Hajar Al Aswad, Black Stone, Kaaba, Mecca, Saudi Arabia

  November 02, 2020   Read time 1 min
Hajar Al Aswad, Black Stone, Kaaba, Mecca, Saudi Arabia
Hajar Al Aswad is the other sacred object that is visited by the Muslim pilgrims who attend Mecca for Hajj Pilgrimage.

When the Quraysh demolished the Holy Ka’bah in order to reconstruct it, a dispute arose when the building reached the level of the Black Stone. They differed on the issue of who was eligible to restore the Black Stone to its original place. A civil war was about to break out. Banu Abdu’d-Dar brought a bowl full of blood and all of the tribes inserted their hands in it, which meant that they had made up their minds to fight one another. But Abu Umayya Ibn al-Mugheera , their elder, asked Quraysh to agree on the judgement of the first person to come through the Bani Shaibah gate and they all agreed on this suggestion. The first to come through this gate was the Prophet. This was five years before his mission. He put the Black Stone in the middle of a piece of cloth, and asked a representative of each tribe to hold one of the edges of the cloth and raise it close to its place. Then the Prophet picked it up with his own noble hands and restored it to its original place. This was how the Prophet prevented a war from breaking out among the Quraysh by a supreme demonstration of wisdom (Islamic Landmarks).