Holy Kaaba to be adorned with new ‘Kiswa’ on Wednesday

Holy Kaaba to be adorned with new ‘Kiswa’ on Wednesday

JEDDAH (RAHNUMA): A new Kiswa will be draped on the Holy Kaaba in Makkah on Wednesday evening, in a tradition carried out every year before the Muslim feast of Eid al-Adha.

Saudi officials at the General Presidency of the Affairs of the Grand Mosque and the Prophet’s Mosque will perform the task, Saudi Press Agency reported.

The presidency said the Kiswa — a silky black cover embroidered with golden threads — will be transported from the King Abdel Aziz Complex to the Grand Mosque using a fleet, taking all the necessary precautions imposed by health authorities to fight the spread of coronavirus.

The fleet consists of a truck designed especially to transport the Kiswah, where it is coated from the inside with a special material to protect it from tearing or damage.

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