Kiswa changing ceremony held in Makkah

The annual ritual of changing Kiswa (Ghilaf-e-Kaaba) held in the early Saturday morning in Saudi Arabia, where millions of Muslims have gathered to perform the Hajj.

The holy Kaaba is dressed in its new Ghilaf on 9th Zilhaj (i.e) the Day of Arafat every year after Fajr prayer.

As per details, the new covering cloth of the Kaaba, known as Kiswa, has been prepared from 670 kg pure silk fiber, embellished by estimated 120 kg gold and 100 kg silver-plated thread illustrating verses from the Holy Quran.

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An approximate 7 million riyals have been spent on the preparation of the Ghilaf-e-Kaaba made by dozens of weaving experts in Dar-ul-Kiswa factory.

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