2005 News Story

Presentation of new Kiswa for 1426 Hajj scheduled for January 1

Sheikh Salih bin Abdulrahman Al-Husayyin, President of the Affairs of Al-Masjid Al-Haraam and Al-Masjid An-Nabawii (Two Holy Mosques Affairs), on Sunday, January 1, 2006, will present a new cover (Kiswa) of the Holy Ka'abah to Sheikh Abdul Aziz Al-Sheibi, the leading keeper of the Holy Ka'abah.  The Kiswa was manufactured by the Kiswa Factory near Makkah at a cost of SR20 million (U.S. $5.3 million).