilgrimages to Mecca, ran around their moon-god temple called Kabah, kissed the Black Stone, killed animal sacrifices for their moon-god, and fasted for the month which begins and ends with the crescent moon, etc, just as the Muslims do today.
There is a verse in the Bible about worshiping a stone that fell from the heaven.
The city clerk quieted the crowd and said: “Men of Ephesus, doesn’t all the world know that the city of Ephesus is the guardian of the temple of the great Artemis and of her image, which fell from heaven?
Muslim worship is very similar to the pagan worship of the stone in Ephesus. Islam also have element of worship, adoration and veneration of goddesses. The Muslims believed Allah, the moon-god, was married to the sun goddess. Together they produced three goddesses who were called «the daughters of Allah». Allah’s three daughters, Al-Lat, Al-Uzza, and Manat, were viewed as intercessors between the people and Allah and were also worshiped at the Kabah in Mecca. The daughters of Allah, along with Allah’s wife the sun goddess, and Allah were viewed as «high» gods.
In 630 AD Mohammad again entered Mecca and captured it. He declared Allah to be the supreme god and was the one true god that all men should worship. Mohammad claimed to have had his «vision« and «revelation» from the angel Gabriel. Mohammad destroyed all the 360 idols at Mecca except the Black Stone, which they believed had come from the moon. Muslims continue to worship and kiss it today. Mohammad declared that Allah alone should be worshiped. He forbade the worship of the daughters of Allah. Mohammad retained almost all the pagan rituals of the Arabs at the temple, Kabah, and redefined them in monotheistic terms.
To this day, a crescent moon can be found at the front of every mosque, acknowledging that Allah was and is still their moon-god.
Written by Ivar