On Tuesday, Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman led the annual ceremonial washing of the Holy Kaaba
Makkah — Early Tuesday morning, Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, on behalf of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, King Salman, led the annual ceremonial washing of the Holy Kaaba.
The Crown Prince arrived at the Grand Mosque accompanied by Minister of Sports Prince Abdulaziz bin Turki.
The Saudi Press Agency reports that the Crown Prince was received by the head of the General Presidency of Affairs of the Two Holy Mosques, Sheikh Abdulrahman Al-Sudais.
The Crown Prince performed tawaf (circumambulation around the Holy Kaaba) and observed two rak’ahs of voluntary prayer.
Afterward, he headed inside the Kaaba, where he led the washing ceremony and performed the two rak’ahs of prayer.
Taif Governor Prince Saud bin Nahar bin Saud; Jeddah Governor Prince Saud bin Abdullah bin Jalawi were also present at the ceremony. Also in attendance were members of the Council of Senior Scholars.
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- Sheikh Saleh bin Abdullah bin Humaid,
- Sheikh Abdullah bin Muhammad Al-Mutlaq,
- Sheikh Saad bin Nasser Al-Shathri,
- Sheikh Bandar bin Abdulaziz Balila, and
- The keeper of the Kaaba.
The annual customary washing of Islam’s holiest shrine uses Zamzam and rose water mixed with oud and other perfumes.
The Holy Kaaba’s washing is according to the example set by Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him).
The Saudi monarch or his representative washes the Holy Kaaba from the inside as an annual custom. Then the walls of the Kaaba are wiped with towels.
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A white cloth dipped in rose and musk perfumes is used to clean the inner walls. Zamzam water mixed with rose perfume is poured on the floor, then wiped with bare hands and palm leaves.