Officials pose with the curtain of the Kaaba door at the United Nations in New York, Tuesday. The Kingdom presented the curtain to the UN for placing it on the replica of the Kaaba door at the Indonesian Hall.
The Kingdom’s permanent representative to the UN Abdullah Al-Muallimi and UN Secretary General Ban-Ki moon drew the curtain after fixing it. Al-Muallimi said King Abdulaziz Bin Abdulrahman set up a factory for the Kiswa of the Kaaba. Ever since then his sons and successive kings have been taking its care with sincerity and diligence. His sons the kings cared for it until our era.
Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Fahd presented the original curtain of the Kaaba door as a gift to the UN in 1983. Al-Muallimi also presented the UN chief with a commemorative shield containing a model of the Kaaba door curtain. — SPA