Mecca Sharif, Saudi Arabia
Coordinates: 21.422536, 39.826181
Rukn al-Yamani (The Yemeni Corner) is situated in the southwestern corner of the Kaaba, opposite Hajar al-Aswad which is located on the other end of the southern wall.
Its name is derived from the fact that it faces Yemen. According to a tradition of the Prophet ﷺ, Rukn al Yamani, like Hajar al-Aswad, has the capability of absolving sins. It is Sunnah to touch the corner, if possible, during the rite of Tawaf.
Concerning the virtue of touching the Yemeni Corner, the Prophet ﷺ said: “Touching the Black Stone and the Yemeni Corner indeed erases sins.”