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Mecca
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Pronunciation: meh-ka
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The city where Muḥammad was born and where he declared Himself.
[GWB 349]
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As the birthplace of Muḥammad, and the site of Muḥammad's first revelation of the Quran (specifically, a cave 3 km (2 mi) from Mecca), Mecca is regarded as the holiest city in the religion of Islam and a pilgrimage to it known as the Hajj is obligatory for all able Muslims. Mecca is home to the Kaaba, by majority description Islam's holiest site, as well as being the direction of Muslim prayer.
Wikipedia - Mecca ]
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See also:  Appellations of Mecca
 
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