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'''The Ka'aba''' (الكعبة) is the holiest shrine in [[Islam]] and is the first worship place  [[Worship Places Converted or Destroyed by Muslims|converted by Muslims]] into a mosque. Muslim believe [[Ibrahim|Abraham]] built it when he "binded [[Isma'il|Ishmael]]", stolen from the Biblical Binding of Isaac on the Jewish Temple Mount in Jerusalem. Muslims later stole The Temple Mount and built The Al-Aqsa Mosque and The Dome of The Rock even though Jerusalem isn't mentioned in The [[Qur'an]]. They did it for [[Islam and Propaganda|propaganda]] purposes so the local Arab rulers could compete with the Arabs in Arabia for pilgrims.
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'''The Ka'aba''' (الكعبة) is the holiest mosque in [[Islam]] and is known (figuratively) as the "House of God". Islam teaches that [[Ibrahim|Abraham]] built the Ka'aba when he "binded" [[Isma'il|Ishmael]]" (a legend inspired by, though slightly different from, the Binding of Isaac). Later, Muslims would take the Temple Mount and build The Al-Aqsa Mosque and The Dome of The Rock.
  
Muslims believe the [[Black Stone|black stone]] in The Ka'aba was a gift from [[Allah]] to Adam. The black stone is a meteorite. Prior to Islam, it was the center of Pre-Islamic Arabian [[Paganism|pagan]] [[Hubal|lunar]] worship. The word ''yoni'' is the Sanskrit word for “divine passage”, “place of birth”, “womb” (more as nature as a womb and cradle of all creations) or “sacred temple” (cf. lila). The word also has a wider meaning in both profane and spiritual contexts, covering a range of meanings of “place of birth, source, origin, spring, fountain, place of rest, repository, receptacle, seat, abode, home, lair, nest, stable” (Monier-Williams).  
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Islam teaches that the [[Black Stone|black stone]] in The Ka'aba was a gift from [[Allah]] to Adam. The black stone is a meteorite. Prior to Islam, it was the center of Pre-Islamic Arabian [[Paganism|pagan]] [[Hubal|lunar]] worship.  
  
In classical texts such as Kama Sutra, yoni refers to vagina. It was a place where various deities were worshiped by the pagan Arabs. Among these deities where Allah [http://users.hubwest.com/prophet/islam/moongod.htm] as well as his daughters Al-Lat, Al-Uzza, and Manat [{{Quran-url-only|53|19}}]. According to the Encyclopaedia Britannica, the Ka'aba had 360 images. Traditional accounts mention that one of the deities among the 360 destroyed when the place was stormed, was that of Saturn; another was of the [[Moon]] and yet another was one called Allah. That shows that in the Ka'aba the Arabs worshiped the nine planets in pre-Islamic days. In [[India]] the practice of ‘Navagraha’ puja, that is worship of the nine planets, is still in vogue. Two of these nine are Saturn and Moon. In India the [[Crescent Moon|crescent moon]] is always painted across the forehead of the Siva symbol. Since that symbol was associated with the Siva emblem in the Ka'aba it was then stolen by Muslims and later grafted on the flag of Islam.  
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The word ''yoni'' is the Sanskrit word for “divine passage”, “place of birth”, “womb” (more as nature as a womb and cradle of all creations) or “sacred temple” (cf. lila). The word also has a wider meaning in both profane and spiritual contexts, covering a range of meanings of “place of birth, source, origin, spring, fountain, place of rest, repository, receptacle, seat, abode, home, lair, nest, stable” (Monier-Williams). In classical texts such as Kama Sutra, yoni refers to vagina. It was a place where various deities were worshiped by the pagan Arabs.  
  
