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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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Beautiful Masha Allah

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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
BronS73
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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30 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW 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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Ilford, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

It's always crowded with people constantly, very hard to go near it. Women I suggest you have your husband brother or father with you. It's sooo tough without someone guarding you. My husband was with me and with his help I managed to kiss the stone

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Thank kkmojumdar
Auckland, New Zealand
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12 reviews
7 attraction reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Its not just a stone, its form heaven. One who can touch and kiss this stone is one of the luckiest one, it is always busy especially around Hajj time.

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Thank asma_munir
Colombo, Sri Lanka
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30 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Once of the important landmark in the Haram. its always full of people. Being able to Kiss or touch is nearly impossible. But its every Muslims dream.

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Thank Aslam86
London, United Kingdom
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186 reviews
70 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

After seeing the Black Stone i really felt something i cant explain. Always recommend worshipers to explore. Yes you will be pushed & shoved and some can also be aggressive but don't retaliate as you are not there cause issues.

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Thank SilverS007
South Africa
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12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

An undecribable feeling .Alhumdullilah may Almighty Allah grant everyone the ability to visit. The kissing of the hajarul aswad is sunnah.

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Thank Yasmine2509
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It's absoluley busy 24/7 to kiss this stone, we were in makkah for 7 days and stayed in the closest hotel, so we can go to Masjid Al Haram any time, we tried our level best to kiss this stone, but unfortunately we couldn't as its always crowded there.

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Thank Fozia M
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18 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

To have the opportunity to kiss the black stone is every Muslims dream and to have been able to do it is a blessing.

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Thank Rashid E
capetown
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79 reviews
52 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The story of the black stone is one which symbolises unity. In the time of the Prophet Muhammad (peAce be upon him) the Kabaa was rebuilt and building work was done by four tribes. When the last stone had to be put in place the tribes argued as to who would place the final stone. The prophet (peace be upon... More 

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Solihull, United Kingdom
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38 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a rare and unique opportunity, not to be missed! It requires extreme love and devotion, and to kiss the black stone; avoid Zuhr and Asr prayer times, before and after azaan. it is very crowded during the day and the crowds are more violent and rough. I tried first time which was successful which was at 11.15pm approx.... More 

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