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Whether there are references to Mecca in previous scripture is a matter of debate, for which Islam Stack Exchange is not the right forum. Furthermore, any such references will not carry authoritative weight among the people of the scripture since we are not experts on their text (e.g., is the Valley of Bakkah mentioned in Qur'an 3:96 the same Valley of Baka ...


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It's better you don't cut your scalp hair in such a manner that sufficient hair is not available for cutting/shaving, crop cut look is better to be avoided before embarking. Cutting of scalp hair or shaving is a pillar of umrah and hajj. It needs to be acted upon. “having your heads shaved(hair cut alternatively)” [al-Fath 48:27]. Secondly shaving is not ...


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Yes. Believers from among the People of the Book respected it, protected it and did rites there. For example, there is the story of Tubba (upon the religion of Moses) and how he was considering destroying the Kaaba [due to what he was seeing of Jahiliyyah there, not knowing its history or prophesies regarding it] and then two Jewish Rabbis stopped him from ...


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