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A block in the wall of kaaba

This is a special stone in the wall of Kaaba. It is like any block in the middle of a wall, yet it... read more

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Hussain M
,
Bahrain
via mobile
IT IS DIFFICULT TO TOUCH BLACK STONE

In late 70's when we came initially. it was very easy to kiss and touch Balck stone. Now it is... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
MAJEEDARAMCO
,
Rabigh, Saudi Arabia
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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 yesterday via mobile

This is a special stone in the wall of Kaaba. It is like any block in the middle of a wall, yet it has certain significance to muslims that it is almost impossible to reach to it due to overwelming crowds. It is thought that...More

Thank Hussain M
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

In late 70's when we came initially. it was very easy to kiss and touch Balck stone. Now it is almost impossible to make your way even to touch

Thank MAJEEDARAMCO
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Hajaratul Ashwad means heavenly black stones, these are embedded in one corner of Kaaba & out side protected with silver oblong ring. Very difficult to touch and kiss as the crowd are aggressive & may you will damaged your head, if forcefully try.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you do have the opportunity to kiss the black stone you are indeed very lucky. The crowds can be very large and aggressive so be careful!

Thank Nidal T
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Reviewed 17 April 2018 via mobile

Mashallah I hope everyone gets to see this place. Amazing It is always crowded..... Spiritual place.....

Thank Alkhateeb77
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Reviewed 9 April 2018 via mobile

One of the most iconic landmarks of Islam. It is believed to have a heavenly origin and to kiss it is one of the most cherished desires of every Muslim

Thank NaseemVora
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Reviewed 6 April 2018 via mobile

Finally I was there, finally I live to see the black stone, the stone from the heaven and the sins of us transformed it to black.. I wish that I can visit it again and again

Thank Manoul
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Reviewed 6 April 2018 via mobile

As others will push to touch it, Truly special place and great reward but however how many incur multiple sins in harming others to go and touch/kiss it?

Thank MGRother
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Reviewed 20 March 2018 via mobile

The stone from the heavens it’s hard to reach and kiss it. So most people kiss it from far as part of their umrah. I tried a couple of times to kiss it but it’s very difficult as people r pushing and for women I...More

Thank Aye S
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Reviewed 17 March 2018

Hajar (Stone) / Aswad (Black), thats how the name The Black Stone. It is believed to be a stone from the Heaven.

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