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The Kaaba stone in Mecca is the goal of the pilgrimage of muslims.
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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).

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