Caaba


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Caaba

(ˈkɑːbə)
n
(Islam) a variant spelling of Kaaba
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Noun1.Caaba - (Islam) a black stone building in Mecca that is shaped like a cube and that is the most sacred Muslim pilgrim shrineCaaba - (Islam) a black stone building in Mecca that is shaped like a cube and that is the most sacred Muslim pilgrim shrine; believed to have been given by Gabriel to Abraham; Muslims turn in its direction when praying
Mohammedanism, Muhammadanism, Muslimism, Islam, Islamism - the monotheistic religious system of Muslims founded in Arabia in the 7th century and based on the teachings of Muhammad as laid down in the Koran; "Islam is a complete way of life, not a Sunday religion"; "the term Muhammadanism is offensive to Muslims who believe that Allah, not Muhammad, founded their religion"
Mecca - joint capital (with Riyadh) of Saudi Arabia; located in western Saudi Arabia; as the birthplace of Muhammad it is the holiest city of Islam
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They also need to shave their heads before circumbulating the Caaba (Black Stone) 7 times .
Significantly this is imaged in terms anticipatory of the syncretism which he is ultimately to espouse: "He pursued, with an eagle glance, the sun's majestic course: 'Today,' he said, 'it rose upon the Pagoda of Brahma; it hastens to gild, with equal rays, the temple once dedicated to its own divinity, in the deserts of Palmyra; to illumine the Caaba of Mecca; and to shine upon the tabernacle of Jerusalem
Caaba, wakaaba ocitaliwa (s) / He is the distributor; he gave more than could be eaten.