Not only do they bow to a place where a black box is but they also answer to the Roman Catholic Church. It is well documented that the Roman Catholic Church are pagans and if Islam answers to them and their core doctrine then that would make them pagan as well. Even if you want to deny that(which it can be proven) they bow to Mecca. How is it not idol worship to bow everyday(multiple times a day)to a place and thing?
Now a days Muslims have strong faith in their God, They really do not understand the fact that they do in their lives.They think just calling the name of alla but it is not the fact,They think they go to mecca and pray for peace he real fact is that they go there to worship the black stone there.
I know that in kuran it is written that we should not do idol worship but then why go to mecca ?
Nobody believes that the idol would help .Idol represents the god almighty whom he believes. As regards a real believer each and every dust is part of god. To that extent idol can also be regarded as god. However it is not a violence- activity as advised in Quran 2:192-193, 5:33 etc. I am keeping and worshipping my late parents' photos because I am paying respect to them. I don't think that they would come and help me. I respect all. Even if a person worships an idol nothing affects the god if there any. This is not serious problem. Ignorance and poverty are mother of belief , violence and superstition. We must work hard for eradicating ignorance and poverty. Let the people worship whatever they like.
The words come out of a man's mouth are the ideas of a man. If a god wants to spread the messages there would be no necessity for an angel to teach only one man in "private" alone, unlike a magician perform magic there is no need to hide. If God wants us to know his messages he can easily do that not playing tricks like a low life human's excuses. Islam is the worship of a man mistaken to be god.
1. They worship in a particular direction where a particular OBJECT is situated. This in itself is proof enough.
2. They worship the graves of their supposedly holy people (called mazar sharif 8n India)
3. They pray to the relics of muhammad. In India, there's a mosque in Srinagar where Muhammad's hair is supposedly kept. The hazrat baal masjid. They worship that relic
4. During muharram, they take out processions in India known as the tazia duldul. The icons and geometric shaped idols are carried arpund as holy objects.
Islam claims to follow the light of the world. Lucifer was cast out of heaven IN a bolt of lightning and given the key to hell. Islam talks about the "lamp" as light of the world, this light in their world is lucifer. Kissing a stone in a pornographic way as many do while virtually naked, is an act of pure paganism, it's following the practice of a cult. March around this stone 7 times and kiss it. Islam is the worst offender of idol worshipping. They have to pray towards mecca, on a rug. They have to 7 times a day..Boy 7, 7..Not too far off of 666, sign of the beast, lucifer.
Muslims say they do not worship idols but they worship the one true God. And what is that God? One has to know God first so that one may worship Him. They don't worship physical idols but what they do worship is an idea and that's not very different from idol worship. True religion is spirituality: trying to find the manifestation of God within oneself
002.158 YUSUFALI: Behold! Safa and Marwa are among the Symbols of Allah. So if those who visit the House in the Season or at other times, should compass them round, it is no sin in them. And if any one obeyeth his own impulse to good,- be sure that Allah is He Who recogniseth and knoweth.
Allah saying 'compass them round, it is no sin in them' clearly indicates that some thought it was a sin. What would the point be in 'compassing' them unless they represented something holy?
Next time you go on haj or umrah when you run between Safa and Marwa know that they are idols (aka symbols) of Allah. Idols in other religions too are symbols of god. So welcome to the fold of idol-worshippers.
And what about the black stone millions of Muslims revere and love to touch and kiss just as idol worshippers do their idols? You circumambulate this piece of rock (seven times, I believe) just as Hindus and other pagans do their idols. You prostrate bow towards it five times a day. Muslims are the worst offenders if idol worship is considered a sin.
005.002 YUSUFALI: O ye who believe! Violate not the sanctity of the symbols of Allah, nor of the sacred month, nor of the animals brought for sacrifice, nor the garlands that mark out such animals, nor the people resorting to the sacred house, seeking of the bounty and good pleasure of their Lord. …..
In the above verse Allah is telling you that there are symbols which are sacred like animals, garlands etc. How is this different from people who pay obeisance to sacred symbols of their gods?
I can see muslims worships graves of their death saints , the Moon , the Tiger , how can they still claim they don't do Idol Worship , and the black stone in Macca which is taken away from India by war. Which we can get this information in history books also by google search
You cannot idolize a thing which you have not seen and the point that we worship Kaaba is baseless as it is just to provide unity in direction while praying and even people at the time of prophet have given azan "call to prayer" while standing on the roof of the Kaaba.
