The Prince and his companions washed Kaaba
with Zamzam water mixed with rose water.
washing is an elaborate tradition which takes place twice a year.
The changing of the kiswa, the black cloth with golden embroidery covering the Kaaba
, took place after Fajr (dawn) prayer by 86 technicians and embroiders.
He said historians and writers have in the past written that different forms of artwork were hung on the Kaaba
, but this information has never been confirmed.
Mir-Moradzehi underscored that Kaaba
doesn't merely belong to Saudi Arabia and it is for all the Muslims and therefore all of them should cooperate in running and administering the Haj ceremony.
Like all men of his faith, the first glimpse of the Kaaba
At that time, Mecca was so small, pilgrims could sit at the cube-shaped Kaaba
and look out at the serene desert mountains where the Prophet Muhammad once walked.
A BAHRAINI man who found fame for swimming around the Kaaba
in Mecca when it flooded 74 years ago has died.
People usually circumambulate the Kaaba
while focusing on their prayers and supplications to God.
He said the Kiswa will be handed out and draped over the Kaaba
at dawn on the ninth of Zul Hijjah.
As you circumambulate and move closer to the kaaba
you feel like a small stream merging into a big river.
This discipline has reminded me of an astonishing scene seen several times in Mecca around the Kaaba
when the Imam (the sheikh who leads the group prayer) addresses the worshippers.
Within six years, the government hopes to reinforce the infrastructure surrounding Mecca's Grand Mosque, home to the cube-shaped Kaaba
towards which Muslims the world over turn in prayer, replacing congested narrow roads with new ones, installing foot bridges for pedestrians and a four-line metro.
Hajjis walked around Kaaba
for the last time on the fourth day of Eid al-Adha religious holiday, and bade farewell to sacred places in Mecca, Saudi Arabia.
After the stoning ceremony, the pilgrims go to Mecca's Great Mosque to walk around the Kaaba
, a cube-shaped structure into which is set the Black Stone, Islam's most sacred relic.