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AlHamdulillah, May Allah grant us to visit this place very soon again.

The importance of this stone is very high. I did try to reach it every time I visit but the crowd... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Jafar S
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New Delhi, India
Umrah

Alhamdulillah Allah give us chance to the stone 2 times in this trip even my wife too . My son... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Hajishahul
via mobile
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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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Reviewed 4 days ago

The importance of this stone is very high. I did try to reach it every time I visit but the crowd deters me from doing so. Maybe one day, I'll get a chance to reach and kiss this stone. But never try to cause any...More

Thank Jafar S
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Alhamdulillah Allah give us chance to the stone 2 times in this trip even my wife too . My son Kalifa & bro Faizal touched 4 times with huge crowds. Whoever knows and yaqin with kissing and holding Hajarul Aswad, there will be no musibah...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I was planning to find a solution to kiss the stone, and as it very crowded and it’s impossible, so after doing tawaf in the early. Hours of fajar Salah I stood in near the stone and as soon as the salah finished I just...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

you have to punch a minimum of 4 people to try and touch it. i punched no one don't worry but i also didnt touch it

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

As much has we all have a strong wish and desire to touch its impossible. Some system needs to be created to allow females an equal opportunity without pushing and in a dignified manner.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It's difficult. But where there's a will there's a way...this trip of mine proved it. Best time is perhaps at around 10pm...

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Very difficult to reach for strong man and impossible for women and children. Although prophet Mohamed peas upon him recommend waving in spite of touching not to bother other Muslim.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was one of my dream in Mekke . i do belive all muslim have a same dream like me. Insaallah who wish this to realise their dream asap.

Thank Tarık Volkan O
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It is something holy for muslims, there is a huge crowd around it. It is very difficult to touch it or to come close My advise is not trying to reach especially with crowd also scholars advised it is not a must to touch it

Thank Rania H
Reviewed 5 December 2017

I grew up in Saudi Arabia in from late 60s till early 80s. So, I went to Makkah several times; in those days it wasn't so crowded; so, I was blessed to have touched and kissed the black stone several times but now it seems...More

Thank Mumtaz400
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afzal m
28 August 2016|
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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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