Does Surah 53:19-23 in the Qur’an tell Muslims to worship al-Lat, al-Uzza, and Manat?


First Read this Chapre from the Glorious Holy Quran that highlist that Muslims worship THE LORD of this House which the black stone is in:

One common argument or claim put forth by Christians today is that the Quran claims That Allah has 3 daughters, those daughters being the pagan goddesses of Lat, Manat, and Al-Uzza. Such a claim is very strong indeed, but is there any truth behind this claim?

Does the Quran state that Allah has three daughters?

To back this claim up, the Christians often quote one Quranic passage, and then think they have proven their point, let us quote this passage:

“Have you (all) considered al-Lat and al-Uzza (the most respected idols by them), and Manat the other [who ranks] in third place?? Do you have sons while He has daughters?? That would then be an unfair distribution! Decidedly they are nothing except names you have named, you and your fathers. In no way has Allah sent down concerning them any all-binding authority.

Decidedly they closely follow nothing except surmise and what (prejudices) the selves yearn to; and indeed, the guidance has already come to them from their Lord.”

Surah An Najm= Chapter the Star (53:19-23)


So had the Christians care to carry on, they would see that Allah exposes them making such a lie! Allah tells them that the pagans have invented these false idols, and that it is something corrupt.

We must ask why do Christians not quote the rest? In fact, I will not hold the Christians responsible for such deceit, but I will hold the holy spirit responsible. Christians claim the holy spirit inspires them, if that is true then the holy spirit is inspiring them to be untruthful, and to be distorters of truth, and to try and make up a lie.

And such actions cannot be coming from a holy being, rather such action is inspired by someone called Iblis, who is shaytan, because only shaytan inspires people to make a lie against Allah and his Noble Quran.

Another Explanation:

What if you could have read two more next verses from the same chapter (53-22-23)

In Surah 53:19-21 Allah has raised questions/objections (in respect to the malpractices at that time 

1. appointing more gods other than one Almighty 

2. burying alive the female child in the ground in the name of God) and He (Allah) Himself gives the answer to these questions in Verse 22-23

19 Have you considered al-Lat and al-Uzza?

20 And Manat, the third one, the other?

21 Are you to have the males, and He the females?

22 What a bizarre distribution.

23 These (al-Lat and al-Uzza and Manat) are nothing but names, which you have devised, you and your ancestors, for which Allah sent down no authority. They follow nothing but assumptions, and what the ego desires, even though guidance has come to them from their Lord.

Islam is monotheistic to the strictest possible extent.

·        Allah is One and Only.

·        He is Eternal i.e. uncreated.

·        He is Omnipotent and Omniscient.

·        He does whatever He wills.

·        He has no parents or children.

·        He has no partners or counterparts.

·        He has no wife.

·        He has no equal.

·        He cannot be compared to anything.

·        His attributes are strictly His own.

·        He shares His power with no one.

·        He does not require anyone’s help.

·        He has no weakness.

·        His order is implemented without delay.

·        No one can question His decision.

·        Allah is not answerable to anyone.

·        He is the sole creator, owner, and disposer of all the creation.

Surah Al-Najm (53), which you mentioned, clearly states that the idols (Lat, Uzza & Manat) are nothing but vain desires of the kuffar:

“They are not but [mere] names you have named them – you and your forefathers – for which Allah has sent down no authority. They follow not except assumption and what [their] souls desire, and there has already come to them from their Lord guidance.” (53:43)

Edit 1:

The whole story of Satan mixing some verses during recitation of the Quran by the Prophet peace be upon him is a fabrication. All the scholars of hadith are unanimous on declaring this report as unauthentic.

Moreover, the simplest proof of the falsehood of this story is that when a doubtful (zanni) report contradicts a certain (qata’ai) report, then the zanni report is rejected. Thus, Allah says in the Quran:

“Nor does he speak from [his own] inclination. It is not but a revelation revealed,” (53:3–4)

“Falsehood cannot approach it from before it or from behind it; [it is] a revelation from a [Lord who is] Wise and Praiseworthy.” (41:42)

These ayat are clear, and explicitly state that the Prophet peace be upon him can never utter any falsehood. Moreover, no falsehood can enter the Quran in any way. Hence, based on the fact that this story contradicts the qata’ai ayat of the Quran, it is rejected.

Conclusion:

Do not rush to claim contradictions without completing reading the rest of the verses to complete the whole context. We must read a few verses in prefix and suffix to understand the verses in its complete context. The Quran is the word of Allah, free from any contradictions.

No Paganism in Islam or Hajj=Pligrimage to Mecca

Idol Worship, the Unforgivable Sin in Islam (if maintained until death)

Allah knows Best.

Almighty Allah is the highest and most knowledgeable, and the attribution of knowledge to him is the safest.

Right from Almighty Allah and wrong from me and Satan

Prepared by Mohamad Mostafa Nassar- Australia.

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