Black Stone
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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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Jahangir A
Dudley, UK1,212 contributions
Oct 2023 • Family
It does not matter what time you do your Tawaf there will always be a rugby match trying to access and kiss it. Unfortunately there is no common sense approach of just allowing those who have accessed it to just leave without trying to wrestle them back and at the same time no order and just lots of pushing for everyone to get access.

On the plus side the reward is worth it.
Written 4 November 2023
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Arif Hasan
London, UK29 contributions
May 2023 • Couples
Spiritual and Ritual, both depending on how one feels. The Saudi Government is doing a fantastic job in herding the pilgrims safely through the pilgrimage, not easy given the sheer numbers of pilgrims from all over the world. Hotels to suit all budgets. Cleanliness, Control, Service all 10/10.
Written 28 May 2023
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Eastern_princess
England, UK606 contributions
Oct 2022 • Family
To think of the Prophets that have graced Kaaba sharif from Adam (as) to Prophet Muhammad pbut to Isa (as) upon their return that when one arrives you are mesmerised seeing Kaaba Sharif, Hajar Al Aswad, Multazam, Iraqi Corner, Al Mizaab, Sham, Yemini corners and Hijr Isma’il, Maqaam e Ibrahim along with Zam Zam and Safa-Marwa. As I said my prayers setting eyes upon Hajar Al Aswad I felt myself blushing paying my Salaam’s with Allah hu Akbar as I made my Tawafs. Each Maqam presented themselves and I paid my salaams with grace. So heavenly is the feeling being at the Kaaba Sharif. Each station seeped in and witness to history that my excitement was euphoric as I passed them as long lost friends.
Kaaba Sharif, Hajar Al Aswad, Multazam, Iraqi Corner, Al Mizaab, Sham, Yemini corners and Hijr Isma’il, Maqaam e Ibrahim along with Zam Zam and Safa-Marwa I congratulate you on the coming of our beloved. When they find themselves between Hajar Al Aswad and Maqaam e Ibrahim and the world conveys their Bay’ah to them may you convey my love to them and my eternal love to you all. Until we meet again ✨
Written 31 October 2022
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FITxxx
Riffa, Bahrain484 contributions
Apr 2022 • Friends
In my personal experience or rather dreams, I am still trying to get closer and kiss the black stone set into the eastern corner of Kaaba. The stone was set intact into the Kaaba's wall by the Islamic prophet Muhammad in 605 CE. However, as Muslims we do not worship the Black Stone.
Written 8 April 2022
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RazSunshine
Milton Keynes, UK89 contributions
Feb 2022 • Family
Amazing to see the Kaaba. Glad with the restriction in place where no one gets close to touch the Kabaa, give reviews from past suggest men just push others in order to get to it. Wheelchair users have a closer access within a circled inner area which is great. Others have to walk around from a distance but that does not stop men from pushing others particularly women just so they can get closer to the Kaabah. Shame really because Islam teaches respect particularly towards women but culture dictates differently. Now I understand why Saudi were reluctant for women to be unaccompanied. Still I think there has to be more education to men to be more considerate to women particularly in places like this of great religious importance
Written 20 February 2022
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LaserxWright
London, UK140 contributions
Feb 2021 • Friends
I got to touch the really holy black stone inside the Kabba and I was very happy to be near it as I really wanted to see it for myself.
Written 5 January 2022
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UZ Hameedi
New York City, NY10 contributions
Nov 2021
Must try to kiss, touch or at least look at from as close as possible. Raise your right hand (only) and say takbeer 3x out loud.
Written 1 December 2021
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Abdullah Shahed
Dhaka City, Bangladesh92 contributions
Sept 2021
Black Stone of Mecca, Arabic Al-Ḥajar al-Aswad, Muslim object of veneration, built into the eastern wall of the Kaʿbah (small shrine within the Great Mosque of Mecca) and probably dating from the pre-Islamic religion of the Arabs.
Written 8 November 2021
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Hassandoc90
Aligarh, India160 contributions
Feb 2020 • Couples
It is a part of umrah, and more importantly, it has great significance in the history of human civilization and the world.
May Allah grant every muslim to visit the holy place. Ameen
Written 12 June 2020
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tonykchetty
Durban, South Africa16 contributions
Feb 2020 • Solo
What exactly the Black Stone is, is not important. The reverence shown to it is most elevating. Pilgrims try their utmost to touch it at least once during tawaaf. It is difficult, but with patience it is possible.Placing it outside the Kabaa is indeed a blessed - if it was inside, it would not be possible to see it, let alone touch it.
Written 14 March 2020
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