The history of Mecca and the Kaaba – VIDEO

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SHAFAQNA - The Arabian city of Mecca (or Makkah) enjoys a colorful history, and this foundational element of Islam is interesting to explore whether one is religious or not, since Mecca is the historical and geographical epicenter of the religion Islam. All practicing Muslims, everywhere in the world, are expected to prostrate themselves in prayer toward the Kaaba in Mecca five times a day. Additionally, every Muslim is obliged to travel to Mecca and perform the Islamic ritual of the Hajj at least once in their lifetime, because it is the “fifth pillar” of Islam. Islamic tradition teaches that the Kaaba was the first temple on earth, and that it was built by Adam, and later rebuilt by Abraham and Ishmael.

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