Every year, on the 15th day of Muharram, which falls on August 2nd, the sacred ceremony of Ghusl-e-Kaaba is conducted at the Masjid al-Haram in Saudi Arabia. This is a significant event carried out after the Fajr prayers under the authority of Makkah’s Governor, Prince Khalid al-Faisal.
During this ceremony, Prince Khalid meticulously cleans the interior of the Holy Kaaba. The cleaning solution he uses is a specially prepared blend of Zamzam water and rose water. Following the completion of the Ghusl-e-Kaaba ceremony, Prince Khalid also performs Tawaaf, a vital element of this holy ritual.
The washing of the Kaaba is deeply rooted in Islamic history, tracing its origins back to Prophet Muhammad (PBUH). The Prophet himself is believed to have cleaned the Kaaba twice annually, once during the month of Muharram and then again before the commencement of Ramadan. This tradition continues to be faithfully observed to this day.