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Modern methods and premium materials are utilized to maintain the Kiswa, or black cloth covering the Holy Kaaba, located in Makkah, Saudi Arabia, the holiest place in Islam.
The cube-shaped structure, which Muslims all over the world direct in their prayers, has its Kiswa checked daily and is the subject of routine maintenance carried out by a Saudi team comprising experts with a 29-year experience, according to a state agency in charge of the Grand Mosque in Makkah and the Prophet’s Mosque in Medina.
According to the Saudi news agency SPA, any observations are dealt with right away in accordance with the highest criteria of accuracy and excellent performance in a record amount of time. Thorough cleaning and tightening the fabric covering from all sides are also parts of routine maintenance.
Millions of Muslims flock to Saudi Arabia to perform annual Hajj pilgrimage and Umrah or lesser pilgrimage.
Saudi Arabia expects around 10 million Muslims from abroad during the current Umrah season.