a small, cubical building in the courtyard of the Great Mosque at Mecca containing a sacred black stone: regarded by Muslims as the House of God and the objective of their pilgrimages.
one of several replicas of this building, sacred to pre-Islamic Arabs.
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How to use Kaʿba in a sentence
The Ka'bah is not the tomb of the Prophet, nor an object to be worshipped, as many Europeans imagine.
Then, taking his grandson astride on his shoulder, he performed the ritual circuits round the Ka'bah in token of gratitude.
At that very moment, Mohammad came on the scene and began to perform the ritual circuits round the Ka'bah.
After partial destruction by fire, the Ka'bah had been badly restored.
Since it had been deposited in the Ka'bah, it had neither been seen nor touched by anyone.