During most of the year the Kaʿbah is covered with an enormous cloth of black brocade, the on his expulsion from paradise in order to obtain forgiveness of his sins.
Legend has it that the stone was originally white but has become black by absorbing the sins of the countless thousands of pilgrims who have kissed and touched it.
Saudi Arabia and Russia support opposite sides in the Syrian civil war and Riyadh was displeased with Russia's intervention to save the regime of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.
King Salman also invited Putin to visit Saudi Arabia. The questions dealt with include: 1) Are the archaeological remains that were observed by the proponents of Jebel al-Lawz credible? The final section of this paper deals with the location of the Red Sea crossing. However, I would like to call your attention to a recent book examining the claims of Ron Wyatt.Was it in the Gulf of Akaba / Eilat or the Gulf of Suez? It is entitled , by two SDA researchers, Russell and Colin Standish. This book is a careful, meticulous, in-depth study of Ron Wyatt’s claims.Among the deals announced in Moscow was Riyadh's purchase of Russia's S-400 air defence system.Also, a memorandum of understanding was signed to have Russia help Saudi Arabia develop its own domestic military industry.