What is Kiswah, who makes the cloth which covers holy Kaaba?

06:32 PM | 23 Jun, 2023
What is Kiswah, who makes the cloth which covers holy Kaaba?
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MAKKAH – In accordance with the annual tradition, the holy Kaaba is draped with a new covering, called Kiswah, every year.

The ritual used to perform on the ninth or tenth day of Dhul Hijja, the 12th and final month of the Islamic calendar. This year, it will be replaced on first Muharram, the first month of the Islamic calendar.

Reports said the factory, which is dedicated to manufacture the new cover every year, has prepared the new covering. Hundreds of kilogrammes of silk, gold and silver are used in manufacturing of Kiswah.

The factor named as Al-Kiswah Factory is located at 10 minutes distance from the Masjid Al-Haram.

Meanwhile, the lower part of the Kiswah has been raised about three meters and the area beneath has been covered with white cotton fabric in preparation for Hajj.

The same procedure is repeated annually before the Hajj season in order to protect the black cloth, as some pilgrims touch it while circling the Kaaba.


Currency Rates in Pakistan - Pakistani rupee exchange rate against US dollar, Euro, Pound and Riyal - 24 Feb 2024

Pakistani currency remains largely stable against US dollar and other currencies in the open market on February 24, 2024.

US Dollar rate in Pakistan

In the open market, the US dollar was being quoted at 279.5 for buying and 282.55 for selling.

On Saturday, Euro stands at 302  for buying and 305 for selling while British Pound rate stands at 352.5 for buying, and 356 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED hovers at 76.1 whereas the Saudi Riyal saw slight increase, with new rates at 74.35.

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 24 February 2024

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 279.5 282.55
Euro EUR 302 305
UK Pound Sterling GBP 352.5 356
U.A.E Dirham AED 76.1 76.8
Saudi Riyal SAR 74.35 75.1
Australian Dollar AUD 181 183
Bahrain Dinar BHD 743.88 751.88
Canadian Dollar CAD 207 209
China Yuan CNY 38.89 39.29
Danish Krone DKK 40.38 40.78
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.76 36.11
Indian Rupee INR 3.37 3.48
Japanese Yen JPY 2.10 2.18
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 908.79 917.79
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.6 59.2
New Zealand Dollar NZD 171.68 173.68
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.43 26.73
Omani Riyal OMR 726.53 734.53
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.76 77.46
Singapore Dollar SGD 207 209
Swedish Korona SEK 26.53 26.83
Swiss Franc CHF 317.87 320.37
Thai Bhat THB 7.79 7.94


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