highlights of

hajre aswad

the  black  stone

– The Hajar al-Aswad was brought from Jannah and presented to Ebrahim (عليه السلام) to be placed on the corner of the Ka’bah. Ibn Abbas (رضي الله عنه) narrated that the Prophet (ﷺ) said: “The Black Stone came down from Paradise and it was whiter than milk, but the sins of the sons of Adam turned it black.” [Tirmidhi]

Where did the Hajar al-Aswad come from?

– Du’as are accepted at the Hajar al-Aswad and on the Day of Judgement it will testify in favour of all those who kissed it. The Prophet (ﷺ) said: “By Allah! On the Day of Qiyamah, Allah will present the Hajar al-Aswad in such a manner that it will have two eyes and a tongue to testify to the Imaan (faith) of all those who kissed it.” [Tirmidhi]

– The Hajar al-Aswad was stolen from the Ka’bah around 930 CE by Qarmatian warriors who were an Ismaeeli Shia sect. They ransacked Makkah, desecrating the Well of Zamzam with Muslim corpses and carried the Black Stone away to their base in Ihsaa, in medieval Bahrain. According to the historian Al-Juwayni, the stone was returned in around 952 CE and restored to its original location.

The Hajar al-Aswad was once stolen

– The Hajar al-Aswad was originally a complete stone but due to various historical incidents now consists of eight pieces of varying sizes affixed to a large stone and encased in a silver frame. The silver frame was first made by Abdullah bin Zubair (رضي الله عنه) and replaced by later Khalifas as the need arose.

The stone is now in pieces

The Prophet (ﷺ) kissed the Hajar al-Aswad directly, he also pointed towards it when the area was crowded, it is therefore clear that both kissing it and pointing towards it are Sunnah.

Kissing the Hajar al-Aswad

Hajr e Aswad(the black stone ) is located at the east Corner of Kaaba. Pilgrims stops at Hajr e Aswad and Kiss the Stone saying “Bismillah-AllahuAkbar ” and “Allahu Akbar”.The Stone looks black Polished and shining and there is rarely a time when no one is touching It and glorifying Allah.Black Stone is a Stone from Heaven and Muslim Kiss it following the Rituals of Prophet Muhammad (pbuh).

Present Location of Hajr e Aswad/the kaaba Stone

Saudi authorities released Specially processed high-resolution images of black stone this Ramadan. The images were captured using a painstaking process that took almost 60 hours to complete.

Never seen before pictures of the stone

“By Allah! On the Day of Qiyaamah, Allah will present the Hajar e Aswad in such a manner that it will have two eyes and a tongue to testify to the Imaan (faith) of all those who kissed it.” (Tirmidhi)

Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) said