Downtown Houston Islamic Center

Located in the heart of Downtown Houston

Museum of Islamic Art

Kiswah

Kiswah, Islamic Da`wah Center, Museum of Islamic Art Collection, Houston
Kiswat alka’bah is a cloth that covers the Kaaba in Mecca. It is draped annually on the 9th day of the month of “Dhu alhijjah, the day pilgrims leave for the plains of Mount Arafat during the Hajj. Every year, the old Kiswa is removed, cut into small pieces, and given to certain individuals and organizations. Downtown Houston Islamic Center Da’Wah in Houston.

Guidelines and Parking

Dress

Appropriate dress is required. (Modest, unrevealing) Women should bring scarves, if they cannot bring one, a scarf will be provided at the Center – free of charge.

Food & Drink

Food and drinks are not allowed anywhere in the center.

Children

Children are not allowed to wander unattended, or disturb other visitors, please keep them with you all the time. Help us maintain the center by explaining to them how important it is to respect the sanctity of the place. For security reasons, children are not allowed to play outside, in the parking area or out on the street. The Islamic Da`wah Center bear no responsibility of any unfortunate incident occur to a child on or around its premises.

Bags & Packages

Back bags & large packages are not allowed in the prayer hall or the basement. Visitors may leave these items by the front desk.