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{n: Kaaba, Caaba} (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



{n: hajj, haj, hadj} the fifth pillar of Islam is a pilgrimage to Mecca during the month of Dhu al-Qadah; at least once in a lifetime a Muslim is expected to make a religious journey to Mecca and the Kaaba
"for a Muslim the hajj is the ultimate act of worship"

{n: qibla} the direction of the Kaaba toward which Muslims turn for their daily prayers


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