Mufti Abul Qasim Nomani, Mohtamim of Darul Uloom Deoband has been invited by the Saudi Authorities to participate in the Kaaba washing ceremony which was held on Thursday 1 Shaban 1433 = 21 June 2012.
On the occasion of the washing ceremony of holy Kaaba, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia invites the towering personalities of the world each year. It's a matter of honour that this year, Mufti Abul Qasim Nomani Qasmi, the Head of famous Islamic University: Darul Uloom, Deoband (India) was also invited to participate in the washing ceremony of the holy Kaaba.
It is notable that washing the Kaaba is Sunnah of The Prophet Muhammad SA as he washed the Holy Kaaba after the Victory of Makkah in eight Hijri.
Now the holy Kaabah is washed twice in a lunar calendar. The first washing ceremony is held on 1st Shaabaan (the 8th month of lunar calendar), while the second one is held on 1st Dul-Hijjah (the 12th month lunar calendar).