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The March of Khalid Ibn Walid to destroy Al-Uzza (Idol)

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THE PROPHETIC BIOGRAPHY (SIRAH OF IBNU HISHAM):
السيرة النبوية لابن هشام …

By ABD AL MALIK IBN HISHAM


The March Of Khalid lbn Al-Walid To Ruin Al-‘Uzza
“Then the Messenger of Allah [peace be upon him] sent Khalid Ibn Al­ Walid to Al-‘Uzza at Nakhlah, a house which the pagans of Quraysh, Kinanah and all the tribes of Mudar exalted; and its custodians and guardians belonged to Banu Shayban of Sulaym, the allies of Banu Hashim. Hearing about the coming of Khalid, its guardian hung a sword to its neck and supported it to the mountain where it was, and asked it to kill Khalid once he would come to attack it otherwise it would not deserve to be worshipped. When Khalid reached HE RUINED IT ENTIRELY AND THEN RETURNED TO THE MESSENGER OF ALLAH [peace be upon him].”


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khalid uzza
THE PROPHETIC BIOGRAPHY


Wikipedia:https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Expedition_of_Khalid_ibn_al-Walid_(Nakhla)

Destruction of temple

The Muslim historian Hisham Ibn Al-Kalbi mentions the event in his book the “Book of Idols” as follows:

Ibn-‘Abbas said: Al-‘Uzza was a she-devil which used to frequent three trees in the valley of Nakhlah. When the Prophet captured Mecca, he dispatched Khalid ibn-al-Walid saying, “Go to the valley of Nakhlah; there you will find three trees. Cut down the first one.” Khalid went and cut it down. On his return to report, the Prophet asked him saying, “Have you seen anything there?” Khalid replied and said, “No.”

The Prophet ordered him to return and cut down the second tree. He went and cut it down. On his return to report the Prophet asked him a second time, “Have you seen anything there?” Khalid answered, “No.”

Thereupon the Prophet ordered him to go back and cut down the third tree. When Khalid arrived on the scene he found an Abyssinian woman with dishevelled hair and her hands placed on her shoulder[s], gnashing and grating her teeth.

Behind her stood Dubayyah al-Sulami who was then the warden of al-‘Uzza…

Turning to the woman, he dealt her a blow which severed her head in twain, and lo, she crumbled into ashes. He then cut down the tree and killed Dubayyah the warden, after which he returned to the Prophet and reported to him his exploit.

Thereupon the Prophet said, “That was al-‘Uzza. But she is no more. The Arabs shall have none after her. Verily she shall never be worshipped again.”

[The Book of Idols, By Hisham Ibn-Al-Kalbi, pages 25-26]

PROPHET MUHAMMAD IS ANTI IDOL WORSHIPPING

When they claim Islam teach you IDOL WORSHIPPING because we prostrate toward Kabah or kissing the Black Stone. I use this reference to confront them.

  1. PROPHET MUHAMMAD CALLS PEOPLE TO WORSHIP ALLAH ALONE AND TO LEAVE THE IDOL WORSHIPING. 

    Abu Sufyan Sakhr bin Harb (May Allah be pleased with him) mentioned Heraclius in a long Hadith and said:
    Heraclius asked me, “What does this Prophet ﷺ teach you?” I said, “He ORDERS US TO WORSHIP ALLAH ALONE and not to associate a thing with Him in worship, TO DISCARD WHAT OUR ANCESTORS SAID, to perform the Salat (prayer), speak the truth, and maintain the ties of kinship”.

    [Al-Bukhari and Muslim]. Read more of this post

What ALLAH says about IDOL WORSHIP

When you are active in the Religion Debate Forum, you will read “ALLAH IS SATAN” or “ALLAH IS PAGAN GOD”. Part of them claims Allah is one of the idols. This reference I did to copy and paste and show them what Allah says about Idol Worship.


AL-QUR’AN

HQ 5:3 – ALL KIND OF ANIMAL THAT HAS BEEN SLAUGHTERED FOR IDOLATROUS ALTARS, FORBIDDEN TO EAT.

