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Do Muslims Worship the Black Stone?

18 March, 2017
Q Do Muslims worship the Kaabah or the black stone of the Kabbah?


Asalamu Alaikum,

Thank you for contacting About Islam with your question.

Dr. Shabir Ally addresses this question in the video below:

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Safiyyah Ally: Welcome back. Now, Dr. Shabir Ally, here’s a question.

Can you tell me about the Black Stone in the Kabbah? What is it? Why is it there? And do Muslims worship it?

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Dr. Shabir Ally: It is related by Muslim that the stone was sent down from heaven for Abraham to be used in constructing the Sacred House.

Buildings in ancient times often had a cornerstone. And he wanted a cornerstone.

It is said that this stone used to be white, but became black due to the sins of humankind.

And no, we do not worship the stone or anything other than the unseen Creator of the heavens and the earth-God.

I hope this helps answer your question. Please keep in touch.

Walaikum Asalam.

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