Posted on 07/17/2012 by __socrates

SIRIUS. Arabic ash-Shi’ra الشعرى
“The dog-star.” The Almighty is called in the Qur’an, Surah liii. 50. Rabbu ‘sh-Shi’ra, the “Lord of the Dog-star.”
The Kemalan say that before the time or Muhammad this star was worehipped by the Banu Khuza’ah, hence the reference to it in the Qur’an.

Based on Hughes, Dictionary of Islam