Kaaba, Saudi Arabia

Nelsons column
Mount St Helens
AWE British Nuclear Facility
Kaaba, Mecca
Suggested by: Unknown

How cool is this: 4.144.144.144.144.14

The Kaaba stone in Mecca is the goal of the pilgrimage of muslims.
See it in Google Earth
Information on WikipediaRandom placemark

12345


Information about Kaaba

The Kaaba ( ??????? translit: al-KaĎbah Persian: ????? ?) also known as al-KaĎabatuíl-Musharrafat ( ?????? ??????????), al-Baytu l-ĎAt?q ( ????? ??????? "The Primordial House"), or al-Baytuíl-?ar?m ( ????? ??????? "The Sacred House"), is a building located inside the mosque known as al-Masjiduíl-?ar?m in Mecca. The mosque was built around the original Kaaba.

The Kaaba is the holiest place in Islam. For the Muslim community, the Kaaba holds a place analogous to that of the Temple Mount in Jerusalem for ancient Jewry.[1] The qibla, the direction Muslims face during prayer, is the direction from any point to the Kaaba. It is around the Kaaba that ritual circumambulation is performed by Muslims during the Hajj (pilgrimage) season as well as during the Umrah (lesser pilgrimage).

This information was provided by Wikipedia under the GNU license. Read more about this placemark on Wikipedia.

Comments about Kaaba

Comments(0) | Write comment


Related results:

Jesus statue in Rio, Rio de Janeiro (grade 3.95 of 5)
Western wall, Jerusalem (grade 3.31 of 5)
Buddha statue, Hong Kong (grade 3.61 of 5)
Sears tower, Chicago (grade 4.10 of 5)
Eiffel tower, Paris (grade 3.53 of 5)

Some random placemarks in Saudi Arabia

Sunken boatSunken boat, Northern Saudi Arabia (grade 3.24 of 5)
CirclesCircles, Saudi Arabia (grade 2.93 of 5)

Five completely random placemarks from the database

Buckingham fountainBuckingham fountain, Chicago (grade 3.00 of 5)
Crazy Horse monumentCrazy Horse monument, South Dakota (grade 3.24 of 5)
Floating ballFloating ball, Alabama (grade 2.33 of 5)
Nelsons columnNelsons column, London (grade 3.14 of 5)
ReflectionsReflections, Mallorca (grade 2.92 of 5)