HQ 5:90 – IDOLATROUS PRACTICES IS LOATHSOME EVIL OF SATAN DOING.

HQ 6:74 – PEOPLE TAKING IDOL AS GODS IS CLEARLY GONE ASTRAY

HQ 14:35 – ABRAHAM PRAY TO ALLAH TO PROTECT HIS GENERATIONS FROM IDOL WORSHIPING.

HQ 21:58 – ABRAHAM DESTROY THE BIGGEST IDOL CREATED BY HIS FATHER

HQ 22:30 – ALLAH COMMANDS MUSLIMS TO AVOID IDOL WORSHIPING

HQ 31:13 – IDOLATRY IS A GROSS INJUSTICE

HQ 4:48 – GOD DOES NOT FORGIVE IDOLATRY

HQ 4:116 – GOD DOES NOT FORGIVE IDOL WORSHIP (if maintained until death)

HQ 39:65 – IF YOU EVER COMMIT IDOL WORSHIP, ALL YOUR WORKS NULLIFIED AND YOU WILL BE WITH THE LOSERS


HADITH AND THE BIOGRAPHY OF PROPHET MUHAMMAD PBUH (SEERAH)

Muslim (832) narrated from ‘Urwah ibn ‘Abasah that he said to the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him): “With what were you sent?” He said, “I was sent to uphold the ties of kinship,TO BREAK THE IDOLS, and so that Allaah would be worshipped alone with no partner or associate.”

Al-Haafiz Ibn Hajar said:

This hadeeth indicates that it is prescribed to remove things that may tempt or confuse the people, whether they are buildings, people, animals or inanimate objects.

1 – The Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) sent Khaalid ibn al-Waleed (may Allaah be pleased with him) on a CAMPAIGN TO DESTROY AL-‘UZZA.

2 – and he sent Sa’d ibn Zayd al-Ashhali (may Allaah be pleased with him) on a campaign TO DESTROY MANAAT.

3 – And he sent ‘Amr ibn al-‘Aas (may Allaah be pleased with him) on a CAMPAIGN TO DESTROY ANOTHER BIG IDOL CALLED SUWAA’. All of that happened after the Conquest of Makkah.

4 – Jarir all the way to Yemen TO DESTROY A HOUSE IN WHICH IDOLS WERE WORSHIPPED. ( as related in the Hadith by Bukhari (Volume 5: Book 59, Number 643) – he blessed Jarir and his army five times after they had done the job – which clearly indicates the nobility of this action.

Al-Bidaayah wa’l-Nihaayah, 4/712. 776. 5/83; al-Seerah al-Nabawiyyah by Dr. ‘Ali al-Salaabi, 2/1186.


WIKIPEDIA

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hubal

After defeat by Muhammad’s forces at the Battle of UhudAbu Sufyan ibn Harb, leader of the Quraysh army, is said to have called on Hubal for support to gain victory in their next battle, saying “Show your superiority, Hubal”.[6] When Muhammad conquered Mecca in 630, HE REMOVED AND HAD DESTROYED THE STATUE OF HUBAL, ALONG WITH THE OTHER 360 IMAGES AT THE KAABA., and dedicated the structure to Allah.[7]


https://www.al-islam.org/the-message-ayatullah-jafar-subhani/chapter-48-conquest-makkah

A large number of idol-temples were situated around Makkah. They were the objects of respect for many tribes. In order to uproot idol-worship from the region of Makkah the PROPHET SENT BATTALIONS OF SOLDIERS TO DIFFERENT DIRECTIONS TO DESTROY THE IDOL-TEMPLES SITUATED THERE. It was also announced in Makkah itself that whoever happened to have an idol in his house should break it immediately


THE BIOGRAPHY OF PROPHET MUHAMAD PBUH.

