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  Kaaba - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Kaaba is a large masonry structure roughly the shape of a cube.
The keys to the Kaaba are held by the Banī Shaybat (بني شيبة) tribe.
It is also claimed by the Shi'a that the Kaaba is the birth place of Ali ibn Abi Talib, the fourth caliph and the cousin and son-in-law of the Islamic prophet Muhammad.
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 Black Stone - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
It is one of the cornerstones of the Kaaba, the ancient stone building towards which all Muslims pray.
The Kaaba is located in Mecca, Saudi Arabia, where it is surrounded by the enormous Masjid al-Haram, the Grand Mosque.
Early chroniclers say that the Kaaba was rebuilt during Muhammad's youth, and that there was some contention among the Quraysh, Mecca's ruling clan, as to who should have the honor of raising the Black Stone to its place in the new structure.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Black_Stone   (696 words)

KAABA, ka'a ba: The pre-Mohammedan sanctuary at Mecca, adopted by the Mohammedans as the chief sanctuary of their faith.
The lowest pavement next the Kaaba is that upon which the sevenfold circuit of the building is made by the pilgrims.
That the Kaaba has a high antiquity is made certain by Diodorus Siculus who asserts that "there is in this country (Arabia) a temple greatly revered by all the Arabs." The very universality of reverence asserted here and supported by Arab tradition guarantees an early origin for the structure.
www.ccel.org /s/schaff/encyc/encyc06/htm/kaaba.htm   (759 words)

 The History of Kaaba As A Place Of Worship-Hajj-Pilgrimage, Umrah, Mecca-Saudi-Arabia-Free-download-Comprehensive ...
Kaaba, also known as, Ka'bah, Kabah and Caaba is the center of the holiest place of worship in Islam (Submission in English), i.e.
The Kaaba was built by prophet Abraham as a landmark for the House of God,for the sole purpose of worshipping of God alone.
Kaaba is the center of the circumambulations performed during the pilgrimage (hajj), and it is toward the Kaaba that Muslims face in their prayers (salat).
www.submission.org /hajj/kaaba.html   (1959 words)

 Kaaba, Ka'aba, Black Stone, hajr-e-aswad
Kaaba is the central shrine of Islam, a cube-shaped, one-room stone structure in Mecca, Saudi Arabia.
This is the story of the Ka’aba and the persons who protected it and remained its custodians and protectors from the satanic and evil forces throughout history.
Muhammad (SA) and the people of his household (Ahlulbayt) were the protectors of the Ka’aba, and currently the 12th Imam from the direct descent of the Prophet of Islam is the real protector, its custodian and guardian and shall remain as such while in concealment.
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The Kaaba in the mosque known as Al-Masjid al Haram[?] in Mecca is one of the holy places of Islam.
At the time of Muhammad, his tribe, the Quraysh[?] was in charge of the Kaaba, which was at that time a shrine to Arabic pagan gods.
According to tradition, the Kaaba was built by the prophet Ibrahim (Abraham).
www.ebroadcast.com.au /lookup/encyclopedia/qi/Qibla.html   (311 words)

 AllRefer.com - Kaaba (Islam) - Encyclopedia
Kaaba or Caaba[both: kA´bu or kA´ubu] Pronunciation Key [Arab.,=cube], the central, cubic, stone structure, covered by a fl cloth, within the Great Mosque in Mecca, Saudi Arabia.
Also known as the House of God, it is the center of the circumambulations performed during the hajj, and it is toward the Kaaba that Muslims face in their prayers (see liturgy, Islamic).
Around the Kaaba is a restricted area, haram, extending in some directions as far as 12 mi, into which only Muslims may enter.
reference.allrefer.com /encyclopedia/K/Kaaba.html   (303 words)

 The Kaaba
It is said that the Kaaba is a prototype of Baitul Mamoor, a house in the seventh Heaven situated immediately over the Kaaba.
The Kaaba with respect to the inhabited parts of the world is like the centre of a circle with respect to the circle itself.
Categorically, we explicitly deny worshipping the Kaaba nor the structure of the Kaaba.
website.lineone.net /~hidayah/kaaba.htm   (1205 words)

