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Black Stone

Mecca, Saudi Arabia
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Ranked #1 of 7 attractions in Mecca
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest
Owner description: This holy stone is the eastern cornerstone of the Kaaba, the ancient stone building towards which all Muslims pray. Many Muslims believe that the... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014 NEW

Breathtaking, beautiful and peacefully even though it is so busy. You feel at peace here. Everyone is there for the same reason and you will never feel alone.

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London
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

Disorganised, even for umrah with people praying in the pathways obstructing movement, near the kaba and even during Tawaf pathways! sometimes the police forcibly moves them away even though they had started their prayer. After each prayer, great mass of people wanting to exit and the same time, enter! All using the pathways. The Saudis are not good at people... More

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Kuwait City, Kuwait
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355 reviews 355 reviews
111 attraction reviews
524 helpful votes 524 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

i always reach it when i made Umrah at non Ramadan and Haj season it is easy to kiss and touch it the black stone is a holy worship the officials in the Holly Mosque. took care of the Black Stone they alway clean it and perfume it with many perfumes needless to say that there is a black stone... More

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KSA
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45 reviews 45 reviews
14 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014

It would be pleasure to see , touch and even kiss the black stone. However, with the great renovation of Haram, Tawaf gets very crowded and with a sense of easy stampede. Many people these days avoid getting into the crowd and will be satisfied with praying upstairs or even outside. I hope after the renovation is complete, it would... More

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Dammam, Saudi Arabia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2014

Once you get a chance to touch it, You know it all Man. Though crowded and rare that you get a chance to touch it, But once you do it you know it was worth it

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Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
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22 reviews 22 reviews
6 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2014

Black Stone Location inside Holly Mosque. Very soft stone . In corner of Kabba . Smell is great and more . Black Stone is 8 small pices insude largest one. Great Stone in Great Mosque and great area.

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London
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30 reviews 30 reviews
8 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2014

Having been blessed of going Umrah many times During Ramadan (Alhamduilah) I thought to myself it is not Ramadan and I have wanted so so much to kiss the black stone. My husband was against the idea but I begged him to at least "try" and help me as I am still young and there will be a time where... More

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Karachi, Pakistan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2014

Its very hard to explain feelings in words while in Kaaba, almost impossible, In March 2013, It was my 2nd visit to Saudi Arabia thanks to Almighty Allah ofcourse, Its simply the best place on earth. One piece of advice for people coming first time, Because of its crowd and big structure, Getting lost is really easy, If you dont... More

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Pakistan
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67 reviews 67 reviews
50 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2014

It was my first umrah and just seeing the Ka'aba and Hijar e aswad (Black stone) was an amazing and outstanding experience. I attempted to touch it once but backed out because of too much rush esp men fighting each other. But next time during tawaf Allah (SWT) helped me and a ladies line was formed and I got behind... More

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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142 reviews 142 reviews
56 attraction reviews
2,015 helpful votes 2,015 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2014

This is my first time seeing the Kaabah in real after all these years seeing it on television. It is much more grandeur in real. While doing tawaf, just becareful with all the pushing from the rest of the people. Overwhelming at first, but after some getting used to it with all the jam packed people you will get the... More

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