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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]
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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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Makkah, Muharram 26, 1437, November 08, 2015, SPA -- On behalf of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, Prince Khalid Al-Faisal bin Abdulaziz, Advisor to the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques and Governor of Makkah region washed the holy Kaaba in the Grand Holy Mosque here today.
ISLAMABAD -- A ceremony to wash the Holy Kaaba was held on Sunday by Emir of Makkah region Prince Khaled Al-Faisal on behalf of Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman.
Achevant, samedi dernier, le rituel de lapidation, le dernier du hadj, la plupart des pelerins ont pris le chemin du retour pour rentrer dans leur pays, apres avoir procede a des circonvolutions autour de la Kaaba, a la Grande mosquee a La Mecque.
While the pilgrimage rites officially come to a close today, worshippers who got late into the holy sanctuary could make up by casting the remainder of their pebbles and by circumambulating the Kaaba up till Tuesday evening.
More than a dozen cranes still looked down on the Kaaba, as seen here, as the hajj got underway.
Watching men and women in white going around the black-robed Kaaba during the annual Haj and at other times throughout the year is an experience that is sure to touch and transform everyone watching.
MECCA, Sept 23 (KUNA) -- Muslims all over the world watched the annual custom of replacing the Kiswa of the Kaaba on Wednesday morning.
The kiswa is wrapped around the Kaaba and fixed to the ground with copper rings.
23 (BNA) -- Muslims all over the world watched the annual custom of replacing the Kiswa (covering cloth) of the holy Kaaba on Wednesday morning.
The Islamic scholar explained that when Prophet Mohammad (PBUH) re-entered Makkah to re-dedicate the Kaaba in the name of Allah, he did not disrespect or seek revenge against the people there at the time.
This incident is the result of the Saudi regime's imprudence and carelessness and they should have increased the safety factor for the construction projects around Kaaba," Hedayatollah Mir-Moradzehi told FNA on Sunday.
For Mecca is where Adam, the first Prophet according to Islam, was buried; it has the Kaaba, which Abraham and his son Ishmael built; it is where Prophet Muhammad had his first revelations.