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  1. Kaaba, Caaba(noun)

    (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

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  1. Kaaba

    The Kaaba, also known as the Sacred House, is a cuboid building in Mecca, Saudi Arabia. It is one of the most sacred sites in Islam. Al-Masjid al-Haram, the most sacred mosque in Islam, is built around the Kaaba and are situated in Mecca Main Baka being the inner city of Mecca It was named Baka because people crowding touch each other. Muslims are expected to face the Kaaba during prayers, no matter where they are. From any given point in the world, the direction facing the Kaaba is called the Qiblah. One of the Five Pillars of Islam requires every Muslim to perform the Hajj pilgrimage at least once in his or her lifetime if able to do so. Multiple parts of the Hajj require pilgrims to walk seven times around the Kaaba in a counter-clockwise direction. This circumambulation, the Tawaf, is also performed by pilgrims during the Umrah. However, the most dramatic times are during the Hajj, when about 6 million pilgrims gather to circle the building on the same day.

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