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DesertRose,;,The Ka'aba is a cuboid building at the center of Islam's most sacred mosque, Al-Masjid al-Haram, in Mecca, Saudi Arabia. It is the most sacred site in Islam. Wherever they are in the world, Muslims are expected to face the Kaaba – i.e. when outside Mecca, to face toward Mecca – when performing salat (prayer). From any point in the world, the direction facing the Kaaba is called the qibla,;,

DesertRose,;,The Ka'aba is a cuboid building at the center of Islam's most sacred mosque, Al-Masjid al-Haram, in Mecca, Saudi Arabia. It is the most sacred site in Islam. Wherever they are in the world, Muslims are expected to face the Kaaba – i.e. when outside Mecca, to face toward Mecca – when performing salat (prayer). From any point in the world, the direction facing the Kaaba is called the qibla,;,

A beautiful view from a hotel room # Mecca

A beautiful view from a hotel room # Mecca

A rare sight .. a very few pilgrims doing the thawaf # kabah # Mecca

A rare sight .. a very few pilgrims doing the thawaf # kabah # Mecca

Millions of pilgrims have arrived in Mecca for Islam's annual Hajj pilgrimage with Saudi authorities warning they will stop any disruptive protests over the conflict in Syria. The Grand Mosque, the focal point of the Islamic faith, was already teeming with joyful pilgrims at dawn on Monday, wearing the simple white folds of cloth prescribed for hajj, many of them having slept on the white marble paving outside.

Millions of Muslims gather in the Saudi city of Mecca to perform the Hajj

Millions of pilgrims have arrived in Mecca for Islam's annual Hajj pilgrimage with Saudi authorities warning they will stop any disruptive protests over the conflict in Syria. The Grand Mosque, the focal point of the Islamic faith, was already teeming with joyful pilgrims at dawn on Monday, wearing the simple white folds of cloth prescribed for hajj, many of them having slept on the white marble paving outside.

Picture of Kaaba 1800s

Picture of Kaaba 1800s

Inside the kaaba.subhanAllah

Inside the kaaba.subhanAllah

DesertRose///Ka'bah with the door open @ Masjid al-Haraam @ Makkah al-Mukarramah

DesertRose///Ka'bah with the door open @ Masjid al-Haraam @ Makkah al-Mukarramah

Mecca

Mecca

Subahanallah. .. an old picture  of the kabah # Mecca

Subahanallah. .. an old picture of the kabah # Mecca

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