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“Stone come to janat.”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Black Stone

Ranked #3 of 16 things to do in Mecca
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Owner description: 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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“Stone come to janat.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 5, 2014 via mobile

Haven in earth.
A beautiful life long experience in my life . In makkah all people love everyone.
We love the city of medicals.

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“very old stone”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 31, 2013

Hajar-al-aswad is a holy stone in a corner of Qaba,from which all muslims start their turns around the Qaba. touching it has been said to be very good,so all try to touch it and it makes the great crowd around it,which makes it hard esp. for women to touch it.it was one of the original stones used in the first building of Qaba by Prophet Ibrahim and his son.

Visited February 2013
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“magical !!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 30, 2013

I have been to mecca about 4 times,,, each time ,, I have been lucky enough to touch the Black stone,,, it smells amazing and the funniest thing is,,, is that once you have managed to kiss and touch the Stone,,, the crowd almost lifts u away from there and u land about 2 metres away !!
the whole process of Umra and Hajj,,, does Test your patient, so be prepared for lots and lots of SABR,,,,and enjoy the atmosphere, the smell, the tawaf, and just being in one of the city's where our beloved Prophet Salalahu aleyhi wasalam,,spent a lot of time.

Visited January 2013
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“Hajr aswad”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 28, 2013

Difficult if not impossible to get to. Try at 3 AM. Worth the effort if you can make it. Almost impossible for the ladies to get to it.

Visited December 2013
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Mecca, Saudi Arabia
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“A Stone Of Heaven”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 25, 2013

The Black Stone (Arabic: الحجر الأسود‎ al-Ḥajar al-Aswad) is the eastern cornerstone of the Kaaba, the ancient stone building toward which Muslims pray, in the center of the sacred Mosque in Mecca, Saudi Arabia. It is revered by Muslims as an Islamic relic which dates back to the time of Adam and Eve.[1]
The stone was venerated at the Kaaba in pre-Islamic pagan times. It was set intact into the Kaaba's wall by the Islamic prophet Muhammad in the year 605 A.D., five years before his first revelation. Since then it has been broken into a number of fragments and is now cemented into a silver frame in the side of the Kaaba. Its physical appearance is that of a fragmented dark rock, polished smooth by the hands of millions of pilgrims.
It fell from Heaven to show Adam and Eve where to build an altar.
Muslim pilgrims circle the Kaaba as part of the Tawaf ritual of the Hajj. Many of them try, if possible, to stop and kiss the Black Stone, emulating the kiss that Islamic tradition records that it received from Muhammad. If they cannot reach it, they point to it on each of their seven circuits around the Kaaba.
Day of Resurrection will see both kiss or alluded to him during the circumambulation around the holly Kaaba.

Visited November 2013
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