New marks to help pilgrims performing Tawaf around Kaaba

New marks to help pilgrims performing Tawaf around Kaaba

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The gilded four lantern shaped patches with Allah-u-Akbar (Allah is greatest) sewn in its center, were placed above the Black Stone. — SPA
The gilded four lantern shaped patches with Allah-u-Akbar (Allah is greatest) sewn in its center, were placed above the Black Stone. — SPA

Makkah — For the first time, the covering cloth of the holy Kaaba, also known as Kiswa, will have a new addition to indicate the starting and ending points of circumambulation — or Tawaf — around the sacred structure.

This will help pilgrims count the number of Tawaf they have performed.
The gilded four lantern shaped patches with Allah-u-Akbar (Allah is greatest) sewn in its center, were placed above the Black Stone.

This new addition is the fourth directional signage that has been assembled recently to guide the pilgrims to where circumambulation starts and ends in a bid to prevent any confusion.

Prior to this change, there used to be a brown line adjacent to the Black Stone, which was removed as it was causing congestion.

4 COMMENTS

  1. Indeed it is good. But it is not clear whether the green lights are removed or not. If both signals are there it is better for the pilgrims to start and end the Tawaf with Allahu Akbar.

  2. Very helpful indeed we performed Umrah last friday , it is helpful, the brown lines from Hajr Aswad is removed as well as the green light, it was causing congestion at that point .

  3. All praise to Allah – ‎الحمد لله‎‬.. I always love the green light on the far right hand side as the sign but I’m pretty sure I will love these signage too especially they are patched on kiswah. Simply beautiful. ‎ما شاء الله‬. Can’t wait to visit Haraam again soon longing to see Kaabah. ‎إن شاء الله‬

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