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al- Uzzah


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

Subjects: Islam.


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