KSA grants Egypt piece of Kaaba covering to be displayed in new museum

Fri, 28 Feb 2020 - 04:32 GMT

Saudi Arabia’s ambassador to Egypt handed the Egyptian tourism minister a piece of the Kaaba Kiswah (covering) as a present, to be placed in the new museum in the New Administrative Capital, east of Cairo.

More than 2 million Muslims flock to Mecca for Hajj

Sat, 10 Aug 2019 - 08:16 GMT

More than two million pilgrims have covered Mount Arafat with white as Hajj (Pilgrimage) approached its peak on Saturday.

Sun to align directly over Islam's holy Kaaba Monday

Sun, 26 May 2019 - 01:15 GMT

Such phenomenon happens twice a year over Kaaba on May 27 and July 15.

Learn how 'Kiswat Al Ka'aba' has been made in Egypt from 1942

Thu, 31 Aug 2017 - 07:58 GMT

“Kiswat Al Ka'aba” is the texture that covers the Kaaba (a holy place for Muslims) in Mecca.

The Egyptian legacy of producing the Kiswa

Thu, 31 Aug 2017 - 10:21 GMT

Today marks the annual occasion of changing the Kiswa of the Kaaba, the huge black silk cloth covering the Kaaba.

Video: All you need to know about Muslim pilgrimage

Wed, 30 Aug 2017 - 08:49 GMT

Muslim pilgrimage is a religious duty that must be carried out at least once in life by those capable, as it is one of the five basic pillars of Islam

Saudi factory stitches gold-laced cover for Islam's holiest site

Sun, 27 Aug 2017 - 10:47 GMT

Dozens of Saudi craftsmen, mostly in their 40s and 50s, are hard at work in a factory in Mecca preparing an embroidered black and gold cloth to cover the Kaaba.