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  Mecca - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The caliph Yazid I besieged Mecca in 683 CE.
Mecca was attacked and sacked by Ismaili Muslims in 930 CE and by Wahhabi Muslims in 1803.
The focal point of Mecca is the Ka'bah, the "House of God" believed by Muslims to have been rebuilt by Abraham and his son Ishmael; it is covered in a gold-embroidered fl fabric (kiswah).
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Mecca   (1375 words)

 Mecca - MSN Encarta
Mecca is the birthplace of the Prophet Muhammad (the founder of Islam), the center of pilgrimage for Muslims, and the focal point of their daily prayers.
After the spread of Islam and the growth of the Muslim community, the fortunes of Mecca rose and fell with the yearly ebb and flow of pilgrims.
Mecca was led by local sharifs, rulers who claimed descent from Muhammad, from 966 until the 20th century.
encarta.msn.com /encyclopedia_761577367/Mecca.html   (451 words)

Mecca (Makkah in Arabic) is the center of the Islamic world and the birthplace of both the Prophet Muhammad and the religion he founded.
The sacred land in which Mecca and Medina are located, known as the Hijaz, is the western region of the Arabian peninsula, a narrow tract of land about 875 miles long east of the Red Sea with the Tropic of Cancer running through its center.
In 630 Muhammad took control of Mecca and destroyed the 360 pagan idols, with the notable exception of the statues of Mary and Jesus.
www.sacredsites.com /middle_east/saudi_arabia/mecca.html   (3743 words)

 AllRefer.com - Mecca (Arabian Peninsula Political Geography) - Encyclopedia
It was sacked in 930 by the Karmathians and taken by the Ottoman Turks in 1517.
In Mecca, in 1916, Husayn ibn Ali proclaimed his independence from Turkey and maintained himself as king of the Hejaz until Mecca fell to Ibn Saud in 1924.
At the center of Mecca is the Great Mosque, the Haram, which encloses the Kaaba, the focus of Muslim worship.
reference.allrefer.com /encyclopedia/M/Mecca.html   (507 words)

 Mecca, Makka, Makkah
Mecca (Arabic: Makkah), the birthplace of Muhammad, is the holiest city of the Islamic faith.
Mecca is connected to Jidda and Riyadh by road, and the airport at Jidda serves Mecca.
Mecca fell to Ibn Saud in 1924, and in 1932 Hejaz became a province of Saudi Arabia.
mb-soft.com /believe/txh/mecca.htm   (864 words)

 Islamic terms 1 - All About Turkey
Muhammad did visit Mecca after this, but he died in 632 in Yathrib, or the city of the Prophet as it came to be called, Madinatu n-Nabiyy.
Mecca was revered as a holy city even before the first revelations came to Muhammad.
Mecca is important in two points: Centre of the compulsory pilgrimage, as a part of five pillars, and a focal point for all Muslims.
www.allaboutturkey.com /sozlukislam1.htm   (1441 words)

Mecca is located in the western side of the Arabian peninsula, in a valley inclined from North to South, and restricted between Northern and Southern Mountain ranges.
what is certain, however, is that Mecca valley, before the building of the city, used to be a resting station for the caravans, because of its middle location between the farthest place in the North in the lands of Palestine to the farthest place in the South in the lands of Yeurne.
As it was mentioned earlier, Mecca was a passage for the trading caravans, and a resting station for the tribes during certain seasons of the year.
www.al-shia.com /html/eng/books/history/mecca/mecca.html   (1465 words)

Mecca is located about 80 km from the Red Sea Coast, around a natural well.
Mecca was a central point on the caravan routes running over the Arabian peninsula at the time of Muhammad.
Mecca is important in two points: Centre of the compulsory pilgrimage, and a focal point for all Muslims.
lexicorient.com /e.o/mecca.htm   (433 words)

Mecca, the capital of Arabia and the sacred city of the Mohammedans, is situated in the district of Hijaz about 21°30' N. latitude and 40°20' E. longitude, some seventy miles east of the Red Sea.
Mecca, the seat of government during the reign of the first five Khalifs, is now governed by a Sharif, chosen by the people from the Sayyids or the descendants of Mohammed, but under the immediate authority of the Sultan of Turkey (Hughes, "Dictionary of Islam", q.v.).
The early history of Mecca is shrouded in obscurity, although Mohammedan writers have preserved an abundance of legendary lore according to which the city dates back to Abraham who is said to have there worshipped the true God.
www.newadvent.org /cathen/10099a.htm   (598 words)

