The Black Stone

The Black Stone

After Abraham finished erecting the Kabah, one rock was missing (in order to complete the Kabah) so he asked Ishmael to look for a rock. He searched and upon returning he found that his father had placed a rock. So he asked his father:

'O father where did you get this rock from?' He said: 'Gabriel brought it to me from the Heavens.'

And they completed the erection of the Kabah. When this rock was sent down from the heavens, it was whiter than milk. The Prophet said:

'The Black Stone was sent down from the heavens whiter than milk and it was blackened by the sins of man.' (Tirmidthi)