We made the house (Ka'bah) a resort and sanctuary for people, saying, "Take the spot where Abraham (Ibrahim) stood as your place of prayer."
We commanded Abraham and Ishmeal: Purify My house for those who walk round it, those who stay there, and those who bow and prostrate themselves in worship." Abraham said "My Lord, make this land secure and provide with produce those of its people who believe in God and the Last Day." God said, "As for those who disbelieve, I will grant them enjoyment for a short while and then subject them to the torment of the fire- an evil destination."
As Abraham and Ishmael built up the foundations of the house ( they prayed) "Our Lord, accept (this) from us. You are the All hearing, the All Knowing."
(Qur'an, Surah 2:125-127)