Jakarta, TOPNews Indonesia –
Government Saudi Arabia released a number of photos Hajar Aswad or the Black Stone that’s on Kaaba. This photo was released for the first time.
The photos are captured at different levels of clarity, resulting in better image quality and higher resolution.
This black stone is well known by most Muslims, especially the pilgrims. Some of them even managed to kiss the stone. This stone has historical value which is quite important in the development of Islam.
Cite the page Islamic and Marks, this stone was brought from Jannah or heaven, which was dedicated specifically to Prophet Ibrahim to be placed in the corner of the Ka’bah.
“A black stone came down from heaven and it was whiter than milk, but the sins of the children of Adam turned it black.“(HR Tirmidhi)
Another history records that the Prophet Ibrahim AS received an order from Allah SWT to build the Ka’bah, as the first place of worship to be built in the world.
In his book, Qishash al-Anbiyaa ‘, Ibn Kathir explained that Prophet Ibrahim found there was an empty space to cover the wall. The empty space was found when the construction of the Ka’bah was almost complete.
From there, Ibrahim asked his son, Prophet Ismail AS, to find a stone that could be used to cover the empty space.
Ismail went on a journey to find stones. On the way, Ismail met the Angel Jibril who gave him the best black stone (Hajar Aswad). Ismail also accepted the stone happily and brought it to his father.
Ibrahim asked his son, “Where did you get this stone?” Ismail replied, “This stone I got from that does not burden my grandchildren and your grandchildren.”
The Saudi Arabian government has released a number of new high-resolution photos of the Hajar Aswad or Black Stone in the Kaaba. (Screenshot of @ReasahAlharmain’s twitter)
The two then kissed the black stone. This story is what then makes so many Muslims who carry out the pilgrimage wish to kiss the rock which is located in the eastern corner of the Ka’bah.
Another tradition states that the Black Stone was an angel who was placed by God in the Garden of Eden to protect Adam.
Regardless of its origin, the Hajar Aswad plays an important role in the ritual of tawaf for Muslims, especially the pilgrims. Tawaf is a ritual around the Ka’bah seven turns counterclockwise, imitating the actions of the Prophet Muhammad.
At the end of each series, the congregation performs a ritual term or approaches the Black Stone to kiss it at the end of the tawaf. The congregation can also touch it with their hands or raise their hands towards it while reciting takbir.
Along the way, the stone was stolen from the Ka’bah around 930 AD by Qarmatian warriors. They searched Makkah, desecrated the Well of Zamzam and took Hajar Aswad to his base in Bahrain. Historians note, the stone was returned in about 952 AD to its original location accompanied by a note that reads, “On our orders we took it, and on our orders we have brought it back.”
The kidnapping caused further damage, breaking the stone into seven pieces. It is said that the kidnapper, Abu Tahir, reportedly had a bad luck.
To protect the crushed stone, the Ka’bah guards built a silver frame to surround the Black Stone.