The Black Stone

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  1. Why do Muslims kiss the Black Stone?

Why do Muslims kiss the Black Stone?

Salaam why muslims kiss the black Stone ?

Alaikumassalam wa rahmatullah,

The Prophet PBUH did it, which is why people think it is something beneficial to do. Some hadiths mention that it is a stone that comes from Paradise. Maybe kissing it is just a way of trying to feel closer to something that has some sort of relationship with Paradise and God. Umar ibn al-Khattab [ra] is mentioned in a hadith as saying the following before kissing the Black Stone:

By God I know that you are only a stone, and if I had not seen the Prophet PBUH kiss you then I would not have done it.