Mecca for

Mecca for someone

Fig. a place that is frequently visited by a particular group of people because it is important to them for some reason. (From the city of Mecca, the religious center of Islam.) New York City is a Mecca for theatergoers. St. Andrews is a Mecca for golf enthusiasts because of its famous course.
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Sardar, who once described himself as " a sceptical Muslim", visited Mecca for the first time in 1975.
As Muslims from around the world stream into Mecca for the annual hajj pilgrimage this week, they come to a city undergoing the biggest transformation in its history.
Ugandan Muslims last year were denied visas to travel to Mecca for Hijja due to the deadly Ebola virus that had hit some parts of the country.
Pilgrims join processions of hundreds of thousands of people, who simultaneously converge on Mecca for the week of the Hajj, and perform a series of rituals: Each person walks counter-clockwise seven times around the Kaaba, the cube-shaped building which acts as the Muslim direction of prayer, runs back and forth between the hills of Al-Safa and Al-Marwah, drinks from the Zamzam Well, goes to the plains of Mount Arafat to stand in vigil, and throws stones in a ritual.
5 million pilgrims who flock to Mecca for the annual Hajj pilgrimage, a duty for every able-bodied Muslim who can afford it, are witnessing a transformation of the city's skyline with luxury hotels, high-rise residential blocks and cranes now overlooking the Grand Mosque.
5 million pilgrims who flock to Mecca for the annual Haj pilgrimage, a duty for every able-bodied Muslim who can afford it, are witnessing a transformation of the city's skyline with luxury hotels, high-rise residential blocks and cranes now overlooking the Grand Mosque.
5 million Muslims from all around the world are descending on Mecca for this year's Hajj amid heightened security measures, reported the London-based AL QUDS AL ARABI online on Friday.
He immediately expressed his intention to proceed unarmed to Mecca for Umra (the minor pilgrimage).
5 million Muslims massed at the holy city of Mecca for the hajj.
Gavin, 28, has worked for Mecca for two years but has only been at the South Shields bingo hall for seven months.
Put it in the centre of Cardiff, then our Welsh city will become a Mecca for Muslims.
Designed to bring dance professionals and lay people into contact with one another, this former home to the administrative services of Pantin has since undergone a 15-million-Euro transformation into an inviting mecca for movement.
To allow space for Muslims from other parts of the world to make the pilgrimage, however, Saudi Arabians are only allowed to go to Mecca for the hajj once every five years, he said.
Pisaniello said the female cops concentrated on two intersections near an industrial park that have long been a mecca for streetwalkers.
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