If Islam is so against any form of idol worship, why do they bow to the kaaba? Why do they call it God’s House? Do they believe He lives there?

Important Note:

We worship GOD Almighty in the direction of His Grand Temple/House.  We never worship the Temple/House itself.  The Bible’s Prophets in the Bible also had a “House of GOD Almighty” that they worshiped Him in.  Also, the Jews’ wailing wall today is a similar example to the MuslimsKaaba, where the Jews pray to GOD Almighty facing the wall.  The Bible also says:

I will bow down toward your holy temple and will praise your name for your love and your faithfulness, for you have exalted above all things your name and your word.  (From the NIV Bible, Psalm 138:2)

GOD Almighty’s Holy Temple in Islam is the Kaaba in Mecca.

Also visit: The black stone in Mecca is not worshiped by Muslims.

*** The Bible also called the path to Mecca “THE PATH OF HOLINESS” ***

The Bible’s Sacred Idols in the OT and NT praised by both GOD Almighty and Jesus!

In Exodus 25:1-40, Exodus 37:1-9, Exodus 26:1-20, Exodus 36:8-19, 1 Kings 6:19-38, 2 Chronicles 3:1-17 in the Bible, we read about gigantic sacred winged creatures (birds, lairs or big dragons) being made in the Holiest Temple of GOD Almighty, and were placed in the most holy place and also in the place of mercy!  They are so holy that GOD Almighty was going to meet Moses in between them!  How is this not idol worship?  Jesus also said that they are sacred because they’re in the temple (the gold is made sacred because it is in the temple: Matthew 23:16-22).  The Arab pagans, before Islam, also had idols that they considered very holy!  But Islam came and smashed all of them and cleaned the House of Allah Almighty (the Temple of GOD Almighty) from all of them.  The Bible, however, remains paganistic for considering idols made of wood and gold in the temple to be holy.  Yet, in Exodus 20:1-6, Deuteronomy 5:1-10 we are forbidden from building any image that resembles any creature, whether in Heaven or on earth!  How can anybody explain this fundamental contradiction?

Read the article below for ample more verses, analysis and details.

Q11-  If Islam is so against any form of idol worship, why do they bow to the kaaba? Why do they call it God‘s House? Do they believe He lives there?

The sections of this article are:

1-  The House/Temple of GOD Almighty in the Noble Quran and the Bible.
2-  But aren’t Muslims still physically bowing down to the Kaaba itself?

      (a)-  The blood of a Muslim Believer is more precious than the entire Kaaba! pulsar.gif (2171 bytes)

      (b)-  In Christianity, the temple is Holy.  See pictures of GOD Almighty by these infidels!

              (i)-  The Bible’s Holiest Temple has idols of creatures made of gold in it. pulsar.gif (2171 bytes) pulsar.gif (2171 bytes)
(ii)- The portraits of Jesus Christ and GOD Almighty are also images and idols!
(iii)-  The Kaaba during pagan times, with all the idols that were inside it and around it, is closer in similarity to the Bible’s Holiest Temple!
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3-  What is the difference then between the hindu idols and the Kaba?
4-  What about the black stone near the Kaaba?  How sacred is it?

  • NASA confirms that the black stone was indeed sent from space.

5-  Is the Jews’ wailing wall idol worship?
6-  Conclusion.

1-  The House/Temple of GOD Almighty in the Noble Quran and the Bible:

To help the Jewish and Christian reader understand the Islamic way of Worship better, I’d like to first present the following from the Bible:

Psalm 138:2
I will bow down toward your holy temple and will praise your name for your love and your faithfulness, for you have exalted above all things your name and your word.

GOD Almighty’s Holy Temple in Islam is the Kaaba in Mecca.

Genesis 28:16-18
16 When Jacob awoke from his sleep, he thought, “Surely the LORD is in this place, and I was not aware of it.”
17 He was afraid and said, “How awesome is this place! This is none other than the house of God; this is the gate of heaven.”
18 Early the next morning Jacob took the stone he had placed under his head and set it up as a pillar and poured oil on top of it.

Judges 20:18
18 The Israelites went up to Bethel (the House of GOD in Hebrew) and inquired of God. They said, “Who of us shall go first to fight against the Benjamites?” The LORD replied, “Judah shall go first.”

1 Chronicles 6:47-49
47 the son of Mahli, the son of Mushi, the son of Merari, the son of Levi.
48 Their fellow Levites were assigned to all the other duties of the tabernacle, the house of God.
49 But Aaron and his descendants were the ones who presented offerings on the altar of burnt offering and on the altar of incense in connection with all that was done in the Most Holy Place, making atonement for Israel, in accordance with all that Moses the servant of God had commanded.


