The ritual to change the cover (Kiswa) of the holy Kaaba will take place during Fajr salah of the 9th day of the 12th month of Dhul Hijjah in the Islamic calendar (referring to August 20, 2018).
The ritual of changing the Kiswa will be administered by 160 experts and constructors, based on the practice of the General Presidency of the Prophet’s Mosque and Holy Mosque each year on this same day.
The Kiswa of the timeworn Kaaba will be changed with a fresh Kiswa, under the command and sequel of the Leader of the General Presidency for the Masjid Al Haram and the Masjid an Nabawi, Sheikh Abdul Rahman Al-Sudais.
Sheikh Abdul Rahman Al-Sudais said in a communication on this circumstance that aiding the holy mosques and the pilgrims is one of their basic duties.
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