Chanting Labbaik Allahumma Labbaik, over two million faithful, are in Maidan-e- Arafat to perform the Rukn-e-Azam of Hajj Waqoof-e-Arafat. Delivering Hajj sermon from Masjid-e-Nimra at Maidan-e-Arafat, Imam Al Sheikh Mohammad bin Hassan Al Shaikh has called upon the Muslim Ummah to be kind toward others in day to day affairs to have blessings of Allah Almighty.
He said Islam has preached for kindness in dealing with parents, children, relatives and other Muslims. Sheikh Mohammad bin Hassan said Prophet Muhammad (Peace Be Upon Him) has described the entire Muslim Ummah as a human body, signifying that pain in organ affects the entire body.
Earlier, the Ghilaaf-e-Kaaba, known as Qaswa is replaced on 9th Zilhaj every year on the day of Arafat. The new Ghilaf has been prepared at a cost of seven million Saudi Riyas.Six hundred seventy kilogram pure silk, 120 kilogram gold and one hundred kilogram silver have been used in it.
This ritual had started in the age of Hazrat Ismail AS and Prophet Hazrat Muhammad (Peace Be Upon Him) ordered change of Ghilaf-e-Kaaba after the conquest of Makkatul Mukarramah
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