==========> Islam in it's infancy: Mohammed and goddesses al- 'Uzza and Manat
- From: "I wipe my ASS on Mohammed's FACE!" <iw3@xxxxxx>
- Date: Sat, 6 Jan 2007 15:55:03 -0600
Towards the end of the fifth century, perhaps, a strong man by the name of
Qusayy succeeded either by force or trickery in gaining control of the
temple. He belonged to the tribe of Quraysh, an assemblage of several clans
which, through him, supplanted the Khuza'a. There may be some foundation of
truth in the story that Qusayy had travelled in Syria, and had brought back
from there the cult of the goddesses al- 'Uzza and Manat, and had combined
it with that of Hubal, the idol of the Khuzaca. It has been suggested that
he may actually have been a Nabataean. (Mohammed, Maxime Rodinson, 1961,
translated by Anne Carter, 1971, p 38-49)
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