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The Kaaba

The Kaaba

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The Kaaba is a cube-shaped building in Mecca, Saudi Arabia, and is the most sacred site in Islam. The Koran states that the Kaaba was constructed by Abraham and his son Ishmael. All Muslims face the Kaaba during prayers, no matter where they are. This is a partial title page from Mehmet Emir Ibn al-Hasan Sud'i, Matala 'al-sa'adet ( Book of Happiness ). Copy of 1582. This image has been colorized.

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