Contesting Kaba: Examining the redevelopment in the precincts of Kaba

May 15, 2012

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Holy Ka’ba is the most sacred monument of Islam. The monument is believed to be built by prophet Abraham as the abode of God is the fountainhead of the monotheists’ religions of the World. The cuboid form of the Ka’ba is a manifestation of the concept of the “unity” of God. Regarded as the navel of the World; Muslims across the globe orient themselves towards the Ka’ba for the prayers (salat) five times a day.