Wiping one's hand on the Black Stone wipes out sins
Fatwa No: 171089

Question

Asalam alikum wr wb Dear Sheikh i wnat to know that if someone does voulantary tawaf which is of most importance in haram masjid,i wnat to know when someone klsses black stone in tawaf which he is doing normally are his sins also washed as there is hadith from beloved prophet peace be upon him that kisssing or istalaam of black stome washes sins ,i need clarification is it when a person perform umrah or hajj at that time or even nawafil(volontary)tawaf just like someone visited makkaha nd performed tawaf and kissed black stone does it apply to all condition washing of sins with ALLAHS grace kindly clarify

Answer

All perfect praise be to Allaah, The Lord of the Worlds. I testify that there is none worthy of worship except Allaah, and that Muhammad  sallallaahu  `alayhi  wa  sallam ( may  Allaah exalt his mention ) is His slave and Messenger.

It is confirmed that the Prophet  sallallaahu  `alayhi  wa  sallam ( may  Allaah exalt his mention ) said: "Wiping one's hand on the Yemeni Corner and the Black Corner (i.e. the Black Stone) absolutely wipes out all sins.” [Ahmad and An-Nasaa’i] Besides, Ibn ‘Umar  may  Allaah  be  pleased  with  him narrated that the Prophet  sallallaahu  `alayhi  wa  sallam ( may  Allaah exalt his mention ) said: “Wiping over them wipes out (all) sins.” [Ahmad] Another narration by At-Tirmithi  may  Allaah  have  mercy  upon  him reads: “Wiping over them expiates all sins.

However, as far as we know, the Prophet  sallallaahu  `alayhi  wa  sallam ( may  Allaah exalt his mention ) did not specify with the above narrations any kind of Tawaaf; so, whoever wipes over them in any kind of Tawaaf, it is hoped that he will get that reward, be it the Tawaaf of Hajj, ‘Umrah, Farewell Tawaaf, or any optional Tawaaf, as Allaah’s Mercy and Grace are vast.

Allaah Knows best.

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