Quzaḥ (Arabic: قزح) is a pre-Islamic Arab god of weather,[1] worshiped by the people of Muzdalifah. The pre-Islamic rite of the Ifada celebrated after the autumnal equinox was performed facing the direction of Quzah's sanctuary.[2][3] A lasting reference to Quzah is the term qaws Quzaḥ (قوس قزح), "Bow of Quzah", which became the Arabic term for rainbow.[4]


  1. Michael Jordan, Dictionary of Gods and Goddesses, p. 260.
  2. Patricia Hidiroglou, L'eau divine et sa symbolique.
  3. Philip Khuri Hitti, Islam, a Way of Life, p. 37.
  4. J. Bartlett, Edom and the Edomites, p. 201.
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