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Definition of the noun kaaba

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noun

  1. (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

Place

The Kaaba or Ka'aba, is a cuboid building at the centre of Islam's most sacred mosque, Al-Masjid al-Haram, in Mecca, Saudi Arabia. It is the most sacred point within this most sacred mosque, making it the most sacred location in Islam. Wherever they are in the world, Muslims are expected to face the Kaaba – i.e. when outside Mecca, to face toward Mecca – when performing salat.

  • also known as กะอฺบะหฺ, Beytullah, Allah'ın Evi, Kâbe-i Muazzama, البيت الحرام, البيت العتيق, المسجد الحرام, Al-Kaʿba, 克爾白
  • part of Saudi Arabia

Phrases with Kaaba

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  2. Species Yigoga Kaaba

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Google previewFinding Mecca in America (2012)

How Islam Is Becoming an American Religion by Mucahit Bilici

The Kaaba is a cubical tower at the center; at its periphery is a square building with rounded corners.

While the panopticon is a closed disciplinary machine, the Kaaba is an open device for spiritual discipline or for the...

Google previewHajj (2015)

by Ali Shari'ati

Made of dark rough stones laid in a very simple manner with white chalk filling the fissures, the Kaaba is an empty cube nothing else. You cannot but shiver and wonder about what you see. Here...There is no one! There is nothing to view!

Google previewHAJJ - Ali Shariati (1980)

English by Ali Shariati

Made of dark rough stones laid in a very simple manner with white chalk filling the fissures, the Kaaba is an empty cube - nothing else. You cannot but shiver and wonder about what you see Here...

Google previewFatima Is Fatima (2014)

by Dr. Ali Shariati

The Kaaba is a sign, a symbol and it is real. It is made of stone whereas they are human beings. The Kaaba is the place of circumambula​tion for Moslems only whereas the house of Ali is the des​tination of every heart which understands ...

Google previewTravels of Ali Bey in Morocco, Tripoli, Cyprus Between the Years 1803 and 1807, Written by Himself (1816)

by Domènec Badia i Leblich

Kaaba is a space of about 'six feet, which leaves a passage .up.on..bo_th sides... It' is thought that Ismail,

Google previewReligion (1998)

by Grant Hess

Kaaba is the venerated shrine of Mecca, in the direction of which all Mohammedans face when praying. It encloses a sacred black stone, said to be a ruby brought from heaven. The stone, apparently a meteorite about 7 inches long , is built ...

Google previewReading the Qur'an (2011)

The Contemporary Relevance of the Sacred Text of Islam by Ziauddin Sardar

The Kaaba is the black draped cube at the centre of the Sacred Mosque in Mecca . The word 'hajj' means 'effort'; like fasting, the performance of hajj requires spiritual and physical exertion. While these verses of the Qur'an establish this ...

Google previewBlackpentecostal Breath (2016)

The Aesthetics of Possibility by Ashon T. Crawley

The dance around the Kaaba is a counterclockwise counterclaim for counterinsurgency that is always and at every performance the possibility for social ecstasy, of being beside oneself together with others, wherein the besides are, ...

Google previewRetake Your Fame

Black Contribution to World Civilization, Vol. 1, Revised Edition by Aylmer von Fleischer

The Kaaba is a large black monolith held in high esteem in the Islamic world. It is believed to be part of a meteorite that had fallen in Ethiopia and carried to Arabia by Ethiopians when they dominated the peninsula. Justices of the Supreme ...

Google previewDictionary of Iran: A Shorter Encyclopedia (2015)

by D. L. Bradley

KAABA. Or, KABA. A cubical building in Mecca, built of greystone with a flat roof, about thirty-five feet high, measuring about forty feet long and wide—an Arab-Islamic shrine. About seven feet from the ground is the door to the ...

Google previewEncyclopedia Of Freemasonry (Annotated Edition) (2013)

by Albert G. Mackey

KAABA The name of the holy temple of Mecca, which is to the Mohammedans what the Temple of Solomon was to the Jews. It is certainly older, as Gibbon admits, than the Christian era, and is supposed, by the tradition of the Arabians, to have ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Islam (2009)

by Juan Eduardo Campo

The Kaaba, also known as “the sacred house” (Q 5:2, 97) is the most holy place in Islam. A large cube-shaped building (approximately 50 feet high, 40 feet long, and 33 feet wide) made of cut stone, it is situated in the plaza of the Grand ...

Google previewAn Encyclopaedia of Freemasonry and Its Kindred Sciences (1874)

Comprising the Whole Range of Arts, Sciences and Literature as Connected with the Institution by Albert Gallatin Mackey

"Kaaba. The name of the holy temple of Mecca, which is to the Mohammedans what the Temple of Solomon was to the Jews. It is certainly older, as Gibbon admits, than the Christian era, and is supposed, by the tradition of the Arabians, ...

Google previewA Religious Encyclopaedia: Or Dictionary of Biblical, Historical, Doctrinal, and Practical Theology (1891)

Based on the Real-Encyklopädie of Herzog, Plitt, and Hauck by Johann Jakob Herzog

KAABA. KADESH. KAABA (square house), the sacred shrine of the Mohammedans, in which is the Black Stone. It stands within the court of the great mosque at Mecca; is oblong in shape; built of large, irregular, and unpolished blocks of stone; ...

Google previewReligions of the World: A Comprehensive Encyclopedia of Beliefs and Practices, 2nd Edition [6 volumes] (2010)

A Comprehensive Encyclopedia of Beliefs and Practices by J. Gordon Melton, Martin Baumann

time, the Kaaba was also the site for an annual gathering (the Hajj) of the tribes of the peninsula. It and the surrounding territory were considered an area of nonviolence. The Kaaba was dedicated to Hubal, a deity of the Nabatean people who ...

Google previewEncyclopedia Of Freemasonry And Its Kindred Sciences, Volume 2: D-L

by Albert G. Mackey

KAABA The name of the holy temple of Mecca, which is to the Mohammedans what the Temple of Solomon was to the Jews. It is certainly older, as Gibbon admits, than the Christian era, and is supposed, by the tradition of the Arabians, to have ...

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Small photo of MECCA, SAUDI ARABIA - MAY 05 2018: View on Kaaba inside Masjid Al Haram from bottom, skyscrapers visible on the back. Abraj Al Bait is the tower with huge clockSmall photo of Mecca, Saudi Arabia - 26th August 2017, Pilgrims circumambulate the Kaaba at Masjidil Haram in Makkah, Saudi Arabia. Muslim people face the Kaaba during prayer timeSmall photo of Mecca, Saudi Arabia - September 2016, The door of the Kaaba during Hajj in Saudi ArabiaSmall photo of Kaaba in Makkah with View of Royal Clock Tower. Translation Allah is the Great, Powerful and Sublime, Praise and Glory be to Allah, Praise be to My Glorious LordSmall photo of Kaaba in Makkah with View of Royal Clock Tower. Translation Allah is the Great, Powerful and Sublime, Praise and Glory be to Allah, Praise be to My Glorious LordSmall photo of MECCA, SAUDI ARABIA, 13 April 2017 - Disabled pilgrim from malaysia sits in front of the Kaaba and prays.Muslims perform umrah walking circle the Kaaba counterclockwise seven times. Black & White.Small photo of Müslim pilgrims at the kaaba great mosque of mecca/ saudi arabia-25.01.2017 / during umrah More...

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