Black stone in Mecca worship Refutation

In Genesis 28:18-22 says,”

18 Early the next morning Jacob took the stone he had placed under his head and set it up as a pillar and poured oil on top of it.

19 He called that place Bethel (House of God), though the city used to be called Luz.

20 Then Jacob made a vow, saying, “If God will be with me and will watch over me on this journey I am taking and will give me food to eat and clothes to wear.

21 so that I return safely to my father’s household, then the Lord will be my God. 

22 and this stone that I have set up as a pillar will be God’s house, and of all that you give me I will give you a tenth.

Now is Jacob, worshipping a stone since he put oil on it and said the stone that he set up on a pillar will be God’s house?

The Jews also have the “Even Ha’Shetiya” foundation stone. 

Mishnah Vayechi 1:231 states, “The world was not created until God took a stone called Even Ha’Shetiya and threw it into the depths where it was fixed from above till below, and from it the world expanded. It is the center point of the world and on this spot stood the Holy of Holies.”

Mishnah Tractate Sotah 48b states, “A stone situated in the Holy of Holies that was called Shetiya and had been revealed by the early prophets (i.e., David and Samuel).

This stone is in the temple mount. Jews visit the western wall of the 2nd temple (Wailing Wall) to try to get close to this stone and they put written prayer notes into the wall.

Early Christian sources note the following about the Even Ha’Shetiya during the 4th century CE.

“Itinerarium Burdigalense” written between 333-334 CE.

“Perforated stone to which the Jews come every year and anoint it, beware themselves with groans, rend their garments, and so depart.

Reference: Bordeaux Pilgrim – text: 7a. Jerusalem (first part)”. Retrieved 13 October 2014

So, the Jews had similar tradition to Muslims today. 

The last part of this is about the black stone removing sin. If God puts a property in an object that does not make it divine. We know the bones of Elijah had to power to bring the dead back to life, but no one said his bones were God.

Another point to this is the fact that the black stone was stolen in the year 930AD by the Qarmatians and kept for 23 years. 

The leader of the Qarmatians Abu Tahir al-Jannabi set up the black stone in his own mosque Masjid al-Dirar for the purpose of changing the direction of the Qibla (direction of prayer). 

Guess what happened, Muslims continued Hajj as normal, and the direction of prayer was still the same.

If Muslims really worshipped the black stone (Hajr Aswad) then why didn’t Muslims wage a campaign to retrieve it, or why didn’t Muslims start praying towards a new direction?

Allah knows Best.

Malicious Allegations About the Black Stone and Their Refutations