Saudi Arabia is an Islamic Kingdom with more mosques than possibly any other place on earth. In previous posts I have highlighted some very typical mosques, as well as the enormous and spectacular Prophet’s Mosque in Madinah. Today I will show you some tiny and funky little mosques around Jeddah that I have managed to capture.
The itsy bitsy mosque above is barely noticeable between two larger buildings. The minaret stands on what seems like a tiny balcony above an entry door. We had actually driven by this obviously old mosque many times and never ever noticed it before, until one day when we happened to be stopped in traffic and my husband was astonished to see it. So far, this one takes the prize as “the number one funkiest little mosque” I have seen here in Saudi Arabia to date.
The free standing “no frills mosque” above is located in a large industrial area and is obviously used by laborers who work in the area. It is quite a small building and doesn’t really have a minaret, just the long skinny pole which is topped with the crescent moon and also is equipped with a loud speaker for the calls to prayer. Notice the large water tank to the left of the main entrance, used for drinking or for washing up before prayers.
Tucked tightly away nestled between a gas station, a business strip center, and a large residential building behind, you really have to look hard to see this “hidden mosque” in the photo above. It’s the white building with 2 small windows and a large shadow across the wall. Look even harder and you can see the very top crescent moon symbol atop the minaret.
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