Many scholars believe Muhammad was able to learn so much about Judaism and Christianity through his interactions as merchant with Jews and Christians. Their presence was more dominant around the agricultural city of Medina than Mecca, and it is a possibility that Medina was a Jewish city and leader of a Jewish trade network. To understand the religious beliefs and practices of the time, it is necessary first to have some basic appreciation of Arabia â¦ Some proverbs, legends and poetry allegedly from this time â¦ In Arabia, the period before the emergence of Muhammad was a time of many different and varying religious practices. Arabian polytheism, the dominant form of religion in pre-Islamic Arabia, was based on veneration of deities and spirits.Worship was directed to various gods and goddesses, including Hubal and the goddesses al-LÄt, Al-âUzzá â¦ All I know is that many pilgrims flocked to the Kaaba before the institution of Islam. Politically, the Pre-Islamic Arabia â¦ There were some instances of Judaism and Christianity in pre-Islamic Arabia. The study of Pre-Islamic Arabia is important to Islamic studies as it provides the context for the development of Islamâ¦ Mr Pahary (Islamic Religion And Culture (2068) & Islamic Studies (9013)) Page 1 Pre Islamic Arabia Religious Conditions Of Pre Islamic Arabia Religious beliefs and practices of the Arabs before Islam. During that period the Arabs were pagans with different beliefs and practices. The Pre-Islamic Arabs had rich political, social, religious, economic, and cultural heritage that significantly changed with the birth of Islam in the region. CHRISTIANS IN PRE-ISLAMIC ARABIA By Paul Stenhouse This is the first of a series of five articles OT VERY MUCH of substance has survived - independently of the Qur'an - that can throw light on many of the religious beliefs and practices of pre-Islamic pagan Arabia. The greatest example of this was Mecca: the centre of Arabian commerce owing to its prime location on the caravan routes and, as the name suggests (which means 'temple) the centre of pre-Islamic religious worship. There were over 360 idols there. The period of pre Islamic Arabia was before the coming of the prophet of Islam with his spreading of Islam. Gods and goddesses, including Hubal and the goddesses Al-lÄt, Al-âUzzá and ManÄt, were worshipped â¦ Arab polytheism, the dominant form of religion in pre-Islamic Arabia, was based on veneration of deities and other rituals. Religion in Pre-Islamic Arabia included polytheism, Christianity, Judaism, and Iranian religions. The epithets âMother of Ê¿Athtar,â âMother of [the] goddesses,â âDaughters of [the god] Ilâ allude to still-obscure theogonic myths. Pre-Islamic religious practice was comprised of two principle sources: local animist tradition in the form of grove, rock and meteorite worship as well as veneration of a vast pantheon of gods mainly derived from western Semitic sources, to which the tribes celebrated a form of henotheism locally. Religious Conditions Of Pre Islamic ArabiaOutline the religious beliefs and practices of the Arabs before Islam. Religion in pre-Islamic Arabia was a mix of polytheism, Christianity, Judaism, and Iranian religions. The period of pre Islamic Arabia was before the coming of the prophet of Islam with hisspreading of Islam. The Pre-Islamic Arabia represents the Arabic civilization period that happened in Arabian Peninsula in the 630s before Islam rose. Many Jews had fled from the Babylonians, and later from the Romans into Arabia. Arabian religion - Arabian religion - Pre-Islamic deities: The astral basis of the South Arabian pantheon emerges from such divine names as Shams (âSunâ) and RubÊ¿ (âMoon-Quarterâ). The name of â¦ Such towns became trade centres, as the main economy of Arabia was trade between South and North. Pre-Islamic Arabia 1 Pre-Islamic Arabia Nabataean trade routes in Pre-Islamic Arabia Pre-Islamic Arabia refers to the Arabic civilization which existed in the Arabian Plate before the rise of Islam in the 630s.