Category Archives: Religion

Typical School in Jeddah

It’s taken me a while to be able to spot schools here in Jeddah. Most look nothing at all like the schools I am used to seeing in the states. Many of the schools in KSA seem to be old … Continue reading

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SkyWatch: Yellow Mosque

I’ve never seen a mosque such a bright color as this one! This is a brand new mosque near downtown Jeddah. I’m guessing that it was built by a businessman who also built the matching colored apartment building behind and … Continue reading

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Minaret Topper Shop

Mosques are distinctive by their minarets. Most minarets are topped off with a crescent moon shape, which has come to symbolize Islam. The crescent moon plays an important role in the religion. The sighting of the new crescent moon with … Continue reading

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Our World: Red Okay if Not Valentine’s Day

Normally you can see this type of merchandise in shops all over Saudi Arabia, but in February of each year around Valentine’s Day, there is a ban on selling items such as this. This year alone, religious police arrested over … Continue reading

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Looks Like a Full Bar

At first glance, one might assume that this resembles a fully stocked bar. However in Saudi Arabia, alcoholic beverages of any kind are strictly forbidden by religious law. Popular beverages here include sodas, coffee and tea, and a variety of … Continue reading

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Pretty New Mosque

This is another beautiful new mosque that has just been completed near downtown Jeddah. I love the details of the arches, the minaret, and the dome and the color choice. In Jeddah, there are mosques every few blocks, and even … Continue reading

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New White Mosque

This new white mosque has just finished completion near downtown Jeddah. Beautiful, isn’t it? I had published a photo of this same mosque in the process of being built a while back. If you’d like to compare photos, here’s the … Continue reading

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