What RELIGION did ARABS have before ISLAM?
Were they just as violent back then?
- Anonymous1 month ago
They were Pagans and Idols worshipers until God sent the prophet Mohammed to teach them about God ,and there were some Christians but mostly Jews .That to fulfill the promise of Jesus,that God will raise a prophet . Deuteronomy 18:18
- Robin WLv 71 month ago
They had a pantheon of gods. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Religion_in_pre-Isla...
- PubliusLv 71 month ago
- 1 month ago
No, they were not. Before islame, Arabs were at the forefront of education and mathematics. Now, they are nothing more than seventh-century throwbacks.
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- Annsan_In_HimLv 71 month ago
There is one school of thought that claims the oldest known references to the Islamic deity Allah are not in Arabian records but in Babylonian artifacts. Ancient tablets describe “Alla” as a deity of “violence and revolution.” Christian and Muslim scholars – as well as secular professors – presented numerous arguments on just who Allah really is,” wrote Ted Shoebat, in a heavily footnoted project. He wrote that historians have suggested Islam’s beginnings are found in the Persian religion Zoroastrianism, while others, including Christian writers, argue Allah was a moon-god in Babylon. A new find, however, links the name to the Epic of Atrahasis, chiseled on tablets sometime around 1700 B.C. in Babylon. Ted Shoebat said one of the early such references in the Epic of Atrahasis states: “Then Alla made his voice heard and spoke to the gods his brothers,’ Come! Let us carry Elil, the counselor of gods, the warrior from his dwelling.”
“The question remains as to why no expert on Assyriology or Sumerology had even suspected that ‘Alla’ had a connection with the Arabian ‘Allah,’” he wrote. “I checked the work of Thorkild Jacobsen, a foremost authority on Mesopotamian history and the dictionary of the translator, Stephanie Dally, and none make a connection between the Bablylonian ‘Alla’ and the Arabian ‘Allah.’
“Allah of the Babylonian Epic of Atrahasis was most likely kept hidden by researchers who feared controversy or even concealed the find,” he wrote. “In the epic Allah, which translators spelled ‘Alla’ (really pronounced the same way), was never even linked by any of the experts on Assyriology or any of the translators who wrote on the subject to the known Allah of Arabia and Islam.
“To those who accuse me of basing my conclusion, that Alla is Allah, on solely prejudice against Islam, I will present further evidence for my belief. It must be known to the reader that the author of the Atrahasis epic was one Ipiq-Aya who lived under the reign of the Old Babylonian king Ammi-Saduqa, and that he wrote it in the Akkadian language (the tongue of the Old Babylonian kingdom),” Ted Shoebat explained. “The ‘Akkadians’ it must be noted did not originally spring from Iraq, but had migrated from south Arabia, specifically Yemen, into Mesopotamia, where south Arabian inscriptions have been discovered, as in Kuwait on the Arab shores of the Persian gulf close to the borders of Iraq. The deities of Shamash (the Sun), and Ashdar/ Athtar (Venus) were both brought by the Akkadians from South Arabia into Mesopotamia.
He said it appears “Alla” “is an ancestral deity who was worshiped in Mesopotamia.” The writings from the time talk about Allah’s death, he explained. “By the testimony of the Sumerians, it is clear that this Alla, or Tammuz, was once an infamous king of Erech, to only be deified by the superstitious masses of Mesopotamia”.
- El Nerdo LocoLv 71 month ago
The biggest ones in the area historically were Judaism, the Egyptian and Greek pantheons, though those had largely died out by then, and Zoroastrianism as it was the official religion of the Persian empire and remained strong in the area until the Muslim invasion of Persia. Early Christianity would have been fairly widespread by then too.
- 🤔 JayLv 71 month ago
Prior to the 7th Century the Arab/Bedouin population was under the Roman enforcement of Christianity.
Islam was a political revolt.
- A Yahoo UserLv 71 month ago
Some were Jewish
some were Christian
(and several others)
but probably most were adherents of "Arabian polytheism".
Point: it would be useful if you specified WHEN. Arabic-speaking people were around for several centuries before Islam, and people living in the Arabian peninsula were around for millennia (at least).
- 1 month ago
Christian, Jew and pagan mostly.
- 1 month ago
they were either christians or jews