  • GIBBON – LIFE OF MAHOMET  (1859)
  • GIBBON - 360 IDOLS DESTROYED

Is Hubal The Same As Allah? PART 4

3. Conclusions

Hubal is not Allah. Uneasy with this statement of fact, the Christian missionaries have exerted a great deal of effort to prove otherwise. With the impetus from Morey, the missionaries and apologists have attempted to prove that Hubal had been considered as Allah all along, paradoxically, by relying on the literary evidence they consider fictitious. Such a schizophrenic approach to the Islamic sources is not uncommon in the missionary and apologetical literature, where pieces of historical information become instantly true or false depending on the moment (e.g., hypothesis being forwarded). Ignoring the Qur’anic evidence detailing the concept of intercession, it is claimed ʿAbd al-Muttalib’s praying to Allah while standing next to the statue of Hubal shows that “Allah to whom Muhammad’s grandfather vowed and worshiped was none other than Hubal”. We have already shown that there are clear traditions dealing with the Battle of Uhud, as well as other aspects of Islamic history and beliefs, which explicitly differentiate between the worshippers of Hubal and the worshippers of Allah. Surprisingly, this is also acknowledged by the missionaries, a clear contradiction of their own stance. Read more of this post

Is Hubal The Same As Allah? PART 3 HUBAL – A MOON GOD?

HUBAL – A MOON GOD?

The pre-Islamic god Hubal, whose name is known from early Arabian sources, was also known apparently to the Nabataeans. Hubal in a Nabataean inscription dated to c. 1 BCE / CE from Mada’in Salih (Hijr or Hegra, Figure 1), north-west of Madinah, appears as hblw. The final -w is typical of Nabataean divine and personal names.

Figure 1: Nabataeans and their trade routes.[103]

The inscription is funerary in character and Hubal’s name appears with Dushara and Manōtu (i.e., Manat). The inscription reads: Read more of this post

Is Hubal The Same As Allah? PART 2

THE IDENTITY OF ALLAH AND HUBAL ACCORDING TO ISLAMIC TRADITION

The hypothesis that Hubal was originally the proper name of Allah suffers from serious difficulties. In the battle of Uhud, the distinction between the followers of Allah and the followers of Hubal is made clear by the statements of Prophet Muḥammad and Abu Sufyan. Ibn Hisham narrates in the biography of the Prophet:

When Abu Sufyan wanted to leave he went to the top of the mountain and shouted loudly saying, ‘You have done a fine work; victory in war goes by turns. Today in exchange for the day (of Badr). Show your superiority, Hubal,’ i.e. vindicate your religion. The apostle told ‘Umar to get up and answer him and say, God [Allah] is most high and most glorious. We are not equal. Our dead are in paradise; your dead are in hell.[46]

The same incident is narrated in Ṣaḥīh of al-Bukhari with a slightly different wording (for a more detailed narration see here). Read more of this post

Is Hubal The Same As Allah? PART 1

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First Composed: 24th April 2006

Last Modified: 20th January 2008


Assalamu-ʿalaykum wa rahamatullahi wa barakatuhu:

1. Introduction

The Christian missionaries have argued over many years that “Allah” of the Qur’an was in fact a pagan Arab “Moon god” of pre-Islamic times. The primary proponent of this view was Robert Morey, and, along with his missionary brethren, he has propagated these views extensively. We have made a devastating refutation of this claim by utilising the archaeological evidence showing that his claims were nothing but a grand fraud. In the meantime, however, the missionaries have continued their idol speculation and came up with yet another allegation concerning the genuine monotheistic origins of Allah. This time it is alleged that Allah and Hubal, the principal idol of pre-Islamic times located in Makkah, are one and the same entity. Furthermore, they claim that “Muhammad’s Allah is actually Hubal, i.e. the Baal of the Moabites”. According to them “Hubal being the Arabic for the Hebrew HaBaal, “the Baal.”” Morey’s disastrous foray into ancient Near-Eastern religions and other related disciplines has not dissuaded like-minded Christians to construct similar lunar fantasies. Just like his “Moon god” allegation, the missionaries have also claimed that Hubal was a Moon-god, and by identity Allah also was a Moon-god. Recently, Timothy Dunkin, an ardent supporter of Morey and his “scholarship”, has attempted to summon the scholarly literature to show Hubal had been considered as Allah all along, claiming to have advanced scholarly investigation in the process. Read more of this post