His Arbitration Over Black Stone
Because of frequent flooding, the sanctuary of Kaaba needed repair. After much reluctance, the elders of the Makkah agreed to renovate it.
Even before the advent of Islam, Black Stone was held in highly esteemed position among the clans. Everyone was at loggerheads to lead and transfer the stone.
Since the Makkans were not known for their patience, some elders decided that whoever enters Kaaba the next morning would provide a solution to the dilemma.
The Holy Prophet (P.B.U.H) entered. He was asked to provide a way out of the tense situation. He tactically asked each clan’s member to hold side of a blanket and placed the stone in the center of the blanket. He also placed it again where it need to be placed.
It is also relevant to add here that all clans agreed over the Holy Prophet (P.B.U.H) because he was already known for his integrity and uprightness. It is also apposite to note that there was a reason he asked every clan to help him in lifting the blanket. He didn’t want anyone to feel left out.