Ka'aba


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Ka'aba

The most sacred shrine of Islam. It stands in a corner of the Grand Mosque in Mecca. It is the point to which all Muslims turn when they pray. The Ka’aba has a black stone in one corner which is thought to be especially sacred. The Ka’aba is empty. A black cloth usually covers the outside.
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The paper printed a picture from Makkah of Muslims attending the pilgrimage praying around the Ka'aba and said more than two million Muslims begin the pilgrimage rituals tomorrow.
After wearing the ihram (Hajj clothes), the first step is called the "tawaf," where pilgrims walk around the Ka'aba a stone shrine said to have been built by the Prophet Ibrahim and his son Ismail around 4,000 years ago.
ISLAMABAD: Faithful in large number offered last Friday prayer in Masjid-ul-Haram before the advent of formal Hajj rituals.Hundreds of thousands of pilgrims from across the globe thronged the Ka'aba to offer prayer and to seek forgiveness of Allah, radio Pakistan reported.
ISLAMABAD -- Faithful in large number offered last Friday prayer in Masjid-ul-Haram before the advent of formal Hajj rituals.Hundreds of thousands of pilgrims from across the globe thronged the Ka'aba to offer prayer and to seek forgiveness of Allah, radio Pakistan reported.
Whoever performs Haj to this House (i.e., the Ka'aba) and does not approach his wife (for sexual intercourse) nor commits sins (while performing Haj), will come out of it as sinless as a newly-born child." Haj is a physical devotion that every Muslim is required to physically fulfil, though a small part of it pertains to money - such as when one offers a sacrificial animal.
The pilgrims have expressed satisfaction over the transportation facilities and lauded the government of Pakistan for facilitating them to timely offer their prayers at Ka'aba. They appreciated the government for hiring latest and air-conditioned buses to ensure their travel in the holy land easy and comfortable.
Radio Pakistan's Special Correspondent Muhammad Akram Khan reports from Makkah that the intending pilgrims have expressed satisfaction over the transportation facilities and lauded the Government of Pakistan for facilitating them in offering their prayers at the Ka'aba. They appreciated the government for hiring latest air-conditioned buses to ensure their travel in the holy land easy and comfortable.
It added: 'The President and the accompanying delegation circumambulated the Ka'aba before visiting the area between the al-Marwah and al-Safa hills, itself a distance of between three and four kilometres in the Grand Mosque, which is part of the Umrah process.'
Mr Iqbal's pieces on display included 'Qul' in mixed medium and collage on deer skin with gold leaf, 'Surah Fateha' in gold leaf manuscript size in watercolour, 'Ayatul Kursi' on handmade paper with gold leaf and watercolour,wasli beads collage tucked with pearl, quartz and lapis lazuli, 'Ka'aba' in wasli beads in watercolour, the first and opening pages of the Quran in wasli beads and 'Surah Rehman' in tea washes and watercolour.
'To take measurements of the Holy Ka'aba and the Haram, we used between 75,000 and 85,000 high definition photographs.
He expressed these views while talking to Imam-e- Ka'aba Sheikh Abdullah Awad Al-Juhani who called on him at Parliament house on Monday.
In my six months of being Prime Minister, the greatest moment for me, was when I went to Makkah and Madina, and because of you, I was allowed to go inside the Ka'aba, and the Rauza-e-Rasool (PBUH) in Madinah, I was allowed to go inside.