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D5.2 Report on the impact of new representations of Islam and its (digital) spaces due to the development of mass- and fast mobility in global societies
Photographs from Mecca in an Era of Mass- and Fast Mobility, Rukayyah Reichling (ESR 13) Mecca may be considered the geographical and spiritual centre of Islam. The city's sanctity stems from the presence of the sanctuary of the Ka'ba at its heart, which on nineteen different occasions in the Qur'an has been referred to as al-masjid al-haram. According to Islamic tradition, the Ka'ba, or baitullah, was originally built by the Prophet Abraham as the first place of worship to the One God. Itsdoi:10.5281/zenodo.5996830 fatcat:uqn6y2qtu5bipfctdkfasicchq