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Have ye seen Lat. and ‘Uzza,

From the heights of divine Glory, we come back
again to this sorry earth, with its base idolatries. We are
asked to “look at this picture, and at that!”
The three principal idols of Pagan Arab Idolatry were the
• Lat,
• Uzza, and
• Manat.
Opinions differ as to their exact forms: one version is
• Lat was in human shape,
• Uzza had its origin in a sacred tree, and
• Manat in a white stone. (R)


Yusuf Ali, Abdullah. Translation and Commentary of the Quran. (surah 53 verse 19. Quran Arabic with English Translation & Commentary (Tafsir) by Abdullah Yusuf Ali, Free Download (

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