The ceremony of Dust-clearing and perfume-spraying at the Islamic Centre of England

Dust-clearing is a religious ceremony done mainly in Muslim territories, especially in Iran; this is a ritual for cleansing, brooming, washing, and perfume-spraying in special places with religious significance.
This ritual is commonly performed during the final days of the Holy month of Shaʻban so that the places of worship welcome the Holy Month of Ramadhan in a new light.
The main hall of the Islamic Centre of England was wiped, dusted and perfumed to welcome the holy month of Ramadhan more fruitfully.
Hujjat al-Islam Wa al-Muslimin Seyed Hashem Moossavi, the director of the Islamic Centre of England, and his colleagues wiped and cleansed the Islamic Centre’s main hall performing this symbolic act.
HIWM Moosavi said: Although we live in the Covid-19-related restrictions, we decided that on the threshold of the Quran’s spring, to hold this tradition to dust and clean our place of worship, just like people have this spiritual tradition in Iran and other Muslim territories. He said that the holy month of Ramadan is the month of both inner and outer purification, and both are equally important.
He added: this symbolic action implies that we want to pay our respect to the Holy Quran, Mosques, and believers who are considered God’s pilgrims.
This ceremony started with the recitation of some verses of the Holy Quran. After that, the ICEL Director delivered a speech and the ceremony finished with a piece of Maddahi (eulogy) in this respect, recited by Mr Molaei.