This is another example of a man’s beard that has been hennaed and is fading as it grows out. You can see the gray hair of the beard closer to the face at the roots. The man wears the very traditional clothing of a Saudi man as he stands out on the street looking for his ride. I don’t know why I still get jolted when I see men around here with flaming red hair or beards because it is quite common. In Islam, the Koran is the holy book – and not a single word of it has been altered since it was first written centuries ago. In addition to the Koran, there is also Sunnah, which reveals “the ways and the manners of the prophet Mohammed,” including his habits or traditions, his practices, his actions and his words, as told by those who were closest to him. Since Mohammed used henna on his hair, it is considered Sunnah. Muslims try to be like Mohammed in whatever ways they can, so therefore using henna is one way Muslim men and women do as Mohammed did.
You can see more henna photos and learn a bit more about henna and how it is used in this part of the world by seeing a previous post of mine on henna.
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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. This journal reflects the things that I see here, life through my eyes, my lens.
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