670 kg pure silk, 120 kg of gold and 100 kg of silver have been used to prepare the new Ghilaf.

MAKKAH (Web Desk) – The annual ritual to change Ghilaf-e-Kaaba was held at Masjid al-Haram in Saudi Arabia where Muslims are performing second downsized Hajj due to coronavirus.

670 kg pure silk, 120 kg of gold and 100 kg of silver have been used to prepare the new Ghilaf.



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

The Hajj pilgrims will proceed to Arafat today, to perform the main ritual of "Waqoof-e-Arafat". They will listen the sermon to be delivered at Nimra Mosque and perform Zohr and Asr prayers together.

The pilgrims will spend time in Arafat with prayers for acceptance of their pilgrimage and recitation of Qur’anic verses until sunset.