Black Stone
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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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tonykchetty
Durban, South Africa
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 • Solo
What exactly the Black Stone is, is not important. The reverence shown to it is most elevating. Pilgrims try their utmost to touch it at least once during tawaaf. It is difficult, but with patience it is possible.Placing it outside the Kabaa is indeed a blessed - if it was inside, it would not be possible to see it, let alone touch it.
Written 14 March 2020
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Eastern_princess
England, UK
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022 • Family
To think of the Prophets that have graced Kaaba sharif from Adam (as) to Prophet Muhammad pbut to Isa (as) upon their return that when one arrives you are mesmerised seeing Kaaba Sharif, Hajar Al Aswad, Multazam, Iraqi Corner, Al Mizaab, Sham, Yemini corners and Hijr Isma’il, Maqaam e Ibrahim along with Zam Zam and Safa-Marwa. As I said my prayers setting eyes upon Hajar Al Aswad I felt myself blushing paying my Salaam’s with Allah hu Akbar as I made my Tawafs. Each Maqam presented themselves and I paid my salaams with grace. So heavenly is the feeling being at the Kaaba Sharif. Each station seeped in and witness to history that my excitement was euphoric as I passed them as long lost friends.
Kaaba Sharif, Hajar Al Aswad, Multazam, Iraqi Corner, Al Mizaab, Sham, Yemini corners and Hijr Isma’il, Maqaam e Ibrahim along with Zam Zam and Safa-Marwa I congratulate you on the coming of our beloved. When they find themselves between Hajar Al Aswad and Maqaam e Ibrahim and the world conveys their Bay’ah to them may you convey my love to them and my eternal love to you all. Until we meet again ✨
Written 31 October 2022
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Jahangir A
Dudley, UK
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Family
It does not matter what time you do your Tawaf there will always be a rugby match trying to access and kiss it. Unfortunately there is no common sense approach of just allowing those who have accessed it to just leave without trying to wrestle them back and at the same time no order and just lots of pushing for everyone to get access.

On the plus side the reward is worth it.
Written 4 November 2023
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FITxxx
Riffa, Bahrain
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2022 • Friends
In my personal experience or rather dreams, I am still trying to get closer and kiss the black stone set into the eastern corner of Kaaba. The stone was set intact into the Kaaba's wall by the Islamic prophet Muhammad in 605 CE. However, as Muslims we do not worship the Black Stone.
Written 8 April 2022
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Lameece
London
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2014 • Couples
Having been blessed of going Umrah many times During Ramadan (Alhamduilah) I thought to myself it is not Ramadan and I have wanted so so much to kiss the black stone. My husband was against the idea but I begged him to at least "try" and help me as I am still young and there will be a time where I will not even attempt going in.

Ok where do I start? We went in towards the Kaba I had both hands on the Kaba and my husband was protecting me from behind he said "hold on to the Kaba and take small steps right towards the corner" Ya Rabb i cant even explain the CRAZINESS people were pushing pulling yelling it was so so crazy!! My husband told me get on the Kaba side and walk across it he lifted me up but it is at a angle (it is made out of Marble and I was slipping off it!!) May Allah bless my husband he was using all his body strength too let know one crush me (at one point i was squashed on to the Kaba i could not breath!!) I was screaming at them stop pushing!!! (I felt the life getting squeezed out of me!! SubHanallah I felt like i was going to be crushed too death!!) I get so upset thinking how foolish I was literally "forcing" my husband to take me in. I can hear him getting exhausted as we were so far in. I was so so hot and exhausted by now! i hate to use the word barbaric if your a women or an old person, strong men DO NOT care they will hurt you to get to the stone! (they have that crazy look in their eyes combined with a lack of education or care for others!)

It looked like a brawl I have never ever seen anything or felt anything like that! I was so Naive thinking I am a women they will have "rahmah" at one point i screamed in a mans face Stopppp!!!!! I felt my organs getting crushed. At this point I wanted out! we were like 3 people away from it. I started crying as i thought I want this so so badly but NOT like this! The blazing sun was zapping my energy. People were pushing my husband and i was so afraid he would get lost in the crowd and I would have been dead! No doubt about it HE SAVED MY LIFE.

