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06-02-2012, 02:50 PM
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What religion Mohammed was born into?

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06-02-2012, 03:37 PM
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Quote:The State of Religion in Pre-Islamic Arabia

The period in the Arabian history which preceded the birth of Islam is known as the Times of Ignorance. Judging by the beliefs and the practices of the pagan Arabs, it appears that it was a most appropriate name. The Arabs were the devotees of a variety of "religions" which can be classified into the following categories.

1. Idol-worshippers or polytheists. Most of the Arabs were idolaters. They worshipped numerous idols and each tribe had its own idol or idols and fetishes. They had turned the Kaaba in Makkah, which according to tradition, had been built by the Prophet Abraham and his son, Ismael, and was dedicated by them to the service of One God, into a heathen pantheon housing 360 idols of stone and wood.

2. Atheists This group was composed of the materialists and believed that the world was eternal.

3. Zindiqs They were influenced by the Persian doctrine of dualism in nature. They believed that there were two gods representing the twin forces of good and evil or light and darkness, and both were locked up in an unending struggle for supremacy.

4. Sabines. They worshipped the stars.

5. Jews When the Romans destroyed Jerusalem in A.D. 70, and drove the Jews out of Palestine and Syria, many of them found new homes in Hijaz in Arabia. Under their influence, many Arabs also became converts to Judaism. Their strong centers were the towns of Yathrib, Khayber, Fadak and Umm-ul-Qura.

6. Christians. The Romans had converted the north Arabian tribe of Ghassan to Christianity. Some clans of Ghassan had migrated to and had settled in Hijaz. In the south, there were many Christians in Yemen where the creed was originally brought by the Ethiopian invaders. Their strong center was the town of Najran.

7. Monotheists There was a small group of monotheists present in Arabia on the eve of the rise of Islam. Its members did not worship idols, and they were the followers of the Prophet Abraham. The members of the families of Muhammad, the future prophet, and Ali ibn Abi Talib, the future caliph, and most members of their clan – the Banu Hashim – belonged to this group.

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http://www.al-islam.org/restatement/3.htm

Judging by the fact that he raised the Kaaba as an official pilgrimage target, I'd have to say that he started off in the first category. Self-loathing Idolater.

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06-02-2012, 03:39 PM
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tnx

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07-02-2012, 01:47 PM
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Paganism, but the stories keep going "he didnt feel it was right worshipping idols, bla bla one true god"
so maybe agnosticism if these stories are accurate

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07-02-2012, 07:34 PM
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I still want to know if Islam considers any interest rate on a loan > 0% usury, and if so, how practicing muslims buy houses and cars?

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08-02-2012, 03:57 PM
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Somebody start an "ask a Muslim" tread Tongue

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