We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Want the lowest hotel prices? You're in the right place. We check 200+ sites for you.
Sponsored by:
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: Mecca, Saudi Arabia
Description:

This holy stone is the eastern cornerstone of the Kaaba, the ancient stone...

This holy stone is the eastern cornerstone of the Kaaba, the ancient stone building towards which all Muslims pray. Many Muslims believe that the stone (originally white but now black from absorbing the sins of man) fell from heaven during the time of Adam and Eve.

read more

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 651 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 408
    Excellent
  • 22
    Very good
  • 7
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 7
    Terrible
Felt Good.

After seeing the Black Stone i really felt something i cant explain. Always recommend worshipers to explore. Yes you will be pushed & shoved and some can also be aggressive but... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
SilverS007
,
London, United Kingdom
Add Photo Write a Review

651 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Showing 448: English reviews
London, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
192 reviews
74 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

After seeing the Black Stone i really felt something i cant explain. Always recommend worshipers to explore. Yes you will be pushed & shoved and some can also be aggressive but don't retaliate as you are not there cause issues.

Helpful?
1 Thank SilverS007
South Africa
Level Contributor
12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

An undecribable feeling .Alhumdullilah may Almighty Allah grant everyone the ability to visit. The kissing of the hajarul aswad is sunnah.

Helpful?
1 Thank Yasmine2509
Glasgow, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
7 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2017

It's absoluley busy 24/7 to kiss this stone, we were in makkah for 7 days and stayed in the closest hotel, so we can go to Masjid Al Haram any time, we tried our level best to kiss this stone, but unfortunately we couldn't as its always crowded there.

Helpful?
1 Thank Fozia M
Level Contributor
22 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017 via mobile

To have the opportunity to kiss the black stone is every Muslims dream and to have been able to do it is a blessing.

Helpful?
1 Thank Rashid E
capetown
Level Contributor
79 reviews
52 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017

The story of the black stone is one which symbolises unity. In the time of the Prophet Muhammad (peAce be upon him) the Kabaa was rebuilt and building work was done by four tribes. When the last stone had to be put in place the tribes argued as to who would place the final stone. The prophet (peace be upon... More 

Helpful?
3 Thank Fatimai
Solihull, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
38 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017

This is a rare and unique opportunity, not to be missed! It requires extreme love and devotion, and to kiss the black stone; avoid Zuhr and Asr prayer times, before and after azaan. it is very crowded during the day and the crowds are more violent and rough. I tried first time which was successful which was at 11.15pm approx.... More 

Helpful?
Thank danyal_rana
Makkah Province, Saudi Arabia
Level Contributor
130 reviews
90 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 125 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017

kissing the black stone not a easy task but here is some ways it make easy for you. No.1 in the Month of Shawal and after 15 Of Moharam there is no rush in the Haram and you can kiss the black stone very easy. no.2 30 mintus befor Asar prayer you should be near thr wall of Kabba in... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank yousaf s
Level Contributor
7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017 via mobile

To be able to kiss black stone is rare n hard...best go mth of June during day v hot weather less crowd but be mindful of dry hot weather with heat 44 degrees may not be wise... floor also heatup ...be prepared to queue hrs before get to stone by Allah grace..though remember don't endanger yrslf coz its not a... More 

Helpful?
Thank Naffsiah M
Lahore, Pakistan
Level Contributor
11 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2017

The black stone is fixed with the kaabah and people will to kiss it , since it sucks all the bad deeds committed by Muslims . It is pretty difficult to kiss it as no line system is there . Hundreds of people gather you may be exhausted . For women it is better to stay back since it is... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank ashraf121168
Stanger, South Africa
Level Contributor
49 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2017 via mobile

It's a blessing if you get a chance to kiss the blessed black stone in the corner of the holy Kaaba peacefully. It is no benefit but in fact a sin to push and fight to get a chance to kiss this blessed stone. The best time to get a chance is between 8 to 11 am

Helpful?
Thank moosaeb

Travellers who viewed Black Stone also viewed

Mecca, Makkah Province
Mecca, Makkah Province
 
Mecca, Makkah Province
 

Been to Black Stone? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Black Stone and other visitors
2 questions
Ask a question
7 months ago

See all questions (2)

Questions? Get answers from Black Stone staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?