JEDDAH: The ceremonial washing of the Holy Kaaba, which is carried out before the beginning of the month of each Ramadan, is set to take place
Makkah Gov. Prince Khaled Al-Faisal will lead the ceremony, which will be attended by diplomats from Islamic countries.
Sheikh Abdul Rahman Al-Sudais, head of the Presidency of the Two Holy Mosques, his deputy, Muhammad Al-Khozaim, and a number of ministers will also take part.
Speaking to reporters on the occasion, Al-Sudais commended the Saudi government’s efforts in the service of the two holy mosques and improving facilities for pilgrims.
“The presidency will prepare a special mixture of Zamzam and rose water for the washing of the Kaaba,” said Al-Sudais, adding that it is a sunnah of the Prophet (peace be upon him). The Prophet washed the Kaaba after the Makkah victory, he pointed out.
Meanwhile, Prince Khaled yesterday presided over a graduation ceremony at Taif University. A total of 2,712 students graduated from the university, including 62 with master degrees and 2,437 with bachelor degrees.
Abdul Elah Banajah, president of the university, urged graduates to work for strengthening the Kingdom’s development.