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Love Your Neighbor
« on: January 06, 2010, 05:10:24 AM »
http://www.islamandthetruth.com/gospel_of_matthew.htm#matthew_12

Mark 12.28  And one of the scribes came, and having heard them reasoning together, and perceiving that he had answered them well, asked him, Which is the first commandment of all?    29  And Jesus answered him, The first of all the commandments [is], Hear, O Israel; The Lord our God is one Lord:   30 And thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind, and with all thy strength: this [is] the first commandment.   31  And the second [is] like, [namely] this, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself. There is none other commandment greater than these.   32  And the scribe said unto him, Well, Master, thou hast said the truth: for there is one God; and there is none other but he:    33 And to love him with all the heart, and with all the understanding, and with all the soul, and with all the strength, and to love [his] neighbour as himself, is more than all whole burnt offerings and sacrifices.    34  And when Jesus saw that he answered discreetly, he said unto him, Thou art not far from the kingdom of God. And no man after that durst ask him [any question].

http://www.islamandthetruth.com/gospel_of_matthew.htm#matthew_12

Galatians 5:14 For all the law is fulfilled in one word, [even] in this; Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself.
http://www.blueletterbible.org/Bible.cfm?b=Gal&c=5&v=1&t=KJV#top

John 13:35 By this shall all [men] know that ye are my disciples, if ye have love one to another.
http://www.islamandthetruth.com/gospel_of_john.htm#john_13

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Re: Love Your Neighbor
« Reply #1 on: October 24, 2010, 08:39:41 AM »
http://www.islamandthetruth.com/gospel_of_matthew.htm#matthew_12

Mark 12.28  And one of the scribes came, and having heard them reasoning together, and perceiving that he had answered them well, asked him, Which is the first commandment of all?    29  And Jesus answered him, The first of all the commandments [is], Hear, O Israel; The Lord our God is one Lord:   30 And thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind, and with all thy strength: this [is] the first commandment.   31  And the second [is] like, [namely] this, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself. There is none other commandment greater than these.   32  And the scribe said unto him, Well, Master, thou hast said the truth: for there is one God; and there is none other but he:    33 And to love him with all the heart, and with all the understanding, and with all the soul, and with all the strength, and to love [his] neighbour as himself, is more than all whole burnt offerings and sacrifices.    34  And when Jesus saw that he answered discreetly, he said unto him, Thou art not far from the kingdom of God. And no man after that durst ask him [any question].

http://www.islamandthetruth.com/gospel_of_matthew.htm#matthew_12

Galatians 5:14 For all the law is fulfilled in one word, [even] in this; Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself.
http://www.blueletterbible.org/Bible.cfm?b=Gal&c=5&v=1&t=KJV#top

John 13:35 By this shall all [men] know that ye are my disciples, if ye have love one to another.
http://www.islamandthetruth.com/gospel_of_john.htm#john_13


WHAT IF A MUSLIM MOVES IN NEXT DOOR TO YOU? HOW WILL YOU L:OVE HIM AFTER ALL YOUR VILE NEGATIVE AND BIASED COMMENTS?

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Re: Love Your Neighbor
« Reply #2 on: October 24, 2010, 10:41:06 AM »
WHAT IF A MUSLIM MOVES IN NEXT DOOR TO YOU? HOW WILL YOU L:OVE HIM AFTER ALL YOUR VILE NEGATIVE AND BIASED COMMENTS?

The way I did these Muslims that were genuinely seeking truth.
http://brotherpete.com/index.php?topic=707.0
http://brotherpete.com/index.php?topic=534.0

Not like one displaying such a foul spirit, that he proclaims in one of his first posts, of former Muslims that have come to know the love of the one true God through Jesus Christ -
"These videos lack inspiration, they are sad stories of obviously GOD_less individuals that came from nothing...".
http://brotherpete.com/index.php?topic=1900.0

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Re: Love Your Neighbor
« Reply #3 on: October 25, 2010, 04:56:08 AM »
WHAT IF A MUSLIM MOVES IN NEXT DOOR TO YOU? HOW WILL YOU L:OVE HIM AFTER ALL YOUR VILE NEGATIVE AND BIASED COMMENTS?

