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Holy Places

Holy Places

Author: Carissa Wyant
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This lesson will discuss the importance of places and spaces seen as holy by a variety of religious traditions.

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Notes on "Holy Places"

Terms to Know

Mecca

 A holy city for Muslims; the birthplace of prophet Mohammed and the site where the Koran (Qur'an) was revealed. Muslims make a pilgrimage, or Hajj, to this city.

Hajj

 A pilgrimage, or journey, to the holy city of Mecca taken by Muslims to visit the Kaaba, a sacred shrine.

Pilgrimage

 A sacred journey that may be completed physically seeking out a particular place, such as a shrine or important geographical location, or it could be a metaphorical journey.

Temple Mount

A significant place in Jerusalem for Jews.

Kaaba

In Islam, the most sacred house of worship, or mosque. Located in Mecca.

Terms to Know
Hajj

A pilgrimage, or journey, to the holy city of Mecca taken by Muslims to visit the Kaaba, a sacred shrine.

Kaaba

In Islam, the most sacred house of worship, or mosque, located in Mecca.

Mecca

A holy city for Muslims; the birthplace of prophet Mohammed and the site where the Koran was revealed. Muslims make pilgrimage, or Hajj, to this city.

Pilgrimage

A sacred journey that may be completed physically, seeking out a particular place, such as a shrine or important geographical location, or it could be a metaphorical journey.

Temple Mount

A significant place in Jerusalem for Jews.