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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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Excellent visit!!

This is heavenly experience. You have to be lucky to be touching or kissing it. You have to pick an odd hour or odd month of the year to touch it. I was actually able to do it... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 19, 2015
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London
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53 reviews 53 reviews
21 attraction reviews
95 helpful votes 95 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

This is heavenly experience. You have to be lucky to be touching or kissing it. You have to pick an odd hour or odd month of the year to touch it. I was actually able to do it during the last week of Ramadan but I felt sick afterwards as I was pushed so much. However when I revisited one... More 

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Karachi, Pakistan
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31 reviews 31 reviews
18 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

It is a wish of every Muslim to get an opportunity to kiss the black stone. Usually, the place is too crowded and I suggest that there is no point in pushing and dashing towards the stone as one may hurt someone. Ideally, the time to visit the place is around mid night when there is less rush

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London, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

great blessing to be able to see and kiss the black stone each and every time i have been to umrah. people can get quite aggressive to be aware

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Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

this holy place is not in a position to be evaluated by any one in the world please you have to take care of the all religions holly places. no one has the authority to evaluate holly places. i wish you can avoid this issue as a valuable website.

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Alexandria, Egypt
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19 reviews 19 reviews
3 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

people were fighting to death to reach the Black Stone, it is 100% impossible to reach for women & old people Saudi's Authorities MUST plan this area and organize the flow of people trying to reach it, otherwise people will surely die!

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Dhahran, Saudi Arabia
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19 reviews 19 reviews
11 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

This is a black stone which is attached to kaaba and tawaf starts from this place it has nothing to do with worship just if a person gets a chance to kiss it is good else not obligatoy. very crowded and difficult to reach.

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Senior Contributor
41 reviews 41 reviews
23 attraction reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

Its every Muslims dream to kiss the Black Stone but one should not hurt others while trying to kiss it. If easily done, ok. Otherwise leave it. Allah knows your intentions.

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Fujairah, Fujairah, United Arab Emirates
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29 reviews 29 reviews
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

Touching the black stone is a great wish to many many people, you will find a long Que. You need to be patient. When you touch it, remember that you do this just to obey the command from the God and this stone does not have to power to cause harm or benefit to any one

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Jakarta, Jakarta Raya, Indonesia
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13 reviews 13 reviews
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

A Black Stone (Hajar Aswad) that because of Rasulullah SAW kissed it,then we want to kiss it.. It's the only reason why we kiss it.. It's because Rasulullah SAW put it on Kabah and Rasulullah SAW kissed it.. But I wasn't able to kiss or even touch it yet.. It's too crowded,everyone's pushing around and try even harder to get... More 

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UK
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92 reviews 92 reviews
23 attraction reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

Allhamdullilah Allah gave me the opportunity again to kiss the stone after 25 years. Please do not attempt unless you are physcially fit. I had a minor injury during this tussle. You are jammed together among bodies. The authorities poorly control the crowd here. They have one guard shouting at people hanging by the door of the Kaaba. When will... More 

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