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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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Amman, Jordan
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31 reviews 31 reviews
10 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

reach it only if you will not harm your self and other, do not push, if you are female, please do not do it unless they have a line for females.

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Mecca, Saudi Arabia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

one of my life dream to touch the black ston during my Hajj or Umra, you can't imagin how it is diffecult to just reach it but Al Hamdullah I did it and i could reach and kiss and this all for the great efforts from the Saudi security in Haram thanks a lot for all of them

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Karachi, Pakistan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 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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Abuja
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9 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 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
17 helpful votes 17 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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25 attraction reviews
64 helpful votes 64 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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27 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 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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24 reviews 24 reviews
8 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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40 reviews 40 reviews
32 attraction reviews
307 helpful votes 307 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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13 reviews 13 reviews
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12 helpful votes 12 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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