Glossary

K

  • ritually pure

    [Kosher]

    Religiously permissible according to Jewish law

    • Arabic: كوشير
  • ‘Square house’

    [Ka’aba ]

    A cube-shaped building in Makkah. The most sacred Muslim pilgrim shrine, into which is built the black stone believed to have been given by Gabriel to Abraham. Muslims turn in its direction when praying. 

    • Arabic: كعبه