(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
The small and nearly cubical stone building, holiest place of Islam, that all Muslims face when praying.
the small and nearly cubical stone building, toward which all Mohammedans must pray
Origin: [Ar. ka'bah, lit., a square building, fr. ka'b cube.]
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
kä′a-ba, n. the Moslem Holy of Holies, a square building at Mecca, containing the famous Black Stone built into the south-east corner at a height convenient for being kissed. [Ar.]
The numerical value of caaba in Chaldean Numerology is: 8
The numerical value of caaba in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
I tried to find Him on the Christian cross, but He was not there I went to the Temple of the Hindus and to the old pagodas, but I could not find a trace of Him anywhere. I searched on the mountains and in the valleys but neither in the heights nor in the depths was I able to find Him. I went to the Caaba in Mecca, but He was not there either. I questioned the scholars and philosophers but He was beyond their understanding. I then looked into my heart and it was there where He dwelled that I saw Him He was nowhere else to be found.
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