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Jews kissing the Western Wall

Some ignorant Christian missionaries and Islamophobes have been spreading the lie that Muslims “worship” the Ka’abah simply because they kiss the Hajr al-Aswad (the Black Stone) during the pilgrimage ritual of the Hajj. The answer to this polemic is that Muslims kiss the Black Stone simply because the Prophet SAWS did the same during the performance of his Hajj.

In addition, we suggest that these Christian polemicists should look into their own Judeo-Christian tradition, where the Jews kiss the Western Wall during their visit to Jerusalem.

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If Christians find the kissing of the Black Stone as “problematic”, they should not be hypocrites by not condemning the Jews who perform the very same practice with regard to the Western Wall.