San Sebastian, Spain, is the Mecca for almost any cook but especially for one with a passion for the sea as I have.
There was an attack on the Grand Mosque in Mecca in 1979, a traumatic moment in Saudi history.
Arizona has become a “Mecca for prejudice and bigotry,” he said.
The two would work out together and then bow toward Mecca to pray as Tsarnaev became increasingly fundamentalist in his beliefs.
Its forces are the only military allowed near the capital, Riyadh, and the two holy cities of Mecca and Medina.
Then follows the reference to his visit to Mecca, already cited (p. 296).
In Hori I encountered a caravan of pilgrims returning from Mecca.
In one corner is a plan of Mecca, the holy temple, and tomb of the Prophet.
For Dawson was at this time the Mecca of the gambler and the courtesan.
Mecca and Medina were taken some time ago by the Wahabees, a sect yearly increasing.
Arabic Makkah, sacred city of Islam, birthplace of Muhammad, which every Muslim must visit at least once. Origins have been proposed in Phoenician maqaq "ruined" or Arabic mahrab "sanctuary." Figurative sense of "any place one holds supremely sacred" (usually with lower-case m-) is in English from 1850. Related: Meccan.
The birthplace of Muhammad, and thus the holiest city for Muslims. Muslims face in the direction of Mecca when they pray, and they are expected to go on a pilgrimage to Mecca at least once in their lives. Mecca is in present-day Saudi Arabia.
Note: Figuratively, a “mecca” is any place that attracts a great many people, especially for a particular reason: “Vail is a mecca for skiers.”
City in western Saudi Arabia.
Note: As the place where Mohammed the prophet was born in the sixth century, it is the holiest city of Islam and the destination of numerous Muslim pilgrims.
Note: A “mecca” is a place that attracts people: “Hollywood is a mecca for would-be actors and actresses.”