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13 April 2024

Kaaba gets new Kiswah

Photo: Saudi Press Agency, SPA

By Wam

The Kaaba, Islam's holiest site, was dressed in its new Kiswah - the cloth that covers the Kaaba - after Fajr prayer on Monday.

According to the Saudi General Presidency of the Grand Mosque and the Prophet's Mosque, as many as 160 technicians and weavers removed the old Kiswah and replaced it with the new gold-laced silk cloth.

The Kaaba is dressed in its new Kiswah on the Day of Arafat every year.