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Among these deities were Allah [http://users.hubwest.com/prophet/islam/moongod.htm] as well as his daughters Al-Lat, Al-Uzza, and Manat . According to the Encyclopaedia Britannica, the Ka'aba had 360 images. Traditional accounts mention that one of the deities among the 360 destroyed when the place was stormed, was that of Saturn; another was of the [[Moon]] and yet another was one called Allah. It is evident that, among others, the Arabs worshiped the nine planets in pre-Islamic days at the Ka'aba shrine. In [[India]] the practice of ‘Navagraha’ puja, that is worship of the nine planets, is still in vogue. Two of these nine are Saturn and Moon. In India the [[Crescent Moon|crescent moon]] is always painted across the forehead of the Siva symbol. It is speculate that since symbol was associated with the Siva emblem in the Ka'aba, Muslims later adopted the symbol.
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==See Also==
 
==See Also==
  
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==External links==
 
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* [http://www.kabahinfo.net/ KabahInfo.net]
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* [http://www.hinduism.co.za/kaabaa.htm Kaaba, a Hindu Temple? ]
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*[http://www.kabahinfo.net/ KabahInfo.net]
* [http://volker-doormann.org/the0.htm The Goddess ]
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*[http://www.hinduism.co.za/kaabaa.htm Kaaba, a Hindu Temple?]
* [http://www.faithfreedom.org/forum/viewtopic.php?p=592813#592813 Pagan origins of the Hajj]
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*[http://volker-doormann.org/the0.htm The Goddess]
* [http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EWzJXUAQQEE Inside the Kaaba] ''(cell phone video)''
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*[http://www.faithfreedom.org/forum/viewtopic.php?p=592813#592813 Pagan origins of the Hajj]
* [http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=40SNX5wLntU Inside the Kaaba] ''(3D animated film)''
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*[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EWzJXUAQQEE Inside the Kaaba] ''(cell phone video)''
* [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Qarmatians Qarmatians] ''(sect’s leader Ṭāhir Sulaymān, desecrated the Black Stone and Well of Zamzam with Muslim corpses during the Hajj season of 930 CE)''
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*[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=40SNX5wLntU Inside the Kaaba] ''(3D animated film)''
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*[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Qarmatians Qarmatians] ''(sect’s leader Ṭāhir Sulaymān, desecrated the Black Stone and Well of Zamzam with Muslim corpses during the Hajj season of 930 CE)''
  
 
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The Ka'aba was flooded by 5 feet of water in 1941. (more pictures)

The Ka'aba (الكعبة) is the holiest mosque in Islam and is known (figuratively) as the "House of God". Islam teaches that Abraham built the Ka'aba when he "binded" Ishmael" (a legend inspired by, though slightly different from, the Binding of Isaac). Later, Muslims would take the Temple Mount and build The Al-Aqsa Mosque and The Dome of The Rock.

Islam teaches that the black stone in The Ka'aba was a gift from Allah to Adam. The black stone is a meteorite. Prior to Islam, it was the center of Pre-Islamic Arabian pagan lunar worship.

The word yoni is the Sanskrit word for “divine passage”, “place of birth”, “womb” (more as nature as a womb and cradle of all creations) or “sacred temple” (cf. lila). The word also has a wider meaning in both profane and spiritual contexts, covering a range of meanings of “place of birth, source, origin, spring, fountain, place of rest, repository, receptacle, seat, abode, home, lair, nest, stable” (Monier-Williams). In classical texts such as Kama Sutra, yoni refers to vagina. It was a place where various deities were worshiped by the pagan Arabs.

Among these deities were Allah [1] as well as his daughters Al-Lat, Al-Uzza, and Manat . According to the Encyclopaedia Britannica, the Ka'aba had 360 images. Traditional accounts mention that one of the deities among the 360 destroyed when the place was stormed, was that of Saturn; another was of the Moon and yet another was one called Allah. It is evident that, among others, the Arabs worshiped the nine planets in pre-Islamic days at the Ka'aba shrine. In India the practice of ‘Navagraha’ puja, that is worship of the nine planets, is still in vogue. Two of these nine are Saturn and Moon. In India the crescent moon is always painted across the forehead of the Siva symbol. It is speculate that since symbol was associated with the Siva emblem in the Ka'aba, Muslims later adopted the symbol.

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See Also

  • Paganism - A hub page that leads to other articles related to Islam and Paganism
  • Standing Mosques - Just like the Kaa'ba, mosques too have been damaged by natural disasters

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