The Kaaba is the first house built for the worship of God. It is in Macca. The Kaabah is used as a focal point for prayer only, to unify the Muslims in prayer. Not as an object of worship, Muslims don’t worship the Kaaba nor any object , the God of the Muslims is the unseen, powerful , merciful God who created heavens and earth and sent the messengers such as Abraham , Moses , Jesus , Mohamed ....etc, Peace be upon all of them .
Allah chose Ka'aba as a source of Unity for all the Muslims all over the world. Ka'aba was the First House of Worship to Allah on this planet earth. Adam and Eve were instructed to build Ka'aba. Angel Gabriel was sent by Allah to show them the way and to help them build the Ka'aba.
Muslims all over the world are being blessed by Allah that Ka'aba has become a source of Unity five times a day. It is also a source of Unity during Pilgrimage (Hajj). Ka'aba brings Muslims in their memories with Adam and Eve, and later with Prophet Ibrahim and his son Ismail who reconstructed it again.so the kaaba accroding to Muslims was the FIRST house of worship built by Adam and rebuilt by Abraham:
"Verily, the first house (of worship) appointed for mankind was that in Bakka (Mecca), full of blessing, and guidance for all people." Qur'an 3:96
According to bible : Bakka is mentioned by the prophet David (PBUH) in psalms :
"Who passing through the valley of Baca make it a well, the rain also filleth the pools." (Psalm 84:6)
The well here is the well known well of Zam-Zam, still present now, close to the Ka'bah; after thousands of years.
The Kaaba was ordained by Allah to be built in the shape of the House of worship in Heaven called Baitul Ma’amoor around which angles worship God ( Allah). Allah in his infinite Mercy ordained a similar place on earth and Prophet Adam was the first to build this place. The Bible, in the Chapter of Genesis describes the rebuilding that was done later when God ordained Abraham to erect a Shrine for worship when Abraham was ordered to go to the Southern desert with his wife Hagera and infant son Ismael. The Old Testament describes this building as the Shrine of God at several places.
But after the death of Abraham people disobeyed his orders and began to put idols inside the Kaaba, and named their idols the sons and daughters of God. Satan deceived people and idolatry found place next to the kaaba - people of that time filled the place with idols They thronged to this place annually and worshipped their personal fake gods, this continued till the coming of the last messenger of God (SA), Muhammad Ibne Abdullah who was sent by God to clean the house ( kaaba) and bring people back to the worship of the one God - the prophet entered Makka as a conqueror after he was persecuted and driven out of it and went inside the Ka’aba and destroyed all the idols that was in and around the Ka’aba, The Prophet of Islam was reciting the Verse from the Qur’an
“Truth hath come and falsehood hath vanished.”
This was done in the 8th year of Hijra, January 630 AD after the bloodless victory at Makka by the final Prophet of Islam, and from that date till today idol worship in Arabia came to an end, and the first house of worshipping God on earth was purified from it .
The black stone :
It is one of the stones of the Kaaba but from different nature - its history goes back to Abraham time , when prophet Abraham wanted to make a beginning for Tawaf ( circling around the Kaaba) like how angles circle around the house of worship in heaven …
Scientific Fact – every thing in this universe circle around the centre point – planets circle around the sun , land circle around it self – even in each atom there is a circle, and according to scholars kaaba is exactly at the centre of mainland .
So when prophet Abraham wanted to make a beginning sign for the circling he looked for a brick or a stone from different color to be placed in one of the sides of ther kaaba so that it become a sign , but he couldn’t find because al the stones in the valley of Bakka ( Makka) are of same nature – and so almighty God ( Allah) , helped Abraham by sending down to him a white stone from paradise to be a sign , and thus he took it and placed it in its place which is known now … and from that time people start circling around the kaaba like the angles from that point ( The white stone ) , the colour of the stone turned to black from out side because so many people touched it and kissed it ..
Scientific fact (when a scientific study was done on the black stone, it was proven that its white from inside and not from the stones of the universe)
Summary —Muslims don’t worship the kaaba nor the black stone
- The kaaba is just a house of worship (first Mosque on earth)
- Black stone is just a stone that shows the beginning of Tawaf