Ghilaf-e-Kaaba changing ceremony held in Makkah today
The annual ceremony to change the Ghilaf-e-Kaaba was held today in Makkah at Masjud Al-Haram.
The covering cloth of the Kaaba is also known as Kiswa, always changes on 9th Zilhaj every year after Morning prayer on the day of Arafat.
The KISWA is decorated with verses of Quran and this contains 700 kg of silk and 120 kg of gold and silver strings. It comprises of 47 bits of fabric, and every piece is 14 meters in length and 101cm wide.
The old Ghilaf, that spreads four dividers and the entryway of Kaaba, is attacked pieces and skilled to outside dignitaries after the evolving service.
More than 1.3 million devoted from around the world are performing Hajj. The Governor of Makkah and other critical authorities and identities were in participation for the service which started after Fajr namaz with the changing of the Ghilaf-e-Kaaba took 6 hours till fruition.
They will leave for Waqoof-e-Arafat today which is the Rukan-e-Azam of Hajj. The travelers including 143, 368 spent Saturday night at Mina under the open sky before moving early Sunday.
The yearly hajj journey achieved its peak on Sunday when the Muslims from over the world swarmed a stoney slope in western Saudi Arabia to supplicate and recount from the Quran.
Explorers originate from each edge of the globe, however Indonesia - the most crowded Muslim country - has the biggest amount.
The Saudi government declared on Saturday that the Grand Mufti Abdulaziz al Ashiekh won't convey his Hajj sermon without precedent for a long time.