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Al-‘Uzzá

Al-‘Uzzá (Arabic: العزى‎{{#invoke:Category handler|main}} al-ʻUzzá [al ʕuzzaː]) was one of the three chief goddesses of Arabian religion in pre-Islamic times and was worshiped by the pre-Islamic Arabs along with Allāt and Manāt. Al-‘Uzzá was also worshipped by the Nabataeans, who equated her with the Greek goddess Aphrodite Ourania (Roman Venus Caelestis). A stone cube at aṭ-Ṭā’if (near Mecca) was held sacred as part of her cult. She is mentioned in the Qur'an Sura 53:19 as being one of the goddesses that people worshiped.

Al-‘Uzzá, like Hubal, was called upon for protection by the pre-Islamic Quraysh. "In 624 at the 'battle called Uhud', the war cry of the Qurayshites was, "O people of Uzzā, people of Hubal!"<ref>Tawil (1993).</ref> Al-‘Uzzá also later appears in Ibn Ishaq's account of the alleged Satanic Verses.<ref>Ibn Ishaq Sirat Rasul Allah, pp. 165-167.</ref>

The temple dedicated to al-‘Uzzá and the statue itself was destroyed by Khalid ibn al Walid in Nakhla in 630 AD.<ref name="google1">{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=book }}</ref><ref name="witness-pioneervil">"He sent Khalid bin Al-Waleed in Ramadan 8 A.H", Witness-Pioneer.com</ref>


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Al-‘Uzzá

Al-‘Uzzá (Arabic: العزى‎{{#invoke:Category handler|main}} al-ʻUzzá [al ʕuzzaː]) was one of the three chief goddesses of Arabian religion in pre-Islamic times and was worshiped by the pre-Islamic Arabs along with Allāt and Manāt. Al-‘Uzzá was also worshipped by the Nabataeans, who equated her with the Greek goddess Aphrodite Ourania (Roman Venus Caelestis). A stone cube at aṭ-Ṭā’if (near Mecca) was held sacred as part of her cult. She is mentioned in the Qur'an Sura 53:19 as being one of the goddesses that people worshiped.

Al-‘Uzzá, like Hubal, was called upon for protection by the pre-Islamic Quraysh. "In 624 at the 'battle called Uhud', the war cry of the Qurayshites was, "O people of Uzzā, people of Hubal!"<ref>Tawil (1993).</ref> Al-‘Uzzá also later appears in Ibn Ishaq's account of the alleged Satanic Verses.<ref>Ibn Ishaq Sirat Rasul Allah, pp. 165-167.</ref>

The temple dedicated to al-‘Uzzá and the statue itself was destroyed by Khalid ibn al Walid in Nakhla in 630 AD.<ref name="google1">{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=book }}</ref><ref name="witness-pioneervil">"He sent Khalid bin Al-Waleed in Ramadan 8 A.H", Witness-Pioneer.com</ref>


Al-‘Uzzá sections
Intro  Destruction of temple  At Petra  Cult of al-\u2018Uzz\u00e1  Uzza the garden  As an angel  See also  References  Bibliography  External links  

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