A video 3D Animation of the interior of the Ka'aba: The Kaaba is built around a sacred Black Stone which is tucked away in the eastern corner about five feet off the ground.Muslims believe the prophet Mohammad once kissed the stone and during their mandatory, once in a lifetime (at least), trip to Kaaba, they try to kiss the Black Stone if possible.

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The Ka'aba is a mosque and on one corner of this sacred building, is a cornerstone known as the Black Stone.

Its history is shrouded in mystery and there is much speculation over what the stone might be.

There, they gather around the Ka’aba or simply Kaaba, a cubic-shaped building at the center of Islam’s most sacred mosque, Al-Masjid al-Haram.

During the ritual of the hajj, pilgrims must walk around the Kaaba seven times in a counterclockwise direction, a ceremonial practice that has been going on for fourteen centuries.

When Adam was banished from the Garden of Eden, he was filled with sin.

The Black Stone was given to him to erase this sin and allow him entrance back into heaven.Purportedly the oldest mosque on Earth, it is believed to have been originally used by pagans before Islam came into existence.According to Islamic tradition, the stone was set intact into the Kaaba’s wall by the Islamic prophet Muhammad in the year 605 AD.If they are unable to, they simply point to it every time they pass on their seven-circle journey around the Kaaba.Each time pilgrims pass the Black Stone they recite a prayer from the Qur’an: ' The stone is often described as a fragmented dark rock somewhere around two feet in length.The Kaaba measures 50 feet (15.2 meters) high, 35 feet (10.7 meters) wide and 40 feet (12.2 meters) long.