Ka’Bah Mecca PAMP Gold Bar
The ‘Kaaba’, meaning cube in Arabic, is a square building dressed in silk and cloth veil. It is situated in Mecca, Saudi Arabia and signifies the holiest shrine in Islam. In Islam, Muslims are encouraged to pray 5 times a day towards the direction of Mecca and the ‘Kaaba’.
The ‘Kaaba’ was designed as a sanctuary in pre-historical times. It is believed that Ibrahim and his son, Ismail, constructed the ‘Kaaba’. Muhammad was driven out of Mecca in 620 CE to Yathrib, which is now known as Medina. Upon his return to the Holy Land, the shrine became a focal point for Muslim worshipers and pilgrimage. The pre-Islamic ‘Kaaba’ housed the “Black Stone” and statues of pagan gods. Muhammad had decided to cleanse the ‘Kaaba’ of idols upon his victorious return to Mecca, returning the shrine to the monotheism of Ibrahim. The “Black Stone” is believed to have been given to Ibrahim by angel Gabriel and is revered by Muslims.
PAMP released the ‘Kaaba’ as a tribute to respect one the many cultures in which it operates its business. The ‘Kaaba’ Mecca is dressed in a 5 Grams of Fine Gold, projecting the elegance and culture of the design and the significance of the building.