Hajre Aswad (The Black Stone of Mecca) – Complete History, Virtues, and Information

The stone of Hajre Aswad is known as the Black Stone. It is believed to be a stone from heaven. Several Ahadiths and quotes are present about the virtues associated with the sacred stone. Read the article for further details.

Hajre Aswad (The Black Stone of Mecca) – Complete History, Virtues, and Information

What is Hajre Aswad? Hajre Aswad Kya He?

Hajre Aswad is installed in the wall of Khana-e-Kaaba. It is the starting and endpoint of each tawaf. It is Sunnah to kiss the stone during the Tawaf. However, the act of kissing Hajre Aswad is known as Istilam. Each year millions of Muslims get a chance to act on this holy virtue.

Virtues of Hajre Aswad

Hazrat Ibn e Abbas (Blessings of Allah be Upon Him) narrated that Prophet Muhammad (Peace Be upon Him) said that: “The Black Stone came down from Paradise and it was whiter than milk, but the sins of the sons of Adam turned it black.”

In another Hadith narration, Hazrat Ibn e Abbas (Blessings of Allah be Upon Him) revealed that “The Hajar al-Aswad and al-Maqam (Ebrahim) are two jewels from the jewels of Paradise. Had Allah not concealed their radiance, they would illuminate everything between the East and the West.”

It is also recommend to offer Dua at Hajre Aswad. There is a Hadith related to the Prophet Muhammad (Peace Be upon Him) in which he emphasized the kissing of stone. He (Peace Be upon Him) revealed that “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.”

Manners of Kissing Hajre Aswad

A person who wants to kiss Hajre Aswad should neither harm anyone nor push people because causing harm to people is Haram and not allowed in Islam. However, in the case of a high crowd, it is sufficient to point towards the Hajre Aswad with a hand or stick while reciting Takbeer and then to kiss the stick or hand. Although our beloved Prophet Muhammad (Peace Be Upon Him) kissed the stone directly, He (Peace Be Upon Him) also pointed towards it when the place was crowded. So both pointing towards it and kissing it are Sunnah.

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