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Others Imoti contends that there were numerous such "Kaaba" sanctuaries in Arabia at one time, but this was the only one built of stone. The others also allegedly had counterparts of the Black Stone. There was a "red stone", the deity of the south Arabian city of Ghaiman, and the "white stone" in the Kaaba of al-Abalat (near the city of Tabala, south of Mecca). Grunebaum in Classical Islam points out that the experience of divinity of that period was often associated with stone fetishes, mountains, special rock formations, or "trees of strange growth."
The Kaaba was thought to be at the center of the world, with the Gate of Heaven directly above it. The Kaaba marked the location where the sacred world intersected with the profane; the embedded Black Stone was a further symbol of this as a meteorite that had fallen from the sky and linked heaven and earth. According to Sarwar, about 400 years before the birth of Muhammad, a man named "Amr bin Lahyo bin Harath bin Amr ul-Qais bin Thalaba bin Azd bin Khalan bin Babalyun bin Saba", who was descended from Qahtan and was the king of Hijaz had placed a Hubal idol onto the roof of the Kaaba.
This idol was one of the chief deities of the ruling tribe Quraysh. The idol was made of red agate and shaped like a human, but with the right hand broken off and replaced with a golden hand. When the idol was moved inside the Kaaba, it had seven arrows in front of it, which were used for divination.
Now they don't allow anyone who is not Muslim to worship it
originally posted by: joemoe
At least they are paying for their defense and that part of it is not coming from the US tax payer.
Lot's of arm deals all over the world why is this one special to you other than it's Trump.
originally posted by: allsee4eye
a reply to: Xtrozero
It's for arms. It's for massacre. It's for destruction.
Trump’s first arms sales, holdovers from the Obama era, are business as usual
originally posted by: Raggedyman
The US three biggest industry, porn, pharmaceuticals and weapons
Have been for decades and now ....[snip]...
originally posted by: odzeandennz
originally posted by: Xtrozero
350 billion trade deal is a good thing for our businesses and workers...He got Japan to invest 100s of billions too.
Correction: he got japan to say they will invest... not sure where you got '100s of billions' in your head.
Like he got all those corps to say they will invest at home instead of abroad... and yea... Mexico will pay for our wall... and the coal industry will see a big boost.... soon...and the drilling of oil in the Atlantic recently approved will benefit the 'US' ...bigly, wink wink.
originally posted by: Xtrozero
350 billion trade deal is a good thing for our businesses and workers...He got Japan to invest 100s of billions too, and I'm sure he is not done...but then to you and others its all bad..