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What happened on the 25th day of Ramadan throughout history?

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On the 25th of Ramadan throughout history, Al-‘Uzza temple and statue was destroyed by Khalid ibn al-Walid in 8 Hijri (AH),Fakhr al-Din al-Razi was born in 544 AH, the Battle of Ain Jalut erupted in 658 AH and Mohammed Farid was born in 1248 AH.

Destruction of al-'Uzza Idol

Prophet Mohammed began eliminating the last idols reminiscent of pre-Islamic practices shortly after the Conquest of Mecca. He sent Khalid ibn al-Walid to destroy those idols which included al-'Uzza idol, heritage researcher Wassim Afifi told Al Arabiya.

The Prophet sent Khalid ibn al-Walid to a place called Nakhlah, where the goddess al-‘Uzza was worshiped by the tribes of Kinanah and Quraysh. The shrine’s custodians were from an Arab tribe called Banu Shayban.

On his first trip to Nakhla, Ibn al-Walid destroyed the fake idol of al-‘Uzza and was required by the prophet to go again and destroy the real idol.

The prophet informed him that he has to encounter something unusual before destroying the idol. When Ibn al-Walid found the real temple of al-‘Uzza, he was faced by an unusual dark woman who ibn al-Walid cut in two by his sword.

After killing the woman, he smashed the idol and returned to Mecca. The prophet told him that that was the real al’-Uzza idol when Ibn al-Walid described the event to him.

Ar-Rashid

Additionally, on the 25th of Ramadan in 532 AH, Ar-Rashid was assassinated by people belonging to the Khorasan family in Isfahan.

Fakhr al-Din al-Razi

In 544 AH corresponding to 1150 AD, Mohammed ibn Uman Fakhr al-Din al-Razi was born. A theologian and philosopher who also wrote on medicine, literature and other fields.

One of Razi’s outstanding achievements was his interpretive work on the Quran called Keys to the Unseen, which was later nicknamed as The Great Commentary.

Battle of Ain Jalut

In 656 AH, the Muslim Caliphate in Baghdad was destroyed by the Tatar armies, who killed millions of Muslims and others.

In 658 AH under the leadership of Saif ad-Din Qutuz, Muslims won against the Tatar armies in the Battle of Ain Jalut.

Mohammed Farid

Born in 1248 AH, Mohammed Farid was an influential Egyptian political figure of Turkish ancestry. He was a nationalist leader, lawyer and writer.

Farid led the National Party, Egypt’s first political party that advocated for the country’s demands for independence and freedom.

He fought for the Egyptian constitution, which the Khedive of that time agreed on.