The above information will clarify why Islam’s symbol is the crescent
and a star. Clearly, Paganism in Islam is still inherent, if we have to
interpret these symbols: Crescent—for Allah and the star (Venus)–for
His daughter Uzza.The third daughter of Allah, Manat is represented by the
star Sirius. Even the Qur’an says that Allah is the Lord of the Alpha
Sirius. Here is the Qur’anic verse on the star Alpha Sirius (Manat).
Needless to say, the Islamist scholars have a different version of
interpretation of these symbolism
of Islam (Islam is supposed to be devoid of any symbolism,
whatsoever)—the star for five prayers, crescent, beginning of the new
moon—signifying the growth of Islam. I am yet to read any verses in the
Qur’an and any ahadith which support this interpretation of the crescent
and the star.
Let us read what the Qur’an says.
God is the Lord of the galaxies (Alpha Sirius, the brightest star
visible from earth)…53:49
YUSUFALI: That He is the Lord of Sirius (the Mighty Star);
PICKTHAL: And that He it is Who is the Lord of Sirius;
SHAKIR: And that He is the Lord of the Sirius;
In a foot note on this verse,
Abdullah Yusuf Ali writes:
aphorism refers to a mighty phenomenon of nature, the magnificent star
Sirius, which is such a prominent object in the skies, in the early part
of the solar year, say from January to April. It is the brightest star in
the firmament and its bluish light causes wonder and terror in Pagan
minds. The Pagan Arabs worshipped it as a divinity. But God is the Lord,
Creator and Cherisher, of the most magnificent part of creation, and
worship is due Him alone (Ali, 1983, p. 1450, foot note 5119).
learned Abdullah Yususf Ali
probably wanted to avoid the embarrassing truth. Nowhere in the Arab
history tell us that the Meccans were scared of the appearance of the star
Sirius. They always thought of Sirius as a goddess, just as they thought
of the moon as the god Allah. It was Muhammad who wanted to twist their
In this verse, Allah clearly says that He is the Lord of Sirius, which,
according to the Sumerian epigraph, is none but Manat, one of the
daughters of Allah.
The goddesses of the ‘satanic’ verses were located at Taif, Nakhla and
at al-Mushallal, very close to
(Tabari, 1988, p. 6.42).
identified by Herodotus with Aphrodite Urania, was the chief female deity.
That is, Allat was the Arabic version of the Greek goddess Aphrodite
Urania (Hitti, 2002, p. 72).
Al-Uzza was a Greek Aphrodite (Ibid, .p. 79).
Al-Uzza was the counterpart of the Greek goddess Aphrodite. A son of al-Harith
was offered as a sacrifice to al-Uzza. Ten years later, al-Harith took his
revenge and slew his Lakhmid enemy in a battle in the district of
Qinnasrin. This battle is known as the “Day of Halimah” of Arabic
tradition. Halimah was the daughter of al-Harith, who, before the battle,
perfumed with her own hands the hundred Ghassanid champions ready for
death and clad them in shrouds of white linen in addition to coats of mail
(suicide squad?) (Ibid). Note:
the italicized words are mine.
Al-Lat was in Taif. Muhammad offered a sacrifice to al-Uzza. Al-Uzza, the
mightiest was Venus, the morning star. Her sanctuary consisted of three
trees. Human sacrifice characterized her cult. Al-Rahman (the
compassionate), RHM occurs as the name of a deity in pre-Islamic Sabaean
inscription, worship of one Supreme Being with who other minor deities
were associated (Ibid, p. 99).
Manah was the goddess of fate. She was in a sanctuary of black stone in
Qusayd on the road between
and Yathrib. Still today the Arabs believe in the power of her. Hubal was
the chief deity of Ka’ba in human form. Hubal was imported from
(Ibid, p. 100).
Did Allah have a son? Of course, the Christians do believe this. We are
fully aware of the Islam’s unshakable stand that Allah never had a son.
How far this is true? Let us read the following verses from the Qur’an.
Mary guarded her chastity (sexual organ); Allah
breathed into her His spirit (Ruh) and thus Allah made her and her son
(Jesus is Allah’s spirit?) a sign for all people...21:91.
Mary was the daughter of Imran; she guarded her chastity (sexual organ)
and was a virgin before she became pregnant through Allah; Allah breathed
His spirit into Mary's body...66:12.
Those verses refer to the
birth of Jesus by a Virgin Mary. A representative of Allah, in the shape
of a man (
, possibly, Gabriel), met Mary when she was living alone in a temple. This
representative of Allah told Mary that he had with him the Ruh
or the ‘spirit’ (in simple language this could mean the Seed
of Allah) to impregnate her with. Then this man (Archangel Gabriel)
blew through the upper garment of Mary to let this Seed of Allah (Ruh) travel all the way to her uterus and caused her
We will surely find this interpretation impossible to believe.
Let us read what the most celebrated scholar of the Qur’an, ibn Kathir
says on this type of induced pregnancy (artificial
On the interpretation of verse 21:91, ibn Kathir writes:
`Isa and Maryam the True Believer
Here Allah mentions the story of Maryam and her son `Isa, just after
mentioning Zakariyya and his son Yahya, may peace be upon them all. He
mentions the story of Zakariyya first, followed by the story of Maryam
because the one is connected to the other. The former is the story of a
child being born to an old man of advanced years, from an old woman who
had been barren and had never given birth when she was younger. Then Allah
mentions the story of Maryam which is even more wondrous, for in this case
a child was born from a female without (the involvement of) a male. These
stories also appear in Surah Al `Imran and in Surah Maryam. Here Allah
mentions the story of Zakariyya and follows it with the story of Maryam,
where He says:
(And she who guarded her chastity,) means, Maryam (peace be upon
her). This is like the Ayah in Surah At-Tahrim:
(And Maryam, the daughter of `Imran who guarded her chastity. And
We breathed into it [her garment] through Our Ruh) [66:12].
(and We made her and her son a sign for the nations. ) means,
evidence that Allah is able to do all things and that He creates whatever
He wills; verily, His command, when He intends a thing, is only that He
says to it, "Be'' -- and it is! This is like the Ayah:
(And (We wish) to appoint him as a sign to mankind) [19:21]