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๐Ÿ•‹ Kaaba emoji

[ kah-buh ih-moh-jee ]

What does ๐Ÿ•‹ Kaaba emoji mean?

The Kaaba emoji ๐Ÿ•‹ displays the Kaaba, a black, cube-shaped building located in the city of Mecca, Saudi Arabia. The Kaaba is the most sacred pilgrimage site by followers of Islam. As a result, the Kaaba emoji ๐Ÿ•‹ is often used to refer to Islam, Muslims, and a pilgrimage to Mecca, in addition to referring to the Kaaba itself.

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Where does ๐Ÿ•‹ Kaaba emoji come from?

The Kaaba emoji ๐Ÿ•‹ was approved under Unicode 8.0 in 2015. On all major platforms, the emoji depicts the Kaaba, which resembles a black cube-shaped building with a gold band and shapes near the top. On all major platforms, the emoji is illustrated so it is viewed from the corner and appears to have a three -dimensional shape. The WhatsApp version depicts a gray base and the Facebook version illustrates the bottom of the Kaaba colored gold.

For Muslims, the Kaaba is the most holy site on Earth, and they will turn to it when offering prayers to God. In Islamic tradition, the Kaaba is the House of God and was built by the prophet Abraham (calledย Ibrahim in Islamic scripture). It’s said that one of the stones in the Kaaba, known as the Black Stone, was given to Ibrahim by the angel Gabriel.

The Kaaba is located in the city of Mecca, Saudi Arabia. All adult Muslims are required to make a pilgrimage to Mecca during their lives. It goes without saying that the Kaaba is a highly recognizable site to Muslims, and so the Kaaba emoji ๐Ÿ•‹ is one that is commonly used. Besides referring to the Kaaba itself, the Kaaba emoji ๐Ÿ•‹ is also used to refer to the hajj (the pilgrimage to Mecca) and to Islam in general.

Examples of ๐Ÿ•‹ Kaaba emoji

When you stand up to pray, pray as if it is your last prayer !! ๐Ÿ•‹
@kainatimtiaz16, January 6, 2020
The most beautiful thing Iโ€™ve ever seen with my eyes in this world is the Kaaba ๐Ÿ•‹ how about you?
@alimpoetry, July 25, 2020

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Who uses ๐Ÿ•‹ Kaaba emoji?

The Kaaba emoji ๐Ÿ•‹ is used to refer to the Kaaba and the pilgrimage to Mecca.

More generally, the Kaaba emoji ๐Ÿ•‹ is used to refer to Muslims and Islam.

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