A man in Saudi Arabia had tried to sell a fake piece of Kaaba’s Kiswa by posting an online advertisement for 8 million Saudi Riyal. The man has claimed that the piece of Kiswa is authentic and was made in 1412 AH (1991).
The man, who tried to sale the fake piece, has posted the online ad with the name of Al Sheebi family, historically a family of caretakers of the Kaaba, which gives the ad more authenticity, media reported.
He also mentioned in the ad that he has a certificate issued by the Emirate of Makkah Province which allows him to sell the holy piece of Kaaba’s Kiswa.
According to the media reports, the man has claimed that he is doing so at the behest of an important personality who authorized him to sell many different items of rare value.
Al Sheebi family’s spokesperson had denied any link with the so-called piece and called it fake. Many con artists use the name of Al Sheebi family to gain the trust of the people to sell such holy things, said Al Malik Al Sheebi.
Emirate doesn’t issue any certificate which allows anyone to sell the holy things like this, Sultan Al Dosari, a spokesperson for the province said.
The online advertising agency has removed the ad after the Makkah Newspaper contacted them for confirmation.