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Anonymous asked in Society & CultureReligion & Spirituality · 1 decade ago

Isn't the black stone Muslims pray to purportedly Allah's feces fallen to earth?

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  • 1 decade ago
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    It is a nickle/iron meteorite that Muhammad stole from another religion when he invaded Mecca.

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  • 1 decade ago

    They don't pray to it. They pray to Allah. It is simply a focus for their prayers, like a cross is for many Christians. The Kaaba is an ancient shrine which Muslims believe was built by Abraham, and (most) Muslims believe the black stone was part of that original shrine. Others believe that it fell to Earth in the time of Adam, and turned black as it absorbed the sins of man.

    Most likely, it is a meteorite or a piece of impact glass.

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  • 1 decade ago

    Kaaba is the Qibla i.e. the direction Muslims face during their prayers. It is important to note that though Muslims face the Kaaba during prayers, they do not worship the Kaaba. Muslims worship and bow to none but Allah.

    It is mentioned in Surah Baqarah:

    "We see the turning of thy face (for guidance) to the heavens: now shall We turn thee to a Qiblah that shall please thee. Turn then thy face in the direction of the Sacred Mosque: wherever ye are, turn your faces in that direction."

    [Al-Qur’an 2:144]

    1. Islam believes in fostering unity

    For instance, if Muslims want to offer Salaah (Prayer), it is possible that some may wish to face north, while some may wish to face south. In order to unite Muslims in their worship of the One True God, Muslims, wherever they may be, are asked to face in only one direction i.e. towards the Kaaba. If some Muslims live towards the west of the Kaaba they face the east. Similarly if they live towards the east of the Kaaba they face the west.

    2. Kaaba is at the Centre of the World Map

    The Muslims were the first people to draw the map of the world. They drew the map with the south facing upwards and north downwards. The Kaaba was at the centre. Later, western cartographers drew the map upside down with the north facing upwards and south downwards. Yet, Alhamdullilah the Kaaba is at the centre of the world map.

    3. Tawaaf around Kaaba for indicating one God

    When the Muslims go to Masjid-e-Haram in Makkah, they perform tawaaf or circumambulation round the Kaaba. This act symbolizes the belief and worship of One God, since, just as every circle has one centre, so also there is only one Allah (swt) worthy of worship.

    4. Hadith of Umar (may Allah be pleased with him)

    Regarding the black stone, hajr-e-aswad, there is a hadith (tradition), attributed to the illustrious companion of the Prophet Muhammed (pbuh), Umar (may Allah be pleased with him).

    According to Sahih Bukhari, Volume 2, book of Hajj, chapter 56, H.No. 675. Umar (may Allah be pleased with him) said, "I know that you are a stone and can neither benefit nor harm. Had I not seen the Prophet (pbuh) touching (and kissing) you, I would never have touched (and kissed) you".

    5. People stood on Kaaba and gave the adhaan

    At the time of the Prophet, people even stood on the Kaaba and gave the ‘adhaan’ or the call to prayer. One may ask those who allege that Muslims worship the Kaaba; which idol worshipper stands on the idol he worships?

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  • 1 decade ago

    Nope== just more proof of the pledgerizing Mo did !

    It is nothing more than a meteorite from the Old Old desert moon god worshipping times.

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  • 1 decade ago

    I actually think it was a meterorite that was worshipped by an ancient religious sect before Islam. I forgot how muslims see it though...

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