For the first time ever, the Saudi government, ReasahAlharmain has released high-resolution closeup pictures of Maqam-e-Ibrahim (Place of Ibrahim) and Hajr-e-Aswad (Black Stone).
According to the General Presidency and custodians for the Affairs of the Grand Mosque and the Prophet’s Mosque ReasahAlharmain, the photos were taken using latest technology and released on twitter.
#رئاسة_شؤون_الحرمين توثق مقام سيدنا إبراهيم -عليه السلام- بصور نادرة وحديثة بأحدث تقنيات التصوير.
* وهو ياقوتة من ياقوت الجنة كما قال نبينا محمد -صلى الله عليه وسلم-: (الركن والمقام ياقوتتان من ياقوت الجنة، طمس الله نورهما، ولولا أن الله طمس نورهما لأضاءتا ما بين المشرق والمغرب) pic.twitter.com/sTzz3MgEI5
— رئاسة شؤون الحرمين (@ReasahAlharmain) May 5, 2021
Located 11 meters east of the Holy Kaaba, Maqam-e-Ibrahim is where Prophet Ibrahim stood on a rock and lay the foundation of the building of the Kaaba. His footprints are still present on the rock.
The footprints of the prophet are two oval pits, with a width, length, and size of 50cm.
Maqam-e-Ibrahim is protected by a golden lattice fence located in the east of the Kaaba. Muslims visit the place during the Tawaf of the Kaaba.
On Tuesday, the Saudi government released closeup shots of the Hijr-e-Aswad as well on ReasahAlHarmain twitter account, the photos surfaced on social media. The Focus Stack Panorama Technology was used to click the pictures which took seven hours.
#GPH documenting the Black Stone by Focus Stack Panorama Technology
About the Technology
A focus stack is a photograph made up of a combination of images that were focused at different points and then the final image has a much greater depth of field. pic.twitter.com/uTlX6oReXt
— رئاسة شؤون الحرمين (@ReasahAlharmain) May 4, 2021
Pilgrims begin and end their tawaf from the Black Stone. It is located on the east of the Kaaba and is reddish black in color.