5 Questions re: Moon-god is Allah?

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Answer to Dr. Morey's "Moon-god Allah"

Quran says 'Do not bow to sun or moon'

"And from among His Signs are the night and the day, and the sun and the moon. Do not bow down to the sun nor to the moon, but only bow down (prostrate) to "Allah" Who created them, if you worship Him."
[Holy Quran 41:37]

A Christian sent me this book and 5 questions ~ Can you answer them?
Question 1:
What is the significance of the crescent moon in Islam?

The crescent moon and star often seen on mosques and Islamic archecture is actually a symbol of the last rulers of the Muslims called the Ottoman Empire. The Qur'ân answers this question before you asked it. Read this verse:

"They ask you about the new moons. Say: These are signs to mark fixed periods of time for mankind and for the pilgrimage."
[Holy Quran 2:189]

The real question here should be:
"Why do they keep lying?"

EXPERT(? Robert Morey) ON ISLAM - SAYS - "Muslims Worship A 'moon-god' called "Allah"
Is it True? Is there proof?"
Now read for yourself the real truth:

Question 2:
Why does Islam follow a lunar calendar?

Jewish and early Christians also followed the lunar calendar as do many farmers even today. There are some very practical reasons for this.

However, Islam makes it clear there is no worship of the moon, only that we use the moons shape and position to determine the months and occassions. In both the Bible and the Quran religious festivals are regulated by the lunar calendar.

Jews and Muslims have kept to these regulations which they believe to be from God. Modern day Christianity follows the solar calendar because it was instituted by the Roman emporer Constantine at the council of Nicaea in 325 A.D.

*Incidentally, only the Muslims use both the moon and sun for calculating times of worship. The moon is used in calculating the 12 months of the year, determining when we fast and make hajj. The sun is used to calculate the time of day when we offer our worship (called salah); in the very early morning, noon time, afternoon, sunset and night prayers.

Question 3:
Why is the feast of Ramadan marked by the appearance of the crescent moon?

I think you mean the fast of Ramadan. God commanded Muslims in the Qur'ân to fast from dawn to sunset during the month called Ramadan (see Qur'ân 2:185, 187).

The beginning and end of the month is determined by the crescent (2:189) based on the instruction of God's Messenger, on whom be peace.

Why this method and not another is not for us to say but for God and His Messenger to prescribe. However, I find it an efficient method. It is a universally applicable method, and it allows for Ramadan to move through all the seasons. This allows believers to have the pleasure of worshipping God by fasting in all the various seasons: one year in the summer, some years later in the winter.

Question 4:
Why does the Quran place the Sabeans on the same level with Jews and Christians when scholars have clearly proven that the Sabeans were involved in the moon cult?

The Quran not has placed the Sabeans on the same level with Jews and Christians. Perhaps you have in mind the following verse:

"Those who believe and those who are Jews and Christians and Sabians, whoever believes in "Allah" and the Last Day and do righteous good deeds shall have their reward with their Lord. On them shall be no fear, nor shall they grieve."
[Holy Quran 2:62; also 5:69]
This verse, however, does not place the Sabeans on the same level as the Jews and Christians except in a particular context. The verse speaks of four distinct communities, and offers all four the opportunity to fear not nor grieve if only they would believe in "Allah" and the Last Day and do right. The four communities are:

The Believers (i.e., the Muslims)
The Jews
The Christians
The Sabeans

While they are all offered the same opportunity for improvement, nothing, is said in this verse about the validity of the existing faiths of these four communities. Otherwise the Jews and Christians who are criticized in the Quran for their deviations will not be placed on the same level with the believers. The matter becomes clear when you realise that believers here does not mean saved persons but those who ostensibly belong to the community of Muslims. They, as well as the other three groups, must do the following to be saved: believe in "Allah" , believe in the Last Day, and do right. Doing right, according to the Quran, includes following every teaching of Muhammad.

Question 5:
Did the Meccans worship the true God since they recognized "Allah" ?
Was "Allah" one of the gods of the Ka'bah?
And if so, where did the Meccans derive the recognition and the name of "Allah" from?


First, "Allah" was not one of the 360 idols which were in the Ka'abah, although Morey has claimed this without evidence. When the Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) entered Makkah victorious he went into the Ka'bah and broke the idols therein.

