holiest holiest  /ˈhoʊ li ɪst/


  1. (n) a sacred place of pilgrimage
  2. (adj) belonging to or derived from or associated with a divine power



  1. Told that the strangers are there to watch the moon black out the sun, some believers in the oasis town of Chinguettithe seventh holiest city of Islamare incredulous.
  2. That makes al-Askari one of Shi'ite Islam's holiest sites, exceeded in veneration only by the shrines of Najaf and Karbala.
  3. A blog about life in the hottest and holiest region in the world.


  1. Flood Toll Reaches 1,000 in India as Thousands More Await Rescue

    Most of the stranded were people on a pilgrimage known as Char Dham Yatra, which takes Hindus to four of the holiest shrines in Uttarakhand between May and November.
    on June 23, 2013     Source: New York Times

  2. Guard kills Israeli at Jewish holy site in Jerusalem

    JERUSALEM (Reuters) - An Israeli security guard shot dead a fellow-Israeli on Friday at one of Judaism's holiest sites, saying later he feared the man was a Palestinian militant because he had shouted "Allahu akbar" ("God is greatest" in Arabic), police said. An Israeli judge ordered the guard kept in police custody for five days for questioning after the shooting at a restroom next to Jerusalem ...
    on June 21, 2013     Source: Reuters via Yahoo! News

  3. Israeli killed by guard at Jewish holy site in Jerusalem

    JERUSALEM (Reuters) - A security guard shot and killed a Jewish Israeli man on Friday at one of Judaism's holiest sites in Jerusalem, the Western Wall, which was immediately shut to visitors, police said. The guard opened fire after the man, in an adjacent restroom, was heard shouting "Allahu Akbar," Arabic for "God is greatest", police spokesman Micky Rosenfeld said. Rosenfeld said the guard ...
    on June 21, 2013     Source: Reuters via Yahoo! News


  1. Prager, who also has a radio talk show, said Ellison, a convert from Catholicism, should swear on a Christian Bible - which "America holds as its holiest book. ...... If you are incapable of taking an oath on that book, don't serve in Congress."
    on Dec 3, 2006 By: Dennis Prager Source: Seattle Times

  2. In a joint statement, the American ambassador to Iraq, Ryan C. Crocker, and Gen. David H. Petraeus, the top American commander in Iraq, said: "This brutal action on one of Iraq's holiest shrines is a deliberate attempt by Al Qaeda to sow dissent and...
    on Jun 13, 2007 By: John Negroponte Source: New York Times

  3. In his speech Bush said that soon after the 2005 Iraqi elections "al-Qaeda terrorists and Sunni insurgents:. blew up one of the holiest shrines in Shia Islam-the Golden Mosque of Samarra-in a calculated effort to provoke Iraq's Shia population to...
    on Jan 13, 2007 By: President Bush Source: The Militant

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