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Mention five religious groups that existed in Makka during the jahiliyya period.

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  1. Christians.These were the followers of Prophet Issa (A.S) and had settled at Najran and followed the teachings of the Injil.
  2. Magicians. These were the people who worshipped fire. These fire worshippers originated from Persia.
  3. Hanifs or Hunafaa. These were the followers of prophet Ibrahim (A.S). These people worshiped and believed in one God as they embraced the teachings of prophet Ibrahim and Ismail. Most of them accepted Islam when the prophet started peaching.
  4. Jews who practiced Judaism. These were the followers of prophet Musa (A.S) and were the descendants of Israel (Banu Israil). They followed the teachings of the book of Taurat which was revealed to prophet Musa (A.S)They mostly dwelt in Yathrib and Khaybar.
  5. Most of the Arabs were idolatrous. They used to curve idols from wood and stone which they used to worship. Each clan had its own idols to worship. They offered sacrifices to them and sought their blessings and guidance. There were 360 idols in Makkah alone. The leading idols were Al –Lata, Uzza, Manata and Hubbal.
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The idol worshipers , the Jews,the hanifs,the christians,the majians
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a) Christianity 
 b) idol worshippers 
c) magic and superstition 
d) Hanafiyyah
e) Judaism
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