Touch kiss black stone.

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I am a Muslim girl, 24.This year I went for Umrah in Ramadan, I felt so lucky to touch the Khana-e Kaabah, during my Umrah, I touched it and started praying with all my heart that i cryed and then i managed to touch the Hajar-e-Aswad, I prayed there also for forgiveness etc. But then when i came back everyone told me that we cannot pray there we just need to give the Hajar-e-Aswad a kiss (Bosa) and that is all. But thats what i had heared that if we get a chance to see the Hajar-e-Aswad and touch it and pray from our hearts, all our prayers will come true. Was I right, Allah is All-Knowing, did i do something wrong? 


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Touch kiss black stone

In the name of Allah, We praise Him, seek His help and ask for His forgiveness. Whoever Allah guides none can misguide, and whoever He allows to fall astray, none can guide them aright. We bear witness that there is none worthy of worship but Allah Alone, and we bear witness that Muhammad (saws) is His slave-servant and the seal of His Messengers.


Fiqh-us-Sunnah Fiqh 5.125

On seeing the Ka'bah, one should raise his hands and supplicate to Allah for His bounties.  Then he should directly proceed to the Black Stone, kiss it quietly or touch it with his hand and kiss the hand.  If this is not possible and one cannot reach the Black Stone, one may just point toward it from a distance.


Abdullah Ibn Umar (r.a.) said: "I never saw the Prophet (saws) touching any other parts of Ka'bah (during his tawaaf) except the two corners: The Black Stone and the Yemeni corner."

Reported by Bukhari and Muslim


Hadrat Umar (r.a.) approached the Black Stone and kissed it. Then he said: "I know that you are a mere stone, that can neither harm nor do any good. If I had not seen the Prophet (saws) kissing you, I would have never kissed you."

Related by Bukhari and Muslim.


If one can kiss the Black Stone easily, without pushing or hurting their muslim brethren in any way, one should follow the Sunnah and kiss the Black Stone; otherwise one may just raise his hand and point towards the Black Stone, when one starts one’s ‘tawaaf’ or moves past it.  To push, or use force, or hurt any muslim in any way just to kiss to Black Stone would not behove and befit the character of a true believer.


Your Question: ……that if we get a chance to see the Hajar-e-Aswad and touch it and pray from our hearts, all our prayers will come true.

Allah says in the Holy Quran Chapter 2 Surah Baqarah verse 186:

And if  My servants ask you,  O Prophet, concerning Me,  tell them that I am quite near to them.   I hear and answer the prayer of the suppliant,  when he calls on Me.  So let them respond to My call and believe in Me.  (Convey this to them),  perhaps they may be guided aright!


Al-Tirmidhi Hadith 2257        Narrated by Abu Sa'id al-Khudri

The Prophet (saws) said, "Any Muslim who makes a supplication containing nothing which is sinful, or which involves breaking ties of relationship,  will be given for it by Allah one of three things: He will give him swift answer, or store it up for him in the next world, or turn away from him an equivalent amount of evil."  Those who heard it said they would then make many supplications and he (saws) replied that Allah was more ready to answer than they were to ask.


Abu Hurairah reported, "The Prophet (saws) said, "Nothing is more dear to Allah than one's supplication to Him.'' 

Narrated by Tirmidhi and Ibn Majah.


Salman reported that the Prophet (saws), said, "Your Lord, the Blessed and the Exalted One, is Modest and Generous, and He loathes to turn away His servant empty-handed when he raises his hands to Him in supplication."

Narrated by Ahmad and Ibn Hibban.


My dear and beloved Sister in Islam, know and believe with total and absolute conviction that no…. and we reiterate, absolutely no lawful supplication made by a believer unto their Lord Most Majestic is ever left unheard or unanswered by Him, for our Lord Most Gracious is indeed All-Hearing All-Knowing and He absolutely loathes to turn away His servants empty handed when they raise their hands to Him in earnest supplications!  Thus regardless of whether one chooses to make one’s supplications unto their Lord in front of His Sacred House or from the solitude and darkness of their rooms in the midst of the darkest night…..every lawful supplication made by a attentive heart unto their Lord Most Gracious is heard and answered by Him Who is All-Hearing, All-Knowing, The Most Merciful! 


The ‘Hajr-e-Aswad’ (Black Stone) is indeed one of the Signs of Allah Subhanah on this earth, and it is a Sunnah to kiss and touch the Black Stone when one visits the Sacred House, and there is absolutely no harm if one makes supplications to their Lord Most Gracious when doing so. 


Ibn 'Umar said: "Allah's Messenger (saws) faced the Black Stone, touched it, and then placed his lips on it and wept for a long time." The Prophet (saws) then said: 'This is the place where one should shed tears.'''

Reported by Al-Hakim.


Ibn Hibban has reported in his Sahih that the Prophet (saws) said: "(Making supplications near) the Black Stone and the Yemeni corner cause the sins to be forgiven."


Whatever written of Truth and benefit is only due to Allah’s Assistance and Guidance, and whatever of error is of me alone.  Allah Alone Knows Best and He is the Only Source of Strength.


Your brother and well wisher in Islam,





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