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or Ka•'bah or Ka'a•bah

(ˈkɑ bə, ˈkɑ ə bə)

a small cubical building in the courtyard of the central mosque in Mecca, containing a sacred black stone: the chief object of Muslim pilgrimages.
[1730–40; < Arabic ka‘bah]
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These two mosques became essentially the most visited mosques in the entire Muslim world outside the Ka'ba and Masjid an-Nabi in Arabia, and grace the city of Jerusalem to this very day.
Tools from the Coptic era The Islamic section features different styles of Arabic calligraphy and holds parts of a cover of the Ka'ba, which Egypt used to produce.
Mubarak Al-Ajmi as saying that the health of all Kuwait's pilgrims are satisfactory after performing several trouble-free hajj rituals: ascending Arafat mountain on Thursday, spending the night at Muzdalifah, stoning of the devil at Jamrat Al-Aqaba and the circumambulation of the Ka'ba on Friday.
Meanwhile, the Presidency of the Affairs of the Two Holy Mosques on Wednesday announced that the Ka'ba kiswa (dress) would be rolled up by three meters next week to keep it clean.
85) In celebration of this milestone achievement, and as a memorial of thanksgiving to God, al-Muqtafi had the door of the Ka'ba replaced with a silver-plated one; he had the original door made into a coffin for himself.
This is the period in which Abraha, Abyssinian emperor's regent in Yemen, came to destroy Ka'ba of Pre-Islamic Arabia in 570 AD although the Persians eventually came and evicted both the Abyssinians and Byzantines from South Arabia in 590 AD (Erlich 1994).
after he had destroyed the statue gods and made sure the Ka'ba was rid of them.
When the kiswa (cover) of the Ka'ba was made during his reign, Faisal said he did not want his name on it.
The work--a 14m-high black fabric cube--is intended to closely resemble the Ka'ba in Mecca; recreating a focal point of Muslim prayer carried the potential to offend, heightened given Venice's own historical connections to Islamic culture.
The speakers said that one Prophet (PBUH), one Quran and one Ka'ba were sufficient for the unity of Muslim Ummah.
When there was no way out for decision, they suggested that the first comer to Ka'ba early in the tomorrow morning would decide about that understanding and we would accept his decision.
Of the many intricate elements connected to the Ka'ba, one of the two most sacred sites in the Islamic faith, special attention is to be given to the kiswa, the velvet covering (predominantly black since the 13th century) with golden embroidery that is draped over the cubic structure.