RIYADH/KARACHI: A specialised staff of Arab males beneath a supervisor cleaned the Holy Kaaba’s roof in a report 40 minutes, the administration of the Masjid al-Haram, or the Nice Mosque of Makkah in Saudi Arabia, said on Tuesday.
In a message posted on Twitter, the Masjid al-Haram’s administration — formally often called the Basic Presidency for the Affairs of the Grand Mosque and the Prophet’s Mosque — stated Saudi consultants accomplished the cleansing of the roof of the Holy Kaaba in simply 40 minutes, which was “a record”.
Headed by the Imam-e-Kaaba, Dr Abdulrahman bin Abdulaziz al-Sudais, the Presidency of the Two Holy Mosques, additionally shared on social media the images taken throughout the cleansing course of.
The Saudi-led administration of the Kaaba has vowed to proceed the method of cleansing the Holy Kaaba, for which quite a lot of programmes have been arrange.
The specialised staff was seen sporting the ghutra, the standard Saudi checkered headband, tied up with the igal, the black rope-like twine, as they took to cleansing with “latest devices and modern mechanisms provided and approved by the Presidency of the Two Holy Mosques”.
‘A number of levels’
The periodic work, which is carried out in line with a schedule, aimed to “maintain the quality and safety of marble, remove dirt and plankton, and preserve the cleanliness and lustre of the Holy Kaaba, in particular, and the Grand Mosque in general”, a press release learn.
Mohammed bin Musleh al-Jabri, the deputy president for technical and companies’ affairs, defined that the Division of Purification and Carpets of the Grand Mosque — one of many Basic Administration for Technical and Service Affairs’ departments — was assigned the duty.
“The cleaning mechanism takes place through several stages, the first of which is sweeping the surface of the Holy Kaaba, removing dust and bird droppings, then wiping the entire surface and holder of the cladding, the wall, and the door to the surface of the Holy Kaaba from the outside with wet towels,” al-Jabri stated.
“Then, everything is sprayed with water and wiped again and then a drying process.”