Historic First: Women Join Sacred Ceremony Of Replacing Kaaba’s Kiswah

Hera Shabbir

In a historic first, women have joined the prestigious ceremony of replacing the Kaaba’s kiswa! 🎉 As Saudi Arabia continues to champion female participation in various industries, female employees played a key role in this sacred tradition.

They assisted by carrying parts of the Kiswah


According to the General Authority for the Care of the Two Holy Mosques, these women carried the black cover of the Holy Kaaba filled with intricate gold and silver embroidery, handing them to other workers, who then transported them to Makkah’s Grand Mosque.

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This annual event, held after the Hajj pilgrimage and on the Islamic new year, involves dismantling the old Kiswah and adorning the Kaaba with a fresh one


The replacement of the Kiswah was watched by millions online, while hundreds of pilgrims got to witness the historic moment live at the Grand Mosque. Although the women’s roles were mainly in the preparatory stages, their involvement marks a significant milestone in the ceremony’s history, reflecting the Kingdom’s ongoing efforts to empower women across all fields.

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