Makkah: Black Stone of Mecca, known as Al-Ḥajar al-Aswad in Arabic, engraved in the southeast wall of the Kabaah has been cleaned ahead of Ramzan 2020.
Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) said about the black stone in several hadith:
“The Black stone descended from paradise, and it was whiter than milk, then it was blacked by sins of the children of Adam.” (Tirmidhi)
“By Allah! On the Day of Qiyaamah, Allah will present the Hajare Aswad in such a manner that it will have two eyes and a tongue to testify to the Imaan (faith) of all those who kissed it.” (Tirmidhi)
“The Hajre Aswad and al-Maqam (Ibrahim) are the two jewels from the jewels of Paradise. Had Allah not concealed their radiance, they would illuminate everything between the East and the West.” (Tirmidhi)