Why Do Muslims Bow Down to the Ka`bah?

By Editorial Staff

If Islam is against idolism, then why do Muslims bow down to the Ka`bah?

Some non-Muslims have the misconception that Muslims worship the Ka`bah. But Have any Muslim ever really worshipped it?

Ka`bah is the qiblah; the direction Muslims face during their prayers.

We have seen the turning of your face to heaven (for guidance, O Muhammad). And now verily We shall make you turn (in prayer) toward a qiblah which is dear to you. So turn your face toward the Inviolable Place of Worship, and you (O Muslims), wheresoever you may be, turn your faces (when ye pray) toward it. Lo! Those who have received the Scripture know that (this revelation) is the Truth from their Lord. And Allah is not unaware of what they do. (Al-Baqarah 2:144)

But why do Muslims face the Ka`bah in their prayer? And when they go to Makkah for Hajj or `Umrah why do Muslims circumambulate around the Ka`bah?

Learn the answer in the video below as Dr. Zakir Naik provides clear-cut answer to such misconception…

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