The way I did these Muslims that were genuinely seeking truth.
http://brotherpete.com/index.php?topic=707.0
http://brotherpete.com/index.php?topic=534.0

Not like one displaying such a foul spirit, that he proclaims in one of his first posts, of former Muslims that have come to know the love of the one true God through Jesus Christ -
"These videos lack inspiration, they are sad stories of obviously GOD_less individuals that came from nothing...".
http://brotherpete.com/index.php?topic=1900.0


GOOD PLOY TO TRY TO CONVINCE THEM WITH THE SAME RHETORIC, you not seriously thinking that your line of argument actually holds merit?

I LIKE THE GIRL ASKING QUESTIONS AND YOU GIVING HER YOUR VERSION AND OPINION OF THE SCRIPTURE, AND I AM PRAYING THAT SOMEONE MOVE IN NEXT DOOR TO YOU LIKE ME, INFORMED, AND HAVE ALL THE SIDES OF THE BIBLICAL STORIES AS IT IS EASIER TO HEAR SINCERITY IN A PERSONS VOICE AS OPPOSED TO MY POSTING REPLIES. MOST PEOPLE, AFTER ENTERING INTO A CONVERSATION WITH MUSLIMS END UP MUSLIM IN MY EXPERIENCE. YOU WILL NOT START A CONVERSATION ABOUT ISLAM IF ALLAH DOES DOES NOT HAVE A PLAN FOR FOR YOU SO PLEASE DO NOT INCREASE YOUR OBSTINACY IT HINDERS YOUR SPIRITUAL PROGRESS AND IT IS THE PROOF THAT THE QURAN IS 100% CORRECT AS IT DESCRIBES THE CHRISTIAN ATTITUDE like yours with extreme accuracy.

Question: DOES SATAN BELIEVE JESUS IS THE SON OF GOD? AND IF HE IS A BELIEVER WHAT DOES THAT MEAN?
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Re: Love Your Neighbor
« Reply #4 on: October 25, 2010, 08:56:19 AM »
...I AM PRAYING THAT SOMEONE MOVE IN NEXT DOOR TO YOU LIKE ME, INFORMED,...

So why do you suppose it is that you haven't yet brought a single shred of evidence, that suggests that Mecca ever existed before pagan immigrants from Yemen settled it in around the 4th century AD, and built their Kaaba in the early 5th century AD, for moon, sun, star, and jinn demon worship? Even you can't deny the 360 idols that adorned their Kaaba, one of which Muslims still bow toward to this day, and travel to and circumambulate just as the pagan Arabians did.
http://brotherpete.com/index.php?topic=1906.msg8066#msg8066
http://www.historyofmecca.com/

Since the moon god was considered to be the most powerful deity in Arabian Star Family worship it would seem no coincidence that the Islamic calendar is a lunar calendar. Muslims all over the world bow toward the black stone, that pagans venerated as the moon god idol, five times a day. Crescent moons adorn the tops of mosques and decorate national flags. "Fasting" is done during the month which begins and ends with the appearance of the crescent moon in the sky. Even the favorite shout of Mohammedan suicide murderers - ALLAHU AKBAR - means "Allah is the greatER", which for Arabian moon god worshipers meant that the moon god was the most powerful of all of the Arabian Star Family deities.
http://www.brotherpete.com/hajj___umrah.htm#moon_god
http://brotherpete.com/index.php?board=56.0

"We know that the term "Allah," as the god of the moon, was derived from the Thamud god of the moon. His name was Hilal, or Hlal, which means "crescent." Later, the name "Hilal" became Hilah, as we see in many inscriptions which were found in Arabia. In the Thamud inscriptions he is found as H-ilah, Ha-ilah and H-alah. We see the same development for "Hilah," the moon deity in Yemen, where Almaqah is called "Halal,' or "Hilal, the Crescent." 15"
http://brotherpete.com/index.php?topic=1240.0

....AND HAVE ALL THE SIDES OF THE BIBLICAL STORIES.....

