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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.]


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(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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While talking about the Kashmir issue, Imam of Kaaba said that he considers Kashmir is the part of Pakistan and accept this reality.
Makah, 20 Jumada I,1439 AH, 06 February,2018 , SPA -- The Guests of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques Program for Hajj and Umrah visited today King Abdulaziz Kaaba Covering Complex, representing the 11th batch comprising 200 guests from seven countries including Tajikistan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Russia, Uzbekistan, Azerbaijan and Belarus.
Many of these central-based commercial establishments have cooperated with international factories to sell souvenirs of the Kaaba and Maqam Ibrahim because it is profitable.
JEDDAH, Oct 2 (KUNA) -- On behalf of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, Makkah Governor Prince Khaled Al-Faisal led Monday the ceremonial washing of the Holy Kaaba in the presence of several Saudi officials and Muslim diplomats.
Manama: The Special Forces for the security of the Grand Mosque in Makkah have denied reports of an incident next to Kaaba, the sacred site towards which Muslims orient themselves during the five daily prayers.
They will then circle the cube-shaped Kaaba in Mecca, Islam's most sacred site, before departing.
Many begin by circling the cube-shaped Kaaba - Islam's holiest site - and performing a series of rites that trace the footsteps of the Prophet Mohammed.
The Kaaba cover, which is 14 metres high and 47 metres long, is made of pure natural silk, dyed in black, and surrounded by Islamic motifs.
By: Yomna El-Saeed CAIRO- 31 August, 2017: Today marks the annual occasion of changing the Kiswa of the Kaaba, the huge black silk cloth covering the Kaaba.
Sumaiya was on the verge of completing her fourth time around the Kaaba , taken in by the majesty of it all as she moved in sync with hundreds of thousands of pilgrims, her lips drenched in sweat, praising Allah.
Head of the caretaker family of Kaaba -- -Kaaba ceremony was held on Sunday at Masjid al-Haram in Saudi Arabia.
Owned by Altayyar Travel Group Holding Company, the new Sheraton Makkah Jabal Al Kaaba will be Sheraton's seventh property in KSA.