“Behold!  We gave the site, To Abraham, of the (Sacred) House (i.e., the Kaaba), (Saying):  ‘Associate not anything (In worship) with Me; And sanctify My House For those who compass it round, Or stand up, Or bow, or prostrate themselves (Therein in prayer).  And proclaim the Pilgrimage among men: they will come to thee on foot and (mounted) on every kind of camel, lean on account of journeys through deep and distant mountain highways;   (The Noble Quran, 22:26-27)
As we clearly see, the “House of GOD”Almighty is mentioned in both the Bible and the Noble Quran.  The Prostration to GOD Almighty in either His House or in the direction of His House (if you live far away) is the most proper way of Worship according to both the Bible and the Noble Quran.

As we also clearly see, the House of GOD Almighty was mentioned in the Bible first.  The Kaba or Kaaba (the black cube building in Saudi Arabia) is basically the symbolic point on earth (His House) that GOD Almighty Chose to have all of His True Believers meet Him through bowing down their faces in humility down to the ground before Him.

The actual bricks and cement that make up the Kaaba are not holy.

They are no more holier than the bricks and cement that we see on regular basis in the towns that we live in.

While it is true that many ignorant and illiterate Muslims might incline toward idol worship and do consider the actual Kaaba as a very sacred thing to a point where they would go as far as rubbing their bodies against it to get “blessings”, but these people are not representing the True picture of Islam.  If a person worships the Kaaba itself, then he/she becomes an idol worshiper:

“Behold!  We gave the site, To Abraham, of the (Sacred) House (i.e., the Kaaba), (Saying):  ‘Associate not anything (In worship) with Me; And sanctify My House For those who compass it round, Or stand up, Or bow, or prostrate themselves (Therein in prayer).  And proclaim the Pilgrimage among men: they will come to thee on foot and (mounted) on every kind of camel, lean on account of journeys through deep and distant mountain highways;  (The Noble Quran, 22:26-27)

“Say: ‘O People of the Book (i.e., Jews and Christians)!    Come to common terms as between us and you:  That we worship none but Allah; that we associate no partners with Him; that we erect not, from among ourselves, Lords and patrons other than Allah.’  If then they turn back, say ye: ‘Bear witness that we (at least) are Muslims (bowing to Allah’s Will).’  (The Noble Quran, 3:64)

God forgiveth not that partners should be set up with Him; but He forgiveth anything else, to whom He pleaseth; to set up partners with God is to devise a sin Most heinous indeed. (The Noble Quran, 4:48)

Who can be better in religion than one who submits his whole self to God, does good, and follows the way of Abraham the true in Faith? For God did take Abraham for a friend.  (The Noble Quran, 4:125)

The Kaaba is only the House of GOD Almighty and is the meeting place for us to meet the Almighty LORD by bowing down our faces in humility down to the ground before Him in that direction.

GOD Almighty Chose that spot on earth to be the meeting place with Him, because It is His Grand Temple.

We Worship Allah Almighty in His House/Temple.  We never worship the Temple itself.

Since Allah Almighty ordered Abraham the father of Ishmael and Isaac peace be upon them to build the Kaaba, people called it the House of GOD Almighty, and it became the direction for us to bow down to Allah Almighty in worship:

Behold!  We gave the site, To Abraham, of the (Sacred) House (i.e., the Kaaba), (Saying):  ‘Associate not anything (In worship) with Me; And sanctify My House For those who compass it round, Or stand up, Or bow, or prostrate themselves (Therein in prayer).  And proclaim the Pilgrimage among men: they will come to thee on foot and (mounted) on every kind of camel, lean on account of journeys through deep and distant mountain highways;  (The Noble Quran, 22:26-27)

So when Muslims prostrate to Allah Almighty, they prostrate in the direction that is as close as possible to Him.  It was also prophesied in the Noble Quran that people from all over the world would come to the city of Mecca (where the Kaaba is located) for pilgrimage.

Please visit: The detailed story of how the Kaaba was built by Abraham and his son Ishmael peace be upon them.

During the early days of Islam, the Muslims were commanded to bow down to Allah Almighty in the direction of the Farthest Mosque (Al-Masjid Al-Aqsa) in Jerusalem, because it was the Holiest Mosque/Temple to worship Allah Almighty in back since it was not defiled with idols.  Allah Almighty then commanded Prophet Muhammad to order the Muslims to prostrate to Allah Almighty in the direction of the Kaaba in Mecca, because it was the House of GOD Almighty which was built by Prophet Abraham peace be upon him (mentioned also in the Bible), and because after the Muslims liberated Mecca in a 10,000 men army (this event was prophesied in the Bible), they cleaned the Kaaba from all idols.

Please also visit: The Bible also called the path to Mecca “THE PATH OF HOLINESS”.

2-  But aren’t Muslims still physically bowing down to the Kaaba itself?

We’ve already seen the “House of GOD”Almighty in both the Bible and the Noble Quran above.  We’ve seen how the Prostration to GOD Almighty in either His House or in the direction of His House (if you live far away) is the most proper way of Worship.

Again, to help the Jewish and Christian reader understand the Islamic point better, I’d like to present the following from the Bible:

Numbers 24:3-5
3 and he uttered his oracle: “The oracle of Balaam son of Beor, the oracle of one whose eye sees clearly,
4 the oracle of one who hears the words of God, who sees a vision from the Almighty, who falls prostrate, and whose eyes are opened:
5 “How beautiful are your tents, O Jacob, your dwelling places, O Israel!

