/ (ˈkɑːbə) /

  1. a cube-shaped building in Mecca, the most sacred Muslim pilgrim shrine, into which is built the black stone believed to have been given by Gabriel to Abraham. Muslims turn in its direction when praying

Origin of Kaaba

from Arabic ka`bah, from ka`b cube

Words Nearby Kaaba

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How to use Kaaba in a sentence

  • You can go to the Kaaba and shun Allah, but you cannot be a Congressman and question the omnipotence of the Nehru-Gandhi family.

    Hold Onto Your Penis | David Frum, Justin Green | November 29, 2012 | THE DAILY BEAST
  • He went back to his praying mat and bent again toward the west, where the Holy Kaaba enshrines the ruby sent down from heaven.

    The Red Year | Louis Tracy
  • All the idols in the world except the Kaaba tumbled to earth.

    The Necessity of Atheism | Dr. D.M. Brooks
  • Their most intrinsically valuable relic was the veil sent to the Sultan to cover the Kaaba of Mecca.

  • Kaaba—central sanctuary of Islam, at Mecca, holy city of Islam.

  • Martchah was in olden times the Kaaba of the whole region until the wicked Turkomans appeared there, and destroyed the whole.