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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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Around the black stone people do tawaaf / the tawaaf complete with 7 round around the black stone and the tawaaf is a part of umrah

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Around the black stone people do tawaaf / the tawaaf complete with 7 round around the black stone and the tawaaf is a part of umrah

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Malang, Indonesia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Hajar aswad, spiritual stone from heaven, it's very hard to kiss it, we can only waive hand to it. It will recognise for those who has kiss it.

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Muscat, Oman
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I was hoping that I can touch the Holy blackstone but I will try next time I Put my voice with other reviewers that there should be a system and queues and allocated timings. I can see that when a VIP people comes, the security guards block the touching and let those VIPs touch and kiss and make duaa there.... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Only Allah (God) and his prophet know the secrete behind the Black Stone.. But, Kissing or merely touching it makes you feel so special and out of this world!!!

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Too many people can only watch the stone...people are pushing from every angle to kiss the stone and to dua at mustazam

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

......Black stone is a stone with great history associated to it and most of our brothers and sisters try to touch it at their visit to Holy city. Now important thing for all of us is to remember the ‘purpose’, we are here for i.e.; to please Allah and ask for his blessing. Unfortunately lot of people forget the essence... More 

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New Delhi, India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It is impossible to write a review about the worlds most sacred place. The Center of the earth. House of Allah. Built by Prophet Ibrahim. It is always so gratifying. Peaceful. & amazing to visit this place. I can go there every year. May Allah give every Muslim a chance to visit this place atleast once. I was blessed by... More 

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Amman
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Black Stone is one of the stones of the Ka`bah. Its significance is that it is the only surviving stone from the original structure built by Abraham and Ishmael (peace be upon them both). The Ka`bah had been destroyed and rebuilt many times in its history, even before the arrival of Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him). The Black... More 

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Gauteng, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

What is the story behind the origin of the Black Stone, Hajre Aswat?When was it place by the Kaaba, and by whom? Is it true that it has turned black absorbing the sins of Muslims? According to the Hadith, Hadhrat Abdullah ibn Abbaas (Radhiallaahu Anhu) narrates that Rasulullah (Sallallaahu Alayhi Wasallam) said, ‘Hajr-e-Aswad (the black stone) was revealed from Jannat... More 

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

All I can say most beautiful experience ever. Just being there in the presence of all the fellow Muslim from all over the world is so heart warming. Performed Umrah at 04:00 in the morning best time I think as it was not that crowed. Following day went to do Maghrib prayer and it was quite crowded but didn't matter... More 

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