This article needs attention from an expert in Islam.(May 2009)
|Part of the myth series on|
|Religions of the|
ancient Near East
|Pre-Islamic Arabian deities|
|Arabian deities of foreign origin|
Maulana Muhammad Ali adds the following commentary on the passage:
The names of the idols given here are those which existed in Arabia in the Prophet's time, and hence some critics call it an anachronism. [...] According to I?Ab, the idols of Noah's people were worshipped by the Arabs, Wadd being worshipped by Kalb, Suw by Hudhail, Yagh?th by Mur?d, Yaq by Hamad?n and Nasr by ?imyar (B. 65:lxxi, 1). The commentators say that Wadd was worshipped in the form of a man, Suw in that of a woman, Yagh?th in that of a lion, Yaq in that of a horse and Nasr in that of an eagle (Rz).