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Answer for the clue "Holy shrine at Mecca ", 5 letters:
kaaba

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Wikipedia Word definitions in Wikipedia
The Kaaba or kabah ( , "The Cube") also referred as Kaaba Muazzama (Grand Kaaba), is a building at the center of Islam 's most sacred mosque , Al-Masjid al-Haram , in Mecca , al-Hejaz , Saudi Arabia . It is the most sacred Muslim site in the world . It ...

Wiktionary Word definitions in Wiktionary
n. The small and nearly cubical stone building in Mecca, holy place of Islam, but also holy to pre-Islamic Arabian religions.

The Collaborative International Dictionary Word definitions in The Collaborative International Dictionary
Caaba \Ca*a"ba\ (k[.a]*[=a]"b[.a]), n. [Ar. ka'bah, lit., a square building, fr. ka'b cube.] The small and nearly cubical stone building, toward which all Mohammedans must pray. [Written also kaaba .] Note: The Caaba is situated in Mecca, a city ...

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary Word definitions in Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
1734, Caaba , cube-shaped building in the Great Mosque of Mecca, containing the Black Stone, from Arabic ka'bah "square house," from ka'b "cube."

Usage examples of kaaba.

There, in pre-Islamic times, it was emplaced in a Meccan temple, the Kaaba, and offered something akin to worship.

Kaaba stone, the very center of the Islamic universe, to which they directed the Salat, verses from the Holy Koran said five times per day, recited from the knees.

Tewfik waited an instant as his attendants spread a prayer rug before he bent his head towards the distant holy city of Sinnar, where the first ships to reach Bellevue had carried a fragment of the Kaaba from burning Mecca.