The Commencement of the Work

Kabah and hill

Under the umbrella of the instructions of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques (may Allah prolong his life and grant him health and success), and with the grace of Allah, Saudi Bin Ladin Group had the honour of the assignment of the construction of the Holy Ka'bah, the Two Holy Mosques and other mosques. In Sha'ban, 1416 H. all necessary preparations for the work were ready, but the time was not suitable because the period from Ramadan to Dhut Hijjah is the climax of Hajj and Umrah seasons. The work necessitated fitting a wall around the Holy Ka'bah to conceal it. This state of affairs would have deprived pilgrims and Umrah performers of direct sight and access to the Holy Ka'bah.

The Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques was emphatic that all his projects should go through regardless of cost. Implementation of the projects should not deprivc worshippers of enjoying the sights of the sacred places. A look at the Holy Ka'bah gives them spiritual satisfaction, and most of them visit the Ancient House for this purpose.

It was necessary to respond to the needs of the visitors to the Holy Ka'bah. The commencement of the work was, therefore, postponed to a time when the numbers of pilgrims were few, with the target of completing it in due time. On the 10th Muharram, 1417 H., the work started.

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