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Black Stone

Address: Mecca, Saudi Arabia
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Ranked #3 of 8 Attractions in Mecca
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: This holy stone is the eastern cornerstone of the Kaaba, the ancient stone building towards which...
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Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Sights & Landmarks
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.

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Cairo, Egypt
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23 reviews 23 reviews
9 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

Even you go to mecca in a lo season it's very hard to reach and touch it.if you find it easy to reach you must go and touch and kiss it if there are many people don't try because you will need to fight which is not acceptable during your umrah

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Dhaka City, Bangladesh
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16 reviews 16 reviews
8 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

The feelings that I can not express. It is totally beyond the imagination. First eye sight on it is goosebumps on body.

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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33 reviews 33 reviews
16 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

Brilliant, I could see it from a distant but no way could I have EVEN considered getting closer, we have some pretty stupid people, doing some crazy stuff, fighting!!!!

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Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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160 attraction reviews
105 helpful votes 105 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

This black stone is part of Kaaba and located on one of it is corners. Each muslim while he is performing Tawaf should raise his hand once he reach the stone to perform Salam for the stone and Kaaba

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San Diego, California, United States
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

I embraced Islam in 2012, and I had the privilege to do Umrah for the first time in 2013. I was amazed by the beauty of Mecca and the devotion of all the people that was there. I could not hold my tears just the see the peace and happiness that you feel once you enter Mecca. The black stone... More 

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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37 reviews 37 reviews
6 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

every one try to kiss the black stone, but unfortunately it was not easy thing to do. when i was doing thawaf, there were people offering helps to kiss the black stone but be careful they dont do it for free.. u may asked in advance for the price and don't get stuck with them. make sure u are fit... More 

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South Bend, IN
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

This shows the action and wisdom of Prophet Mohammed (SAAWS) in placing the stone for a community action by Quarish leaders. Place is very active construction. Please have more safety signs and information in place.

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

The Black Stone or usually called with Hajar Aswad, is a stone believed come from Heaven. It is placed in the one corner of Kaaba. Pilgrims who visits Kaaba usually wants to kiss the Black Stone, and this means thousands or millions people will direct to one little spot. If you are not tough enough to cross human wave, so... More 

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Doha, Qatar
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112 reviews 112 reviews
26 attraction reviews
112 helpful votes 112 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

Every pilgrim wanted to kiss the Hajar Aswad (Black Stone), but to get to the corner of the Kaabah where the stone is located is one major battle and not for the elderly or the frails as one can easily get crushed if not careful. People were pushing and shoving like mad just to kiss the black stone. Sometimes I... More 

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Karachi, Pakistan
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2014

We chosen these dates from Islamic Calendar... as it was our 1st visit thus we wanted to perform UMRAH in these daz to avoid rush we are blessed that we could do it with ease and comfort by the grace of Allah Subhana...

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