Cii Radio| Ayesha Ismail| 03 October 2017| 12 Muharram 1439
Mecca Governor Prince Khalid Al Faisal washed Islam’s holy Kaaba on behalf of Saudi Arabia’s King Salman, who is also known by his title as the Cutodian of the Two Holy Mosques.
On his arrival to the Grand Mosque, Prince Khalid was received by the General President of the Holy Mosque and the Prophet’s Mosque Sheikh Dr. Abdulrahman al-Sudais and the Vice-President of the Holy Mosque Dr. Mohammad al-Khuzaim.
Immediately afterwards, the prince and his companions carried out duties of washing the Kaaba from the inside with Zamzam water mixed with rose water, and wiped the walls with pieces of cloth dampened by the mix, according to the Saudi Press Agency.
The ceremony of cleaning the Kaaba is part of the tradition set by Prophet Muhammad.
Preparations for the washing start a day before the agreed date, with the mixing of Zamzam water with Tayef rose, oud and other luxurious perfumes. Towels were used to wipe the walls of the Kaaba, and after the guests leave it’s hall, it’s floor covered with washed marble, will be processed.
Source – Al Arabiya