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An Interesting & Meaningful Text written on the KISWA of Kabaah

The center of Islamic religion, the house of the Mighty Creator, the place towards which every Muslim pays Sujood 5 times a day, the Holy Kaba’h is located in Makkah, Saudi Arabia, surrounded by the giant mountains at its vicinity. Also known as the house of Allah was built by Hazrat Ibrahim and his son in its final shape with different stones from Heaven at its curvatures. It was the 9th month of the Islamic calendar, Dhul Hijjah, when, for the first time, the Holy kaba’h was covered with a black cloth.

Since then onwards, tailors and designers from around the world are allocated to create the majestic piece to be covered over the Mighty house every year on the day of Arafat. The beautiful part of the cloth increases its beauty with the addition of gold and black thread of Arabic calligraphy on it.

Muslims from all over the world visit the Holy Kaba’h spent their days and nights around the Kaba’h, but probably not even a single one has ever thought what is written in Arabic calligraphy on the cover. But don’t worry and just update your knowledge with us as we explain what is printed on the black cover in the article below.



What is Kiswa (Cloth of Kaabah) & its size?

Kiswa is the black cloth draped (covered) over Kaaba’h, which is approximately 47 strip of clothing, and each of that strips is about 101 cm in width and 14 cm long. In total, there are three rows of horizontal text that have been embedded on the black side of Kiswa while the rest has golden thread embroidery on it that is easily read by every Muslim. Read more: Man tries to sell fake Kaaba Kiswa for Dh.7.8 million

What is written on KISWA?

The text is written on the Kiswa in three rows having three different texts on it. The same has been explained as below:

First Row of the Text

In the first row, يا الله is written in the middle with his two other names, يا حنان, (Merciful towards servants) on the right and يا منان, (Tremendous in Giving) on the left.



Second Row of the Text

In the second row, the basic salutation of Islam is written, that is

لا إله إلا الله محمد رسول الله

“There is no god except Allah, and Muhammad PBUH is his last messenger.”

Third Row of the Text

In the third & last row, a salutation in the praise given to Allah is written that is,

سبحان الله وبحمده سبحان الله العظيم

Allah is free from any imperfection, and all praise is for Allah. Allah is free from any imperfection; Allah is the greatest.

We hope that you like this information and now really understand what is written on the KISWA of the Kaabah. We hereby appreciate if you read this article and spread this information to those Muslims around the world who are still unaware of the same. Once they come to know they will have proper understanding of the Text written on the Kaabah and they can witness it whenever they visit Kaabah on Umrah or Hajj occasion.

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