New Saudi initiative allows Muslims to ‘touch’ Hajr-e-Aswad nearly

The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) has launched a digital actuality (VR) know-how initiative that may enable Muslims from world wide to the touch Hajr-e-Aswad (sacred Black Stone) of the Holy Ka’aba in Makkah nearly, in response to AlArabiya News.

The Saudi publication reported that the initiative, which goals to make use of VR and digital experiences that simulate actuality, was launched by General President for the Affairs of the Grand Mosque and the Prophet’s (PBUH) Mosque Sheikh Dr Abdulrahman bin Abdulaziz Al-Sudais.

The ‘Virtual Black Stone Initiative’ can be a part of the Kingdom’s Agency for Exhibitions and Museums Affairs represented by the General Administration of Digital Exhibitions. It can be in cooperation with the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques Institute for Hajj and Umrah Research on the University of Umm al-Qura.

PHOTO: Al-Arabiya News

PHOTO: Al-Arabiya News

Earlier in May, for the primary time in historical past, Saudi officers captured crystal clear close-up photographs of the Hajr-e-Aswad.

Read More: In historic first, close-up pictures of Hajr-e-Aswad captured

Adviser to the Saudi info ministry had mentioned that it took seven hours to take the images that are as much as 49,000 megapixels.

He mentioned for the reason that Black Stone is a “piece of Jannah and the first-ever high-resolution pictures reflect how beautiful paradise would be…”

Hajr-e-Aswad is located within the japanese nook of the Ka’aba and is considered entire, which could be seen positioned in a silver encasement, however it’s truly comprised of eight small rocks which can be moulded collectively utilizing Arabic frankincense, in response to AlArabiya News.

The smallest stone isn’t any greater than 1CM, whereas the largest doesn’t exceed 2CM. The encasement, made out of pure silver, solely serves as a safety mechanism for the sacred stone.

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