Deuteronomy 9:17-19
17 So I took the two tablets and threw them out of my hands, breaking them to pieces before your eyes.
18 Then once again I fell prostrate before the LORD for forty days and forty nights; I ate no bread and drank no water, because of all the sin you had committed, doing what was evil in the LORD’s sight and so provoking him to anger.
19 I feared the anger and wrath of the LORD, for he was angry enough with you to destroy you. But again the LORD listened to me.

Deuteronomy 9:25
25 I lay prostrate before the LORD those forty days and forty nights because the LORD had said he would destroy you.

1 Kings 18:39
39 When all the people saw this, they fell prostrate and cried, “The LORD -he is God! The LORD -he is God!”

Even Jesus, peace be upon him, bowed down to Allah Almighty the Islamic way:
“Going a little farther, he [Jesus] fell with his face to the ground and prayed, ‘My Father, if it is possible, may this cup be taken from me.  Yet not as I will, but as you will.’  (From the NIV Bible, Matthew 26:39)

When Muslims bow down to Allah Almighty in worship at their homes, they do not for instance bow down to the sofa, or to the pair of shoes, or to the table, or to the wall, or to the door, or to the TV, or to any object that is in front of them in their homes.  They bow down to Allah Almighty only, regardless what’s in front of them AS LONG AS THEY ARE NOT WORSHIPING THAT OBJECT.  The Kaaba is the same thing.  We do not bow down to it in worship in any shape or form.  We bow down only to Allah Almighty in its direction because it is His Appointed House where He symbolically meets His Servants and True Believers.

The Kaaba makes the millions of Muslims all over the world Pray to Allah Almighty as one unified community.

The direction of the Kaaba not only unifies the Muslims, but it also maximizes the Glorification and Praising of GOD Almighty.

It maximizes the Glorification of GOD Almighty, because in the 5-daily Prayers, it is not only the individual who is Praising GOD, but also the millions of the Muslims world-wide (who are on the same time) are doing it almost simultaneously as if they were ONE CLOSE COMMUNITY.

Now in regards to whether Allah Almighty living there or not, no we do not believe that Allah Almighty lives there.  Allah Almighty is unlimited and is every where.

By the way, the Orthodox Jews too bow down to GOD Almighty in worship.  Below is a picture of how Jews worship Allah Almighty:

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(a)-  The blood of a Muslim Believer is more precious than the entire Kaaba!

Some anti-Islamics tried to compare the Muslims’ bowing towards the Kaaba to the hindus’ deification and glorification of their stones, by making idol gods and holy temples for these gods out of them.  Islam is far from this!

The hindus glorification of stones and rocks is not Islamic.  We do not worship neither the Kaaba nor the black stone.  In fact Prophet Muhammad, peace be upon him, said in his famous saying that:

لهدم الكعبة حجراً حجراً أهون من قتل المسلم‏

“Demolishing the Kaaba completely is much more preferred to Allah Almighty than shedding the blood of a Believing Muslim. (Source)

Why should this be of any surprise, when Allah Almighty had brought down all of the Angels under the feet of the human-believers when He commanded them to bow down to Adam?

So no, we do not worship rocks and stones.

(b)-  In Christianity, the Temple is Holy:

Matthew 23:16-22
16 “Woe to you, blind guides! You say, ‘If anyone swears by the temple, it means nothing; but if anyone swears by the gold of the temple, he is bound by his oath.’
17 You blind fools! Which is greater: the gold, or the temple that makes the gold sacred?
18 You also say, ‘If anyone swears by the altar, it means nothing; but if anyone swears by the gift on it, he is bound by his oath.’
19 You blind men! Which is greater: the gift, or the altar that makes the gift sacred?
20 Therefore, he who swears by the altar swears by it and by everything on it.
21 And he who swears by the temple swears by it and by the one who dwells in it.
22 And he who swears by heaven swears by God’s throne and by the one who sits on it.

This is another example of why Christianity is full of corruption.  No temple should be holy enough to equate it with GOD Almighty.  By you swearing by the temple and by GOD Almighty, you are in essence making them both equal.  This is a form of idol-worship.  Notice how even Jesus himself said that the temple makes the gold that is in it sacred, and for the altar also making the gift sacred.

These verses are some of the reasons why you see ‘holy idols’ of Jesus, Mary, the Angels, and even GOD Almighty (!) in all of the Christians’ churches.  The Church, as an object, is a holy place to them – so holy that they could and would swear by it.  And these idol-objects become holy by the Church.

Please visit:  Allah Almighty delcared the false religion of christianity to be no more than a man-made religion of “conjecture”.

Here are some of the blasphemous pictures that these infidels put in their churches about GOD Almighty Himself:

(Click on any of the images to enlarge)

(Catholics and NON-Catholic portraits)

See also Jesus having long hair is considered stupid by Paul.

