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Address: Mecca, Saudi Arabia
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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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Islamic Monument

Well I feel myself too low to have reviewed such an important Islamic monument. It is a part of the Holy Kaaba and is believed to be a stone from the Paradise. Pilgrims from all... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
waqarsarwar
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Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Well I feel myself too low to have reviewed such an important Islamic monument. It is a part of the Holy Kaaba and is believed to be a stone from the Paradise. Pilgrims from all the world come to Kaaba to perform Umrah and Hajj and whilst doing their religious rituals, they try to have a peek of this stone... More 

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London
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The black stone is located on one of the corners of the Kabah and kissing it is part of the ritual tawaf (if possible). Apart from very quiet times there are large crowds and a lot of pushing to try and kiss the black stone. Remember kissing the black stone is sunnah, however, harming your fellow brother/sister is haram.

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Thank Alim U
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

very busy ,hectic,dangerous area if you not carefull as the area is very crowded as everybody wants to get as close as possible to the Ajare Aswat

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Thank Ahmed M
Jakarta, Indonesia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The stone is probably the oldest stone in this world, and many people visiting Masjid Al Haram want to touch and kiss it. But I didn't have the chance to touch it, because it was very crowded point, many people were at that point. But I succeeded to touch the Kaaba wall and pray next to it. Amazing....and the kaaba... More 

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Thank ThyasP
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Queues are long and hard but well worth the wait in the blistering sun, amazing feeling afterwards though

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Cairo, Egypt
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Very spiritual place. Feels so calm & safe there. Although it's physically exhausting, it's mentally so relaxing. The place is so difficult to reach.

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Muscat, Oman
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The black stone is located at one of the corners in Kaaba and it is considered as a holy place to accept prayers (Inshallah). The place is crowded usually with huge number of people The only issue is that the organizers at Makka doesnt have enough experiance as well as patient to manage visitors and they deal with them in... More 

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penang
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have been very lucky to have the opportunity to kiss the Black Stone during my umrah. I am so blessed! The experience is speechless...you have to go there to know!

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Brunei-Muara District, Brunei Darussalam
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2016

Very clean environment. Beautiful scenario and nice view. huge a lot of pilgrimage, people outside the Ka'aba around the mosque but only by chance to find the black stone as it was not compulsory to see, touch or kiss the black stone.

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Bekasi
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2016

A fragmented dark rock, polished smooth by the hands of pilgrims. The Black Stone is set into the eastern corner of the Kaaba. When I kiss it, I can smell its soft fragrance, very nice.

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