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  • When we prayed at the Kaaba, we prayed for peace in Pakistan and for girls’ education, and I was surprised to find myself in tears.
    Malala Yousafzai  --  I Am Malala
  • Next to it is a framed photo of the black-robed Kaaba, holiest sanctum of Islam, surrounded by a ten-thousandfold swirl of the faithful.
    Yann Martel  --  Life of Pi
  • The Al-Hajarul Aswad, a great black rock entombed within the walls of the Kaaba, is thought to be an asteroid.
    Greg Mortenson & David Oliver Relin  --  Three Cups of Tea
  • The concerted bowing, three times a day, of the Mohammedan community throughout the world, all pointing like the spokes of a world-extensive wheel to the centering Kaaba, constructs a vast, living symbol of the "submission" (islam) of each and all to Allah’s will.
    Joseph Campbell  --  The Hero With a Thousand Faces

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  • As the road worsened, the laminated 3D card depicting the great black-shrouded cube, the Kaaba of Mecca, that hung from the Toyota’s rearview mirror, repeatedly smacked the windshield with the fervency of prayer.
    Greg Mortenson & David Oliver Relin  --  Three Cups of Tea
  • We believe that when we have our first sight of the Kaaba, the black-shrouded cube in Mecca that is our most sacred place, any wish in your heart is granted by God.
    Malala Yousafzai  --  I Am Malala
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