The Oxford Biblical Studies Online and Oxford Islamic Studies Online have retired. Content you previously purchased on Oxford Biblical Studies Online or Oxford Islamic Studies Online has now moved to Oxford Reference, Oxford Handbooks Online, Oxford Scholarship Online, or What Everyone Needs to Know®. For information on how to continue to view articles visit the subscriber services page.

Related Content

'Ka'bah' can also refer to...


More Like This

Show all results sharing this subject:

  • Religion


Show Summary Details



Quick Reference

(Arab., ‘cube’).

The building, deeply revered by Muslims, in the centre of the great mosque at Mecca, in the eastern corner of which, about 5 feet from the ground, is ...

Subjects: Religion

Reference entries

View all reference entries »