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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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capetown
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22 reviews 22 reviews
15 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

Passed this very historical point many times, but never had the privilege of actually touching it which I am told is an awesome feeling - Maybe next time.

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Amman Governorate, Jordan
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65 reviews 65 reviews
50 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

For Muslims this is the house of Allah "god" He selected for people to worship him Its strange choice as it is a desert area where no plant almost grow and the temperature is above 35 the whole year! To me this is for single reason if you go there you only go for Allah nothing else in mind i... More

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Kuwait
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406 reviews 406 reviews
254 attraction reviews
188 helpful votes 188 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

The Black Stone is the eastern cornerstone of the Kaaba, the ancient stone building toward which Muslims pray, in the center of the Grand Mosque in Mecca, Saudi Arabia. It is revered by Muslims as an Islamic relic which, according to Muslim tradition, dates back to the time of Adam and Eve.The stone was venerated at the Kaaba in pre-Islamic... More

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Kanpur
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6 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 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.

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Amman, Jordan
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33 reviews 33 reviews
10 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

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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21 helpful votes 21 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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36 reviews 36 reviews
14 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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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68 helpful votes 68 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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