(i)-  The Bible’s Holiest Temple has idols of creatures that are made of gold in it!

From www.answering-christianity.com/abrogation_in_bible.htm:
1- Making Idols and even considering them Holy: Allowed or Not?

Not Allowed:

“1God said to the people of Israel: 2I am the LORD your God, the one who brought you out of Egypt where you were slaves. 3Do not worship any god except me. 4Do not make idols that look like anything in the sky or on earth or in the ocean under the earth. 5Don’t bow down and worship idols. I am the LORD your God, and I demand all your love. If you reject me, I will punish your families for three or four generations. 6But if you love me and obey my laws, I will be kind to your families for thousands of generations.” (CEV Bible, Exodus 20:1-6)

“1Moses called together the people of Israel and said: Today I am telling you the laws and teachings that you must follow, so listen carefully. 2The LORD our God made an agreement with our nation at Mount Sinai. 3That agreement wasn’t only with [b] our ancestors but with us, who are here today. 4The LORD himself spoke to you out of the fire, 5but you were afraid of the fire and refused to go up the mountain. So I spoke with the LORD for you, then I told you that he had said: 6I am the LORD your God, the one who brought you out of Egypt where you were slaves. 7Do not worship any god except me. 8Do not make idols that look like anything in the sky or on earth or in the ocean under the earth. 9Don’t bow down and worship idols. I am the LORD your God, and I demand all your love. If you reject me and worship idols, I will punish your families for three or four generations. 10But if you love me and obey my laws, I will be kind to your families for thousands of generations.” (CEV Bible, Deuteronomy 5:1-10)

“Respect your father and your mother, honor the Sabbath, and don’t make idols or images. I am the LORD your God.” (CEV Bible, Leviticus 19:3)

“[ Blessings for Obeying the LORD ] [ The LORD said: ] I am the LORD your God! So don’t make or worship any sort of idols or images.” (CEV Bible, Leviticus 26:1)

Allowed with Jesus’ Confirmation as well!

“1The LORD said to Moses: 2Tell everyone in Israel who wants to give gifts that they must bring them to you. 3Here is a list of what you are to collect: Gold, silver, and bronze; 4blue, purple, and red wool; fine linen; goat hair; 5tanned ram skins; fine leather; acacia wood; 6olive oil for the lamp; sweet-smelling spices to mix with the oil for dedicating the tent and ordaining the priests; 7and onyx [a] stones for the sacred vest and the breastpiece. 8I also want them to build a special place where I can live among my people. 9Make it and its furnishings exactly like the pattern I will show you. The LORD said to Moses: 10Tell the people to build a chest of acacia wood forty-five inches long, twenty-seven inches wide, and twenty-seven inches high. 11Cover it inside and out with pure gold and put a gold edging around the lid. 12Make four gold rings and fasten one of them to each of the four legs of the chest. 13Make two poles of acacia wood. Cover them with gold 14and put them through the rings, so the chest can be carried by the poles. 15Don’t ever remove the poles from the rings. 16When I give you the Ten Commandments written on two flat stones, put them inside the chest. 17Cover the lid of the chest with pure gold. 18-19Then hammer out two winged creatures of pure gold and fasten them to the lid at the ends of the chest. 20The creatures must face each other with their wings spread over the chest. 21Inside it place the two flat stones with the Ten Commandments and put the gold lid on top of the chest. 22I will meet you there between the two creatures and tell you what my people must do and what they must not do. The LORD said: 23Make a table of acacia wood thirty-six inches long, eighteen inches wide, and twenty-seven inches high. 24-25Cover it with pure gold and put a gold edging around it with a border three inches wide. 26Make four gold rings and attach one to each of the legs 27-28near the edging. The poles for carrying the table are to be placed through these rings and are to be made of acacia wood covered with gold. 29-30The table is to be kept in the holy place, and the sacred loaves of bread must always be put on it. All bowls, plates, jars, and cups for wine offerings are to be made of pure gold and set on this table. The LORD said: 31Make a lampstand of pure gold. The whole lampstand, including its decorative flowers, must be made from a single piece of hammered gold 32with three branches on each of its two sides. 33There are to be three decorative almond blossoms on each branch 34and four on the stem. 35There must also be a blossom where each pair of branches comes out from the stem. 36The lampstand, including its branches and decorative flowers, must be made from a single piece of hammered pure gold. 37The lamp on the top and those at the end of each of its six branches must be made so as to shine toward the front of the lampstand. 38The tongs and trays for taking care of the lamps are to be made of pure gold. 39The lampstand and its equipment will require seventy-five pounds of pure gold, 40and they must be made according to the pattern I showed you on the mountain.” (CEV Bible, Exodus 25:1-40)

