Prince Khalid Al-Faisal, the prince of Makkah, is expected to hand over the Kiswah to the Grand Custodian of the Sacred House of God, Dr. Saleh Al-Shaibi, on behalf of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, King Salman Al-Saud.
The cover of the Kaaba will be replaced on the ninth of Dhu al-Hijjah after the pilgrims head to the level of Arafat as is the custom every year.
The people of Makkah flock to the Kaaba for Tawaf, Praying, and for attending the replacement of Kiswah (the Kaaba dress). Also, the people of Makkah prepare for welcoming the pilgrims on the morning of Eid Al-Adha.
It is mentioned that replacing the clothing of the Kaaba annually follows the Sunnah of the Prophet Mohammad. He replaced the Kiswah on the ninth of Dhu al-Hijjah with Yemeni clothes, in the farewell year after the conquest of Mecca.
In addition, the head of the affairs of the Grand Mosque and the Prophet’s Mosque, Dr. Abd al-Rahman al-Sadis, stood on the progress of work at the King Abdulaziz Gate in the Great Mosque of Mecca, in preparation for its opening during the Hajj season this year.
Al-Sudais stressed the importance of exerting more efforts to complete all work related to the door maintenance project, praising the efforts of workers on construction, including engineers and workers, and their interest in quality in all stages of work.
He stressed that the presidency is taking all measures and precautions to limit the spread of the “Coronavirus,” and to ensure the safety of the pilgrims of the ancient house of God and their performance of their rituals with ease.
It is worth noting that the King Abdulaziz door height is 51 meters, its width is 39 meters, and it includes three entrances in the form of arches 20 meters high and 5 meters wide, along with a beacon whose height will reach 137 meters at the end of the work.