Black Stone

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Black Stone

(religion, spiritualism, and occult)

Islamic tradition says the black stone built into the foundation of the Kaaba in Mecca was given to Abraham and his son Ishmael by the angel Gabriel as a sign of God's pleasure. Many archaeologists believe it had been a meteor, and some stories say it fell to Earth when Adam and Eve were evicted from Eden. However it happened, a journey to the black stone of Mecca is part of the pilgrimage required of all Muslims and is holy to all who finally visit the place toward which they have faced each time they prayed.

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The sources reported that the army men engaged in heavy fighting with ISIL terrorists in al-Qadam, Hajar al-Aswad and al-Thalathin street in the Yarmouk Palestinian Refugees Camp and repelled terrorists' attacks.
Ce depart doit avoir lieu en vertu d'un accord inedit du regime et des representants de la population locale, sur le depart des terroristes de Daech et du Front Al-Nosra et de civils, du camp des refugies palestiniens de Yarmouk et des quartiers voisins de Qadam et de Hajar Al-Aswad.
At first, the latest chapter appeared to have begun with low-level disputes between Islamic State militants in the neighboring suburb of Hajar al-Aswad and members of a Hamas-affiliated militia in the camp, Aknaf Bayt al-Maqdis.
L'armee tente de reprendre des quartiers du nord et de l'est de Damas comme Qaboun, Barze et Jobar et des quartiers du sud, Hajar al-Aswad et le camp palestinien de Yarmouk", a dit a l'AFP Rami Abdel Rahmane, directeur de l'Observatoire syrien des droits de l'Homme (OSDH).
There are reports that there are intense clashes over the last two days in the Damascus neighborhoods of Hajar al-Aswad, Jobar, and Zamalka, Nuland said.
The clashes in Syria have spread to several hotspots nationwide but mainly taking place in the northern city of Aleppo and at a cluster of southern suburbs of Damascus, such as Hajar al-Aswad, Tadamun and al-Yarmouk camp for the Palestinian refugees, where the Syrian authorities said they have rounded up more than 100 "terrorists" on Thursday.
One resident, who asked to remain anonymous, said black smoke was rising from the southern Damascus neighbourhood of Hajar al-Aswad on Saturday afternoon; just days after Assad's forces drove rebels out of the nearby district of Tadamon.
Helicopters fired heavy machine guns during overnight clashes in the neighbourhoods of Qadam and Hajar al-Aswad, the activists said.
The pilgrims would get close to the Black Stone Hajar al-Aswad to touch or kiss it.
The rebel forces withdrew into Hajar al-Aswad , a dense neighborhood closer to the center of capital.
Dans la peripherie sud de la capitale, des combats ont eclate pres du camp de Yarmouk et des bombardements ont vise les quartiers de Hajar al-Aswad, Qadam et Assali.
Clashes between rebels and the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine-General Command have escalated this week in "Street 30" and the Hajar al-Aswad area near Yarmouk, a camp inhabited by 150,000 Palestinians and as many Syrians.