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If you want to kiss the black stone and you're a woman, then you have to take care of your respect... read more

Reviewed February 13, 2016
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The Black Stone – A Jewel From Paradise

The Black Stone or Hajarul Aswad (Arabic), as Muslims believe, is a divine meteorite that was sent... read more

Reviewed February 10, 2016
Indianapolis, Indiana
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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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Mecca, Saudi Arabia
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Reviewed February 13, 2016 via mobile

If you want to kiss the black stone and you're a woman, then you have to take care of your respect and use a bit of a technique. Firstly, don't just stand in line anytime you think it's "right" because you'll get pushed and squeezed...More

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Reviewed February 10, 2016

The Black Stone or Hajarul Aswad (Arabic), as Muslims believe, is a divine meteorite that was sent down by Allah Almighty to Prophet Ibrahim (Abraham) and his son Ismail (Ishmael), peace be upon both of them, to give the precise location of where the Kaaba...More

2  Thank Sagri2013
Reviewed February 4, 2016

Nobody can describe you the exact feeling you get when you first see the Kaaba, It makes you speechless, you forget the world, you forget any words, you forget everything when you stand there watching it, you don't see the thousands and thousands of people...More

Thank Mus7ii
Reviewed January 31, 2016

While turning around Kaaba and asking God all you need, you get a special feeling , purify your spirit and then you picture the prophet Mohamed peace be upon him holding the black stone and kissing it, then you would like to do the same...More

Thank sanfouur
Reviewed January 30, 2016 via mobile

It is beautiful but it is very veryy difficult to reach it. People fight to get to it but it is veryyy difficult to get to it in peak season.

Thank Jawad_Kashmiri
Reviewed January 27, 2016

been to Mecca is such an amazing feeling just to see the Kaabah and the blessing u get the closeness to Allah {swt} ns seen the black stone is the most amazing experiens

Thank ftmjge
Reviewed January 27, 2016 via mobile

It was excellent experience. Clean and spiritual place. Strong recommend to visit and I hope, that always more and more Mu'min visit this holy place.

Thank Irhad M
Reviewed January 22, 2016

Its a very busy place very hard to kiss the stone so we had to just pay our salams from a distance a lot of people pushing and shoving, not realizing why they are there for.

Thank Mbashires
Reviewed January 20, 2016

Lots of people coming from everywhere are centralized to this main building of Islam. The power are great and peaceful.

Thank nouviya
Reviewed January 9, 2016

Thanks to Allah, I got chance to kiss the black stone during Tawaf... An Amazing and unforgotten able experience

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Response from Mahmoud_Swailem | Reviewed this property |
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Response from sarkam64 | Reviewed this property |
Non Muslims are not allowed in Mecca and Madina. All other places are allowed to visit.