Al-Masjid al-Haram Mosque Live Mecca Gigapixel Kaaba Cam Saudi Arabia
Enjoy viewing this live gigapixel camera HD image overlooking the Kaaba at the Al-Masjid al-Harem Mosque – Mecca – Holy City of Makkah in Saudi Arabia This live Al-Masjid al-Harem Mosque Gigapixel HD Cam image was filmed live at night time
The Kaaba (Arabic: الكعبة al-Kaʿbah IPA: [ælˈkæʕbɐ], "The Cube"), also known as the Sacred House (بيت الحرم Baytu l-Ḥarām), is a cuboid building in Mecca, Saudi Arabia. It is one of the most sacred sites in Islam.
Al-Masjid al-Haram, the most sacred mosque in Islam, is built around the Kaaba Muslims are expected to face the Kaaba during prayers, no matter where they are. From any given point in the world, the direction facing the Kaaba is called the Qibla.
One of the Five Pillars of Islam requires every Muslim to perform the Hajj pilgrimage at least once in his or her lifetime if able to do so. Multiple parts of the Hajj require pilgrims to make Tawaf, the circumambulation seven times around the Kaaba in a counter-clockwise direction. This circumambulation is also performed by pilgrims during the Umrah (lesser pilgrimage) However, the most dramatic times are during the Hajj, when about 6 million pilgrims gather to circle the building on the same day