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1st Ever High-Resolution Images of Hajr-e-Aswad Released by 🇸🇦 Saudi Govt.

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1st Ever High-Resolution Images of Hajr-e-Aswad Released by 🇸🇦 Saudi Govt.

🇸🇦 Saudi Government Released 1st Ever High-Resolution Images of Hajr-e-Aswad (Sacred Black Stone)

Hajr-e-Aswad The Sacred Black Stone

For the first time in history, Saudi officials captured crystal clear close-up images of the Hajr-e-Aswad (sacred Black Stone) of the Ka’aba in Makkah.

Adviser to the Saudi information ministry in a statement on Monday said that it took 7 hours to take the pictures which are up to 49,000 megapixels.

The reddish-black stone (Hajr-e-Aswad) is oval-shaped and 30cm in size.
The reddish-black stone (Hajr-e-Aswad) is oval-shaped and 30cm in size.

He said since the Black Stone is “piece of Jannah and the first-ever high resolution pictures reflect how beautiful paradise would be…”

The new high-resolution pictures of the Hajr-e-Aswad were taken by the Engineering Studies Department of the Reasah Alharmain through Focus Stack Panorama technology.

Hajr-e-Aswad in Silver Frame
Hajr-e-Aswad in Silver Frame

Hajr-e-Aswad is situated in the eastern corner of the Ka’aba and thought to be a whole, which can be seen placed in a silver encasement but it is actually comprised of eight small rocks that moulded together using Arabic frankincense, according to AlArabiya News. It is the starting and ending point of the Circumambulation (Tawaf).

https://twitter.com/HaramainInfo/status/1389058395286683652

The smallest stone is no bigger than 1CM, while the biggest does not exceed 2CM. The encasement, made out of pure silver, only serves as a protection mechanism for the sacred stone.

The new high-resolution pictures of the Hajr-e-Aswad were taken by the Engineering Studies Department of the Reasah Alharmain
The new high-resolution pictures of the Hajr-e-Aswad were taken by the Engineering Studies Department of the Reasah Alharmain

History books on the Black Stone (Hajr-e-Aswad) recall how it was placed in the Ka’aba by Prophet Abraham after it was presented to him by the angel Gabriel. The stone is recognised as to have come from heaven.

Hajr-e-Aswad The sacred black stone is situated in the eastern corner of the Ka'aba from the outside | PHOTO: SAUDI INFORMATION MINISTRY
Hajr-e-Aswad The sacred black stone is situated in the eastern corner of the Ka’aba from the outside | PHOTO: SAUDI INFORMATION MINISTRY
Abis bin Rabi'ah (May Allah be pleased with him) reported: 
I saw 'Umar bin Al-Khattab (May Allah be pleased with him) kissing the Black Stone (Al-Hajar Al-Aswad) and saying: "I know that you are just a stone and that you can neither do any harm nor give a benefit. Had I not seen Messenger of Allah (ﷺ) kissing you, I would not have kissed you". 
[Al-Bukhari and Muslim]. Riyad as-Salihin 167a
The stones of the Hajr-e-Aswad (Black Stone) and their sizes
The stones of the Hajr-e-Aswad (Black Stone) and their sizes | PIC: Social Media
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