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The virtues of kissing the black stone (Al Hajarul Aswad)

Question

Please explain the origin and action of the Black stone on the day of judgement?

I was told that it was a white stone in Jannah and was sent down with Adam (‘alayhis salam) to the earth. It turned black due to the sins of mankind and on the day of Qiyamah Allah will give it two eyes and a mouth.

Answer

There are many Hadiths that support what you have heard.

Here under are two authentic ones:

1. Sayyiduna ‘Abdullah ibn ‘Abbas (radiyallahu’anhuma) reports that Rasulullah (sallallahu’alayhi wasallam) said:

‘The black stone is a white ruby from the rubies of Jannah, it was only blackened due to the sins of the polytheists. It will be brought forth on the day of judgment as huge as mount Uhud, to testify on behalf of those who touched or kissed it in the world.’

(Sahih Ibn Khuzaymah, Hadith: 2734)

2. Sayyiduna ‘Abdullah ibn ‘Abbas (radiyallahu ‘anhuma) reports that Rasulullah (sallallahu’alayhi wasallam) said:

‘Indeed on the day of judgement, this (black) stone shall have a tongue and two lips to testify for those who touched it.’

(Sunan Tirmidhi, Hadith: 961, Sunan Ibn Majah, Hadith: 2944, Sahih Ibn Khuzaymah, Hadith: 2736 & Sahih Ibn Hibban; Al Ihsan, Hadith: 3711)

More Hadiths on this topic may be sourced from the book: ‘Fadlul Hajaril aswad wa Maqami Ibrahim’ of Shaykh Sa-id Bakdash.

 

And Allah Ta’ala Knows best

 

Answered by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar

 

Checked by: Moulana Haroon Abasoomar