The small and nearly cubical stone building, in the court of the Great Mosque at Mecca, toward which all Mohammedans must pray. It contains a sacred black stone, believed by Mohammedans to be one of the precious stones of paradise, and to have been brought to Abraham when he was contructing the Kaaba, by the Angel Gabriel. The Kaaba itself predates Mohammed, having been a pantheon which contained Arab idols, which were destroyed by Mohammed.
Islam's holiest shrine, a sacred sanctuary for all Muslims. The Kaaba is a small building in the Holy Mosque of Makkah, nearly cubic in shape, built to enclose the Black Stone, which is the most venerated Muslim object.
The cube shaped, sacred shrine of Islam at Mecca
Great stone shrine in Mecca which is covered in black carpets and is said to be the “House of God.
(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
a small, cube-shaped structure in the courtyard of al-Haram in Mecca
Lit. A cube shaped building; the Kaaba was the first House of worship built by Prophet Abraham and his son Ishmael in Makkah, for the worship of God.
The most sacred shrine of Islam, it is a cube-shaped stone structure in Mecca. Traditionally, Muslims believe the Kaaba was built by Abraham and his son Ismail. On the outside of one corner is the sacred Black Stone, kissed by pilgrims. The angel Gabriel gave the Black Stone to Abraham, according to one Islamic tradition; according to another, the stone was set in place by Adam.
The most sacred shrine of the Muslims. A small cube-shaped building in the great mosque at Mecca toward which Muslims face when praying. It contains a sacred stone said to have been turned black by the tears of repentant pilgrims or, according to an other tradition, by the sins of those who have touched it.
The Kaaba is the most sacred shrine of Islam. It is a cube-shaped stone structure, which is covered in black carpets. The Kaaba is located in Mecca, Saudi Arabia.
the large cubic stone structure which stands in the center of the Great Mosque at Mecca. See lecture synopsis on Islam for more detailed explanation and description of the Kaaba.
The Kaaba (Arabic: ), also known as al-Kaâ€˜batu l-Musharrafah , al-Baytu l-â€˜AtÄ«q ( "The Primordial House"), or al-Baytuâ€™l-á¸¤arÄm ( "The Sacred House"), is a large cuboidal building located inside the mosque known as al-Masjid al-Haram in Mecca. The mosque was built around the original Kaaba.