What is the Purpose of Raising the Kiswah during Hajj?

The annual practice of raising the Kiswah takes place in the Masjid al-Haram in Saudi Arabia, where pilgrims come to perform the Hajj. After the Kiswah is hoisted, the white fabric (symbolising the Ihram) is draped around the Ka’bah.

Each year, the Kiswah is elevated by 3 meters to prevent damage to the cloth caused by massive crowds that gather during the Hajj season, making it impossible to control the crowd during peak hours.

Similarly, it has also been raised as a result of certain pilgrims’ superstitious beliefs that they should bring scissors and cut pieces of the Kiswah in order to gain spiritual benefit, and because some people write their names or supplications on the Kiswah.


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