MAKKAH: The newly published photographs of the Hajr-e-Aswad show the holy stone in incredible detail.
The Engineering Studies Department of the Reasah Alharmain used Focus Stack Panorama technology to capture new high-resolution images of the Hajr-e-Aswad.
According to a Saudi official, the images have a resolution of up to 49,000 megapixels, and processing the 1,050 pictures took 50 working hours.
From the outside, the scared stone is located in the Ka’aba’s eastern corner. It marks the beginning and end of the Circumambulation.
According to Harmain Data, the circumambulation begins and ends at the Black Stone. It has an oval shape and is reddish black in colour, with a diameter of no more than 30 centimetres. It is made up of eight small rocks that have been moulded with Arabic frankincense. From the outside, the stone from Jannah can be found in the southeastern corner of the Kaaba.
According to legend, angel Hazrat Gibriel (AS) brought the stone from heaven and offered it to Prophet Ibrahim (AS), who set it in the Ka’aba.
When Prophet Mohammed (SAWW) put the stone in the Ka’aba, it was in one piece and measured about 110 cm.
After being captured by Qarmatians (a branch of Ismaili Shia) in 339 AH, the stone was broken into small parts. Qaramatians transported it to Iraq.