Definitions of Kaaba

  1. ( 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

Usage examples for Kaaba

  1. He murmured in complaining tone; and in this temper came To where, around the Kaaba, pilgrims knelt of every name; And there he saw, while pity and remorse his bosom beat, A pilgrim who not only wanted shoes, but feet. – Poems with Power to Strengthen the Soul by Various
  2. Burton and his friends next shouldered and fought their way to the part of the Kaaba called Al Multazem, at which they asked for themselves all that their souls most desired. – The Life of Sir Richard Burton by Thomas Wright
  3. A mat of human hair from Borneo overlay a historical and unique rug woven in Ispahan and entirely composed of fragments of Holy Carpets from the Kaaba at Mecca. – Fire-Tongue by Sax Rohmer
  4. Let us build, he said to his people, the Kaaba of the West upon the site of a Christian temple, which we will destroy, so that we may set forth how the Cross shall fall and become abased before the True Prophet. – Familiar Spanish Travels by W. D. Howells
  5. It was cut from the Black Stone of the Kaaba in Mecca, and has miraculous properties. – The Women of the Arabs by Henry Harris Jessup
  6. Formerly it adjoined the Kaaba. – The Life of Sir Richard Burton by Thomas Wright
  7. By the Holy Kaaba! – The Wheel O' Fortune by Louis Tracy
  8. However safe a Christian might have been at Mecca, nothing could have preserved him from the ready knives of the faithful if detected in the Kaaba. – The Life of Sir Richard Burton by Thomas Wright
  9. The Moslem regards the Kaaba at Mecca as the centre of the universe; but that is only a theological phrase. – The Complete Essays of C. D. Warner by Charles Dudley Warner
  10. Now, by the Kaaba! – Leila or, The Siege of Granada, Book V. by Edward Bulwer Lytton
  11. I am the Kaaba- i- hurriyeh for all Islam. – Greenmantle by John Buchan