 THE HOLY CITY OF MECCA   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Mecca is named as Mecca due to the fact that it removes the sinner from the city.
The sacred premises of Mecca can be estimated as 550300 square meters including distance of Madina, likewise circle of sacred premises is almost 127 kilometers which boundaries are close to the Honored Ka'abah in some certain areas and far in some areas.
THE SACRED MONUMENTS OF MECCA: The sacred Monuments of Mecca are: 1 Ü Mina 2 Ü Muzdalifah 3 Ü Arafaat
www.rafed.net /towns/english/maka.html   (1625 words)

Mecca is the birthplace of the Prophet Mohammed.
Several Saudi Shia were tried and executed for exploding bombs at Saudi oil facilities in 1988, probably as retaliation by Iran and its sympathizers against restrictions on Iranian attendance at the annual pilgrimage after the 1987 riots.
When they arrive in the vicinity of Mecca, pilgrims perform a complete ablution: replace their clothing with two white linen cloths, one for their lower body and one for the upper; and abstain from cutting their hair or finger nails from this point until their pilgrimage is completed.
www.globalsecurity.org /military/world/gulf/mecca.htm   (2891 words)

 The Miami-Erie Canal Corridor Association (MECCA)
MECCA currently focuses on a 55-mile stretch of primarily publicly owned and preserved canal lands from Delphos to Piqua, Ohio.
MECCA is dedicated to raising awareness of the historical, educational, recreational and natural value of the canal greenway.
It is MECCA’s goal to be the representative voice of canal associated partners to local, state and federal government officials.
www.ridertown.com /news/pages/mecca.html   (346 words)

 Mecca - tips by travel authority Howard Hillman
Mecca (Makkah) in Saudi Arabia is Islam's holiest city and the birthplace of the prophet Muhammad, the founder of the Islamic faith.
Mecca bursts at the seams during this peak period.
Mecca's focal point is the sacred fl Ka'ba (see photo).
www.hillmanwonders.com /mecca/mecca.htm   (210 words)

 Mecca, Saudi Arabia, Pictures
Mecca, also Makkah (ancient Macoraba), city in western Saudi Arabia, located in Al Hijaz (Hejaz) Province, near Jiddah.
Mecca is the birthplace of the Prophet Muhammad, founder of Islam, and the most sacred of the Muslim holy cities.
Mecca was a religious center before the time of Muhammad, and several holy sites within the sacred precincts of the great mosque, called al-Haram, had religious significance in pre-Islamic times.
www.greatestcities.com /Middle_East/Saudi_Arabia/Mecca_Makkah_ancient_Macoraba_city.html   (405 words)

 Islam Online- News Section   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Mecca Cola, which now distributes in 54 countries is cashing in on resentment against US foreign policy in the region by providing a substitute to the global giant Coca-Cola.
The distribution of Mecca Cola in Israel was initiated by the company's director of operations in Israel Miqdad Idris.
Mecca Cole was established in 2002 by Tawfiq Mathlouthi, a French citizen of Tunisian descent, as an Arab answer to America's coca cola.
www.islam-online.net /English/News/2004-07/31/article08.shtml   (402 words)

 Mecca: Materials Exchange Center For Community Arts   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
MECCA, the Materials Exchange Center for Community Arts, is a nonprofit organization in Eugene, Oregon.
MECCA operates a recycled art supply store where you can find fun materials such as flooring and wallpaper samples, corks and bottle caps, glass and ceramic pieces, fabric scraps, used cards and calendars, and much more.
Beginning in September 2003 MECCA began teaching classes to middle and high school students as part of the Network Charter School (NCS).
www.materials-exchange.org   (246 words)

 Mecca - Mecca
Mecca inspires images of super-groups like Toto, Survivor and Foreigner, yet only borrows from their magic to spin its own brand of melodic rock.
Mecca has brought the energy, to drive diamond hard rockers and feel to create lush power ballads, all with the texture that, until now, only those super-groups could provide.
Mecca was the brainchild of vocalist Joe Vana, who cut his chops with Jim Peterik's World Stage.
www.nehrecords.com /shop/Mecca.htm   (263 words)