Second, the word "Allah" has been used all along for the name of "God" in the Arabic Bible for Jews and Christians alike.

The proof is easy to verify; simple go to any hotel or motel on the earth and look in the drawer next to the bed and take out the complimentary Bible, placed there by the Giddeons and then look on page 5 or 6 where they list the examples of translations they have made into other languages.

The second example given is for Arabic speakers. The verse is from the Gospel of John, chapter 3, verse 16. Everyone knows this one; "For God so loved the world..." and the word in Arabic for "God" is "Allah."

Then if you have a Bible in Arabic, look on page one in Genesis, and you will find the word "Allah" 17 times.

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Another: www.islamtomorrow.com/allah/moon_god.asp

Why Do Muslims Say - ALLAH?

From www.HearIslam.com


#17 Ishtiaque Aziz 2015-01-16 12:43
Answer 2 mentions that we Muslims only use both Sun and Moon to determine prayer time. It is incorrect. Easter Sunday is on the Sunday following the first FULL MOON after the March 20 Equinox.

Apparently, followers of Sungods tend to celebrate when Sun is growing and Moon is Shrinking. (Example during Easter Sunday, Sun is Rising on Eastern side and Moon is getting weak and on 23rd-25th December Sun (of God) is getting birth and growing every day) Like wise can it be said that new moon is or used to be an event for followers of Moongod? Please do not assume that I am saying that it is Islamic. But in the way we know that Sun worshippers say prayers during sunrise and sunset and we refrain from it, if we know Moon worshippers celebrate New Moon - would we stop celebrating Eid?

I believe the Cross represents SUN and the Crescent represents moon and internationally we are kept divided into two groups unknowingly to us.
#16 Mint 2012-07-02 01:22
what is a Sabean?
#15 mahmoud ragab 2012-03-02 11:24
About using the lunar calender (question 2) I would like to add that as we use the moon for determining the months including ramadhan and hajj(pilgrimage ) we also use the sun for determining the prayer times and Allah could have chosen for us another way but we follow and accept and submit and believe. By the way using the moon or lunar calender is also practiced some how by China, Japan, Vietnam and India for certain things. I guess may be because for ancient people the cycling time of the moon gave meaning for the start and the end of a certain phase of time.
#14 Jameel Ahmed 2011-10-24 17:38
In the name of Allah,
Assalamu alaykum Yusuf Estes, i will pray for you to enter Jannet inshallah, i hope Allah will give you more strength to go on, it's an honour to listen to you discussing about Islam in a beautiful way.
#13 Yusuf bin Jussac Joe Jussac, Jr. 2011-10-14 04:30
Assalamu alaykum to all! Re Allah and God [we do not publish websites without permission] sorry brother.
#12 Abrar Ahmad 2011-07-25 03:27
There is no god but Allah and Muhammad SAW is the messenger of Allah....
#11 Abdullah 2011-07-21 16:49

So many spelling errors please correct this inshaAllah
#10 Yusuf Estes 2011-04-27 08:43
Bismillah - salam alaykum. Allahu 'Alim. Allah is the Knower of All.
The Quran does not forbid dogs. In fact, the Quran mentions what to do when using your hunting dog. Also, work dogs and seeing-eye dogs are not forbidden either.
We find in hadeeth, the prophet, peace be upon him, warned us about having dogs in places where we pray or places where we want angels.
The angel Gabriel told Muhammad, peace be upon him, "Angels do not enter rooms with dogs".
Bottom line - don't bring the dog in where you live.
#9 z 2011-04-26 20:19
Why having a dog in the house is harm?
#8 Yusuf Estes 2010-12-15 22:29
EDITOR: No Asim - Actually, the word 'ELAH' in Hebrew is related to ALLAH.
ELAH (means the thing which is worshiped) and it is related to the word ALLAH except ALLAH is the proper name of the One and Only ELAH. (Means the Only One to Worship)

The word "ADNONAI" is a word substituted in the Old Testament and it is translated into English as "LORD".
Rabbi - is also a word translated as "Teacher" from Hebrew.
Rabb in Arabic is translated to English as "Lord"
Hope we cleared this up for you.

The word "ELAH" is closest in English to the word "GOD - BUT the word "ALLAH" is the proper name of the One and Only God. Hope we cleared it up for you Asim...

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