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Synonyms for Kaaba

(Islam) a black stone building in Mecca that is shaped like a cube and that is the most sacred Muslim pilgrim shrine

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Imam of Kaaba expressed that terrorism and extremism could not be tolerated anymore and they should not be linked to Islam.
A picture showing blood on the marble tiles near the Kaaba was on Saturday circulated on social media, claiming that it was from an incident that occurred in front of Kaaba.
Observant Muslims around the world face toward the Kaaba during the five daily prayers.
She looked to her left and beheld the sacred Kaaba , its cover rolled up, the stones compressed together at its base, above it a white fabric leading to the black, gilded, silk kiswah , the cloth that draped over the Kaaba .
Sheikh Saleh bin Zain-ul-Abdeen Al Shaibi informed that the interior walls of Kaaba are three meter long and the inner surface of the roof is covered with green silk.
The Sheraton Makkah Jabal Al Kaaba is expected to offer rooms and serviced apartments, as well as four dining outlets, and meeting and events space.
The covering of the Holy Kaaba in Makkah, which is replaced every year on the 10th Dhul Hijjah in the Islamic calendar, which coincides with the Hajj, was this year replaced by four Haulotte Compact 14 scissor lifts.
The kiswa is wrapped around the Kaaba and fixed to the ground with copper rings.
A BAHRAINI man who found fame for swimming around the Kaaba in Mecca when it flooded 74 years ago has died.
At that time, Mecca was so small, pilgrims could sit at the cube-shaped Kaaba and look out at the serene desert mountains where the Prophet Muhammad once walked.
Sheikh Yousef pointed out that the hotel launch was only the first stage of developing the Kaaba Mountain region.
It is, however, hoped with the completion of the ongoing expansion projects, some 150,000 Muslims will be able to pray at a time around the Holy Kaaba.
Managers of Kaaba and Masjid-e Nabvi in Madina are working faster on giving final touches on the lower part of the temporary mataf.
Pilgrims who travelled to Saudi Arabia to celebrate the religious holidays of Haj and Eid Al-Adha have begun their journeys home, with a large number having just completed their farewells around Kaaba
This discipline has reminded me of an astonishing scene seen several times in Mecca around the Kaaba when the Imam (the sheikh who leads the group prayer) addresses the worshippers.