Wednesday, September 27, 2023

Karachi’s Fabric House had Honour of Hand Crafting Ghilaf-e-Kaaba ‘Kiswa’ in 1962

Pakistan had the privilege of preparing the holy cover of the Kaaba at Karachi in 1962, marking a significant moment in Pakistan’s history.

According to the report, in 1962, a Saudi delegation visited various workshops in Pakistan and entrusted Karachi’s, Waheed-ud-Din Ansari, owner of a fabric store in the Saddar area with this sacred task.

The Saudi authorities were impressed with the sample prepared by Ansari’s silk house. The authorities commissioned Waheed-ud-Din and his team to design the Kiswa. Under Ansari’s supervision, 34 workers worked diligently for three months to make the Ghilaf-e-Kaaba, “kiswa”.

The holy cover was also displayed to thousands of people at Polo Ground, Karachi, before being sent back to Saudi Arabia.

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