One of the first things I was told here by my husband’s family was that any photos of my family needed to be kept in a drawer or out of sight, and not displayed in frames on a table or on the wall. To do so would be frowned upon and considered a form of idolatry, which is forbidden in Islam. You will not see statues in the human form here. Or even images of faces on t-shirts. What puzzles me then is how I see images of the King everywhere here – on billboards, on the inside and outside of buildings, and yes, even on vehicles. This is one of those confusing gray areas that I will never understand about this country.
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Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, is KSA's 2nd largest city and is located on its west coast, right on the Red Sea. I moved here in 2007 with my Saudi hubby and teenage son. This journal reflects the things that I see here, life through my eyes, my lens.
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