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Black Stone, Mecca

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A cornerstone on a sacred mosque, Black Stone holds the status of one of the most revered Islamic relics. Shrouded in mystery, the stone was possibly set into the side of the mosque in 605 BCE by the prophet Muhammad, appearing frequently in Islamic iconography and texts over the following centuries. To visit Black Stone and other attractions in Mecca, use our Mecca trip planner.
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  • Must try to kiss, touch or at least look at from as close as possible. Raise your right hand (only) and say takbeer 3x out loud. 
    Must try to kiss, touch or at least look at from as close as possible. Raise your right hand (only) and say takbeer 3x out loud.  more »
  • Black Stone of Mecca, Arabic Al-Ḥajar al-Aswad, Muslim object of veneration, built into the eastern wall of the Kaʿbah (small shrine within the Great Mosque of Mecca) and probably dating from the... 
    Black Stone of Mecca, Arabic Al-Ḥajar al-Aswad, Muslim object of veneration, built into the eastern wall of the Kaʿbah (small shrine within the Great Mosque of Mecca) and probably dating from the...  more »

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