“1Bezalel built a chest of acacia wood forty-five inches long, twenty-seven inches wide, and twenty-seven inches high. 2He covered it inside and out with pure gold and put a gold edging around the top. 3He made four gold rings and fastened one of them to each of the four legs of the chest. 4Then he made two poles of acacia wood, covered them with gold, 5and put them through the rings, so the chest could be carried by the poles. 6The entire lid of the chest, which was also covered with pure gold, was the place of mercy. 7-9On each of the two ends of the chest he made a winged creature of hammered gold. They faced each other, and their wings covered the place of mercy. (CEV Bible, Exodus 37:1-9)

“1Furnish the sacred tent with curtains made from ten pieces of the finest linen. They must be woven with blue, purple, and red wool and embroidered with figures of winged creatures. 2Make each piece fourteen yards long and two yards wide 3and sew them together into two curtains with five sections each. 4-6Put fifty loops of blue cloth along one of the wider sides of each curtain, then fasten the two curtains at the loops with fifty gold hooks. 7-8As the material for the tent, use goat hair to weave eleven sections fifteen yards by two yards each. 9Sew five of the sections together to make one panel. Then sew the other six together to make a second panel, and fold the sixth section double over the front of the tent. 10Put fifty loops along one of the wider sides of each panel 11and fasten the two panels at the loops with fifty bronze hooks. 12-13The panel of goat hair will be a yard longer than the tent itself, so fold half a yard of the material behind the tent and on each side as a protective covering. 14Make two more coverings–one with ram skins dyed red and the other with fine leather. The LORD said: The Framework for the Sacred Tent 15Build a framework of acacia wood for the walls of the sacred tent. 16Each frame is to be fifteen feet high and twenty-seven inches wide 17with two wooden pegs near the bottom. 18-21Place two silver stands under each frame with sockets for the pegs, so the frames can be joined together. Twenty of these frames are to be used along the south side and twenty more along the north.” (CEV Bible, Exodus 26:1-20)

“8-9The skilled workers got together to make the sacred tent and its linen curtains woven with blue, purple, and red wool and embroidered with figures of winged creatures. Each of the ten panels was fourteen yards long and two yards wide, 10and they were sewn together to make two curtains with five panels each. 11-13Then fifty loops of blue cloth were put along one of the wider sides of each curtain, and the two curtains were fastened together at the loops with fifty gold hooks. 14-15As the material for the tent, goat hair was used to weave eleven sections fifteen yards by two yards each. 16These eleven sections were joined to make two panels, one with five and the other with six sections. 17Fifty loops were put along one of the wider sides of each panel, 18and the two panels were fastened at the loops with fifty bronze hooks. 19Two other coverings were made–one with fine leather and the other with ram skins dyed red.” (CEV Bible, Exodus 36:8-19)

“11The LORD told Solomon: 12-13If you obey my commands and do what I say, I will keep the promise I made to your father David. I will live among my people Israel in this temple you are building, and I will not desert them. 14So Solomon’s workers finished building the temple. 15The floor of the temple was made out of pine, and the walls were lined with cedar from floor to ceiling. 16The most holy place was in the back of the temple, and it was thirty feet square. Cedar boards standing from floor to ceiling separated it from the rest of the temple. 17The temple’s main room was sixty feet long, and it was in front of the most holy place. 18The inside walls were lined with cedar to hide the stones, and the cedar was decorated with carvings of gourds and flowers. 19The sacred chest was kept in the most holy place. 20-22This room was thirty feet long, thirty feet wide, and thirty feet high, and it was lined with pure gold. There were also gold chains across the front of the most holy place. The inside of the temple, as well as the cedar altar in the most holy place, was covered with gold. 23Solomon had two statues of winged creatures made from olive wood to put in the most holy place. Each creature was fifteen feet tall 24-26and fifteen feet across. They had two wings, and the wings were seven and a half feet long. 27Solomon put them next to each other in the most holy place. Their wings were spread out and reached across the room. 28The creatures were also covered with gold. 29The walls of the two rooms were decorated with carvings of palm trees, flowers, and winged creatures. 30Even the floor was covered with gold. 31-32The two doors to the most holy place were made out of olive wood and were decorated with carvings of palm trees, flowers, and winged creatures. The doors and the carvings were covered with gold. The door frame came to a point at the top. 33-34The two doors to the main room of the temple were made out of pine, and each one had two sections so they could fold open. The door frame was shaped like a rectangle and was made out of olive wood. 35The doors were covered with gold and were decorated with carvings of palm trees, flowers, and winged creatures. 36The inner courtyard of the temple had walls made out of three layers of cut stones with one layer of cedar beams. 37Work began on the temple during Ziv, the second month of the year, four years after Solomon became king of Israel. 38Seven years later the workers finished building it during Bul, the eighth month of the year. It was built exactly as it had been planned. (CEV Bible, 1 Kings 6:11-38)

