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Kaa·ba

 (kä′bə)
n.
A Muslim shrine in Mecca toward which the faithful turn to pray.

[Arabic ka'ba, cube, cubic structure, from ka'aba, to swell, be full (said of breasts); see kʕb in Semitic roots.]

Kaaba

(ˈkɑːbə) or

Caaba

n
(Islam) a cube-shaped building in Mecca, the most sacred Muslim pilgrim shrine, into which is built the black stone believed to have been given by Gabriel to Abraham. Muslims turn in its direction when praying
[from Arabic ka`bah, from ka`b cube]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Kaaba - (Islam) a black stone building in Mecca that is shaped like a cube and that is the most sacred Muslim pilgrim shrineKaaba - (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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He uses words such as faith, belief, body, spirit, Kaa'ba, mosque, the Holy Book, prayers, piety and he lists 116 such attributes.
By comparing the judges to idols in Kaa'ba, who need to be thrown out by Nawaz Sharif (who, in this analogy, is being compared to the Prophet (SAWW), God forbid), Talal Chaudhary had really outdone himself in the court of his King.
In the more recent readings of Nahid's Kaa'ba series, Aasim Akhtar places her work in the context of Malevich's square.
Islam she said considers value, dignity and honor of women more important than Kaa'ba but our rulers and politicians have no value for it.