The Ka'ba is believed to have been built by Abraham and his son Ishmael. Enshrining a sacred stone, it is said to be first place on earth that was created. It is the directional focus of Muslim prayers worldwide.

Facts & Stats on the Kaaba

Go Historic ID
318623
Names
Ka'ba
al-Ka'bah
Kaaba
Dates
630; rebuilt 692, 1629

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Last Updated
February 4, 2015
First Published
October 8, 2013
Submitted by
Holly Hayes
Title
Kaaba - Mecca, Saudi Arabia