Before understanding Islam and the Quran, one must look at the religious atmosphere in which Islam was born. This chapter describes pre-Islamic Arabian religious thought and beliefs http://www.muslimphilosophy.com/hmp/9.htm
Next, read chapters 50, 69, 70, & 75 of the Quran in light of pre-Islamic thought https://www.clearquran.com/. Answer the following questions and respond to atleast one other student.
- What was the nature of pre-Islamic Paganism?
Nature of pre-Islam paganism
The pre-Islam paganism was a mixture of Christianity, polytheism and Judaism. it also contained Iranian religion. The polytheism faith was the dominant the dominant belief system that was based on the commitment and belief on duties and responsibilities. It also contained a belief of other supernatural beings such as djinn. In this system, these worships were done at local shrines like the Kaaba of Mecca. Some scholars have expressed that Allah was one of the gods worshiped in the Mecca shrine, even though it is of little significance. Many physical descriptions pinpoint idol worshiping during the pre-Islamic ages.