Aug 21, 2018 00:43 UTC
  • Kaaba cloth changing ceremony (Photos)

Kiswah is the cloth that covers the Kaaba. It is draped annually on the 9th day of the month of Dhu al-Hijjah, the day pilgrims leave for the plains of Mount Arafat during the Hajj pilgrimage. Every year, the old Kiswa is removed, cut into small pieces, and given to certain individuals, visiting foreign Muslim dignitaries and organizations.