AlhamduilAh I got strength from Allah and reached out and touched it! but kissing it?? i would have broken my nose my neck or lost a tooth!! it is IMPOSSIBLE unless theres civilised ques for women. As I am typing this my arms legs and kness are bruised. I was so upset that people can be so aggressive literally trying to climb over you to get to the corner.

I had the attitude "i am strong! no one will stop it! i can do it" honestly sisters this place is NOT for women. Alhamduilah we finally got pushed out and i was exhausted than there it was the beautiful gold doors of Kabah right in front of me! it was busy but nothing like the corner! i walked towards it and alhamduilah touched the bottom stone. The door is possible the corner was actually asking for death.

Unless theres a que I may try again for women only. But with the crowds no way. May Allah IA reward me for my attempt. And forgive me for not listening to my husband he said "now you know why i said its not easy" Unless you have been close to it YOU realise that the only way to get to it is by force, which is so wrong. May Allah guide all muslims.
Written 26 February 2014
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Mimimo2408
Manchester, UK
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2013 • Family
Alhamdulliah on my latest visit to Haram i had the previllige to touch the stone every day that i was there. I went every day one hour after Zohar prayers. As a female the best place to stand is on the side where the guard also stands. Men stand on the other side and it is very easy to get squished there. Whatever you do dont duck down, try to stay standing on top to stop yourself from getting stampeded on. Trying to form a line at the side helps, despite being pushed and shoved you are actually more likely to get close to the stone to touch it and even kiss it, than if you participate in the pushing! forming the line means that you help people infront of you get to the stone and it will help with the flow of people. also i think its much quicker. Once you have touched it step back, dont spend any longer there as it is unfair for others who want to do the same as you. turn back and let people know you have finished and they will help you out of the crowd and give you way. While you are in the line waiting for your turn just keep praying that God helps you get there rather than shouting at people and InshAllah your turn will come!
Written 30 July 2013
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starloony
Leicester, UK
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2013 • Family
There is too much pushing and shoving to kiss the black stone. Do people not realise that being kind to one another is more important than kissing the black stone? I tried to get close but I do not want to push and shove other pilgrims so refrained from getting any closer. Maybe if the authorities did more to stop such behaviour it would be better.
Written 13 March 2013
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Samer A
Amman
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2017
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 Stone is the single stone that has survived all the mishaps that have taken place since the time of Abraham and Ismael. This is the real application of this rite. It is only a matter of following what our Prophet (peace be upon him) taught us or showed us. It is known for sure that no benefit or harm can be received from the Black Stone.
And Allah knows best
Written 26 January 2017
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Tanzira Noor
Dhaka City, Bangladesh
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2014 • Family
As we are Muslims we believe during Hajj/Umrah if we are fortunate enough to kiss the Black Stone" Hajre Aswad" we will be forgiven for our past life's sins by Allah tayala. Alhamdulillah!I was enthusiastic from my childhood to go to Hajj and to kiss that holy stone.It was more like a fantasy to me! When the time came to me ,I found it near impossible to go near the black stone which is fixed in the body of Holy Kaba.Being an woman it was very troublesome to go near .I would request humbly to Saudia Arabian Government through this review to make specific schedules /arrangements to give everyone a chance to stand and come in a cue to at least see/touch the stone for once in a life time,rather fighting for kissing it like mad.
Written 12 July 2014
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FaddySue
Kuching, Malaysia
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Praise be to Allah the Almighty, I was invited to visit Al Haram for the 4th time. With much difficulty I managed to get close to Hajar Aswad & touch it. As usual there were hundreds of people pushing. Only the strong willed can get close to Hajar Aswad as you have to be prepared to shove your way through throngs of human body. You must touch or kiss Hajar Aswad at least once when you are in Al Haram. Praise be to Allah the Almighty if you get the chance to be invited to Al Haram. Al Haram and the Prophet's Mosque in Madinah, Praise Be Upon Him, are the most peaceful and calming places on earth. It is where I would go to seek refuge & solace.
Written 2 October 2012
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