Pakistani singer Abrar-ul-Haq is cheerful after he got the opportunity to stitch Kiswa- a black cloth that covers Kaabah in the Grand Mosque of Makkah.
He shared the video of placing a stitch in the cloth on his Twitter account. In the caption of the video he said: “If my parents were alive today, they would be very happy that their sinful son was blessed by Allah to stitch a gold thread on the new cover of the Kaaba this year. Yahya Yaqiyum.” Netizens congratulated the singer for being given a blessed opportunity.
Holy Kaabah in Makkah was draped with Kiswa on Sunday. The video of changing the cloth was shared online. According to the Saudi Press Agency, the annual process was undertaken by the General Presidency for the Affairs of the Grand Mosque and the Prophet’s Mosque under the supervision of the President of the Presidency Sheikh Dr. Abdurrahman bin Abdulaziz Al-Sudais.
آج میرے والدین زندہ ہوتے تو بہت خوش ہوتے کہ انکے گناہگار بیٹے کو اللہ تعالیٰ نے اس سال کے نئے غلافِ کعبہ پر سونے کے دھاگے سے ایک ٹانکا لگانے کی سعادت دی ہے۔ یاحَیُّ یاقَیُّوم۔ pic.twitter.com/zd17qOFH1J
— Abrar Ul Haq (@AbrarUlHaqPK) July 30, 2022
A specially selected team King Abdulaziz Complex for Holy Kaabah replaces the old kiswa with the new one. The new kiswa consists of four distinct side panels and a door curtain, with each panel being raised separately on each side of Kaabah. The old panel is unfolded after the new one has been lifted.
The new panel is fixed after weighing it down with a heavy brocaded belt which is then stitched. The kiswa is made with 850 kilograms of raw silk, which has been dyed black. The brocading is made with 120 kilograms of gold wire and 100 kilograms of silver wire. It is made by 200 trained workers and administrators working at King Abdulaziz Complex for Holy Kaaba Kiswa. It also consists of a 16-meter-long sewing machine, the largest in the world by length.