Spectators of this forum have already seen your fake bible verse creating - in the same mold of Ahmed Deedat's buffoonery.
http://brotherpete.com/index.php?topic=1905.msg8063#msg8063

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Re: Love Your Neighbor
« Reply #5 on: October 30, 2010, 12:52:58 PM »
Unrelated Mujaheed discussion split off and continued here
http://brotherpete.com/index.php?topic=1938.0

Additional Mujaheed chat on this subject at extension
http://brotherpete.com/index.php?topic=1948.0

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Re: Love Your Neighbor
« Reply #6 on: November 04, 2017, 06:32:42 PM »

Mark 12.28  And one of the scribes came, and having heard them reasoning together, and perceiving that he had answered them well, asked him, Which is the first commandment of all?    29  And Jesus answered him, The first of all the commandments [is], Hear, O Israel; The Lord our God is one Lord:    30 And thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind, and with all thy strength: this [is] the first commandment.    31  And the second [is] like, [namely] this, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself. There is none other commandment greater than these.    32  And the scribe said unto him, Well, Master, thou hast said the truth: for there is one God; and there is none other but he:    33 And to love him with all the heart, and with all the understanding, and with all the soul, and with all the strength, and to love [his] neighbour as himself, is more than all whole burnt offerings and sacrifices.    34  And when Jesus saw that he answered discreetly, he said unto him, Thou art not far from the kingdom of God. And no man after that durst ask him [any question].



It seems that Jesus was saying that loving God with all our hearts and loving our neighbor as ourselves what more important than burnt offerings or sacrifices.  I Cor 13 is called the "Love Chapter" because it defines what love actually is.  God is not expecting us to offer Him animal sacrifices or hurt our bodies to please Him or even give our own lives by death or suicide but rather He wants us to become "living" sacrifices by laying down our lives, our wills, while still living in this world, not only for Him but for others.  That is the true meaning of love.  Love is the fulfilling of ALL the law.  It never fails!!

The Way of Love
1Co 13:1  If I make use of the tongues of men and of angels, and have not love, I am like sounding brass, or a loud-tongued bell. 
1Co 13:2  And if I have a prophet's power, and have knowledge of all secret things; and if I have all faith, by which mountains may be moved from their place, but have not love, I am nothing. 
1Co 13:3  And if I give all my goods to the poor, and if I give my body to be burned, but have not love, it is of no profit to me. 
1Co 13:4  Love is never tired of waiting; love is kind; love has no envy; love has no high opinion of itself, love has no pride; 
1Co 13:5  Love's ways are ever fair, it takes no thought for itself; it is not quickly made angry, it takes no account of evil; 
1Co 13:6  It takes no pleasure in wrongdoing, but has joy in what is true; 
1Co 13:7  Love has the power of undergoing all things, having faith in all things, hoping all things. 
1Co 13:8  Though the prophet's word may come to an end, tongues come to nothing, and knowledge have no more value, love has no end. 
1Co 13:9  For our knowledge is only in part, and the prophet's word gives only a part of what is true: 
1Co 13:10  But when that which is complete is come, then that which is in part will be no longer necessary. 
1Co 13:11  When I was a child, I made use of a child's language, I had a child's feelings and a child's thoughts: now that I am a man, I have put away the things of a child. 
1Co 13:12  For now we see things in a glass, darkly; but then face to face: now my knowledge is in part; then it will be complete, even as God's knowledge of me. 
1Co 13:13  But now we still have faith, hope, love, these three; and the greatest of these is love. 

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Re: Love Your Neighbor
« Reply #7 on: November 12, 2017, 07:55:06 AM »
It seems that Jesus was saying that loving God with all our hearts and loving our neighbor as ourselves what more important than burnt offerings or sacrifices.

I believe far beyond that to being one of the two greatest commandments, of which none is greater, and of which....

Matt 22:40 On these two commandments hang all the law and the prophets.

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« Reply #8 on: November 29, 2017, 12:11:07 PM »
It seems that Jesus was saying that loving God with all our hearts and loving our neighbor as ourselves was more important than burnt offerings or sacrifices.  I Cor 13 is called the "Love Chapter" because it defines what love actually is.  God is not expecting us to offer Him animal sacrifices or hurt our bodies to please Him or even give our own lives by death or suicide but rather He wants us to become "living" sacrifices by laying down our lives, our wills, while still living in this world, not only for Him but for others.  That is the true meaning of love.  Love is the fulfilling of ALL the law.  It never fails!!

