The Hajra-i-Aswad (The Black Stone)
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Answered by Dr. Shehzad Saleem

Please tell me about the history of the “Black Stone". Where was it brought from? Did angel Gabriel bring it from the heavens or what?


There are two prominent views in this regard:

1) The stone is actually a meteorite which landed on the earth from outer space. This ultimately gave birth to the notion that it has come from Paradise. This is the general view.

2) The stone is a remnant of the originally constructed building of the Ka'bah before Abraham (sws) and his son Ismael (sws) rebuilt it from its ruins. This is Imām Farāhī's view.

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