Destruction of the Al-Uzza Temple
Muhammad sent Khalid to destroy the temple of Al-Uzza at Nakhla.
According to Hisham Ibn Al-Kalbi, Khalid ransacked the temple, cut down the sacred trees and killed two people there: Dubayyah al-Sulami, the custodian of the sanctuary, and a naked Ethiopian women who Khalid beheaded. Khalid took the Ethiopian women’s jewelry back to Muhammad. Muhammad is said to have stated that the naked Ethiopian was herself Al-Uzza and now that she was dead, no one would ever worship her again. (Ibn Al-Kalbi pg. 21-22)