Tag Archives: Islam

Minaret Styles

Minarets are easy to spot here in Saudi Arabia because they tower above buildings into the sky.  There are many different styles of minarets.  Usually visible on the minarets are the speakers which broadcast the five times daily calls to … Continue reading

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Ali Had a Little Lamb

A lamb in the back of a pickup truck is a common sight here in Saudi Arabia, especially around the holidays. This past week was one of the two holidays here in the kingdom.  When the annual Hajj pilgrimage concludes, … Continue reading

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Happy Eid – Long Eared Goats

My husband took me to the largest Bird and Animal Souk/Market in Jeddah.  It is far south (we live north), so it was a bit of a trek to get there.  But it was definitely worth the long drive.  The … Continue reading

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Prayer in Public in Sauidi Arabia

It’s always fascinating to me to see people gathered together for prayer here in Saudi Arabia. While there are mosques every few blocks, many people just pray wherever they happen to be. In business areas, there are designated places where … Continue reading

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Jeddah Airport Road Sign

Jeddah’s airport has four terminals – North, South, New, and Hajj.  Right now due to the Corona Virus, all international flights have been suspended indefinitely.  Some domestic flights resumed a few weeks ago.  The annual Hajj pilgrimage, when Muslims around … Continue reading

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Jeddah Airport Road Sign

Jeddah’s airport has four terminals – North, South, New, and Hajj.  Right now due to the Corona Virus, all international flights have been suspended indefinitely.  Some domestic flights resumed a few weeks ago.  The annual Hajj pilgrimage, when Muslims around … Continue reading

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Eid Mubarak from Saudi Arabia

Wishing my Muslim friends and families around the world a wonderful Eid Mubarak! from Blogger http://susieofarabia.blogspot.com/2020/05/eid-mubarak-from-saudi-arabia.html

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Public Prayer Rug

If one is observant when walking around the city, it is easy to spot rolled up prayer rugs outside of businesses in public, waiting to be used for the next prayer by whoever wants to use it.   from Blogger http://susieofarabia.blogspot.com/2020/04/public-prayer-rug.html

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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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