Sayyid Amiruddin

Researcher of Political Science & Classical Islam. Initiated by the Khwajagan i-Naqshband.

Second Line on the Kiswa of the Holy Ka’aba

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3:26 Say, “O Allah, Possessor of the Kingship, You bring the kingship to whomever You decide, and You draw the kingship from whomever You decide, and You render mighty whomever You decide, and You humiliate whomever You decide. In Your Hand is (the) Good; surely You are Ever-Determiner over everything.

Second Line on the Kiswa

(Top) The name of His Majesty King ‘Abdullah bin ‘Abdulaziz bin ‘Abdulrahman bin Faisal bin Turki bin ‘Abdullah bin Muhammad bin Saud, Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques as it appears on the Kiswa of the Holy Ka’aba.

The name of the King and other Kings of the House of Saud who served it are also found inside the Holy Ka’aba.

The Prophet Muhammad’s Tribe, the Quraysh 

The Holy Prophet’s tribe of the Quraysh symbolically honored by the Khadim al-Harmayn Sharifayn of the House of Saud through the display of Surah Quraysh written on the Kiswa of the Ka’aba, covering its door, symbolizing the elect status of the tribe of Quraysh in the Sunni and Shia traditions.

As descendants of Abraham’s son Ishmael, builders of the Ka’aba, the Quraysh were historically the exclusive custodians of the Ka’aba for nearly 2000 years prior to the Saud’s.

Divine Right of the Quraysh: Surah Quraysh written on the Kiswa of the Ka'aba cover its door by the House of Saud.

Divine Right of the Quraysh: Surah Quraysh embroidered over the door of the Ka’aba.  The Kiswa covers the Ka’aba for the duration of the pilgrimage season, it weighs approximately 670 kilograms and is made of pure silk dyed in black and padded with white cotton fabric. Quranic verses are embroidered on the Kiswa, in threads of pure gold. The cost of making the Kiswa annually amounts to more than 22 million Saudi Rials. 700 kilograms of silk and 120 kilograms of silver and gold wires are used in its making.

 

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