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Like every year, This year also Kiswah (The black cloth of Kaaba) is about to change with new Kiswah on the 9th Dhu Al Hijjah (19th July), Monday, this year it is about to start after Isha prayer of Sunday said the General Presidency of the Affairs of the Two Holy Mosques.
The gatekeepers of the Holy Kaaba carry a delicate, precise task to change the black cloth embroidered with gold draped over the Holy structure, as they do it every year.
– About 160 artisans and technicians will take part in re-decorating the Kaaba new kiswah on Monday (19th July). This process will happen every year on the 9th day of the Dhu Al Hijjah month, Just a day before Eid Al Adha.
This is the day where all the Hajj pilgrims will be at Mount Arafat to perform the most important ritual of their Hajj pilgrimage and the Kaaba gets a new key.
Changing of Kiswah will be done in a unique way, The new kiswa will hung over the old from the top before the latter is removed from underneath.
– Kiswah consumes about 700 kilograms of pure silk and 120 kilograms of golden and silver threads. It is made up of pure silk and the decoration of the Quran verses is done with gold and silver threads. It is manufactured in Kiswa factory at Umm Al Joud in the region of Makkah.
Credit : Saudi Expatriates
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