Ghusal-e-Kaaba ceremony held in Masjid al-Haram
ISLAMABAD: Ghusal-e-Kaaba ceremony was held on Tuesday at Masjid al-Haram in Saudi Arabia.
Governor Prince Khalid Al-Faisal performed the practice using Zam Zam water mixed with rose water, private news channel reported.
The interior walls were cleansed with a white cloth dipped in rose, ‘Aab-e-Zam Zam’ and musk perfumes and was wiped with bare hands and palm leaves.
After the cleaning, the floor and the walls were dried again with white cloth and tissues. The walls were then perfumed using large quantities of oud and rose perfume.
After the cleaning, the floor and the walls are dried again with white cloth and tissues. The walls are then perfumed using large amount of rose perfume. The entire process take about two hours.
It is learnt that Maqam-e-Ibrahim was also washed on the same day in the duration of four hours.
The ceremony was attended by Imam-e-Kaaba, ambassadors of Islamic countries and other significant personalities.
Khana Kaaba was given ghusal twice in a year, once in the beginning of the Islamic year and second on 1st Shaban.
The ceremonial washing of Kaaba was held following the example of Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him), who washed it after entering the Kaaba at the time of the conquest of Makkah in history.