Kaba, Makkah

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© Hazim Sabanovic
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UploadedSeptember 10, 2008
TakenDecember 23, 2007
MakeSony
ModelDSC-T50
Exposure1/25 sec at f/3.5
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Focal Length6.33 mm
ISO320
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Kaba was originally built for Adam and Eve as a place for worshiping God when they were expelled from Paradise and came to Earth. It was lifted back to heavens during the big flood in time of Noah, and then it was rebuilt again by Prophet Abraham. Today, it is still standing, unchanged, and will remain in the same place until the end of time. This temple hides a heavenly secret that attracts the hearts of all the people, being a subject of worship throughout all times and religions, including the pagans before the times of Prophet Muhammad p.b.u.h. Today, all the Muslims of the world turn their faces towards it during daily prayers. In every moment, 24/7, there are hundreds of thousands of people visiting, circling around it and praying. Every year, in time of Hajj ceremony, between 5 and 6 million of people visit it as the central pilgrimage destination.

(also in the theme Faith: Pilgrimage)

17 responses

  • elvan doruk

    elvan doruk said (12 Sep 2008):

    i feel a huge energy all the time i see Kaba ! it's great!

  • Jo Jo

    Jo Jo gave props (14 Sep 2008):

    Fantastic POV and depth. Love this!!! *Voted*

  • triciamary

    triciamary gave props (14 Sep 2008):

    Incredible detail in this shot! Full of interest and drama. Has my vote.

  • Suzy Mack

    Suzy Mack said (12 Oct 2008):

    I love it!! I can't wait to visit it one day... how did you get this shot?

  • Tammy Rice

    Tammy Rice gave props (7 Jan 2009):

    WOW incredible!

  • faraz khalid

    faraz khalid said (22 Jan 2009):

    Great shot Hazim... I was curious, are you allowed to take a camera inside the Haram? I am about to leave for umrah and wanted to take my camera with me.
    Please advise... thanks mate!

  • Alexandru Iedu

    Alexandru Iedu gave props (24 Jan 2009):

    WONDERFUL +++ Greetings from Romania, Alexandru

  • Arthur van Schendel

    Arthur van Schendel said (6 Jun 2009):

    Awesome, what a super image

  • Hafeez Amin

    Hafeez Amin said (20 Jun 2009):

    Wow this is purely amazing! I can't stop looking at it

  • Alya Al Dhaheri

    Alya Al Dhaheri said (29 Aug 2009):

    Mashallah beautiful photo! Excellent POV! I heard that its not allowed to take photographs there but I've seen a lot of photographers take really good shots of the Kaaba! When my aunt went she took a sneak shot with her phone! And just for all to know, entry forbidden for Non-Muslim.

  • Thoengs Sastrodiwirjo

    Thoengs Sastrodiwirjo said (14 Sep 2009):

    Allah Akbar..!!

  • Danny K

    Danny K (Deleted) said (1 Nov 2009):

    Allahu Akbaru Kabeera!

  • Epin Hervin

    Epin Hervin said (9 Dec 2009):

    It's my dream to go there. Insya Allah

  • Muhammad Qurban

    Muhammad Qurban gave props (7 Aug 2010):

    this is incredible. what a great great shoot. well done with it man. and proud to be muslim : D

  • Grazyna Zubrowska

    Grazyna Zubrowska gave props (31 Aug 2010):

    great!!!!

  • Jeanne Sheridan

    Jeanne Sheridan gave props (6 Dec 2010):

    great shot!

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