Makkah Governor washes the Holy Ka’abah

January 24, 2008

Governor of Makkah Province Prince Khalid Al-Faisal washed the Holy Ka’abah at the Grand Mosque in Makkah today.

Prince Khalid performed the washing ceremony on behalf of Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz, with princes, officials and accredited members of the Muslim diplomatic corps in attendance.

The Holy Ka’abah is washed twice a year. During the traditional ceremony, the Ka’abah is circumambulated in a ritual known as tawaf, and two short prayers (rakaat) of the tawaf are performed. The Ka’abah is then washed with Zamzam water mixed with rosewater.
King Abdullah last washed the Holy Ka’abah in August 2007 in preparation for the 2007 Hajj.