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اللهم لا تحرمنا من زيارة بيتك الحرام

The holiest place for Muslims. You feel it would be a hard journey, once you are there, time... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
London, United Kingdom
The heavenly stone and The unruly crowd

This is a black stone established on the Holy Kaaba. Very Holy stone though most of the pilgrim... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Dhaka City, Bangladesh
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This holy stone is the eastern cornerstone of the Kaaba, the ancient stone building towards which all Muslims pray. Many Muslims believe that the stone (originally white but now black from absorbing the sins of man) fell from heaven during the time of Adam and Eve.
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Mecca, Saudi Arabia
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Reviewed 6 days ago

The holiest place for Muslims. You feel it would be a hard journey, once you are there, time doesn't exist. Worshiping God will give you the strength to do all that is required. If you are there pray for us. ربي اغفر لي ولوالدي وارحمهما...More

Thank alkarouni
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a black stone established on the Holy Kaaba. Very Holy stone though most of the pilgrim hardly can touch it; a group of men and their relatives keep this area under their control and hardly allow other to touch it. This act is...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I have visited this place September 2017 for HajjAndUmrah. It is our highest religious place, and once a time who have ability must visit.

Thank S M W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Black stone is embedded in a corner of the Kaaba in the Great Mosque of Mecca in Saudi Arabia & it is touched before starting the tawaaf ( going round the Kaaba ). If it cannot be touched due to the crowd, one has to...More

Thank mdkhaleel
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I came to Masjidil Haram for umrah during my college time. One day at Dhuha time, I saw not much crowd gathering around the black stone and I saw my opportunity to get there without having to fight each other. Although it was just for...More

Thank Fandra2206
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

i really can't describe the feeling you get when you see Kaaba. it's the most visited place by Muslims. the atmosphere is great you meet people from all over the world and you feel highly spirited. must visit. great place to spend time and make...More

Thank Ammar K
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The queues are monopolised by men who have no qualms performing sins (by hurting other people) just to perform a sunnah. I don't know why the police don't organise the queue and use iron fist to control the unruly crowd. Anyway in my view the...More

Thank AzlanFirman
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Muslims are striving when they visiting the holy grand mosque to kiss this blessed stone (installed in one corner of the Kaaba), and waiting for a good opportunities and suitable times for this holly matter away from congestion,

Thank suliman a
Reviewed 12 September 2017

While making tawaf of holy kaaba it is obligatory to kiss this black stone or hijre aswad or touch it with hand or a stick and kiss the hand or stick. If that is not possible just istalam with one hand and pass. It is...More

Thank khalil2017
Reviewed 10 September 2017 via mobile

People go crazy. Pushing fighting etc to touch the stone. This isn't a fard nor a sunnah. There are even sisters fighting in the middle with hijab being pulled off. Subhan'Allah be patient and insha'Allah you can touch it and get the intercession on yamul...More

1  Thank Mohammod R
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afzal m
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Response from Mahmoud_Swailem | Reviewed this property |
Yes. OMRA visa
Craig R
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Response from sarkam64 | Reviewed this property |
Non Muslims are not allowed in Mecca and Madina. All other places are allowed to visit.