Kiswah (Arabic: كسوة الكعبة, kiswat al-ka’bah) is the cloth that covers the Kaaba in Mecca, Saudi Arabia.The holy Kaaba is covered with new kiswa (cover) every year on the 10th Dhu Al Hijjah, which coincides with Haj. It was a custom started by the Prophet Ismail (Pubh) 4000 years before the origin of Islam.The term kiswah is Arabic for ‘pall‘, the cloth draped over a casket,
COST OF MAKING KISWAH
The present cost of making the kiswa amounts to SAR 20,000,000 . The cover is 658m2 and is made of 670 kg of silk. The embroidery contains 15 kg of gold threads. It consists of 47 pieces of cloth and each piece is 14m long and 101 cm wide. The kiswa is wrapped around the Kaaba and fixed to its base with copper rings. The manually designed embroidery of the Quranic verses are slowly being aided by computers, thus increasing the speed of production
DIMENSION OF KISWAH
The cloth is 14 meters high.
On the top third of the cloth, there is the Kiswa belt which is 95 centimeters wide and 45 meters long.
It consists of 16 pieces and surrounds the Kiswa from all sides.
The belt is embroidered with protruding designs that are enameled with silver threads covered with gold. The material is made up of silk and a gold embroidered band is sewn about three fourth the distance from the bottom.
The part covering the door, which stands 2.13 mts above the ground on the north-east side wall, is covered separately with richly embroidered Quranic verses, leaving an opening for the black stone
Rabbana Duas from Quran بِسْمِ اللهِ الرَّحْمنِ الرَّحِيمِ Listen to the Recitation of this Dua . 1.Our Lord! Accept (this service) from us: For Thou art the All-Hearing, the All-knowing[2:127] Rabbana taqabbal minna innaka antas Sameeaul Aleem رَبَّنَا تَقَبَّلْ مِنَّا إِنَّكَ أَنْتَ السَّمِيعُ العَلِيمُ 2.Our Lord! Make of us Muslims, bowing to Thy (Will), and of our progeny a people Muslim, bowing to Thy (will); and show us our place for the celebration of (due) rites; and turn unto us (in Mercy); for Thou art the Oft-Returning, Most Merciful[2:128] Rabbana wa-j'alna Muslimayni laka wa min Dhurriyatina 'Ummatan Muslimatan laka wa 'Arina Manasikana wa tub 'alayna 'innaka 'antat-Tawwabu-Raheem رَبَّنَا وَاجْعَلْنَا مُسْلِمَيْنِ لَكَ وَمِن ذُرِّيَّتِنَا أُمَّةً مُّسْلِمَةً لَّكَ وَأَرِنَا مَنَاسِكَنَا وَتُبْ عَلَيْنَآ إِنَّكَ أَنتَ التَّوَّابُ الرَّحِيمُ 3.Our Lord! Grant us good in this world and good in the hereafter, and save us from the chastisement of the fire[2:201] Rabbana atina fid-dunya ... Continue reading
The Muadhin of Masjid Al-Sulaimani in Jeddah has passed away whilst waiting to call the Adhan for Fajr prayers. Inna lillahe Wa inna ilaehi rajeun. 60-year-old Abdul Haq al Halabi was sitting reciting the Qur’an and passed away with just minutes left before the time of Adhan. The deceased muezzin, who has two sons, Khaldun and Anas, and three daughters, spent 40 years of his life in Saudi Arabia and he was known to frequent the mosque and was often seen reciting the Qur’an. May Allah grant him Jannah. The deceased was praised for his efforts in helping pilgrims during his life. His live culminated with dedicating the last three years in his life with serving the mosque and worshippers, as well as calling for the adhan. May Allah grant him jannah. Ref :Arabic News Source Also read : When 22 Muazzen became shaheed while trying to complete adhan ... Continue reading
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