Never Seen High Resolution Pictures of Al Kaaba's Black Stone

  • Publish date: Tuesday، 04 May 2021
Never Seen High Resolution Pictures of Al Kaaba's Black Stone
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General Presidency for the Affairs of the Grand Mosque and the Prophet's Mosque in KSA shared high resolution images of the Black Stone in Al Kaaba.

Hajar Aswad or Black Stone is an ancient rock set into the corner of the Kaaba in Makkah where Muslims from all over the world flood for Hajj pilgrimage or Umrah.

Their official accounted said “with Focus Stack Panorama, which uses a technology in which images are combined with (different) clarity, in order to produce a single image with the greatest accuracy.”

The images went viral as the hashtag #BlackStone trended on Twitter in the KSA.

Never Seen High Resolution Pictures of Al Kaaba's Black Stone

Shot over seven hours, it then took the team another 50 hours to combine 1,050 photos to produce a 49,000-megapixel image.

The Black Stone comprises eight small rocks affixed to a large stone that is encased in a silver frame.

Never Seen High Resolution Pictures of Al Kaaba's Black Stone

The stone was is said to have been placed by Prophet Mohammed in the Kaaba in 605 CE before the dawn of Islam. 

Image Credit: Twitter Haramain Sharifain