Rukn e Yamani

Southern west corner of the Ka’bah and parallel to the Black stone corner, al-Rukn al-Yamaani Precede Black stone During Tawaaf and named Yemani corner because it faces Yemen Country side

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.”