Ceremony to change Ghilaf-e-Kaaba held in Makkah

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MAKKAH (9Newshd): The annual ritual to change Ghilaf-e-Kaaba was held at Masjid al-Haram in Saudi Arabia where millions of Muslims have gathered to perform Hajj.

The new Ghilaf has been prepared at a cost of seven million Saudi Riyals. Six hundred seventy kilograms pure silk, 120-kilogram gold, and one hundred kilograms silver have been used in it.

The covering cloth of the Kaaba, known as Kiswa, is changed on 9th Zilhaj every year on the day of Arafat.

Meanwhile, over two million Muslim pilgrims from across the world will perform Waqoof-e-Arafat, the main ritual of Hajj in the holy land of Islam today (Saturday).

Hajj is one of the five pillars of Islam that must be performed at least once in a lifetime by all Muslims capable of making the expensive and difficult journey. For more latest news Pakistan, visit 9newshd.tv

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