I've heard many things regarding what it is and where it came from and was wondering what the official belief surrounding it is because I'm confused.
Muslims say that the Stone was found by Abraham (Ibrahim) and his son Ishmael (Ismail) when they were searching for stones with which to build the Kaaba. They recognized its worth and made it one of the building's cornerstones.
Secular historians point to the history of stone worship, and especially meteorite worship, in pre-Islamic Arabia, and say that it is likely that the Stone is a meteorite. There is no way to test this hypothesis without removing and examining the Stone, which would not be permitted by its guardians though.
Is this stone mentioned in the Bible or the Qu'ran? Do you disregard the black stone worship of pagan pre-Islamic times or do you accept it and differentiate between that practice and the one done at Mecca?
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