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Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, is KSA's 2nd largest city and is located on its west coast, right on the Red Sea. I moved here in 2007 with my Saudi hubby. This journal reflects the things that I see here, life through my eyes, my lens.
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Tag Archives: henna
I was recently sitting in a waiting area of a local hospital here in Jeddah and the African woman seated next to me was wearing these furry thongs and the tips of her toes were hennaed in black. I had … Continue reading
In Islam, the use of henna is “Sunnah,” which is something that Mohammed himself did, making it desirable for Muslims to do also. It has been said that the use of henna is encouraged because it “makes your head lustrous, … Continue reading
This is another example of a man’s beard that has been hennaed and is fading as it grows out. You can see the gray hair of the beard closer to the face at the roots. The man wears the very … Continue reading
Two elderly men in traditional clothing pass the time hanging around in the shade at Jeddah’s big outdoor fruit and vegetable market. Notice the red henna beard of the one gentleman. There is no religious reason for the henna application, … Continue reading