What is the story of Hajr e Aswad?

What is the story of Hajr e Aswad?

Islamic tradition holds that the Black Stone fell from Jannah to show Adam and Eve where to build an altar, which became the first temple on Earth. Muslims believe that the stone was originally pure and dazzling white, but has since turned black because of the sins of the people who touch it.

Where did Hajar Aswad come from?

Black Stone of Mecca, Arabic Al-Ḥajar al-Aswad, Muslim object of veneration, built into the eastern wall of the Kaʿbah (small shrine within the Great Mosque of Mecca) and probably dating from the pre-Islamic religion of the Arabs.

Why do Muslims kiss Hajr e Aswad?

So, why do the Muslims kiss the Black Stone ( Hajr Al Aswad)? Muslims kiss the Black Stone in the fervent belief that it came from God (Allah) in paradise and because it was the usual custom of the revered Prophet Mohammed (SAW).

What is Hajr e Aswad made of?

The encasement, made out of pure silver, only serves as a protection mechanism for the sacred stone. History books on the Black Stone recall how it was placed in the Ka’aba by Prophet Abraham, after it was presented to him by the angel Gabriel. The stone is recognised as to have come from heaven.

What do you need to know about the hajre Aswad?

One of such relics that enjoys equal respect and reverence among all the Muslims is the Hajre Aswad or commonly known as ‘The Black Stone’. This post by QuranReading.com Academy today tries to cover the history of Hajre Aswad, the significance it has in Islam, and the expression of obedience of Muslims towards it.

Is the Hajr E Aswad a stone from Paradise?

This hadith proves that Hajre Aswad is a stone that came from paradise, and it was originally in pure white state, which then started, turning black with the progression in the increasing sins of humankind. Significance for Muslims:

When was the Hajar al Aswad returned to its original location?

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 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.

Is the kissing of the Hajr E Aswad idolatry?

The first misconception is that although Muslims believe in oneness of God and forbid idolatry, yet the kissing of Hajre Aswad is a form of idolatry and thus Muslims covertly commit idolatry by kissing the stone.