Accidents and Prayers


When I snapped this photo as I was passing by in a vehicle, I didn’t realize what I had captured until I got home and uploaded it onto the computer. The sculpture in this photo is one of the more famous ones in Jeddah. It’s called “The Accident” and it was created by famed Spanish architect Julio LaFuente. I’ve published many of his creations on this blog and you can learn more about this particular one by clicking here.
What is special about this photo, however, is the capture of two workmen praying at the base of this sculpture. They wear the familiar lavendar jumpsuits with the high visibility neon yellow vests. Look closely and you can see their shoes behind them. Muslims must remove their shoes when they pray. The men are also facing east toward Makkah, another requirement for prayer. I’m so pleased that I was able to record this rare look at prayer here in Saudi Arabia and how it is performed at specific prayer times, anywhere and everywhere.

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About SusieOfArabia

American woman now living in hubby's homeland of Saudi Arabia
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7 Responses to Accidents and Prayers

  1. Ch4 says:

    Oh my goodness!! This was my favorite!

  2. ali says:

    Nice pic & perfect timing as usual 🙂

  3. leif Hagen says:

    “Umm, Dad, about the car……”

  4. Coolred38 says:

    While removing shoes is a requirement…it’s not necessarily a “must” because sometimes removing the shoes for prayer just can’t be done. Generally, in this instance, wiping the tops of the shoes…and being sure they are as clean as possible, is adequate.

    Not to take away from your post or anything…just thought I would throw that in there. Intersting pic btw…sums up driving in Saudi fairly straight forward.

  5. diane garwood says:

    This is a very cool picture! congrats on getting it!! 🙂

  6. Dina says:

    Wonderful!
    I pray the men will never know such accidents in real life.

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