When Islam is
against idol worship why do the Muslims
worship, and bow down to the Kaaba in their
"MUSLIMS WORSHIP THE
Kaaba is the Qibla i.e. the direction Muslims face during
their prayers. It is important to note that though Muslims face the Kaaba
during prayers, they do not worship the Kaaba. Muslims worship and bow to
none but Allah.
It is mentioned in Surah Baqarah:
"We see the turning of thy face (for guidance) to the
heavens: now shall We turn thee to a Qiblah that shall please thee. Turn
then thy face in the direction of the Sacred Mosque: wherever ye are, turn
your faces in that direction."
believes in fostering unity
For instance, if Muslims want to offer Salaah (Prayer), it
is possible that some may wish to face north, while some may wish to face
south. In order to unite Muslims in their worship of the One True God,
Muslims, wherever they may be, are asked to face in only one direction
i.e. towards the Kaaba. If some Muslims live towards the west of the Kaaba
they face the east. Similarly if they live towards the east of the Kaaba
they face the west.
2. Kaaba is
at the Centre of the World Map
The Muslims were the first people to draw the map of the
world. They drew the map with the south facing upwards and north
downwards. The Kaaba was at the centre. Later, western cartographers drew
the map upside down with the north facing upwards and south downwards.
Yet, Alhamdullilah the Kaaba is at the centre of the world map.
around Kaaba for indicating one God
When the Muslims go to Masjid-e-Haram in Makkah, they
perform tawaaf or circumambulation round the Kaaba. This act symbolizes
the belief and worship of One God, since, just as every circle has one
centre, so also there is only one Allah (swt) worthy of worship.
4. Hadith of
Umar (may Allah be pleased with him)
Regarding the black stone, hajr-e-aswad, there is a hadith
(tradition), attributed to the illustrious companion of the Prophet
Muhammed (pbuh), Umar (may Allah be pleased with him).
According to Sahih Bukhari, Volume 2, book of Hajj, chapter
56, H.No. 675. Umar (may Allah be pleased with him) said, "I know that you
are a stone and can neither benefit nor harm. Had I not seen the Prophet (pbuh)
touching (and kissing) you, I would never have touched (and kissed) you".
5. People stood on Kaaba and gave the adhaan
At the time of the Prophet, people even stood on the Kaaba
and gave the ‘adhaan’ or the call to prayer. One may ask those who allege
that Muslims worship the Kaaba; which idol worshipper stands on the idol