Posted on 08/31/2012 by __socrates

TAGHUT. طاغوت
An idol mentioned in the Qur’an:-
Surah iv. 54 “They believe in. Jibt and Taghut.”
Surah ii. 257: “Whoso disbelieves in Taghut and believes in God, he has got a firm handle, in which is no breaking off.”
Surah ii. 259: “But those who misbelieve their patrons are Taghut, these bring then forth to darkness.”
Jalalu ‘d-din says Taghut was an idol of the Quraish, whom certain renegade Jew honoured in order to please the tribe.

Based on Hughes, Dictionary of Islam