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Ghilaf-e-Kaaba changed during ceremony held in Makkah

Ghilaf-e-Kaaba changed during ceremony held in Makkah
July 19, 2021

MAKKAH (92 News) – The "Ghilaf-e-Kaaba" has been changed in the annual ceremony held in early morning today (Monday) in Saudi Arabia, where Muslims have gathered to perform the Hajj.

According to the details, the new cover has been prepared with estimated 120kg pure gold, 100kg silver and 670kg silk fiber. Approximately more than seven million riyals have been spent on the preparation of the Ghilaf-e-Kaaba.

The covering cloth of the Kaaba, known as Kiswa, is changed on 9th Zilhaj every year after Fajr prayer on the day of Arafat that is main pillar of the Hajj.

The ‘Kiswa’ is woven from pure silk, and embellished by gold-plated thread illustrating verses from the Holy Quran. It is classified as a work of Islamic art produced by top-skilled craftsmen. The cover, inscribed with verses from the Holy Quran, is prepared in Dar-ul-Kiswa factory, which was established 78 years ago.

The Ghilaf - inscribed with verses of the Holy Quran - is prepared by dozens  of weaving experts in Dar-ul-Kiswa factory with the cost of millions Saudi riyals . While old Ghilaf e Kaaba would be divided into pieces and would be gifted to the foreign dignitaries.

The government officials and foreign dignitaries attending the ceremony which started after Fajr prayer that would take several hours till completion.

Hajj is one of the five pillars of Islam and comprises a journey to Makkah to perform religious rituals described in the Holy Quran.