History of Makkah and its connection with Ibrahim (AS)
Allah says in Quran about Kaaba “Indeed, the first House [of worship] established for mankind was that at Makkah – blessed and a guidance for the worlds.” Ibrahim AS gave a new life to it.
1. Sacred City
This city is considered sacred because of the “Bait Ullah,” meaning Allah’s house where people worship with great zeal and enthusiasm. Muslims come here annually from all over the world for performing Hajj. It has a special relation with Prophet Ibrahim AS, and it is the city of Messenger of Allah. He had a deep love for this city, and he left this sacred city with tearful eyes.
2. Millat e Ibrahim AS
Our religion Islam is also called the “Religion of Ibrahim.” This is a great honor for Prophet Ibrahim AS because such a title has never been given to anyone else. This is because Ibrahim AS rebuilt the Kaaba and gave it a new religious spirit. Prophet Ibrahim revived its norms and traditions. He is known as “Our father.” Ibrahim (AS) is our spiritual father. His struggles for Islam are exceptional.
3. Rebuilding the Kaaba
It was a sort of renaissance of Islam and this house when He (AS) built this place along with his sons. He had two sons, both served and lived for Islam and spent their whole life for the sake of truth like their father Ibrahim AS. And [mention] when Abraham was raising the foundations of the House and Ishmael, “Our Lord, accept [this] from us. Indeed you (Allah) are the Hearing, the Knowing.
4. Prayer of Ibrahim AS
And when Abraham said, “My Lord, make this a secure city and provide its people with fruits – whoever believes in Allah and the Last Day.” Further, Ibrahim AS said, “Our Lord, and make us Muslims [in submission] to you and from our descendants a Muslim nation to you. And show us our rites and accept our repentance. Indeed, you are the Accepting of repentance, the Merciful”.
5. Messenger of Allah and Ibrahim AS
Ibrahim AS had a deep love for Makkah, he while constructing Kaaba, prayed,” Our Lord, and send among them a messenger from themselves who will recite to them Your verses and teach them the Book and wisdom and purify them. Indeed, you are the Exalted in Might, the Wise. Ibrahim AS wanted to maintain his legacy, Messenger of Allah did his best and revived the norms and rituals of Millat Ibrahim AS again.
6. Lesson for us
Allah then delivers a message in his book for the rest of humanity: “And who would be averse to Abraham’s religion except one who makes a fool of himself. And we had chosen him in this world, and indeed he, in the Hereafter, will be among the righteous. We should maintain that important and God gifted legacy of Ibrahim AS which was well maintained by Messenger of Allah and his companions
In a nutshell, Makkah and Millat e Ibrahim can never be separated, their connection is very deep and strong, and every Muslim should maintain this connection.