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What is Istelam in Islam?


Question: What is Istelam in Islam?

Answer: Istelam in Islam refers to the Kissing of Hajr-e-Aswad

Istelam in Islam refers to the Kissing of Hajr-e-Aswad

What is Istelam in Islam

Istelam is basically known by the name of Hajr-e-Aswad in Islam. It is considered to be one of the main pillars of . Islam. The Hajar al-Aswad was brought from Jannah. However, it presented straight to the Ebrahim (upon him be peace) to be placed on the corner of the Ka’bah. Ibn Abbas (may Allah be pleased with him). It was narrated that the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be on him) said: “The Black Stone came down from Paradise and it was whiter than milk, but the sins of the sons of Adam turned it black.”

All the duas made at Hajar al Aswad are accepted and on the day of Judgement, it will hence be testified in favor of all those who kissed it. The Hajar al-Aswad was taken to be the complete stone. But now it is based on eight pieces of a wide range of sizes that have been all affixed to a large stone and encased right into the silver frame.

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