Mecca for

Mecca for

1. A place that is exceptionally popular with or important to a specific group of people. This place has long been considered Mecca for fans of horror movies. Los Angeles is something of a Mecca for aspiring actors.
2. The very best place to see, obtain, or enjoy something; the most important place relating to something. This town is Mecca for barbecue—chefs here treat it like a true art form. Tokyo, specifically the area known as Akihabara, is considered by many to be the Mecca for anime, video games, and all sorts of other wonderfully geeky things.

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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Every year, hundreds of thousands of Egyptian pilgrims head to Mecca for Umrah during Ramadan, the ninth moth of the Islamic Calendar during which the Muslims worldwide fast from dawn to sunset.
"Over 250 Bahrainis who managed to reach Mecca for the Haj were put up in a building," said a source.
that is far from ideal, fully prey to all the ills that have bedevilled the reality of Muslim civilisation down through the centuries." 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.
The more than 2.5 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.
The more than 2.5 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.
Around 2.5 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).
Summary: The world's largest annual religious pilgrimage started on Wednesday as 2.5 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.
"Pisaniello said the female cops concentrated on two intersections near an industrial park that have long been a mecca for streetwalkers." (New York Daily News)
The Egyptian king Mohamed Salah - Egypt Today CAIRO -- 24 April 2018: Fahd al-Ruqi, vice president of the Municipal Council of the Holy City of Mecca,revealed new information about an announcement issued on Monday that included his intention to give Egyptian star Mohamed Salah a piece of land in the region of Mecca for winning the Player of the Year award in the Premier League.