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One of three pre-Islamic goddesses worshiped at Kaaba in Mecca prior to the rise of Islam. Goddess of fate, she is identified in tradition as the “daughter of Allah” since she was supposed to be the offspring of Allah's marriage to a jinn. The idol representing her was destroyed in 630 when Muhammad and Muslims conquered Mecca. Denounced in the Quran (53:19–20).

Subjects: Islam.


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