Is Bowing to the Kaa’bah the Same as Idol Worship

Zakir Naik

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think we already have a question or two question. Yes. But then if the organizer has enough time, the other give the same thing to you, brother. Okay, so this just a short question. So, um, so early on you were talking about Muslim

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should not be towards the ideal object or any thing because God is formless and he is beyond our comprehension. So from my understanding from just what I've observed it, I probably believe it's wrong. But when the Muslims perform the pilgrimage to Mecca, the direction of prayers are facing towards a stone pillar in the center. So what is Isn't this contradicting to what very good question that was asked a very good question that Islam is against idol worship. I did not say God is formulate as a god of images, the difference between formulas and images. If you interpret your way they will be a big, big blunder. I said God images I know that God formulas, the difference between

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formulas and images. Coming to a main question, that if Islam is against idol worship when you go to pilgrimage, and you bow down toward the taba, isn't it same as idol worship, and this is then my book, The most common question is number nine.

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The ninth most common question asked by a non Muslim lover Islam is Islam is again idol worship, why do you move on to the Kaaba when you pray? And the answer is no Muslim ever worships the Kaaba. The Kaaba is our Qibla it's the direction

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because the Muslims believe in Unity for example, to the all the Muslim on to offer Salah on to prayer. Some may say let's face not, some will say South, some will say some will say best. There'll be disunity. So for unity wherever you are you face towards the Kaaba. This is the verse of the Quran of Surah Baqarah. Chapter number two was the one for before we say that, when you pray face towards the Kaaba so Kaaba is the Qibla it is not we worship it. Furthermore, Muslims are the first people who do the world map. And allegory see in lemon 54 was the first human being could do the world map. When the Muslims drew the world map. South Pole was on top not pulled on Kaaba was in the

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center. The western cartographers came and they turn the map upside down, not pulled up south pole down yet Qobuz in the center.

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So if you stay in the north face towards the south, if you turn the Saudi face towards the north, if you stay in the West, your face towards the east. If you stay in the eastern phase toward the west, Kaaba is the center of the world. When people go for ombre when Muslims go for ombre or we go for Hajj we circumambulate around the Kaaba. What is the reason we set commemorate because it's the commandment of Almighty God. But logically what I can think that every circle I've got one center when we circle Mahmoud on the Kaaba, were testifying that there's only one God

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and the statement of the second half of Islam as of tomorrow. He said it's mentioned sai Bukhari one number two in the book of Hajj, chapter number 56. Hadith number 670 500. Omar may Allah be pleased with him, the second Caliph of Islam, he said that this black stone can neither benefit me can neither hum me, I'm kissing it only because I've seen the Prophet kiss it. This statement that the black stone can neither benefit nor neither harm me is sufficient to prove that Muslim don't worship the Kaaba.

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And lastly, at the time of the Prophet, there was haba who stood on the Kaaba and give the ASEAN no idol worship or will ever stand on the idol he or she worships. So this proves that no Muslim ever worship the Kaaba. The Kaaba is the Qibla. It's only a direction. Hope that answers the question.

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Thank you very much for your time. Thank you