SkyWatch: Shahadat al Tawhid Sculpture


The Shahadat al-Tawhid sculpture sits in a body of water on Jeddah’s Corniche which runs along the beautiful Red Sea. Spanish architect Julio Lafuente (I have previously published many of his works) designed this Arabic script granite monument even though he himself did not speak or write Arabic. It conveys the Shahadat of Islam, the monotheist idea which all Muslims recite, that there is no other God but God. Lafuente created many sculptures for the city of Jeddah – many of which were religious in nature. The Al Jazirah Mosque, also known as the Island Mosque, is located nearby. Below is a view of the same sculpture from a different angle.

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About SusieOfArabia

American woman now living in hubby's homeland of Saudi Arabia
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7 Responses to SkyWatch: Shahadat al Tawhid Sculpture

  1. Chiara says:

    I love the colours in these photos, and the horizon in the first one. Thanks.

  2. Dina says:

    I can’t read it, but the (same?) script on both halves is really nice.

  3. The photos this week have been divine! Love the man on the prayer rug. You are capturing the spirit of architecture and life in Saudi Arabia fabulously!!!

    Jan
    GDP

  4. I love the bright colours in these shots 🙂

  5. Marvelous captures as always, Susie! Do love that bright blue sky!! And what an interesting sculpture! Beautiful! Hope all is going well! Have a great weekend!

    Sylvia

  6. Geogypsy says:

    I like it. In the first shot it looks like a high rise building. The bright blue sky really sets off that sculpture.

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