Candle Minaret


This is actually a minaret for a mosque near the Corniche here in Jeddah. I have never seen one like this before – I think it is whimsical and attractive.

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American woman now living in hubby's homeland of Saudi Arabia
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12 Responses to Candle Minaret

  1. Dina says:

    Wow. But if there were a live muezzin, where would he stand? Is the adhan recorded and computer-controlled these days?

    • I’m pretty sure that most of the adhans deliver live calls for prayer, but they are probably located inside the mosque somewhere and singing into a microphone. All the minarets have speakers attached to them. I would think that in the case of an emergency, there are probably pre-recorded calls that can be played as well. I don’t really know for sure…
      If anyone here in KSA has any firsthand knowledge of this, please feel free to pipe in!!!

      • Dina says:

        “Feel free to PIPE IN,” literally, in the microphone? hehe Sorry, I have this thing about latching on to language; it’s fun.
        Thanks, Susie.
        There was a story here about a village where the call to prayer was so automatic that even the little bong bong bong sound of Windows opening was broadcast on the minaret speakers, for all to (mistakenly) hear.

  2. B Squared says:

    Very different from the others. My thoughts go out to you. I hope everything works out.

  3. Jerry M says:

    Nice shot, but the blue paint has taken a beating already.

  4. ladyfi says:

    It’s delightfully whimsical… The candle flame also resembles a pear… 😉

  5. I see why you call it a candle minaret!

  6. Chiara says:

    This is lovely, and the colours are part of the grace!

  7. Jacob says:

    Hi Susie!

    I’ve not seen very many minarets but I would think this would be rather unique. I like it, too.

    Sorry to hear about your husband, but glad to know he came through in fine fettle and hopefully will be able to come home soon. Your commentary was extremely interesting!

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