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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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Johor Bahru, Malaysia
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38 reviews 38 reviews
31 attraction reviews
268 helpful votes 268 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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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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61 reviews 61 reviews
28 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 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
11 helpful votes 11 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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London, United Kingdom
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3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

This the first time I got to pray inside the haram and infront of the Kaba itself.. it is true what they say it's a sanctuary of peace and sanctuary. I had a flu cold and it disappeared as soon as I was near the Kaba.. as soon as I touched it it's positive energy just channels right through you... More

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kolkata
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

You have to see it to live the experience. you have to be there in order to feel that adrenal rush. Nothing in this world can beat the first sight of The Holy Kabaa. Once you are there ...you know you are in your creators court. You can feel his presence, something which cannot be explained in words. It can... More

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

The most exquisite view, I personally did not expect it to be so big! Incredibly blessed not only to finally get to see it but to do Tawaf next to it, and touch the Maqam-e-Ibrahim. Truly mesmerizing!

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Chennai (Madras), India
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32 reviews 32 reviews
8 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

I can never call it a stone. It was a very unusual experience. Awesome and heartening. You feel as if you are in the presence of your Allah SWT. His Mercy is on you. I managed to touch the Hajr-E- Aswad. SubhanAllah what a feeling. Allahu Akbar

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London, United Kingdom
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21 attraction reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

That is the story about the stone embedded in one corner of the Kaaba. This is the holiest place in Islam but guaranteed your enjoyment will be spoiled by the wahabis. When you enter the grand mosque, whether it is your first visit or tenth, one thing is guaranteed - you feel emotional and the hairs on your hands stand... More

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