“1-2Solomon’s workers began building the temple in Jerusalem on the second day of the second month, four years after Solomon had become king of Israel. It was built on Mount Moriah where the LORD had appeared to David at the threshing place that had belonged to Araunah from Jebus. 3The inside of the temple was ninety feet long and thirty feet wide, according to the older standards. 4Across the front of the temple was a porch thirty feet wide and thirty feet high. The inside walls of the porch were covered with pure gold. 5Solomon had the inside walls of the temple’s main room paneled first with pine and then with a layer of gold, and he had them decorated with carvings of palm trees and designs that looked like chains. 6He used precious stones to decorate the temple, and he used gold imported from Parvaim 7to decorate the ceiling beams, the doors, the door frames, and the walls. Solomon also had the workers carve designs of winged creatures into the walls. 8The most holy place was thirty feet square, and its walls were covered with almost twenty-five tons of fine gold. 9More than a pound of gold was used to cover the heads of the nails. The walls of the small storage rooms were also covered with gold. 10Solomon had two statues of winged creatures made to put in the most holy place, and he covered them with gold. 11-13Each creature had two wings and was fifteen feet from the tip of one wing to the tip of the other wing. Solomon set them next to each other in the most holy place, facing the doorway. Their wings were spread out and reached all the way across the thirty foot room. 14A curtain was made of fine linen woven with blue, purple, and red wool, and embroidered with designs of winged creatures. 15Two columns were made for the entrance to the temple. Each one was fifty-two feet tall and had a cap on top that was seven and a half feet high. 16The top of each column was decorated with designs that looked like chains and with a hundred carvings of pomegranates. 17Solomon had one of the columns placed on the south side of the temple’s entrance; it was called Jachin. The other one was placed on the north side of the entrance; it was called Boaz.” (CEV Bible, 2 Chronicles 3:1-17)

Jesus’ Confirmation of the Holiness of the Idols:

“16You are in for trouble! You are supposed to lead others, but you are blind. You teach that it doesn’t matter if a person swears by the temple. But you say that it does matter if someone swears by the gold in the temple. 17You blind fools! Which is greater, the gold or the temple that makes the gold sacred? 18You also teach that it doesn’t matter if a person swears by the altar. But you say that it does matter if someone swears by the gift on the altar. 19Are you blind? Which is more important, the gift or the altar that makes the gift sacred? 20Anyone who swears by the altar also swears by everything on it. 21And anyone who swears by the temple also swears by God, who lives there. 22To swear by heaven is the same as swearing by God’s throne and by the one who sits on that throne.” (CEV Bible, Matthew 23:16-22)

The sacred gold here is anything and everything in the temple that is made of gold.  This certainly includes the Winged Creatures that are made of gold in the temple as well.

So what do we see?

In Exodus 25:1-40, Exodus 37:1-9, Exodus 26:1-20, Exodus 36:8-19, 1 Kings 6:19-38, 2 Chronicles 3:1-17 in the Bible, we read about gigantic sacred winged creatures (birds, lairs or big dragons) being made in the Holiest Temple of GOD Almighty, and were placed in the most holy place and also in the place of mercy!  They are so holy that GOD Almighty was going to meet Moses in between them!  How is this not idol worship?  We also read about winged creatures images and idols used to decorating much of the temple’s curtains and places.  Jesus also said that they are sacred because they’re in the temple (the gold is made sacred because it is in the temple: Matthew 23:16-22).  The Arab pagans, before Islam, also had idols that they considered very holy!  But Islam came and smashed all of them and cleaned the House of Allah Almighty (the Temple of GOD Almighty) from all of them.  The Bible, however, remains paganistic for considering idols made of wood and gold in the temple to be holy.  Yet, in Exodus 20:1-6, Deuteronomy 5:1-10 we are forbidden from building any image that resembles any creature, whether in Heaven or on earth!  How can anybody explain this fundamental contradiction?

It is indisputably clear that the Kaaba during pagan times, with all the idols that were inside it and around it, was closer in similarity to the current Bible’s Holiest Temple!

  

Isaiah 41:29
See, they are all false! Their deeds amount to nothing; their images are but wind and confusion.

“Hear, O Israel: The LORD our God, the LORD is one.  (From the NIV Bible, Deuteronomy 6:4)

“The most important one,” answered Jesus, “is this: ‘Hear, O Israel, the Lord our God, the Lord is one.  (From the NIV Bible, Mark 12:29)

“”Why do you call me good?” Jesus answered. “No one is good–except God alone.”   (From the NIV Bible, Mark 10:18)

God is not a man, that he should lie, nor a son of man, that he should change his mind. Does he speak and then not act? Does he promise and not fulfill?  (From the NIV Bible, Numbers 23:19)

“Say: He is God, the One and Only; God, the Eternal, Absolute; He begetteth not, nor is He begotten; And there is none like unto Him.  (The Noble Quran, 112:1-4)

Indeed, Jesus Christ, the man, is only a Messenger from Allah Almighty, and he was never crucified.  Isaiah 53 and Psalm 91 are discussed in great details in this link.

Yet, Christians (Catholics and NON-Catholics) DARE to make images and portraits of Allah Almighty Himself

along with images of Angels, Christ, Mary and others.

Again, please visit: Jesus having long hair is considered stupid by Paul.

