For the first time, images of the sacred Hajr-e-Aswad (Black Stone) on the southeastern part of the Kaaba have been unveiled using state-of-the-art photography techniques.
Pictures have been shared from the Twitter and Instagram accounts of the head of the two Muslim holy mosques in Saudi Arabia, the Masjid al-Nabawi and the Masjid al-Haram, which oversees the affairs of the Masjid al-Haram. is being done.
According to the head of the Shawwan al-Harmain, the images, created using a photography technique called ‘Focus Stack Panorama’, were photographed for seven hours and took about 50 hours to collect.
The technology combines different images to create a highly authentic image that has the best quality and can also take a good look at the nuances of the image.
The shape of this stone is like an egg with a beautiful combination of black and red. It is about 30 cm in diameter and is placed along the wall at the southeast corner of the Kabah.
As soon as these photos were shared on social media, most of the users commented on the beauty of this stone. Someone said, “Thank God, now I can see the Black Stone in super resolution.”
The Black Stone has historical significance for Muslims, and it is obligatory for those who circumambulate the Ka’bah for the purpose of Umrah and Hajj to kiss the stone, but it can also be done with hand gestures due to the crowd.
Hajj pilgrims would choose to kiss her at times when the crowds during the Tawaf would be less so that the members of their Hajj would be full.
The history associated with this stone is actually even older than the religion of Islam. According to tradition, this stone was taken down from heaven when Hazrat Ibrahim and his son Hazrat Ishmael were building the Ka’bah together and they needed a stone to complete the construction.
The Ka’bah was repaired before the Prophet of Islam went to prophesy, after which the tribes disputed to keep the Black Stone in its place and all wanted this honor to be given to them, so it was decided that Tomorrow the first person to come to the Ka’bah will be the one to decide.
The first person to visit that day was Muhammad and he picked up a stone from his hand and placed it on his chador and asked all the tribes to grab the corners of the chador and place it at the desired place. Accepted his decision.