Makkah, MINA –The Kaaba, Islam’s holiest site, was dressed in its new Kiswah – the cloth that covers the Kaaba – after Fajr prayer on Monday, WAM reported.
According to the Saudi General Presidency of the Grand Mosque and the Prophet’s Mosque, as many as 160 technicians and weavers removed the old Kiswah and replaced it with the new gold-laced silk cloth.
The Kaaba is dressed in its new Kiswah on the Day of Arafat every year. and a new one is draped on the 9th day of the Islamic month of Dhu Al-Hijjah, which falls on Monday Aug 20 this year.
Known in Arabic as the “Kiswa,” the black and gold cloth that is wrapped around the Kaaba gets replaced once a year during the Hajj season. (T//RS5/RS1)
Mi’raj Islamic News Agency (MINA)