I'm sorry,  firstly, that I made a word error which I have changed from "what" to "was" (noted in red and italics). 
Secondly, what I was trying to convey was the fact that in some realms of Islam, it is taught that sacrificing yourself or suicide/murder will yield rewards in paradise but in actuality it will yield nothing.  Your motivation must always be based on love to please the One True God.

1Co 13:3  "And if I give all my goods to the poor, and if I give my body to be burned, but have not love, it is of no profit to me"

We all know that we are to love God with ALL our hearts, mind, body, soul etc.,  but if we do not define what love is,  and how love is shown,  then one could interpret that to mean "to die for God and dying by suicide to kill the infidel."   This is a gross interpretation of what the first commandment is saying.  Hate is not a demonstration of love!!  So your murder by suicide is not acceptable to God.  The command, as Peter points out, is twofold,


Mark 12.28  And one of the scribes came, and having heard them reasoning together, and perceiving that he had answered them well, asked him, Which is the first commandment of all?    29  And Jesus answered him, The first of all the commandments [is], Hear, O Israel; The Lord our God is one Lord:  30 And thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind, and with all thy strength: this [is] the first commandment.  31  And the second [is] like, [namely] this, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself. There is none other commandment greater than these.    32  And the scribe said unto him, Well, Master, thou hast said the truth: for there is one God; and there is none other but he:    33 And to love him with all the heart, and with all the understanding, and with all the soul, and with all the strength, and to love [his] neighbour as himself, is more than all whole burnt offerings and sacrifices.    34  And when Jesus saw that he answered discreetly, he said unto him, Thou art not far from the kingdom of God. And no man after that durst ask him [any question].


Also, I would like to point out that IF we are loving the Lord our God Who is ONE Lord then we MUST obey and love our neighbor as ourselves!!  We MUST love one another as He has commanded us.   Hating is not love.  Hating the infidel is not love and is not acceptable with the ONE true God, Who is, "The God of Abraham", "The God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ", "The Creator of Heaven and Earth".  Jesus uncovers where hate, lies and murder come from.  Speaking to the spiritual leaders, in that day, who ruled and controlled the people by fear and false morality, and who refused the truth that Jesus was giving them, He said,

Joh 8:44  You come from your father, the devil, and you desire to do what your father wants you to do. The devil was a murderer from the beginning. He has never been truthful. He doesn't know what the truth is. Whenever he tells a lie, he's doing what comes naturally to him. He's a liar and the father of lies.

Hate, murder, lies all come from the devil and not from love.  Not from God for God IS love.  Love is the record that determines whether we know God or not.  Love is the record that determines if it is God or not.  If it is not love it is NOT God.  If it is murder, lies, hate, it is NOT God!  God is LOVE and those that are born of God are born of LOVE.

1Jn 4:7  Dear friends, we must love each other because love comes from God. Everyone who loves has been born from God and knows God.
1Jn 4:8  The person who doesn't love doesn't know God, because God is love.
1Jn 4:9  God has shown us His love by sending His only Son into the world so that we could have life through Him.
1Jn 4:10  This is love: not that we have loved God, but that He loved us and sent His Son to be the payment for our sins.
1Jn 4:11  Dear friends, if this is the way God loved us, we must also love each other.

This seems like too great a task, and it is because we can only love when we are born of God.  Since Adam, EVERY man was born into this world apart from God, apart from love.  All were incapable of loving with God's love.  Though, God created us, Adam's sin corrupted us.  We NEEDED a Savior.  God provided One.  He promised Adam and Eve that He would bring a seed through the woman who would CRUSH the head of the serpent, the devil.  He sent Jesus Christ to crush the head of satan and destroy his hold of sin over us and to destroy the hold of hate and lies and murder over us.  This hold prevented us from loving with God's love.  So in love, God sent Jesus to die FOR us.  THIS was a sacrifice motivated by love!!  Motivated by God Who is love!  This was a gift of love and a demonstration of love!  It was for our benefit to set us free! 

