Al-Hajar al-Aswad what’s the importance

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Answered by Mufti Mohammed Tosir Miah

Question:

Al-Hajar al-Aswad what's the importance, what does represent in islam

Answer:

Bismillah

In the name of Allah, the most Beneficent, the most Merciful.

There are a number of hadiths about the Black Stone.
1. The Black Stone was sent down by Allah subḥānahu wa ta'āla (glorified and exalted be He) to this earth from Paradise.

It is narrated that Saaiduna Ibn Abbas raḍyAllāhu 'anhu (may Allāh be pleased with him) said: The Prophet of Allah ṣallallāhu 'alayhi wa sallam (peace and blessings of Allāh be upon him) said: "The Black Stone came down from Paradise." (Sunan Tirmzi & Sunan Nasaai)
2. The Stone was whiter than milk, but the sins of the sons of Adam made it black.
It was narrated by Saaiduna Ibn Abbas that the Prophet of Allah ṣallallāhu 'alayhi wa sallam (peace and blessings of Allāh be upon him) said: "When the Black Stone came down from Paradise, it was whiter than milk, but the sins of the sons of Adam made it black."
(Sunan Tirmzi)
3. The Black Stone will come on the Day of Judgement and will testify in favour of those who touched it.
It was narrated by Saaiduna Ibn Abbas Radiallahu Anhu that the Prophet of Allah ṣallallāhu 'alayhi wa sallam (peace and blessings of Allāh be upon him) said concerning the Stone: "By Allah, Allah will bring it on the Day ofJudgement, and it will have two eyes with which it will see and a tongue with which it will speak, and it will testify in favour of those who touched it in sincerity." (Sunan Tirmzi & Sunan Ibn Majah)

Only Allah Knows Best

Mohammed Tosir Miah

Darul Ifta Birmingham

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