Another Jeddah Mosque


I don’t have any information about this particular mosque in Jeddah. There are so many mosques everywhere, I don’t know if there is an accurate count. Most mosques have at least one minaret, and some larger mosques have a dozen or more. Many mosques also have domes. No other religion but Islam is allowed in Saudi Arabia. All Saudis are born Muslim. Islam is a large part of the curriculum of the Saudi schools and Islam is a very large part of all Saudis’ lives. Many aspects of life here have so intertwined the religion with the culture that it is difficult to differentiate between the two.

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American woman now living in hubby's homeland of Saudi Arabia
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4 Responses to Another Jeddah Mosque

  1. Hilda says:

    It doesn’t look as massive as other mosques, but I still feel like I’m looking at a fortress.

  2. Pathfinder says:

    There is an ancient Angelican church near old Jeddah it was built hundreds of years ago when Jeddah was under the Kingdom of Hijaz before the rule of the Saudi Royalty.

    Churches were available in Jeddah but after it became under the Saudi royalty it became forbidden. You can see the destruction here:

    http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3047/2433040487_71e0392651.jpg?v=0

    • Thank you so much for this info! I had no idea. That is so interesting! Sometimes it’s really hard to find out more about something here if you don’t know the first thing about it.

  3. Chiara says:

    I like this one, in its humility. It looks as if it has spent much time in sea air.

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