Joh 3:16  God loved the world this way: He gave His only Son so that everyone who believes in Him will not die but will have eternal life.
Joh 3:17  God sent His Son into the world, not to condemn the world, but to save the world.
Joh 3:18  Those who believe in Him won't be condemned. But those who don't believe are already condemned because they don't believe in God's only Son.  (GW Version)

Rom 5:6  Look at it this way: At the right time, while we were still helpless, Christ died for ungodly people.
Rom 5:7  Finding someone who would die for a godly person is rare. Maybe someone would have the courage to die for a good person. (GW Version)
 
BUT

Rom 5:8  Christ died for us while we were still sinners. This demonstrates God's love for us.
Rom 5:9  Since Christ's blood has now given us God's approval, we are even more certain that Christ will save us from God's anger.
Rom 5:10  If the death of His Son restored our relationship with God while we were still His enemies, we are even more certain that, because of this restored relationship, the life of His Son will save us.  (GW Version)

The ONE requirement to access that love, the ONE requirement to live above hate, and lies, and murder, the ONE requirement to be "born of God", "born from above", to "become the sons of God", the "sons of Love",  is the BELIEVE on the Lord Jesus Christ and HIS sacrifice of love for us!  We must believe that God accepted THAT sacrifice and it was payment in full, as if it were us who died on the cross ourselves,  and by believing God raised Christ from the dead to NEW life, it becomes our resurrection to NEW life, also!!  That is when God accepts us as sons and our rebirth begins.  We become the sons of God by believing in Jesus Christ and what HE has done.  NO other name in Heaven and Earth can save us.  Not Muhammed, or Allah, or any other name, ONLY Jesus Christ.   It is not what we can do for God but what God has done for us! 

Joh 1:10  He was in the world, and the world came into existence through Him. Yet, the world didn't recognize Him.
Joh 1:11  He went to His own people, and His own people didn't accept Him.
Joh 1:12  However, He gave the right to become God's children to everyone who believed in Him.
Joh 1:13  These people didn't become God's children in a physical way-from a human impulse or from a husband's desire to have a child. They were born from God.
Joh 1:14  The Word became human and lived among us. We saw His glory. It was the glory that the Father shares with His only Son, a glory full of kindness and truth.
Joh 1:15  (John declared the truth about him when he said loudly, "This is the person about whom I said, 'The One Who comes after me was before me because He existed before I did.'")
Joh 1:16  Each of us has received one gift after another because of all that the Word is.
Joh 1:17  The Teachings were given through Moses, but kindness and truth came into existence through Jesus Christ.  (GW Version)

Gal 3:22  But Scripture states that the whole world is controlled by the power of sin. Therefore, a promise based on faith in Jesus Christ could be given to those who believe.
Gal 3:23  We were kept under control by Moses' laws until this faith came. We were under their control until this faith which was about to come would be revealed.
Gal 3:24  Before Christ came, Moses' laws served as our guardian. Christ came so that we could receive God's approval by faith.
Gal 3:25  But now that this faith has come, we are no longer under the control of a guardian.
Gal 3:26  You are all God's children by believing in Christ Jesus.
Gal 3:27  Clearly, all of you who were baptized in Christ's name have clothed yourselves with Christ.
Gal 3:28  There are neither Jews nor Greeks, slaves nor free people, males nor females. You are all the same in Christ Jesus.
Gal 3:29  If you belong to Christ, then you are Abraham's descendants and heirs, as God promised. (GW Version)
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Re: Love Your Neighbor
« Reply #9 on: December 03, 2017, 06:37:35 AM »
Secondly, what I was trying to convey was the fact that in some realms of Islam, it is taught that sacrificing yourself or suicide/murder will yield rewards in paradise but in actuality it will yield nothing.

Perhaps not nothing as much as a ticket on the bullet train to hell!

Speaking of animal sacrifice, did you know that in Muhammad's mock religion Muslims actually sacrifice animals in mock ritual at Mina? Being deceived into believing it has something to do with Abraham's near sacrifice of his son Isaac (which of course even that they pervert replacing Isaac with Ishmael).
http://www.brotherpete.com/hajj___umrah.htm#animal_sacrifice

The pagans sacrificed animals to Asaf and Neila - the most venerated priest and priestess of the Arabian jinn religion - before Muhammad. They perform the same running back and forth a the pagans did when the two idols were placed on the hills of al-Safa and al-Marwah.
http://www.brotherpete.com/hajj___umrah.htm#al_safa_al_marwah

From Dr. Rafat Amari:
"Different tribes gave more importance to some stations of the pilgrimage than they did to other places. In the past, we assume that these locations were disconnected. A tribe would dedicate each place to one member of the Arabian Star Family. Eventually, they unified and coordinated all of these worship sites, resulting in one great Hajj, accepted by all the tribes who previously venerated their own preferred star deity.

