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THE BLACK STONE IS NOT WORSHIPPED BY MUSLIMS

By
Abdul Haleem

 

Christians regularly to justify their idolatrous practices – such as prayers to Mary – by claiming that Muslims “worship” the Black Stone at the Kaaba in Makkah.

Having been on hajj let me answer this based both on history and my own experiences.   The Black Stone – Hajar al- Aswad – is NOT mentioned in the Quran.  The Black Stone is located about five feet from the ground on the East corner of the Kaaba (this corner is known as “al-rukn al-Aswad”).

While there are traditions about kissing or touching the Stone, its real significance is as marker of the point at which one starts the Tawaaf (circumambulation of the Kaaba as part of hajj or omra.)  Even the traditions which talk about kissing or touching the stone are VERY CLEAR that the Stone is JUST A STONE! Read more of this post