Why does does the koran authorize the worship of 'allah's daughters' al-Lat, al-Uzza, and Manat?

Surah 53:19-20.

Why? I thought there were no other gods but allah? Now the guy has daughters? Who is their mother?

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  • 1 decade ago
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    those verses are known as the satanic verses

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  • 1 decade ago

    HAve you then considered Al-Lat and Al-Uzza?

    And Manat, 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. They follow but a guess and that which they themselves desire, whereas there has surely come to them the Guidance for their Lord!

    Al-Quran 53:19-23

    As u can see, it is evident from the verse 23 that Allah talks about them as their pagan gods.

    Pls read the whole thing. No where in the Quran does Allaah says that Al Lat, Al Uzza and Manat are his daughters or if he has any sons or any of the crap. Instead, Allah says in chapter 112

    Say: He is Allah, the One

    Allah the Self-Sufficient Master, Whom all creatures need, [He neither eats nor drinks]

    He begets not, nor was He begotten

    And there is none co-equal or comparable unot Him

    Al-Quran 112: 1-4

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  • 1 decade ago

    The people of Muhammad's own tribe rejected him. One of the reasons was the worship of only one god ( the moon god -picked from the over 300 that Arabs worshiped at the time ). In response, Muhammad succumbed to the temptation to appease his tribe by announcing that it would be OK for Muslims to worship the three daughters of Allah - Al-Lat, Al-Uzza and Manat.

    This declaration led to the infamous "Satanic Verses" of the Koran which were later removed when Muhammad reverted back to monothemism.

    Muslims have tried ever since to cover-up this diversion from their faith.

    Source(s): "The Truth About Islam" by Dr. David R. Reagan.
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  • 1 decade ago

    You are pulling something out of context. I suggest maybe getting yourself a copy of the translation of the Quraan before misquoting.

    The verses you are speaking of are discussing the beliefs of pagan Arabs, their Gods / Goddesses were Laat and Uzza (idols).

    A fundemental belief is Islam is that Allah (God) is one and has no partners family or anyone equal to Him. The worst sin that can be committed by a muslim is the sin of ascribing a partner with Allah, you lose your faith if you do this. Hence the Quraan or Hadith will never ever mention anything like that.

    However I did see an article written on a website 'muslimhope.com' which is seemingly run by Christians wanting to discredit the Quraan. That article calls Laat Uzza and Manat the daughters of God.

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    1 decade ago

    53:19 Have ye seen Lat. and 'Uzza,

    53:20 And another, the third (goddess), Manat?

    53:21 What! for you the male sex, and for Him, the female?

    53:22 Behold, such would be indeed a division most unfair!

    53:23 These are nothing but names which ye have devised,- ye and your fathers,- for which Allah has sent down no authority (whatever). They follow nothing but conjecture and what their own souls desire!- Even though there has already come to them Guidance from their Lord!

    I don't interpret the translation that way. Are there any fluent Arabic speakers here, who can comment?

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  • 1 decade ago

    sorry but it's silly

    if u read it all

    u find the truth

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    19. Have ye seen Lat. and 'Uzza,

    20. And another, the third (goddess), Manat?

    21. What! for you the male sex, and for Him, the female?

    22. Behold, such would be indeed a division most unfair!

    23. These are nothing but names which ye have devised,- ye and your fathers,- for which Allah has sent down no authority (whatever). They follow nothing but conjecture and what their own souls desire!- Even though there has already come to them Guidance from their Lord!

    24. Nay, shall man have (just) anything he hankers after?

    25. But it is to Allah that the End and the Beginning (of all things) belong.

    _________________

    they were killing the female kids and just take the male

    that why god told them shame on you why u doing that

    and he deny that there were any other truee god's but allah

    cuz

    he is the only true god

    that's all

    i hope u got it

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    The accompanying inscriptions make it clear that these were idols of the Moon-god. Several smaller statues were also found which were identified by their inscriptions as the "daughters" of the Moon-god. What about Arabia? As pointed out by Prof. Coon, "Muslims are notoriously loath to preserve traditions of earlier paganism and like to garble what pre-Islamic history they permit to survive in anachronistic terms."

    excavated sites at Qataban, Timna, and Marib (the ancient capital of Sheba). Thousands of inscriptions from walls and rocks in Northern Arabia have also been collected. Reliefs and votive bowls used in worship of the "daughters of Allah" have also been discovered. The three daughters, al-Lat, al-Uzza and Manat are sometimes depicted together with Allah the Moon-god represented by a crescent moon above them. The archeological evidence demonstrates that the dominant religion of Arabia was the cult of the Moon-god.

