The annual ritual to change Ghilaf-e-Kaaba was held at Masjid al-Haram in Saudi Arabia where Muslims are performing Hajj 2020, 675 kilogram pure silk and more than hundred kilogram gold and silver have been used to prepare the new Ghilaf that is 50 feet in height and 35 feet in width.
As per to details, The Ghilaf-e-Kaaba, known as Kiswa, is changed on 9th Zilhaj every year on the day of Arafat.
Just 10,000 Muslims pilgrims, all resident in the Saudi Arabia will perform the main ritual of Hajj, Waqoof-e-Arafat from Zuhar to sunset today, Imam of Nimra Mosque will deliver his sermon to Hajj pilgrims in Arafat and the pilgrims would offer combined Zohar and Asar prayers.
The Muslim pilgrims after staying whole day in Arafat, will travel back to Mazdalfa to offer Maghrib and Isha prayers together, The pilgrims will spent whole night in Mazdalfa under open sky and will offer Fajr prayer on 10 Zill Hajj, after which they will travel back to Mina for stoning the Satan.
Hajj pilgrims will then shave off heads or trim hairs, to the prescribed level, and then would get off the Ahrams, Hajj cloths, at completion of Hajj rituals. This year’s downsized hajj may prove to be the safest ever despite the ever-present threat posed by the COVID-19.
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