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Ghilaf-e-Kaaba changed as pilgrims surge to Arafat for Hajj sermon

MAKKAH: The annual ceremony of changing Ghilaf-e-Kaaba was held at the Grand Mosque of Makkah (Masjid-A-Haram) early this morning as more than two million faithfuls began gathering at Mount Arafat to listen the Hajj Sermon. The new Ghilaf has been prepared at a cost of two hundred thousand riyal as six hundred seventy kilogram pure silk, 120 kilogram gold and one hundred kilogram silver have been used in it. This ritual had started in the age of Hazrat Ismail AS and Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) ordered change of…