(ii)-  But the portraits are not images and idols?!

Many many Christians are so superficial in their thinking that they believe that those portraits and graven idols of Allah Almighty and the other creations of Allah Almighty are not the idols and images that the Old Testament verses, above, prohibited.

My response:

This is quite ridiculous and absurd at best!  What is it that is impossible to comprehend about whenever you dare to draw or carve a picture or object of Allah Almighty, you are in actuality creating an idol to worship?

Is this how Allah Almighty really looks like?

How are these pictures supposed to be in harmony with these verses:

Exodus 20:4 “You shall not make for yourself an idol in the form of anything in heaven above or on the earth beneath or in the waters below.”

Leviticus 26:1 ” ‘Do not make idols or set up an image or a sacred stone for yourselves, and do not place a carved stone in your land to bow down before it. I am the LORD your God.”

I say quit this blasphemy that is called christianity, because it is no more than a man-made conjecture, as Allah Almighty specifically called this false religion in the Glorious Quran!

Again, for more verses and details, please visit: Do Muslims really worship the Kaaba?

Also visit: The Overwhelming Scientific Miracles in the Glorious Quran.

(iii)-  The Kaaba during pagan times, with all the idols that were inside it and around it, was closer in similarity to the current Bible’s Holiest Temple!

I honestly don’t see how this statement is false!  Again, in Exodus 25:1-40, Exodus 37:1-9, Exodus 26:1-20, Exodus 36:8-19, 1 Kings 6:19-38, 2 Chronicles 3:1-17 in the Bible, we read about gigantic sacred winged creatures (birds, lairs or big dragons) being made in the Holiest Temple of GOD Almighty, and were placed in the most holy place and also in the place of mercy!  They are so holy that GOD Almighty was going to meet Moses in between them!  How is this not idol worship?  We also read about winged creatures images and idols used to decorating much of the temple’s curtains and places.  Jesus also said that they are sacred because they’re in the temple (the gold is made sacred because it is in the temple: Matthew 23:16-22).  The Arab pagans, before Islam, also had idols that they considered very holy!  But Islam came and smashed all of them and cleaned the House of Allah Almighty (the Temple of GOD Almighty) from all of them.  The Bible, however, remains paganistic for considering idols made of wood and gold in the temple to be holy.  Yet, in Exodus 20:1-6, Deuteronomy 5:1-10 we are forbidden from building any image that resembles any creature, whether in Heaven or on earth!  How can anybody explain this fundamental contradiction?

It is indisputably clear that the Kaaba during pagan times, with all the idols that were inside it and around it, was closer in similarity to the current Bible’s Holiest Temple!

Again, please visit: The Bible also called the path to Mecca “THE PATH OF HOLINESS”.

3-  What is the difference then between the hindu idols and the Kaba?

The comparison is an unfair one because while the Muslims bow down to GOD Almighty and only to GOD Almighty in Worship, the hindus pray to and glorify their idols.  They address them as “your divinity” and “your holiness”.  That’s clearly idol worship!  You must never confuse the House of GOD Almighty, where GOD and His Servants meet, with the man-made idols and statues.  Allah Almighty Said:

For ye do worship idols besides God, and ye invent falsehood. The things that ye worship besides God have no power to give you sustenance: then seek ye sustenance from God, serve Him, and be grateful to Him: to Him will be your return.  (The Noble Quran, 29:17)

“And he said: “For you, ye have taken (for worship) idols besides God, out of mutual love and regard between yourselves in this life; but on the Day of Judgment ye shall disown each other and curse each other: and your abode will be the Fire, and ye shall have none to help.”  (The Noble Quran, 29:25)

And they set up (idols) as equal to God, to mislead (men) from the Path! Say: “Enjoy (your brief power)! But verily ye are making straightway for Hell!”  (The Noble Quran, 14:30)

Remember Abraham said: “O my Lord! make this city one of peace and security: and preserve me and my sons from worshipping idols.  (The Noble Quran, 14:35)

The Muslims on the hand are not idol worshipers.  And neither were the Bible’s Prophets (including Jesus), peace be upon them, who prostrated to GOD Almighty.

There is a difference between worshiping GOD Almighty in the direction of His House, and putting idols and praying to them.

Let’s not forget also that the hindus’ and the buddhists’ idols are statues.  The same also for those who worship the fire, sun, moon, stars, etc…  Allah Almighty Said:

“Among His Sings are the Night and the Day, and the Sun and the Moon. Adore not the sun and the moon, but adore God, Who created them, if it is Him ye wish to serve.  (The Noble Quran, 41:37)

They ask thee Concerning the New Moons.   Say:   They are but signs To mark fixed periods of time In (the affairs of) men, And for Pilgrimage.  It is no virtue if ye enter the houses from the back:  It is virtue if ye fear Allah.  Enter houses Through the proper doors:  And fear Allah:   That ye may prosper.  (The Noble Quran, 2:189)

  

4-  What about the black stone near the Kaaba?  How sacred is it?