And in my religion we don't worship idols.My parents have teached me that idol worshipping is a big sin and we only believe in one god.Some people think praying in front of the kaabah is a way of idol worshipping but that's not true. The kaaba tells us which way to pray.So this tells u that muslims don't worship idols.
They don't state "I bear witness that there is no God but kaabah", they are keen in worshiping the one and only god, lord of all lords, The one and only, doesn't have a father nor a son; the almighty god. God of Adam, Noah, Abraham, Moses, Jesus and Mohammad; its Allah.
They don't state "I bear witness that there is no God but kaabah", they are keen in worshiping the one and only god, lord of all lords, The one and only, doesn't have a father nor a son; the almighty god. God of Adam, Noah, Abraham, Moses, Jesus and Mohammad Allah.
There are many, many verses in the Qur'an which support that there is only one God (Surah 112 is a prominent example), and that ascribing partners to Him will not be forgiven on Judgment Day (4:116). The belief in one God only is also the first article of faith. Turning towards the Kaaba is for the sake of the unity of Muslims in their prayer. If the direction of the Kaaba is not known, he/she may pray in any direction and the prayer would be considered valid. The black stone otherwise means nothing to us from a spiritual standpoint. Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) said in a hadith "Demolishing the Kaaba completely is much more preferred to Allah Almighty than shedding the blood of a Believing Muslim". Umar, a prominent companion of Muhammad (peace be upon him) once said "No doubt, I know that you are only a stone and can neither benefit nor harm anyone. If I had not seen Allah’s Messenger kissing you I would not have kissed you." So, no, of course we don't worship a false idol.
Muslims believe that idol worship is sin. They call it idolatry. This is why they won't even worship the Prophet Mohammed (pbuh), and only worship Allah. They won't even draw pictures of Allah, or watch TV or take photos, because they're so against the idea of idolatry! So to say they partake in it would be wrong, I think. Mecca is like a pilgrimage, just like visiting Bethlehem might be for a christian.
If this were true Christianity can be seen as worshipping an idol, what makes God any different from anyone else's? If you were to say that Christianity is the one TRUE religion and then quote the bible you or anyone else would be a hypocrite just for the fact that very same statement could be made about almost every single religion out there. I would ask any Christian to prove that their God isn't a fake idol without using their bible as a means of "proof."
Because one of the main principals of Islam is not to worship idols. And even not to worship the prophets also. So there is no chance of idol worship in Islam. Even you can find that there are no idols are even images in mosque in Islam idol worship is a wrong thing
God, over and over again, clearly stresses the concept of Tawheed, which is Arabic for saying, "The Oneness of God". In almost every chapter of the Qur'an, you can find something relating to the concept that God is ONE, and also mentions many of his attributes, including, but not limited to: The Most Gracious, Most Merciful, All-Powerful, All-Knowing, All-Hearing, All-Seeing, The First, The Last, the Wise, The King, The Self-Sustaining, The All-Sustaining, and many more. There are 99 total.
Besides that, God, in the Qur'an, also talks about the greatest sin that a man can ever do. Want to know what the greatest sin is? Shirk, which is Arabic for associating PARTNERS with the ONE God. Understand, the founder of Islam, Prophet Muhammad (saw), grew up in a country full of people worshiping idols. At the end periods of his life, his mission to spread the message of One God and Islam was a success. 100 years after his demise, idol worship was completely banished from Arabia.
Shirk is the greatest sin, worshiping idols, worshiping ANYTHING besides God is shirk.
So clearly, Muslims do not worship idols, paintings, statues, but the ONE GOD.
Islam is the only strongest monotheistic faith, still strong in worshiping one God, whereas the Christians started accepting Trinity, and the Jews are heavily outnumbered and have rejected the Messiah.
I will end this argument by saying the 3rd last chapter of the Holy Qur'an, Surah Al-Ikhlas.
1. In the name of God, the Most Gracious, the Ever Merciful.
2. Say! He is God, the One.
3. The Eternal, the Absolute, and the Most Besought of all.
4. He begets not, nor is He begotten.
5. And there is absolutely none that is like unto Him.
The entire foundation of Islam is the destruction of idols and the worship of one God. This is the core message of Islam. Emphasis is greatly put on the oneness of God, and I can't emphasize that enough. When Muhammad conquered Mecca, he destroyed all of the idols in the Kab'ah, the house of God built by Abraham. Not to mention that in the Qur'an, the use of idols to get closer to God is criticized.