Detailed, Never-Seen-Before Photos Of Hajar al-Aswad (Black Stone) Captured

The photos were taken by the Engineering Studies Department of the Reasah Alharmain via Focus Stack Panorama technology.

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ImageFor the first time in history, Saudi officials captured crystal clear close-up images of the Hajar al-Aswad (Black Stone) of the Ka’aba in Makkah.

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The photos were taken by the Engineering Studies Department of the Reasah Alharmain via Focus Stack Panorama technology.

According to a Saudi official, the images are up to 49,000 megapixels, and it took 50 working hours to process the 1,050 photos.

The scared stone is situated in the southeastern corner of the Ka’aba from the outside.

The stone is used as a starting and ending point by Muslims to circumambulate during the Hajj and Umrah pilgrimages.

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The stone can be seen placed in a silver encasement, but it comprises eight small rocks that are molded together using Arabic frankincense.

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The smallest stone is no bigger than 1CM, while the biggest does not exceed 2CM.

The encasement, made out of pure silver, merely serves as a protection mechanism for the sacred stone.

The Saudi official said the Black Stone is a “piece of Jannah (Paradise), and the first-ever high-resolution pictures indicate how beautiful paradise would be…”

In a Facebook post, Dr. Yasir Qadhi, a US-based Islamic scholar,  gives some historical context about the Black Stone.

Some historical facts about the Ḥajr Aswad (Black Stone) in the Ka'bahTheologically, from the ḥadith we learn that…

Posted by Yasir Qadhi on Monday, April 13, 2020

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