Muslims worship the Kaaba - The Misconceptions about Islam

14423606_xxl_resize.jpgThe Muslims do not worship the Kaaba (which was built by Abraham and Ishmael) or the black stone. The Quran tells us to pray in the direction of the Kaaba (which is in the centre of the earth), 418 just like the Jews have to pray in the direction of the temple in Jerusalem. 419 The purpose of this is that a concretion of prayer would be a mess if everyone prayed in the direction they chose to, so for unity a direction is set.
During the pilgrimages when Muslims circumambulate the Kaaba which has one centre, they are testifying that God is only one.
The Black stone was sent down from heaven and placed by Abraham in the corner which it is stored. It was originally whiter than milk, it turned over time darker and darker due to the sins of mankind.
In a Sahih hadith of Al Bukhari it mentions that the black stone can neither benefit you nor harm you. 418

Muslims do not believe in Jesus


On the contrary Muslims do believe in Jesus. We believe he is one of the mightiest prophets of God. We believe in his miraculous birth and all the miracles he did through the finger of God. But we do not believe he is divine or was crucified.  Jesus’ name is mentioned 5 times more than Mohammed name in the Quran. 77 78

Mary the mother of Jesus we believe she was the best of women. (Sahih Al-Tirmidhi, Vol. 1, Book 46, Hadith No. 3878)
 

“Behold! the angels said: "O Mary! God hath chosen thee and purified thee- chosen thee above the women of all nations.” Quran 3:42


The Quran has a whole chapter dedicated to Mary the mother of Jesus, the bible doesn’t.

 

Muslims worship a moon god called ‘Allah’

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This is false of course. Muslims worship the only one true God and none of His creations.
“Allah” just means “God” in the Arabic language, just like “Elah” or “Alaha” in Aramaic, and “El” in Hebrew. 420

“And from among His Signs are the night and the day, and the sun and the moon. Prostrate not to the sun nor to the moon, but prostrate to God Who created them, if you (really) worship Him.” Quran 41:37

In pre-Islamic days there was a moon god but this moon god was called ‘Sin’. 421

4456738_xxl_resize.jpgThe crescent and / or star that is used to represent Islam and has infiltrated the mosques is not Islamic at all. There are no symbols in religion. It is a pagan symbol 85 and has crept into the mosques, Just like the cross representing Christianity and the Hexagram representing Judaism.
Some historians believe the pagan crescent and star came into use in Islam after the Ottoman Empire captured Byzantium in 1453, which was later called Constantinople. Islamic art and architecture prior to this show no use of the Crescent and star. 79