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Honor the House, But Why Kiss the Stone?

Short Answer:God honored the Ancient House by calling it His own. During Hajj, Muslims practice certain acts out of obedience to God’s commandments and summoning. Muslims go to Makkah to glorify God, not to kiss a stone or worship a man or a semi-divinity.The entire course of devotion is for God alone. The Black Stone …

How Was the Black Stone Stolen From Makkah?

How Was the Black Stone Stolen From Makkah?

Not many people know that the black stone was stolen from Makkah for 23 years! The Qarmatians stole it in January 930. The stone was stolen and taken to their Hajar base (what now is Bahrain) by the Qarmatian leader, Abu Tahir al-Qarmati…

The Story of Kabah - The Sacred House of God

The Story of Kabah - The Sacred House of God

The Kabah is the holiest site in Islam, and it is the qiblah, the direction Muslims face when praying. It is called the Ka’bah because of its shape; cube in the Arabic language is ka’b. Sometimes the Ka’bah is called Al Bait Al Atiq, or the emancipated house…

Appreciating the Ka’bah

Appreciating the Ka’bah

Lost for words, while watching, touching or circumambulating the Ka’bah, most people tend to give in to the stream of abundant but incommunicable spiritual, psychological and even intellectual emotions the circumstances generate.

Do Muslims Worship the Black Stone? - About Islam

Do Muslims Worship the Black Stone?

Asalamu Alaikum, Thank you for contacting About Islam with your question. Dr. Shabir Ally addresses this question in the video below: Transcript: 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? …

Revelation, Monotheism and Black Stone

Revelation, Monotheism and Black Stone

Salam Dear Saima, Many thanks for your questions, which as always are welcome in pursuit of the truth and deeper knowledge of Islam. It is the opinion of many anthropologists these days that monotheism was a later development in human religion, and that earlier people worshipped manifestations of nature in the search for the ultimate. …

The Black Stone… An Idol

The Black Stone… An Idol?

Salam Dear Brother, Thank you for your question and for contacting Ask About Islam. Your main point is that Islam encourages idolatry. Nothing could be farther from the truth; because no other religion opposes idolatry as vehemently as Islam. As for the Black Stone in the Kabah, it is not an idol; and nobody worships …



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