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Hard to reach

The black stone is a piece from stone from Heaven and it is a Holly stone for Muslims . it is... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Taha J
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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Mesmerizing

Going to this holy area is one of the best trip your do in your life. Going in you feel your are... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Askgit
,
Halifax, Canada
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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 4 days ago

The black stone is a piece from stone from Heaven and it is a Holly stone for Muslims . it is advisable to kiss and touch it to get Blessed by Allah

Thank Taha J
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Going to this holy area is one of the best trip your do in your life. Going in you feel your are walking on a cloud. Whenever I go since I was a young child this feeling grow differently and become more deep. Amazing you...More

Thank Askgit
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This call Hajre Aswad.stone from Heaven-Jannat.starting point of every Tavaf.every pilgrim mark face toward it for Tavaf.very very difficult to reach there.

Thank basirmalik
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Black Stone better known as Ḥajar al-Aswad is one of cornerstone of the Kaaba. It is thought to be a heavenly and blissful type rock in origin. It existed in the Kaaba in pre-Islamic times and was placed into the Kaaba's wall by Prophet...More

1  Thank Tony B
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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 8 May 2018

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 5 May 2018

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.

Thank Rupawala
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Reviewed 1 May 2018

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.....

1  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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afzal m
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Response from Mahmoud_Swailem | Reviewed this property |
Yes. OMRA visa
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Craig R
24 July 2016|
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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.
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