Tag Archives: Islam

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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Skywatch: Midday Sun Minaret

Towering minarets make mosques easily visible and identifiable. At night most minarets are usually lit up with green lights, although some might use white or another color. Loud speakers attached to the minarets make the five daily calls to prayer … Continue reading

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Mosque Gate

This gate and walkway lead to the lovely Floating Mosque of Jeddah. The walkway extends above the waters of the Red Sea when it is high tide and the mosque appears to be floating in the sea. Many people come … Continue reading

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Prayer on the Red Sea

It’s late afternoon and low tide on the Red Sea. This couple is standing at the base of the Floating Mosque, which is on the Red Sea in Jeddah. At high tide they would not be able to stand where … Continue reading

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Wheelchair and Prayer

With Jeddah’s beautiful Floating Mosque and the gentle rolling Red Sea before him, this man in a wheelchair listened to his portable radio which was playing the melodic voice of an adhan calling the prayers.

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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 … Continue reading

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