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Black Stone of Mecca Explained

Black Stone of Mecca at English => English (The Britannica Concise) Of Explained:

Muslim object of veneration, built into the E wall of the Kaaba and probably predating Islam. It consists of three large pieces of stone and some fragments, surrounded by a stone ring and held together with a silver band. According to legend, the stone was given to Adam on his fall from paradise and was originally white but has been made black by the sins of the thousands of pilgrims who have touched and kissed it.