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    Question ID: 45198Country: India

    Title: Why did the holy Prophet Muhammad [SAW] kiss Hajar-e-Aswad (black stone)?

    Question: I want to know why did the Prophet Muhammad [SAW] kiss Hajar-e-Aswad (black stone)? I am aware that it is Sunnah to kiss Hajar-e-Aswad for people performing Hajj and Umrah during tawaf, but is there any explanation in any Sahih Hadith elaborating why Prophet Muhammad [SAW] kissed it at all? Did he receive any wahi regarding it. Please explain.

    Answer ID: 45198

    Bismillah hir-Rahman nir-Rahim !

    (Fatwa: 673/527/H=1434) Each and every practice of the holy Prophet Muhammad (صلى الله عليه وسلم) was in accordance with wahi. Almighty Allah says in the holy Quran: وَمَا يَنطِقُ عَنِ الْهَوَى [النجم : 3] Thus the kissing of Hajr-e-Aswad at the time of tawaf shall be according to wahi.

    Allah (Subhana Wa Ta'ala) knows Best

    Darul Ifta,

    Darul Uloom Deoband, India