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History of the Ka'ba

The Ka’ba is the first sanctuary to be erected for the mankind on earth. The eyes of the whole Muslim world fixed on that central spot which saw the first glimmerings of the light of truth. It is to this holy place that all Muslims turn at the time of prayers and make their pilgrimage. As Ka’ba is an inescapable part of the Islamic religion, and there is concentrated the adoration of millions, and the chief features of the Hajj center round it, something must be known about the history, name and description of this Sacred House.

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The Significance of Ka'aba in Mecca

The Holy Quran proclaims the Ka’ba is the first House of Divine Worship on earth. In one place it is called Al-Bait al-Atiq or the ancient house. It is also called Al-Bait al-Haram, which carries the meaning of ‘forbidden’ in other words; a place where of the sanctity must not be violated. There is nothing in the Holy Quran to show wen and by whom the Ka’ba was first built. The Quran makes it clear that the Ka’ba was already there when Abraham left Ismael and

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