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"Touch the Black Stone, Hajarai Aswad." Top 5 Page for this destination Mecca Things to Do Tip by Muarrij

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  The black stone, Hajara Aswad.
by Muarrij

This stone is thought to have come down from Heaven. Scientifically it would be classed as a meteorite.
Some traditions claim that Prophet Adam, the first person on earth, brought down this stone from Heaven when he was expelled from Heaven for disobeying.
The stone itself in its current state was placed by the four tribes of the Quraish, around 1400 years ago, this arrangement was directed by the Prophet Muhammed PBUH., as at the time the tribes quarelled who would set the stone into the Corner wall of the Kaabah.
It is also said that the stone is God's right hand on the world.
This in itself is truly an amazing site and a wonder with regard to the amount of people eager to see or touch it.

Address: On the corner near the door to the Kaabah itself

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  • Updated Jun 3, 2005
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