Cleaning and maintenance of Grand Holy Mosque (Haram) of Makkah

The two Holy Mosques in Makkah and Madinah are beloved to each and every Muslim in the world. The Custodian of the 2 holy Mosques have always put a great effort in keeping them clean and well maintained.

Whenever the increasing number of Umrah and Hajj pilgrims visit the Grand Mosque in Makkah, the cleaning and maintenance challenge becomes quite higher since the number of cleaning staff in comparison to the visitors and the huge place of Mosque are quite less but even then the cleaning and maintenance staff keep their motivation sky high and devote themselves to clean the two mosques.


One of the reason is their religious belief, since they are working in such a nice and holy place where Almighty Allah accepts the prayers of each and every Muslims, therefore, it keeps them motivated at all the times.

Do you know that the total area of Grand Mosque is around one million square meters?

The Presidency for the Affairs of the Two Holy Mosques is putting excellent efforts to clean and perfume the Grand Mosque on a daily basis. Read more: Mataf area in Haram will accommodate 107,000 pilgrims per hour in Ramadan 2019


This includes wiping and sterilizing its floors, surfaces and piazzas, with a total area estimated at one million square meters.

Do you know that over 2,000 male and female workers are dedicated for the cleaning of Holy Mosque?

The presidency has recruited over 2,000 male and female workers, who are available round-the-clock. These 2,000 workers do their cleaning and maintenance job in four different shifts. Read more: Prayers other than 5 time prayers will not be allowed in the Mataf area during Ramadan 2019


Do you know that cleaning the Grand Mosque of Makkah (Haram) takes only 45 minutes?

The astonishing fact regarding the cleaning of the Grand Mosque of Makkah is that it takes only 45 minutes. The other surprising fact is that it doesn’t obstruct or distracts or disturb the Umrah and Hajj pilgrims.

Do you know the cleaning of Mataf area takes only 30 minutes?

The Cleaning of the circumambulation area (the Mataf) takes only 30 minutes and is carried out swiftly in a highly technical fashion, amid dense crowds of the faithful. Read more: The authorities of Makkah keeping eye on the Haram from sky


Video of Cleaning Haram

Do you know it takes 30 special electrical cars, 67 other machines, 400 liters of water to clean Mataf?

The facts are quite surprising and eye openers, the Haram authorities claim that followings are used while cleaning and maintaining the Mataf:

  1. Around 30 special electrical cars along with 67 other machines are being used to clean Mataf.
  2. Almost 400 liters of water is used for cleaning and sterilizing the Mataf.
  3. The average quantity of water used for the cleaning process is one full glass of water for 12 sq. meters of the Mataf, whose area is nearly 500 sq. meters.



Do you know it is ensured that the cleaning equipment and other related items doesn’t provide any harm and good for the environment?

Cleaning equipment and implements are not harmful and are environment friendly. The same applies to the detergents. They are organic and safe. Read more: Smart bracelets for Umrah pilgrims with GPS technology

Do you know that the range of Garbage collection varies from 100 tons to 300 tons which is daily collected from the Grand Mosque?

There are specialist teams to collect some 100 ton of garbage daily from the Grand Mosque and its piazzas. The quantity of garbage collected daily rises to 300 ton during peak periods.


It is gathered within a record time. Over 2,000 garbage dumpsters are provided in and outside the Grand Mosque.

Keeping in view the above mentioned services, efforts and the dedication, we all as a Muslim pray for all the cleaning and maintenance staff along with their supervisors, managers and the relevant authorities.

We need to praise their efforts as they all are dedicated day and night in serving all the worshipers including the Umrah and Hajj pilgrims.


May Allah Almighty protect the Kingdom from the evil of those who harbor hatred and jealousy toward it.

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Source: Saudi Gazette