RIYADAH – The annual ceremony to change Ghilaf-e-Kaaba held at the Grand Mosque (Masjid Al-Haram) in Makkah today (Thursday).
The covering cloth of the Kaaba , known as Kiswa, is changed on 9th Zilhaj every year after Fajr prayer.
The new cover has been prepared with estimated 150 kilogram of pure gold and 670 kilogram of silk fiber.
The cover, inscribed with verses from the Holy Quran, is prepared in Dar-ul-Kiswa factory, which was established 78 years ago. Around 200 workers prepared the Ghilaf with nine month’s labor and with the cost of 20 million Saudi riyals.
The old Ghilaf e Kaaba would be divided into pieces and would be gifted to the foreign dignitaries.