 A Waqfa was a stop on the pilgrimage. Pilgrims made a Waqfa at Muzdalifah. They always stopped at Muzdalifah before dawn. This confirms that, before they unified the rituals, Muzdalifah was a place dedicated exclusively to the worship of the moon, and only the hours of the night before dawn gave worshippers the opportunity to spend several  hours with the Arabian moon before it disappeared. They made at least two Waqfa, one during the night and the other before dawn,  before the moon disappears.

At Muna, or Mina, they had a station in the Hajj dedicated to the worship of Manat, one of Allah’s two daughters.

Pilgrims visited Muna before the sun rose to perform special rituals. First, they cast seven pebbles, or small stones, onto a small mountain; second, they made animal sacrifices; and third, they cut their hair, officially terminating the Hajj. Rituals conducted at this station are identical to rituals the Arabians performed when making pilgrimages to places dedicated to Manat, one of Allah’s two daughters.

Muna, or Mina’, is an important station on the pilgrimage. We see this by the way pilgrims cast the seven stones. Mecca was to be on their left side and Muna on their right side.[xxviii][28] In the mind of Arabians, putting Mecca on the left side meant it had much less importance than Muna where they honored Manat, one of the two daughters of Allah, and a definite deity of the Star Family. The names for both Muna and Manat, the daughters of Allah, have the same meaning, which is “wish,” or “aspiration.” Manat was worshipped in many locations in and around Mecca and Medina. Medina was the city to which Mohammed emigrated. One of the worship locations was Mashlal, seven miles from Medina.[xxix][29]   Also, there were many places for the worship of Manat between Mecca and Medina ; one was Khadid,[xxx][30] and still others were along the sea-shore.[xxxi][31]  We assume that Muna, or Mina’, was the main location on the pilgrimage to worship Manat, because Muna was named after Manat.

According to many Arabic historians who wrote about pre-Islamic Arabia, such as Ibn al- Kalbi, Khazraj and Oas were the two tribes whose worshippers were most attached to Manat.[xxxii][32]  These two tribes helped Mohammed wage war against the Arabians to bring them into submission to Islam. That’s one of the reasons Mohammed incorporated the ceremonies of Hajj to Muna into the Islamic Hajj. In order for Mohammed to please Khazraj and Oas, he adopted many of their religious laws and ceremonies. He kept Friday as the day the two tribes worshipped, and continued the pilgrimage between the two stones of Safa and Marwa, the ritual which was observed by these two tribes.

I previously mentioned Mashlal, the place which was seven miles from Medina where Khazraj and Oas lived. There was a temple there, built around a rock representing Manat. The temple had a Sidneh, or service, like the one observed in the temple at Mecca.[xxxiii][33]  Another temple for Manat was at Khadid. Among the tribes who worshipped there were Khuzaa'h, the tribe that built Mecca.[xxxiv][34]

Manat was the deity to whom the Arabians would plead when they needed rain. At the end of their Hajj, they presented animal sacrifices to Manat.

Manat, originally a planet, was represented by a rock on which sacrifices  to the various gods were made during the Hajj ceremonies. According to many narrators,  this was due to two factors connected with Manat. First, the word Mana means “to shed blood” suggesting to some narrators that the rock of Manat received its name because of all the sacrifices made on the rock of Manat.[xxxv][35]  Second, because Manat means “wish or aspiration,” it was a place where many tribes came to present their animal sacrifices, which represented their own aspirations and pleading for rain.[xxxvi][36] All this may shed some light on the origin and the motives of the Hajj, as it is still practiced by Muslims today. We see why sacrifices are presented only in the station of the Hajj called Muna. Different tribes in the region presented their sacrifices to their gods on the rock of Manat."
http://www.brotherpete.com/id47.htm#manat

I just now learned that over a million animals are slaughtered each year in the pagan ritual that Muhammad adopted and adapted to fit his invention.
http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/08873638709478508?journalCode=rjcg20