 The Kaaba
The small, cubed building known as the kaaba may not rival skyscrapers in height or mansions in width, but its impact on history and human beings is unmatched.
The Syrian army destroyed the kaaba in Muharram 64 (Hijri date) and before the next Hajj Abdullah ibn az-Zubayr, may Allah be pleased with him, reconstructed the kaaba from the ground up.
The upper inside walls of the kaaba were covered with some kind of curtain with the Kalima written on it.
www.missionislam.com /knowledge/kaaba.htm   (3183 words)

 Kaaba, the cornerstone of Islam: imaan.com, a resource on the Kaaba
The Kaaba is believed to have been constructed by granite procured from the hills near Makkah.
On the eastern side of the Kaaba lies the Black Stone or al-Hajaru al-Aswad. The entrance to the inside of the Kaaba is through a door which is 2.13 meters above the ground on the north-eastern wall of the Kaaba.
The holy Quran further elaborates this point and underlines that the Kaaba was built by the Prophet Ibrahim (Abraham) (pbuh) and his son Ismail (Ishmael).
www.imaan.com /Kaaba.asp   (410 words)

 'House of God' Kaaba gets new cloth - theage.com.au
The Kaaba, the cube-shaped structure in Mecca revered by Muslims as the house of God, was covered in a new pure silk cloth yesterday at the culmination of this week's annual hajj pilgrimage.
The 650-kg fl cloth, known as the Kiswa, was placed on top of the Kaaba, at the center of Mecca's Grand Mosque, during a traditional ceremony while some 2 million pilgrims stood on Mount Arafat, near Mecca, for the culmination of the Muslim pilgrimage.
The Kiswa is 14m high, to match the height of the Kaaba, and 47m wide, enough to cover the four sides of the Kaaba, which are not identical in length.
www.theage.com.au /articles/2003/02/11/1044725746252.html   (331 words)

 Kaaba - HighBeam Encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
KAABA [Kaaba] or Caaba [Arab.,=cube], the central, cubic, stone structure, covered by a fl cloth, within the Great Mosque in Mecca, Saudi Arabia.
The KAABA, the most sacred place for muslims, who believe it was built by ABRAHAM.
Mecca.a view of the Kaaba taken in 1950,prior to modernisation of the Mosque.
www.encyclopedia.com /doc/1E1-kaaba.html   (355 words)

 The Kaaba
Closest to the cube, the Kaaba, are the pilgrims dressed in the stipulated white unstitched garments, akin to their shrouds, circumambulating; walking seven times around the cube chanting to God, "Labaik, allahumma labaik" -"I am here, for You, I am here".
Thus, the mosque is defined as a segment of a circle whose centre is the Kaaba.
As an ordering device, the Kaaba is not the modest cube in Mecca but a monumental project that has, for over a millennium now, been redefining the world in its own image.
www.hinduonnet.com /folio/fo0109/01090320.htm   (1172 words)

 Around the Kaaba
The area immediately around the Kaaba (the cube shaped building in whose direction all Muslims face when praying) and the mosque surrounding it is encircled by sizable hills - hills encrusted with shattered boulders and ragged stones.
The architecture, the Kaaba, the masses of pilgrims, their movements, the sounds of uttered prayers and verses - it flooded in through the limited portals of my senses like floodwaters through a narrow chasm.
And indeed, inside the Kaaba's walls was a singularity where the outward rules of religion crumbled and only the essence remained, where prayer could be performed in any direction since there lay the innermost heart of the great wheel of the Islamic galaxy, the pole within which the believer's compass spins, bewildered.
www.islamfrominside.com /Pages/Articles/AroundtheKabba.html   (3925 words)

 Kaaba a Hindu Temple?
It is the Shankara (Siva) stone that Muslim pilgrims reverently touch and kiss in the Kaaba.
Since that symbol was associated with the Siva emblem in Kaaba it came to be grafted on the flag of Islam.
Another Hindu tradition associated with the Kaaba is that of the sacred stream Ganga (sacred waters of the Ganges river).
www.hinduism.co.za /kaabaa.htm   (4364 words)