The black stone is like the bricks and cement that make up the Kaaba.  It is not holy at all and is not worshiped in any shape or form.  The black stone is nothing but a Heavenly object (an asteroid) that GOD Almighty descended on earth to determine the exact location of where His House was going to be built by Abraham and his son Ishmael, peace be upon them.

NASA’S CONFIRMATION:

“”Stars” falling from the skies have been known since ancient times; rarely, stones are found that were tied to these “shooting stars”. One such rock has been venerated by Islam (in its encased shrine in Mecca) for more than 1300 years. By the 19th Century, meteorites were identified correctly as samples from other parts of the Solar System. They are part of the nearly 500 tons of extraterrestrial rock material that reaches and enters the atmosphere each day. Most of that material is burned up by friction from the high speed of entry but meteoric dust can remain in the air and a very few individual blocks of material survive this passage to fall in the sea or on the ground as meteorites.”  (Source)

“The second city of Saudi Arabia is Mecca which contains the holiest shrine in Islam, a great plaza with a rectangular structure containing a meteorite that is considered to have fallen into the Muslim world directly from Heaven. Devout Muslims make the Hajj, a pilgrimage to this shrine required at least once in a lifetime. Here it is as seen in a Quickbird image:”  (Source)

The shrine and part of Mecca.

An AUDIO file from Dr. Zaghlool Al-Najjar:

The black stone was proven to be a Meteorite sent from space.

Prophet Muhammad, peace be upon him, claimed that the stone was sent down by Allah Almighty to Prophet Abraham and his son Ishmael, peace be upon both of them, to give the precise location of where the Kaaba was to be built by them.  We believe that Prophets Abraham and Ishmael built the Kaaba.  Western Scientists have confirmed that the black stone, which resides near the Kaaba in the Holy City of Mecca, is an outside METEORITE OBJECT!

While Prophet Muhammad peace be upon him kissed the stone before, because it was chosen by Allah Almighty to descend on earth to determine the location of the Kaaba, but that still doesn’t make it anything holy.

It certainly makes it a remarkable and noticeable object that is worth visiting and seeing, but anyone who worships it is an idol worshiper!   And like I said above, those ignorant and illiterate from the Muslims who go as far as rubbing themselves against the Kaaba and/or the stone to get “blessings” are not representing Islam’s True picture at all.

For more information, please visit: The black stone in Mecca is not worshiped by Muslims.

5-  Is the Jews’ wailing wall idol worship?

Are Jews idol worshipers for praying to GOD Almighty while directly facing the wailing wall in a very close distance?

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6-  Conclusion:

As I demonstrated and proved above, Islam and the Prophets are far from promoting any form of idol worship.  You must never confuse or mix the Worship of GOD Almighty with the worship of man-made idols.  The hindus’ and buddhists’ worship of idols is far from being even remotely compared to Islam.  And as we’ve seen from the Saying of Prophet Muhammad, peace be upon him, above,

لهدم الكعبة حجراً حجراً أهون من قتل المسلم‏

“Demolishing the Kaaba completely is much more preferred to Allah Almighty than shedding the blood of a Believing Muslim. (Source)

It is clear that the Muslims today are the only ones who truly Glorify GOD Almighty in the Maximum way.  Even Jesus, the polytheist trinitarian pagans’ god, Worshiped GOD Almighty and Glorified Him the Islamic way.   Even though it was done hypocritically because he only did it once and during his most desperate times, and he has never done it before, but he still nonetheless showed that the Islamic way is the BEST WAY to really Glorify GOD Almighty in.  Of course, the reader needs to know that the Jesus of the Bible is not the same as the Jesus of Islam.

Islam is truly the best Faith to Worship, Praise and Glorify GOD Almighty in.   Therefore, embrace Islam and you will be saved.

Back to “Ask me any question” section.

Allah Almighty delcared the false religion of christianity to be no more than a man-made religion of “conjecture”.

The black stone in Mecca is not worshiped by Muslims.

The Bible also called the path to Mecca “THE PATH OF HOLINESS”.

Praying (Salah) is a must in the Noble Quran.

Learn how to pray.  Detailed instructions with pictures and audio.

Can we use other than the language of Arabic when we pray to Allah Almighty?

Prophet Abraham peace be upon him was the one who built the Kaaba in the Bible.

The army of 10,000 Muslim men liberating Mecca was prophesied in the Bible.

The Prophecy of the yearly pilgrimage to Mecca in the Noble Quran.

The detailed story of how the Kaaba was built by Abraham and his son Ishmael peace be upon them.

Jesus is a hypocrite for only bowing down to GOD Almighty once during his most desperate times.

Rebuttal to Sam Shamoun’s “Stone Kissing and Idolatry” article.

Source: http://www.answering-christianity.com/que11.htm

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"We will soon show them Our signs in the Universe and INSIDE THEIR SELVES, until it will become quite clear to them that it is the truth. Is it not sufficient as regards your Lord that He is a witness over all things?" ~ (The Noble Qur'an, 41:53)
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