The Kaaba (“The Cube”), also referred as al-Kaʿbah al-Musharrafah, is a building at the center of Islam’s most important mosque, that is Al-Masjid Al-Ḥarām, in the Hejazi city of Mecca, Saudi Arabia. It is the most sacred site in Islam. It is considered by Muslims to be the Bayṫ Allāh, and has a similar role to the Tabernacle and Holy of Holies in Judaism. Its location determines the qiblah. Wherever they are in the world, Muslims are expected to face the Kaaba when performing Ṣalâṫ.