Definitions

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  • adjective Of, or from, Mecca
  • noun Someone from Mecca.

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Examples

  • Monsieur Pernay spent an evening with me; and seeing the picture on the wall of Richard in Meccan costume, he asked me what it was; and on my telling him, he composed a valse on the spot, and called it "Richard in the Desert," and said he should compose a libretto on it.

    The Romance of Isabel, Lady Burton

  • Buddha, Jesus, the Virgin Mary, etc. In Islam as well, in the Qur'an - and especially in the period called "Meccan" - and in the hadiths, there are words exalting respect and tolerance toward other creeds [2].

    Spero News

  • The redeeming qualities of the Meccan are his courage, his bonhommie, his manly suavity of manners, his fiery sense of honour, his strong family affections, his near approach to what we call patriotism, and his general knowledge: the reproach of extreme ignorance which

    Personal Narrative of a Pilgrimage to Al-Madinah and Meccah

  • The so-called Meccan verses are, much like the teachings of Jesus, addressed to humanity as a whole and infused with a spirit of what a prominent Muslim scholar calls “peaceful persuasion,” in contrast to the compulsion by the sword.21 It was in Medina that Mohammed heard God command the faithful to “fight and slay the pagans wherever you find them, and seize them, beleaguer them, and lie in wait for them in every stratagem of war.”

    The Great Experiment

  • In Judaism, Moses (peace be upon him) stood up to the injustice of Pharoah, Jesus (peace be upon him) stood up for the poor, needy and neglected and the Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) stood up for the poor, oppressed and neglected in the Meccan society.

    Imam Mohamed Magid: Dr. Martin Luther King: The Power Of One

  • The Meccan oligarchs fought against the Prophet's message from the very beginning.

    Kabir Helminski: Does the Quran Really Sanction Violence Against 'Unbelievers'?

  • The pilgrim party narrowly escaped being massacred by the Meccan cavalry, and eventually entered the sacred territory of Mecca where they simply sat down beside their camels and refused to move.

    Prejudices about Islam will be shaken by this show | Karen Armstrong

  • The "idolaters" (Arabic: mushrikeen) were those Meccan "pagans" who had declared war against Muhammad and his community.

    Kabir Helminski: Does the Quran Really Sanction Violence Against 'Unbelievers'?

  • In Judaism, Moses (peace be upon him) stood up to the injustice of Pharoah, Jesus (peace be upon him) stood up for the poor, needy and neglected and the Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) stood up for the poor, oppressed and neglected in the Meccan society.

    Imam Mohamed Magid: Dr. Martin Luther King: The Power Of One

  • In Judaism, Moses (peace be upon him) stood up to the injustice of Pharoah, Jesus (peace be upon him) stood up for the poor, needy and neglected and the Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) stood up for the poor, oppressed and neglected in the Meccan society.

    Imam Mohamed Magid: Dr. Martin Luther King: The Power Of One

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