On behalf of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, the Amir of Holy Mecca region HRH Prince Khalid Al-Faisal bin Abdulaziz has washed the Holy Ka'ba.
Upon his arrival, His Royal Highness Prince Khalid Al-Faisal bin Abdulaziz and his companions washed the inside of the Holy Ka'ba using Zamzam water intermingled with rosewater, and brushed its walls using water-wetted cloth, then solemnly toured around the Holy House and performed two prostrations of the round-touring.
The Amir of Holy Mecca, as he washed the Holy Ka'ba, he was joined hands by HRH Prince Sultan bin Khalid Al-Faisal bin Abdulaziz, the Islamic Cooperation Organization (ICO) general secretary Akmal-ul-Din Ehasan Oglu, the general president of the Holy Masjid and the Apostle's Masjid Dr. Abdulrahman Al-Sudais, the Holy Masjids’ Deputy President Dr. Mohammed Al-Khozzayim as well as a number of government ministers, and members of the Islamic diplomatic corps accredited in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the key-holders of the Ancient Holy House.
Upon having finished the washing of the Holy Ka'ba, the Amir of Mecca region HRH Prince Khalid Al-Faisal bin Abdulaziz received a commemorative gift from the general president of the Holy Mosque and the Apostle's Masjid on this occasion.
The Holy Ka'ba is normally washed twice every year: once at the beginning of the month of Muharram and the second instance in the start of the month of Sha'ban.