 Highbeam Encyclopedia - Search Results for Kaaba   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Kaaba KAABA [Kaaba] or Caaba [Arabcube], the central, cubic, stone structure, covered by a fl cloth, within the Great Mosque in Mecca, Saudi Arabia.
At one time camel drivers and caravan guides, they became, after acquiring custody of the Kaaba (5th cent one of the most powerful tribes in central Arabia and the chief family of Mecca.
comprised of poems that were written in gold letters and hung on the walls of the Kaaba in Mecca during annual fairs.
www.encyclopedia.com /articles/06791.html   (601 words)

 Kaaba - Ministry of Hajj
The Kaaba, a large stone structure constituting a single room with a marble floor, lies at the heart of the Holy Mosque (al Masjid al Haram) in the Holy City of Makkah.
The four walls of the Kaaba are covered with a fl curtain (the Kiswah) which reaches to the ground and is fastened to the Shadharwan with copper rings.
The Holy Qur'an makes it clear that Ibrahim (Abraham) and his son Ishmael were the true founders of the Kaaba, together building the holy shrine dedicated to the worship of the one true God.
www.hajinformation.com /main/j1091.htm   (405 words)

 Legend of the Black Stone of Kaaba
The Black Stone of Kaaba or Mecca is called in Arabic 'Al-hajar Al-aswad.' The stone itself is a Muslim object of veneration, built into the eastern wall of the Ka'bah (small shrine within the Great Mosque of Mecca) and probably dating from the pre-Islamic religion of the Arabs.
Muslims believe the original Kaaba was built by Abraham and his first son, Ishmael, legendary founder of the Arab race.
Whether or not the Kaaba was truly built by Abraham, it existed well before Muhammad, and at the time of this story was used as a temple for tribal gods.
www.geocities.com /khola_mon/myth/Blackstone.html   (954 words)

The small, cubed building known as the Kaaba may not rival sky- scrapers in height or mansions in width, but its impact on history and human beings is unmatched.
The measurements of the Kaaba's Ibrahimic foundation are as follows: The eastern wall was 48 feet and 6 inches the Hatim side wall was 33 feet the side between the fl stone and the Yemeni corner was 30 feet the Western side was 46.5 feet.
Abdullah Ibn az-Zubayr The Syrian army destroyed the Kaaba in Muharram 64 (Hijri date) and before the next Hajj Abdullah Ibn az-Zubayr, may Allah be pleased with him, reconstructed the Kaaba from the ground up.
groups.msn.com /islam4all/aboutkaaba.msnw   (1296 words)

 Kaaba - definition - Zionism and Israel -Encyclopedia / Dictionary/Lexicon of Zionism/Israel/
Ka'aba - (Arabic) A large stone in Mecca that is the center of Muslim worship.
Before the time of Mohamed, this stone was the object of pagan worship, which was a monopoly of the Qureish tribe.
Muhamed defeated the Qureish tribe after breaking the hudna of Hudaibiyeh and Islam gained a monopoly of worship at the Ka'aba.
www.zionism-israel.com /dic/Kaaba.htm   (431 words)

 Kaaba in the Desert
Kaaba Colloquium is an opportunity for all active O.T.O. initiates (I° and above) to learn what O.T.O. leadership entails, to receive strategies, tactics, and advice on leadership roles and activities, and to meet with successful and prominent leaders from all over the nation.
While Kaaba is aimed at current and aspiring local body officers, it is open to any member in good standing, of the I° or above, who wishes to attend.
Lodging is with in walking distance of the Kaaba location, a variety of restaurants and many artistic boutiques.
kaaba.sevenspirits.org /kaaba.oto   (179 words)

 The Kiswa- (Kaaba Covering)
The holy Kaaba is covered with new kiswa (cover) every year on the 10th Dhul Hijjah, which coincides with Haj.
The kiswa is wrapped around the Kaaba and fixed to the ground with copper rings.
In the beginning the belt of the Kaaba had 8 pieces and later it was doubled.
members.tripod.com /worldupdates/newupdates10/id43.htm   (1047 words)

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