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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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Hhadrat aswad

Is just too crowded to even see the Hadrat aswad these days, we get the same reward to kiss it from a distance and that's what I did. May Allah accept.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
304abedaa
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Bolton
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Bolton
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Is just too crowded to even see the Hadrat aswad these days, we get the same reward to kiss it from a distance and that's what I did. May Allah accept.

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Thank 304abedaa
London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Black Stone, This is the final stone laid while building the Holy Kaaba by Hazrat Ibrahim (AS), during the rebuild it was relaid by Hazrat Mohammad (SAW) its the mark from where the start of tawaaf is started and end. This corner of Kaaba is also marked with Green Light for all visitors around the Holy Kaaba.

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Thank EAhmad73
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46 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

There is always a huge crowd at the site of black stone. I could only manage to view it closely. I tried at different times to reach closer to touch and kiss it but there are always a lot of people, may be because the Hajj days are closer. Best times to reach there are late at night around 2... More 

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Thank Ferheen A
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It is the stone which came from jannah, it was white but after touching from a lot of poor people it became dark black.

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Thank muhammad s
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Have visited twice now for Umrah and both times it was very busy because I travelled during school holidays. There is always a large number of people trying to kiss the stone and I was never able to touch or kiss the stone myself. People come there to worship and show their love for the Creator and the Creator has... More 

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Dhaka City, Bangladesh
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

don't worry if you do not touch it is just admire the beauty once in a life time though the atmosphere may be a bit crazy as they go mental to touch it and go near it but

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Kuwait City, Kuwait
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Holy place for Muslims Of the most important holy places for Muslims, and I personally prefer to visit these places because I constantly Muslim It is a place where Muslims held prayers

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Thank HUSSAIN A
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2016 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 July 15, 2016 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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