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Mesut Özil Reveals Special Gift from Makkah

LONDON – Arsenal Muslim midfielder Mesut Özil has revealed a special gift from Kaaba’s Kiswa, a rare and priceless gift for any Muslim. “Honoured and privileged to have this special piece of the Kiswa that covers the Kaaba in Mecca at my home in London. 🕋 Incredibly blessed to have received this priceless gift. Alhamdulillah,” …

In Photos: Ka`bah New Kiswa Ready for Hajj

RIYADH – The new Kiswa (the black cloth covering the Holy Ka`bah) for the new Hajj season is ready, according to the Committee for Inspecting the Holy Kaaba Cloth. The embroidered black and gold cloth is due to cover the holy site on the morning of the day of Arafah (predicted to be on the …

Saudi Lifts Ka`bah’s ‘Kiswa’ for Hajj Season

MAKKAH – Indicating the start of this year hajj season, Saudi officials raised Ka`bah kiswa (specially decorated garment), on Saturday, July 29, as a precautionary measure to prevent people from damaging it during the pilgrimage season. The kiswa, in the previous years, was normally raised on the first day of Dhul Hijjah as an announcement …

Who Stitches Ka`bah’s Gold-Laced Cover?

For months, dozens of Saudi craftsmen work hard in a factory in Makkah to prepare a special embroidered black and gold cloth to cover the Ka`bah, the holiest site in Islam.

Changing Of The Kiswa

Changing Of The Kiswa

It is very important before Hajj happens and in this video we can watch the changing of the Kiswa (material that covers the Ka’bah).

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