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Kaaba (الكعبة)


From the Quranic Arabic Corpus - Ontology of Quranic Concepts

Kaaba (الكعبة) is located in the main mosque in Makkah, Masjid al-Haram. Literally "the cube", the kaaba is the current qiblah - the direction of prayer in Islam. This concept is part of the following classification in the ontology:

Concept (root)
Place of Worship
Mosque (مسجد)
Kaaba (الكعبة)
Quranic Concept

Kaaba is referred to in verse (5:97) of chapter (5) sūrat l-māidah (The Table spread with Food):

Sahih International: Allah has made the Ka‘bah, the Sacred House, standing for the people and [has sanctified] the sacred months and the sacrificial animals and the garlands [by which they are identified]. That is so you may know that Allah knows what is in the heavens and what is in the earth and that Allah is Knowing of all things.

Visual Concept Map

The map below shows the part of the visual ontology for this concept. You can click on other concepts in the map for related information:

ArrowWeaponaryChurchPlace of WorshipCoat of MailKaabaMosqueKnifeMasjid al-AqsaMasjid al-HaramMonasterySynagogue

Concept map for Kaaba. Related concepts are highlighted in blue.

Knowledge Base

// Predicate logic relations for the ontology concept kaaba:

(instance kaaba mosque)

See Also

  • Verse List - Show other verses related to this concept in the Quran (7 occurances)
  • Kaaba - Wikipedia article
  • Quran Index - Index of Quranic concepts


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