The Holy Ka'bah, built by Abraham and his son Ishmael, is in Makkah. This name Makkah has been mentioned once in the Qur'an in Surah 48:24. Another name for Makkah is Bakkah, depending on the dialect of the tribe. This also has been mentioned one time in the Holy Qur’an in Surah 3:96 (English meaning): "Verily, the first House [of worship] appointed for mankind was that in Bakkah [Makkah], full of blessing, and guidance for all people." Amazing enough, this word Bakkah was mentioned by Prophet David (pbuh) in his (Psalm 84:6): "Who passing through the valley of Baca make it a well, the rain also filleth the pools." The well here is the well-known well of Zamzam, still present now close to the Ka'bah.
5. The House of My Glory
(Isaiah chapter 60):
1. "Arise shine, for thy light is come, and the glory of the Lord is risen upon thee." Compare with Surah 74:1-3 (English meaning): “O, you [Muhammad] wrapped up in garments! Arise and warn! And your Lord magnify!”
2. "For, behold, the darkness shall cover the earth, and gross darkness the people; but the Lord shall arise upon thee, and his glory shall be seen upon thee." The advent of Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) was at a time of darkness when the world forgot the Oneness of God as taught by Abraham and all other Prophets, including Jesus.
3. "And the Gentiles shall come to thy light, and kings to the brightness of thy rising."
4. "Lift up thine eyes round about, and see: all they gather themselves together, they come to thee: ...." Within less than twenty-three years the whole of Arabia was united.
5. "... because the abundance of the sea shall be converted unto thee, the forces of the Gentiles shall come unto thee." Within less than a century, Islam had spread out of Arabia to other countries.
6. "The multitude of camels shall cover thee, the dromedaries of Midian and Ephah; all they from Sheba shall come, they shall bring gold and incense; and they shall shew forth the praises of the Lord."
7. "All the flocks of Kedar shall be gathered together unto thee, the rams of Nebaioth shall minister unto thee: they shall come up with acceptance on mine altar, and I will glorify the house of my glory." The tribes of Kedar (Arabia) who were divided were then united. "The house of my glory," referred here to the House of Allah in Makkah and not the Church of Christ as thought by Christian commentators. It is a fact that the villages of Kedar (now the whole of Saudi Arabia at least) are the only country of the world which remains impenetrable to any influence of the Church.
11. "Therefore thy gates shall be open continually: they shall not be shut day nor night, that men may bring unto thee the forces of the Gentiles, and that their kings may be brought." It is a fact that the mosque surrounding the Holy Ka'bah in Makkah has remained open day and night since it was cleansed by Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) from the idols 1400 years ago. Rulers as well as subjects came for pilgrimage.