 Islam: Mecca   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Mecca is a city in western Saudi Arabia.
Mecca is the birthplace of Muhammad, founder of Islam, and is the most sacred of city in Islam.
According to Islamic tradition, Muslims around the world must face Mecca during their daily prayers.
library.thinkquest.org /28505/islam/mecca.htm   (63 words)

 Mecca Billiards
At Mecca Billiards we are proud to carry Olhausen Billiards tables and accessories.
Mecca Billiards is proud to be an authorized Olhausen dealer.
We at Mecca Billiards offer free delivery within a 75 mile radius of Fresno, California.
www.meccabilliards.com /pooltablesnewused   (193 words)

 MECCA 2000 Integrated Electronic Publishing System
MECCA 2000 is the next generation of the Amgraf MECCA technology, a software product family specifically developed for professional prepress groups within the business forms industry.
MECCA 2000 and MECCA III digital design files are completely interchangeable with other Amgraf products, including the OneForm Designer software for electronic and Internet business forms and the Triton electronic proofing software.
MECCA 2000 is the enhanced replacement for Amgraf's MECCA III - the world's premier business forms composition system.
www.amgraf.com /pages/m2k1.html   (478 words)

 Interactive Review
Mecca tend to lean too heavily towards the softer side of melodic rock for my liking.
However, in the case of Mecca, the term is not misplaced.
Along with Journey's "Arrival", Mecca's debut will be viewed as a milestone of the AOR genre - containing, as it does, an array of melodic masterpiece's which set the standard for all other's in the field.
www.melodicrock.com /reviews/mecca.p3   (3692 words)

MECCA 2006 will shed new light on the continually evolving mobile entertainment industry with key insights from the most diverse gathering of top decision makers, creative visionaries and savvy business minds from all corners of the converging mobile and entertainment fields.
There is a separate registration fee for MECCA and it is NOT included in the Conference Pass or Smart Pass registration packages.
The MECCA fee also includes admission to all keynote sessions and access to the exhibit hall.
www.ctiawireless.com /general/mecca_2006.cfm   (266 words)

 -- Beliefnet.com
In common use, it refers to the pilgrimage to Mecca and its vicinity that all Muslims are required to do at least once in their lives, if they can.
Each of these acts and places where they are performed have a purpose and serve as a reminder to the mindful, lesson to the heedful, exhortation to the faithful, instruction to the dutiful, and source of reflection for the wise.
It acquaints pilgrims with Mecca and thus with the historical and spiritual environment of the prophets Abraham, Ishmael, and Muhammad.
www.beliefnet.com /story/68/story_6850_1.html   (685 words)

Although Mecca never lost its sanctity, it declined rapidly in commercial importance after its capture by the
In Mecca, in 1916, Husayn ibn Ali proclaimed his independence from Turkey and maintained himself as king of the
At the center of Mecca is the Great Mosque, the Haram, which encloses the
www.factmonster.com /ce6/world/A0832430.html   (443 words)

 About Mecca
The place is called Mecca: A Live Studio and Gallery and co-founder Teresa Tomb explains how the name was chosen: "Mecca is a place that is regarded as the center of activity or interest.
Mecca is the home base of Rakadu, but we recognize that others' interests might not necessarily lie with Tribal Belly Dance," says Duggins.
Mecca Live Studio and Gallery had its official opening on April 10.
www.meccadance.com /about.html   (551 words)

 Mecca   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
MECCA is pleased to announce a new San Francisco institution, Southern Sunday Supper every week from 5 to 9pm.
Live Entertainment at MECCA has always attracted the top names in the Bay area.
The group has grown out of a class taught by Spanish flute player Chus Alonso at the Community Music Center in San Francisco, where the band got their first taste of playing together.
www.sfmecca.com /entertainment_liveEntertainment.htm   (191 words)

 Mecca   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Makkah (Mecca) - the place where God's will was revealed to Muhammad, peace be upon him.
Mecca Forecast 3 day weather forecast, from Weather.com.
Mecca Forecast 4 day weather forecast, from CNN.
www.arabinfoseek.com /mecca.htm   (100 words)

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