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I have visited this place September 2017 for HajjAndUmrah. It is our highest religious place, and... read more

Reviewed 4 October 2017
Dhaka City, Bangladesh
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The stone from Paradise

Black stone is embedded in a corner of the Kaaba in the Great Mosque of Mecca in Saudi Arabia & it... read more

Reviewed 2 October 2017
Chennai (Madras), India
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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...more
Mecca, Saudi Arabia
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Reviewed 2 October 2012 via mobile

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...More

11  Thank FaddySue
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Reviewed 13 March 2013

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...More

10  Thank starloony
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Reviewed 4 October 2017 via mobile

I have visited this place September 2017 for HajjAndUmrah. It is our highest religious place, and once a time who have ability must visit.

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Reviewed 2 October 2017

Black stone is embedded in a corner of the Kaaba in the Great Mosque of Mecca in Saudi Arabia & it is touched before starting the tawaaf ( going round the Kaaba ). If it cannot be touched due to the crowd, one has to...More

1  Thank mdkhaleel
Reviewed 27 September 2017 via mobile

I came to Masjidil Haram for umrah during my college time. One day at Dhuha time, I saw not much crowd gathering around the black stone and I saw my opportunity to get there without having to fight each other. Although it was just for...More

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Reviewed 26 September 2017 via mobile

i really can't describe the feeling you get when you see Kaaba. it's the most visited place by Muslims. the atmosphere is great you meet people from all over the world and you feel highly spirited. must visit. great place to spend time and make...More

Thank Ammar K
Reviewed 23 September 2017 via mobile

The queues are monopolised by men who have no qualms performing sins (by hurting other people) just to perform a sunnah. I don't know why the police don't organise the queue and use iron fist to control the unruly crowd. Anyway in my view the...More

2  Thank AFAK25
Reviewed 18 September 2017

Muslims are striving when they visiting the holy grand mosque to kiss this blessed stone (installed in one corner of the Kaaba), and waiting for a good opportunities and suitable times for this holly matter away from congestion,

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Reviewed 12 September 2017

While making tawaf of holy kaaba it is obligatory to kiss this black stone or hijre aswad or touch it with hand or a stick and kiss the hand or stick. If that is not possible just istalam with one hand and pass. It is...More

1  Thank khalil2017
Reviewed 9 September 2017 via mobile

People go crazy. Pushing fighting etc to touch the stone. This isn't a fard nor a sunnah. There are even sisters fighting in the middle with hijab being pulled off. Subhan'Allah be patient and insha'Allah you can touch it and get the intercession on yamul...More

1  Thank Mohammod R
Reviewed 9 September 2017 via mobile

It is a journey of a lifetime. As a Muslim, it is one of the 5 pillars of Islam so it is a journey that I have been looking forward to all my life. It became even more important because at the age of 44...More

2  Thank Abdullahi A
Reviewed 8 September 2017 via mobile

There are no words for this site , one has to do the intension to come and do the hajj and you will feel different and overwhelmed. It's an amazing mix of people , cultures and regions of the world in one place devoted to...More

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afzal m
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Response from Mahmoud_Swailem | Reviewed this property |
Yes. OMRA visa
Craig R
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Response from sarkam64 | Reviewed this property |
Non Muslims are not allowed in Mecca and Madina. All other places are allowed to visit.