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lovesakeenah
 
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bullet Posted: 21 November 2008 at 5:00am
Confuseddonno..
Good to have you around sis.Alwardah & Jazakallahu for sharing that Islamic greeting Site..
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bullet Posted: 21 November 2008 at 5:04am

Giving the question a second thought,I think it's a bit twisted...

How did idol worship begin?Confusedis it in Islam or the"origin" of idol worship in general??

Dnt mind me,just a lil'confused!

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bullet Posted: 21 November 2008 at 5:57am
Its origin of idol worship in general. How did it get started ?
Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) said: “All the descendants of Adam are sinners, and the best of sinners are those who repent."
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bullet Posted: 22 November 2008 at 7:58am
No idea...
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bullet Posted: 22 November 2008 at 9:57am
No clue . . .
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bullet Posted: 24 November 2008 at 6:31am
Salaam alaikum seeks....Waiting for the answer.
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bullet Posted: 25 November 2008 at 12:26am

As Salamu Alaikum

This is a quick summary about the beginning of idol worship. It started at the time of Prophet Nuh (Alayhi Salam)

Yaghuth, Ya`uq and Nasr were righteous people between the time of Adam and Nuh, and they had followers who used to adhere to their guidance. Then, when they died, Shaitan whispered to their followrs we make images of them to honour them. Then, when those people died and other people came after them, Iblis approached them and said, `They (your predecessors) used to worship these statues and they were granted rain by their worship of them.' Thus, they (the latter people) worshipped them and thus beginning of idol worship.

Refer to the Surah Nuh (71)

Wa Alaikum Salam .



Edited by Alwardah - 25 November 2008 at 12:29am
“Verily your Lord is quick in punishment; yet He is indeed Oft-Forgiving Most Merciful (Surah Al-An’am 6:165)
"Indeed, we belong to Allah and to Him is our return" (Surah Baqarah 2: 155)
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bullet Posted: 25 November 2008 at 9:47pm
Assalamu Alaikum wa Rahmatullah,
 
Jazakumullahu khayr, dear members, for attempting . I would like to add this to the explanation made by sis Alwardah
 
Allah the Almighty revealed: "They (idolaters) have said: "You shall not leave your gods nor shall you leave Wadd, nor Suwa, nor Yaghuth, nor Ya uq nor Nasr (names of the idols)." (CH 71:23 Quran).
 
Originally these were the names of good people who had lived among them. After their deaths, statues of them were erected to keep their memories alive. After sometime, however, people began to worship these statues. Later generations did not even know why they had been erected; they only knew their parents had prayed to them. That is how idol worshipping developed. Since they had no understanding of Allah the Almighty Who would punish them for their evil deeds, they became cruel and immoral.
 
Ibn Abbas explained: "Following upon the death of those righteous men, Satan inspired their people to erect statues in the places where they used to sit. They did this, but these statues were not worshiped until the coming generations deviated from the right way of life. Then they worshipped them as their idols."
 
In his version, Ibn Jarir narrated: "There were righteous people who lived in the period between Adam and Noah and who had followers who held them as models. After their death, their friends who used to emulate them said: 'If we make statues of them, it will be more pleasing to us in our worship and will remind us of them.' So they built statues of them, and , after they had died and others came after them, Iblis crept into their minds saying:'Your forefathers used to worship them, and through that worship they got rain.' So they worshipped them."
 
Ibn Abi Hatim related this story: "Waddan was a righteous man who was loved by his people. When he died, they withdrew to his grave in the land of Babylonia and were overwhelmed by sadness. When Iblis saw their sorrow caused by his death, he disguised himself in the form of a man saying: 'I have seen your sorrow because of this man's death; can I make a statue like him which could be put in your meeting place to make you remember him?' They said: 'Yes.'
 
So he made the statue like him. They put it in their meeting place in order to be reminded of him. When Iblis saw their interest in remembering him, he said: 'Can I build a statue of him in the home of each one of you so that he would be in everyone's house and you could remember him?'
They agreed. Their children learned about and saw what they were doing. They also learned about their remembrance of him instead of Allah. So the first to be worshipped instead of Allah was Waddan, the idol which they named thus."
 
The essence of this point is that every idol from those earlier mentioned was worshipped by a certain group of people. It was mentioned that people made picture sand as the ages passed they made these pictures into statues, so that their forms could be fully recognized; afterwards they were worshipped instead of Allah.

Into this environment Allah sent Noah with His message to his people
 


Edited by seekshidayath - 25 November 2008 at 9:50pm
Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) said: “All the descendants of Adam are sinners, and the best of sinners are those who repent."
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