MAKKAH (92 News) – The ritual of changing Ghilaf-e-Kaaba was held early this morning.
The new Ghilaf has been prepared at a cost of two hundred thousand Riyal. Six hundred seventy kilogram pure silk, 120 kilogram gold and one hundred kilogram silver have been used in it.
This ritual had started in the age of Hazrat Ismail AS and Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) ordered change of Ghilaf-e-Kaaba after the conquest of Makkatul Mukarramah.
Imam Masjid ul Haram Dr Abd ur Rahman Assudais and Governor Makka Khalid Faisal participated in the ritual.
The holy Kaaba is dressed in its new Kiswa on the Day of Arafat every year.
The ceremony, supervised by 160 technicians and manufacturers, based on the tradition of the General Presidency of the Holy Mosque and the Prophet's Mosque every year on this day.
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.