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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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It is very very difficult to reach and touch the black stone, In my seven visits I have not been able to touch it.

Those who reach the black stone, by their might do not want to leave it and thus deprive others from reaching and touching it. Same us true for 'Moqam-e Ibrahim and 'Hatee'm' It... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 5, 2015
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Blackburn, United Kingdom
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Blackburn, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015 NEW

Those who reach the black stone, by their might do not want to leave it and thus deprive others from reaching and touching it. Same us true for 'Moqam-e Ibrahim and 'Hatee'm' It is almost impossible to find a place there to offer two rakah nafl.

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Karachi, Pakistan
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130 helpful votes 130 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015 NEW

Its very nice to touch and kiss the stone how ever just make sure no one else is hurt in the process of you kissing it

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Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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136 helpful votes 136 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

Dont be in such a rush to make it a compulsory act to kiss the black stone whilst on hajj or umrah - it is afterall just a stone. The pushing and shoving and carry on can ruin your whole hajj/umrah. Its not worth it. If you get the chance then go for it - otherwise just get on with... More 

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London, Canada
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

Evrybody try to kiss , only possible who is very strong. But I like the time when passing the black stone evrybody speak loud Bismillahi Allah hu Akbar.

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Egypt
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41 reviews 41 reviews
11 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

It's a mansak during Omra, but it's not recommended to push others to reach it as it's enough to point to its direction.

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Middle East
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5 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

A breath taking sight of the blessed black stone (al-Ḥajar al-Aswad) in the eastern cornerstone of the Kaaba, which dates back to early times. It was brought from Jannah (paradise) by Angel Jibrail. Millions kiss it every year. However, touching it is not mandatory for the acceptance of Hajj and Umrah. Moreover, it is just a stone and does not... More 

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Doha, Qatar
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

Touching & kissing the Black Stone was really a wish came true....heart touching... I tried to touch twice and Alhamdulillah succeeded. Thanks to Almighty Allah. During Umrah and Hajj, one must touch & Kiss that as the same is a one of the Sunnah. May Allah allow all Muslim to do that....

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Miri District, Malaysia
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9 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

To be able to touch it.....I felt...wow! It was a mixture of feelings! A sense of relief & a sense of achievement, too! Alhamdullilah......

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

Amazing, should come and come again, will have big impact to our religiousity. Clean, Peaceful, easy to acces to everywhere, arise all pray all day long

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Labuan Island, Malaysia
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78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

Kissing the Black Stone is not the necessary ritual in Haj, but many pilgrims will try their luck at this. Because of this, the place around this stone is extremely crowded and to get there it is like a tug of war. Try your luck

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