Q: Is kissing Al-Ka`bah during the performance of the rites of Hajj or `Umrah Halal (lawful) or Haram (prohibited)? Please notify.

A: It is permissible to kiss the Black Stone. This is because it has been authentically narrated that the Prophet (peace be upon him) kissed the Black Stone and did not kiss any other part of Al-Ka`bah.

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Permanent Committee for Scholarly Research and Ifta'
Member Deputy Chairman Chairman
`Abdullah ibn Ghudayyan `Abdul-Razzaq `Afify `Abdul-`Aziz ibn `Abdullah ibn Baz