Did Imam Al-Maqrizi (d. 845H) claim that the Jahili Arabs believed Allah was their Lord? Salafis seem to suggest so.
Maqrizi was a great historian of Egypt and not an authority in doctrine. He was, moreover, corrupted by the discredited positions of Ahmad b. Taymiyya in doctrine. Thus he is twice disqualified as an authoritative teacher of others in pure Islamic belief and Allah knows best.
Hajj Gibril Haddad