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The Ka'aba (الكعبة, lit. "the Cube") is the holiest mosque in Islam and is figuratively known as the "House of God". Islam teaches that Abraham built the Ka'aba with Ishmael around the time he "binded" Ishmael (a legend inspired by, though slightly different from, the Binding of Isaac). Prior to Muhammad claiming to receive revelations from Allah, the Ka'aba served as a popular pagan shrine that housed 360 idols and images of mostly pagan deities and attracted pilgrims and trade from many parts of Arabia.
Later, Muslims would take the Temple Mount and build the Al-Aqsa Mosque and the Dome of The Rock.
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  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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- Standing Mosques - Just like the Kaa'ba, mosques too have been damaged by natural disasters