When the Kaaba’s entrance was uncovered and opened for washing the Kaaba last week, Hassan Al-Qirbi, a photographer specializing in the aesthetics of the Grand Mosque, revealed how he used his media sense to capture the magnificence of the gate.
On behalf of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, the Emir of Makkah Al-Mukarramah Region, His Royal Highness Prince Khalid Al-Faisal, was honored to wash the Kaaba.
Al-Qirbi told Al-Arabiya.net that he was in charge of filming the washing of the Kaaba, and that he was stationed on the balconies overlooking the courtyard on the first floor, in front of the Kaaba’s door, to record Prince Khaled Al-entry Faisal’s an exit.
He continued, “During the moments of waiting for filming, the curtain of Kaaba’s door was removed so that the door was opened and washed from the inside. At that time, I saw the beauty of the scene, so I took the opportunity to convey details befitting the greatness of the place”.
Al-Qirbi, who works in the General Department of Communication and Information at the General Presidency for the affairs of the Grand Mosque and the Prophet’s Mosque, loves details of pictures between the corridors of the Grand Mosque.
His camera’s lens captured the aesthetics of Kaaba door and its curtains, the details of the architectural beauty of the Grand Mosque and its inscriptions decorated with Quranic verses, and the monitoring of the great care according to visitors.
“It is a great honor to work in the service of the Sacred House of God,” he said, thanking the General President for the Affairs of the Two Holy Mosques for allowing him to transfer the state’s services and architecture of the Grand Mosque.