On behalf of Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman, Makkah Emir Prince Khalid Al-Faisal, led the washing of the Holy Kaaba on Thursday.
The washing ceremony was held following intensive precautionary measures to prevent the spread of coronavirus.
Upon arrival at the Grand Holy Mosque, the Makkah emir, who is also an adviser to King Salman, was received by Sheikh Dr. Abdulrahman Al-Sudais, president of the General Presidency for the Affairs of the Two Holy Mosques, and a number of officials.
The door of the Holy site was unlocked by Sheikh Saleh Al Shaiba for the Ghusl ceremony. Sheikh Saleh Al Shaiba is the 108th successor and descendant of Utman ibn Talha (R.A) whom the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) granted the keys of the Kabah and promised guardianship for centuries to come.
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Then, Prince Khalid Al-Faisal washed the Holy Kaaba from inside and rubbed its walls using pieces of cloth soaked with a special mixture of Zamzam water and rose oil.