At least 150 kilo garam of pure gold and silver, along with 670 kg of silk has been used in making the cover for the famous mosque, rumored to be worth $800,000.
Millions of Muslims gather in the Saudi city every year for the Hajj pilgrimage, an event marked by celebrations stressing the importance of the spirit of sacrifice.
This year, around 2 million reliable, from around the world, are performing Hajj. They will leave for Waqoof-e-Arafat today, which is the Rukan-e-Azam of Hajj. The explorers spent Wednesday night at Mina, under the open sky, before moving to the rough slope where Prophet Mohammed (Peace Be Upon Him) gave his last lesson 14 centuries back.
The explorers will accumulate to hear the Hajj lesson, conveyed by the excellent Mufti of Saudi Arabia, at Masjid-e-Nimra. After nightfall, the travelers will leave for Muzdalifah (found somewhere between Arafat and Mina) where they will remain for a night and offer petitions.
One hundred thousand police have been conveyed to anchor journey destinations. Hajj is one of the five mainstays of Islam, and each skilled Muslim must perform it at any rate once in their lifetime.