Sunday, April 14, 2024

Ghilaf e Kaaba’s Changing Ceremony

he term kiswa has multiple translations, with common ones being ‘robe’ or ‘garment’. Due to the iconic designs and the quality of materials used in creating the kiswa, it is considered one of the most sacred objects in Islamic art, ritual, and worship.

The 1910 kiswa covering the Kaaba in Mecca

From the time of the Ayyubids, precisely during the reign of as-Salih Ayyub, the kiswa was manufactured in Egypt, with material sourced locally as well as from Sudan, India, and Iraq

Artisan embroidering cloth with gold thread.

Here’s a look into the detailed, well-practiced and perfectly executed process of the Kiswah changing ceremony. -Video by @aftabdogra

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