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Black Stone

Mecca, Saudi Arabia
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Ranked #2 of 8 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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Abuja
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30 reviews 30 reviews
9 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW via mobile

Touching the Black Stone is for the "Physically Fittest". This is probably achievable by men alone, but thankfully, pointing at it each time you begin Tawaf is enough and acceptable in fulfilling religious rites.Allah is Most Wise.No matter how much I tried, I just couldn't touch it, but I touched the entrance of the Kaabah each time I did Tawaf,... More

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karachi
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35 reviews 35 reviews
14 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

The Black Stone (al-Ḥajar al-Aswad) is the eastern cornerstone of the Kaaba. It was set intact into the Kaaba 's wall by Muhammad (PBUH) in the year 605, five years before his first revelation. Since then it has been broken into a number of fragments and is now cemented into a silver frame in the side of the Kaaba. Its... More

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Kota Bharu
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62 reviews 62 reviews
23 attraction reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

The stone purportedly from the heaven itself. It was pure but it got black after absorbing sins from the kisses of the ummah. wallahua'lam.. I wish I could kiss it. However, I am satisfied enough to get close to it. There were so many people trying to kiss it. It is not obligatory during Umrah or Hajj so I did... More

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Dewsbury, United Kingdom
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59 reviews 59 reviews
24 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

Best times for both men and women is when the cleaners are about to clean that portion and corner off the section. Usually this is done around 9:30pm and around 2am.

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Johor Bahru
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22 reviews 22 reviews
8 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

I cried as I recited and supplicated doas when performing my tawaf. It is unique when everyone moves to the same pace. It is like it has a magnetic force. Allahu Akhbar!

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Johor Bahru, Malaysia
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38 reviews 38 reviews
31 attraction reviews
288 helpful votes 288 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Kissing or touching the Black Stone is a lesser priority while in the Masjidil Haram mosque compared to doing the five congregational solat or prayers facing the Kaabah, reading the Quran or reciting various zikirs praising Allah, reciting various supplications for forgiveness, penitence and erasing of sins, supplications for ones wellbeing and of the community and doing the Tawaf round... More

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Dhaka City, Bangladesh
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

As we are Muslims we believe during Hajj/Umrah if we are fortunate enough to kiss the Black Stone" Hajre Aswad" we will be forgiven for our past life's sins by Allah tayala. Alhamdulillah!I was enthusiastic from my childhood to go to Hajj and to kiss that holy stone.It was more like a fantasy to me! When the time came to... More

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Cairo, Egypt
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66 reviews 66 reviews
28 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

Holly makka is the best place in world really . Balck stone Is a very unusual experience. Awesome and heartening. You feel as if you are in the presence of your Allah.. I wish to be here again .

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Bangalore, India
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3 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014 via mobile

I visited the holy mosque for umrah. We were blessed by almighty Allah that we were able to see this n experience God's presence. I was totally in to tears when I got the first glimpse of kabah. It was God's blessings to be able to pray in this mosque. It is the ultimate destination. We forget everything when we... More

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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10 reviews 10 reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

I wil try to experience once every visit. Giving others the chance to feel as well. Take your time, not need to rush. If it is a bit crowded, just relax & try again another time. Probably at night ... probably in the morning ... probably during mid day. Dont have to push people. Remember, we are doing it for... More

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