2001 News Story

Washing of Kaabah in preparation for 1421 Hajj

In Makkah yesterday, Governor of Makkah Province Prince Abdelmajeed bin Abdulaziz carried out the ceremony of washing the Kaabah in preparation for the upcoming Hajj pilgrimage. Other preparations are well under way, including arrangements by the Islamic Development Bank (IDB) for 650,000 head of sheep to be available for the sacrificial meat project. Also finalized are arrangements for five million meals to be distributed to pilgrims at various centers in the holy places.