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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.]


(ˈkɑːbə) or


(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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When Kabah was jailed, her disabled husband shouted "Who will look after me?
He said that Imam Khana Kabah, Bishop of Canterbury and Papa e Azam should use their influences to defend poor Kashmiris.
A nationally representative sample of men and women from across the four provinces was asked, "In the recent days the religious scholars declared that taking pictures, while performing various rites at the Kabah such as Tawaf, is Haram.
All the statues in the Kabah were the resprestation of the idols of different tribes, which they used to pray regarding as intermediate medium between themselves and the supreme god.
The direction of the Kabah needs to be more clearly marked in hotel rooms, and the Ethan [the call to prayer] should be heard from every hotel room.
Jeddah: Their backs hunched, elderly pilgrims lean on walking sticks as others in wheelchairs nudge their way into the holy city Makkah's Grand Mosque where scores of people are encircling the Holy Kabah.
Killing a man in a cemevi is a sin as big as killing a man inside the Kabah [Islam's holiest site].
Posting a picture on her Facebook page of her new religious look with the holy Kabah in the background, her fans went wild with comments.
The Ulema Council head, Maulvi Qayamuddin Kashaf in his address to the gathering said: "The call of Tawhid (doctrine of Oneness of God), which was once could not be raised near Kabah, is today raised by the world's 1.
Por lo anterior, el objetivo del presente trabajo fue analizar la diversidad de murcielagos en dos ZAs del estado de Yucatan, Mexico: el Parque Nacional Dzibilchaltun y el Parque Estatal de Kabah.
These are elephant heads on the Copan stela (6) and on a temple at Kabah.