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Significance of kissing the black stone

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Kissing the black stone is sunnah, usually there is a lot of rush to do so, even if you are following the queue when you reach to kiss you are pushed back, should one use force to claim his turn against the unruly few who force thier way in without the queue ?

Bhai I have seen people touching, kissing & rubbing on the walls and cover of the Holy Kaaba, holding the cover & corners and making dua, touching or holding the door and door slab and making dua, what is the significance of all this ? How far are these acts correct ?

May Allah bless me and all of us to visit the holy mosque, perform umrah & hajj with due respect and accept our efforts, Amin!

 

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Significance of kissing the black stone

In the name of Allah, We praise Him, seek His help and ask for His forgiveness. Whoever Allah guides none can misguide, and whoever He allows to fall astray, none can guide them aright. We bear witness that there is no one (no idol, no person, no grave, no prophet, no imam, no dai, nobody!) worthy of worship but Allah Alone, and we bear witness that Muhammad(saws) is His slave-servant and the seal of His Messengers.

 

Your question: Kissing the black stone is sunnah, usually there is a lot of rush to do so, even if you are following the queue when you reach to kiss you are pushed back, should one use force to claim his turn against the unruly few who force thier way in without the queue ?

If one can kiss the Black Stone easily, without pushing or hurting his muslim brother in any way, he should follow the Sunnah and kiss the Black Stone; otherwise he may just raise his hand and point towards the Black Stone, when he moves past it. To push, or use force, or hurt any muslim in any way just to kiss the Black Stone would not behove the character or deed of a true believer.

 

Fiqh-us-Sunnah Fiqh 5.125

On seeing the Ka'bah, one should raise his hands and supplicate to Allah for His bounties. Then he should directly proceed to the Black Stone, kiss it quietly or touch it with his hand and kiss the hand. If this is not possible and one cannot reach the Black Stone, one may just point toward it from a distance.

 

Your question: I have seen people touching, kissing & rubbing on the walls and cover of the Holy Kaaba, holding the cover & corners and making dua, touching or holding the door and door slab and making dua, what is the significance of all this ? How far are these acts correct ?

Abdullah Ibn Umar (r.a.) said: "I never saw the Prophet (saws) touching any other parts of Ka'bah except the two corners: The Black Stone and the Yemeni corner."

Reported by Bukhari and Muslim

 

Ibn Hibban has reported in his Sahih that the Prophet (saws) said: "The Black Stone and the Yemeni corner cause the sins to be forgiven."

 

One may pray or supplicate Allah Subhanah from anywhere in the Masjid-e-Haraam, but there is no evidence that the Messenger of Allah (saws) touched any part of the Kaabah while making supplication except the Black Stone and the Yemeni Corner.

 

Whatever written of Truth and benefit is only due to Allahs Assistance and Guidance, and whatever of error is of me. Allah Alone Knows Best and He is the Only Source of Strength.

 

Your Brother in Islam,

 

 

Burhan

 


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