The Black Stone is known as ‘al-Hajar-al-Aswad’ in the Arabic language and is the most Holy object for the Muslims which is still present in its original and ancient form. It is located in one of the cornerstones of Ka’aba Sharif, which is the Holy stone building for the Muslims. The building is surrounded by the ‘Masjid-al-Haram’, which to the Muslims is known as the grand mosque. The Black Stone has been fixed in the wall of the Ka’aba Sharif at a distance 5 ft above the level of the ground and near to the door of the Ka’aba.
Description and features of the stone
The stone is present in 3 pieces that are large and several pieces that are small and has been embedded by a large silver ring that supports …show more content…
Had I not seen Allah’s Messenger (Peace Be Upon Him) kissing you, I would not have kissed you…”
There are many varying traditions and legends associated with the stone regarding the act of touching or kissing the stone. According to a story the Black Stone was stated to be a very precious jewel that was found by Hazrat Adam (A.S) and placed into the Ka’abah where he performed the first pilgrimage. And thus marked the starting of the performance of the ritual of pilgrimage by the Muslims in regard to what the prophets did. The significance of the stone can be realized from the time when the stone was stolen.
In 929, the stone was carried off by the Carmathians in an attempt to attract the pilgrims of Muslims to the eastern side of Arabia and continued to hold it there for 20 years. But the attempt somehow proved to be unsuccessful since the Muslims did not come after the stone rather they went to Mecca to perform the pilgrimage without the stone. This shows the significance that Muslims attach with it is only to regard it as a part of the ritual as the prophets had done, but the Muslims do not hold it important for worshipping or considering it an idol.
The Holy Prophet (Peace be Upon