Despite the intense heat in Makkah, the floor of Masjid al-Haram (Kaaba) remains cold, most of the pilgrims want to know the reason.
According to Al-Arabiya.net, some visitors believe that an underground air-conditioning system has been installed, which keeps the floor of Masjid al-Haram cool despite the temperature of 50 degrees Celsius, but this is not true.
According to the report, King Khalid bin Abdulaziz of Saudi Arabia issued an order to complete the construction and expansion of Masjid al-Haram in 1396 AH about 48 years ago.
During his reign, the Mutaf was expanded and its floor was paved with Tassos marble, which provided comfort to those performing Tawaf and praying during the afternoon.
It should be noted that despite the intense heat, the floor of Masjid al-Haram remains very cold, even in the intense sun, the floor of Masjid al-Haram does not get hot, but if you look at the chairs and equipment kept there, they feel very hot.
The Haramin Sharafin administration says that the main reason for the cool feature of the tiles in the Al-Haram Mosque is the special type of marble used in the floor, which is imported from the Greek island of Thassos.
According to the report, this unique type of marble is 5 cm (about 2 inches) thick, it has the property of absorbing moisture at night while releasing the absorbed moisture during the day, keeping the floor cool. Is.
It should be remembered that Saudi Arabia has been importing marble from the Greek island of Thassos for several decades, Thassos marble is extracted from a mountain in Greece, it is a rare type of stone.