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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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best place ever!

very very good exprience for me to be there! definatly hope to come back again and again.. the place was very crowded but simoultainiosly it was calm .. every body was praying in... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 26, 2015
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

very very good exprience for me to be there! definatly hope to come back again and again.. the place was very crowded but simoultainiosly it was calm .. every body was praying in silence

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Kuala Lumpur, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

It is a Muslim's dream to touch and kiss the stone but the sheer size of the crowd will make you think twice in approaching it. However, if god wills it, HE will pave the way for you in ways that will surprise you!

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Oakville, Canada
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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

i tried my best to touch this stone but unable to to do soo because allot of people were rushing to it.

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Beirut, Lebanon
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107 reviews 107 reviews
53 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

This might be the most Sacred item in Islam religion. a stone from heaven placed in our earth. unfortunately I was very close to touch it when practicing Umrah but due to the crowds even after midnight on a weekday I couldn't. placed on one Kaaba's corner and always guarded by security people. A place that every Muslim wishes to... More 

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Tehran, Iran
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

Place for covenant with God Everybody there wants to touch the black stone as a confederation with Allah.

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Karachi, Pakistan
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29 reviews 29 reviews
16 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

Areas next to the Black Stone gets very crowded and there is a lot of pushing around by people who want to cut ahead of you. Didn't find getting to it worth the trouble.

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Bradford, United Kingdom
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27 reviews 27 reviews
9 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

It is very difficult to touch or kiss the Black Stone, especially at Hajj time. Therefore, I haven't been able to do. Please just be careful as there are 100,000s of people there all trying to do the same thing you are. People get trampled on and all-sorts as there are still alot of people that push & shove. Sisters... More 

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Blackburn, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

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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139 helpful votes 139 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

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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133 reviews 133 reviews
42 attraction reviews
146 helpful votes 146 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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