The Government of Saudia Arabia under the King Muhammad bin Salman has launched plans to allow visitors to experience the ‘Hajra and Aswad’ which is a home-based experience, using the use of virtual reality (VR). According to the report by Shawwan Al-Harmain, the head of the administration of the two holy shrines the Dr. Abdul Rahman Al Sudais has inaugurated the grand plan.
The project was launched partnership in collaboration with Umm Al-Qura University, which is one of the top universities in KSA. In addition, the project was launched as a digital exhibit called ‘Medina Project that includes Masjid-ul-Haram along with Masjid-e-Nabawi are displayed in a virtual manner.
But, one important thing to note to be noted is that those around the world will not be able to see Hajra or Aswad in a digital manner at this time, but in the near future, the project will expand and be accessible to all.
The public will need to utilize VR devices to experience the ‘Hajar Aswad’ on their own at home. According to the organizers of these two sacred shrines as part of the project, visitors can observe not just the ‘Hajra in a close-up as well as digitally feel it, that is quite an amazing aspect.
Although plans have been put in place to view it possible to see the Black Stone in a virtual manner it’s still too early to tell when the general public can profit from the project.
In the first phase, it is planned that visitors can view”Hajra e Aswad” and “Hajra and Aswad” within the Saudi government’s virtual museums located in Makkah as well as Madinah. It is believed that the project could take several more months to be open to the general public, but it’s still too for now to declare. It is nevertheless excellent news for everyone in the Muslim world.