    Istar was a daughter of Sin. Sacrifices to the Moon-god are described in the Pas Shamra texts. In the Ugaritic texts, the Moon-god was sometimes called Kusuh. In Persia, as well as in Egypt, the Moon-god is depicted on wall murals and on the heads of statues. He was the Judge of men and gods. The Old Testament constantly rebuked the worship of the Moon-god (see: Deut. 4:19;17:3; II Kngs. 21:3,5; 23:5; Jer. 8:2; 19:13; Zeph. 1:5, etc.) When Israel fell into idolatry, it was usually the cult of the Moon-god. As a matter of fact.

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    Historical evidences, impartial logic, well versed references and all available circumstantial judgments can very well prove that—(a) Allah name of deity was pre-existed much before the arrival of Islam, (b) Pre-Islamic Pagan peoples worshipped Allah as their supreme deity (moon-god). Allah’s name existed in pre-Islamic Arab. In ancient Arab the Allah was considered to be the supreme God/deity (as Moon-God) and Arab Pagans worshipped Allah before Islam arrived.

    Let's examine below some valid questions and answers :

    Did the Pagan Arabs in pre-Islamic times worship 360 gods? Yes

    Did the pagans Arabs worship the sun, moon and the stars? Yes

    Did the Arabs built temples to the Moon-god? Yes

    Did different Arab tribes give the Moon-god different names/titles? Yes

    What were some of the names/titles? Sin, Hubul, Ilumquh, Al-ilah.

    Was the title “al-ilah” (the god) used as the Moon-god? Yes

    Was the word “Allah” derived from “al-ilah?” Yes

    Was the pagan “Allah” a high god in a pantheon of deities? Yes.

    Was he worshipped at the Kabah? Yes.

    Was Allah only one of many Meccan gods? Yes

    Did they place a statue of Hubul on top of the Kabah? Yes.

    At that time was Hubul considered the Moon-god? Yes.

    Was the Kabah thus the “house of the Moon-god”? Yes.

    Did the name “Allah” eventually replace that of Hubul as the name of the Moon god? Yes.

    Did they call the Kabah the “house of Allah”? Yes.

    Were al-Lat, al-Uzza and Manat called “the daughters of Allah”? Yes.

    Yusuf Ali explains in fn. 5096, pg. 1445, that Lat, Uzza and Manat were known as “the daughters of God [Allah]”

    Did the Qur’an at one point tell Muslims to worship al-Lat, al-Uzza and Manat? Yes. In Surah 53:19-20.

    Have those verses been “abrogated” out of the present Qur’an? Yes.

    What were they called? “The Satanic Verses.”

    The variable names (Sin, Hubul, llumquh, Al-ilah) of moon god were used by various tribes of pagan Arabs. Pagan god SIN was the name of Moon-god.

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    you are twisting things around like usual. keep continue reading till 23.

    [23] They are but names which you have named - you and your fathers - for which Allâh has sent down no authority. They follow but a guess and that which they themselves desire, whereas there has surely come to them the Guidance from their Lord!

    Quran 53:23

    before Islam, there used to be people worship idols called Lat and Uzza. other people used to say we we have the males and God has the females, and other saying different things. so God is telling them these are just names you and ur fathers has named, you follow your own desire. and i have never send anything about this.

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  • 1 decade ago

    These names are idols worshiped by Arabs before Islam.

    Read the next one in the same chapter:" They are but names which ye have named, ye and your fathers, for which Allah hath revealed no warrant. They follow but a guess and that which (they) themselves desire. And now the guidance from their Lord hath come unto them."

    Hope this clarifies it

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  • 1 decade ago

    I don't know what you are talking bout. As far as I know the Qur'an never metioned ALLAH having daughters or sons. You must have misunderstood the Sura.

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