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Address: Mecca, Saudi Arabia
Description: This holy stone is the eastern cornerstone of the Kaaba, the ancient stone...
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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Not for the faint hearted!

Just completed my third umrah in July 2015, during ramadan. Getting close & kissing the black stone, although not mandatory, is one of the things which you really really want to... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 20, 2015
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London, United Kingdom
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Bradford, United Kingdom
1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

Great to visit the black stone from a spiritual/bucket list perspective, but very disappointing not to be able to kiss it. Really made the whole experience a bit of an anticlimax... Reminded me of the feeling I had the first time I played laser tag. Lots of pushing and shoving so we had to just walk around the edges (small... More 

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Pretoria, South Africa
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

There should be a system in place where lines are formed for males and females. This would allow an orderly flow of pilgrims to kiss the black stone in a more respectable manner

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Just completed my third umrah in July 2015, during ramadan. Getting close & kissing the black stone, although not mandatory, is one of the things which you really really want to acheive. However, as with most activities in mecca, there are thousands & thousands who want to do the same thing at the same time. As always, you are caught... More 

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Solihull, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

My lifepartner and I visited the Black Stone on our recent trip to Mecca. The queuing was unbearable. People pushed and shoved so it was very difficult to reach the stone. There were no baby changing facilities or toilets nearby. The looks we got when Rayne tried to breastfeed our 2 year old were shocking. It is a long time... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

It is impossible to kiss the black stone any time u will go there lot of peoples fighting for kissing the black stone it is the sunnah of our beloved prophet (PBUH) But if u through r push each other its not good...i think Sudi Govt should give special time for womens and elders to kiss black stone otherwise they... More 

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Makkah Al-Mukaramma
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

It's called Hajar aswad.its a stone from Jannat or Heaven. It is fixed on the corner of KAABA AL-MUSHARIFFA where it's obligatory to start a Tawaaf and make Istelaam at the start of each circle.Most respected and if possible must be kissed with respect to others

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Such a great spiritual journey knowing you are following in the footsteps of greatness which gad come before you. Loved every second

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Faisal
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

Words don't describe the experience. It is something to be felt not seen, you feel awesomeness the greatness the serenity and soul cleansing you have never experienced before.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

The brightest place and the most safety place on earth. You can see the lights of masjidil Haram is so bright from the moon. More than any cities in the world.

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Karachi, Pakistan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

One of the most important aspect, yet very few get the chance to kiss the black stone because of the high percentage of Muslim population coming from all over the world to perform Umrah

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Address: Mecca, Saudi Arabia
Location: Middle East  >  Saudi Arabia  >  Makkah Province  >  Mecca

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