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Ka’bah in Makkah adorned with new covering

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The Ka’bah, the cuboid-shaped structure in the center of Makkah’s Grand Mosque which Muslims pray towards, has been adorned with a new cover, known as the Kiswa.



Each year, a specialized factory in Makkah sews a new Kiswa which will be used to cover the Kaaba during the upcoming hajj pilgrimage.



Sheikh Abdul Rahman al-Sudais, the head of the presidency of the Two Holy Mosques, said: “The cover is… completely manufactured in Saudi Arabia after it had previously been manufactured and transferred from Egypt or other countries.”



Video footage uploaded to YouTube shows the process of fitting the covering to the structure.