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Framed Kiswah (Ghilaf) | Holy Ka'aba in Mecca

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Blessed Kiswah from the Holy Ka'aba

Bless your home with a piece of the Holy Ka'aba kiswah. Your purchase will include:  
۩ An authentic 9 x 9 cm black kiswah piece that was placed on the Holy Ka'aba in Mecca. The kiswah was made by The Kiswah Factory. 
۩ Included is a certified true copy of a certificate of authentication for the kiswah officially provided by Islamic Antiquities Museum of Kuwait. This certificate is the original certified true copy provided by the museum and is not a photocopy made by Rumi's Garden.
The design of the blessed kiswah you will receive will not be exactly like the photo since it is a cut-out of the larger cloth. However, it will always contain a design and will not be a plain piece.
Holy Ka'aba Kiswah
During the reign of Umar ibn al-Khattab, once the Hajj pilgrimage was over, the blessed kiswah was cut and distributed to pilgrims. The reason for this was threefold: 1. The pilgrims used the kiswah as a shelter against the scorching heat of Mecca 2. It was given as a keepsake to remember their pilgrimage 3. The kiswah was considered to have barakah; a blessing transferred by God, upon the cloth covering, because of its placement on one of the first sanctuaries in the world initially built by Prophet Adam and then Prophet Ibrahim.

For Adam, God had ordered him to build a holy site in the shape of a House in Heaven called Baitul Ma’amur; This is the heavenly house that contains the divine throne in which the angels circumambulate. This ritual, of the angels, is reenacted by pilgrims during the Hajj and symbolizes the pilgrim's entry into the Divine Presence. As Muslims, we believe that Adam's Kaaba was destroyed by the neglect of believers, and according to the Quran (2:127) Abraham and his son, Ismail, rebuilt the holy house. 

According to our rich Islamic tradition, it has been said that the angels submit to Allah’s ﷻ commands while singing His praise. They guard His Throne, and visit the heavenly Ka’aba, while we Muslims visit the earthly one in Mecca. The profound meaning of this image leaves us with much to reflect on concerning The Sacred House (ٱلْبَيْت ٱلْحَرَام) of Allah and the blessed black cloth (Kiswah, Ghilaf) that covers it.

Throughout history, the blessed kiswah of the Holy Ka’aba was changed during different dates depending on the reigns of different caliphs and sultans. Originally, it was replaced on the 10th of Muharram, but this was shifted to the 10th of Dhul Hijjah. Muawiyah I, the companion of the Prophet ﷺ and fifth caliph, replaced the covering of the Holy Ka’aba both on 10th Muharram and on Eid ul-Fitr.
Please note that Rumi's Garden is now based in Spain. After Brexit, orders to the UK are no longer charged a 20% VAT tax. However, the UK government may deduct an import tax via the courier service.

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