Religious and Ritual Practices of the Meccans

The Meccans, prior to the advent of Islam, practiced a polytheistic religion centered around the Kaaba in Mecca.

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The Kaaba was a sacred shrine believed to have been built by the Prophet Ibrahim (Abraham).

Meccans worshipped a pantheon of deities known as the jinn, including Allah, Al-Lat, Al-Uzza, and Manat.

Pilgrimage to the Kaaba, known as Hajj, was a significant annual ritual during which tribes would gather, engage in trade, and participate in religious ceremonies.

Sacrifices of animals and the circumambulation of the Kaaba were integral to their religious practices.

Poetry and oral tradition played important roles in their religious and cultural expressions.

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