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WEEKEND ROUNDUP – LETTER “Z”

STARTS WITH “Z” – ZAKAT IS ONE OF THE FIVE PILLARS OF ISLAM. IT IS AN ISLAMIC OBLIGATION TO BE CHARITABLE TO THOSE WHO ARE LESS FORTUNATE. “ZIPPY” – NO ABAYA AND WEARING ZEBRA.  I’D SAY THAT’S PRETTY “ZIPPY” FOR … Continue reading

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AROUND THE MECCA REGION

OLD STYLE SAUDI DECOR IN AL BALAD BELAJIO RESTAURANT ON THE WATER IN JEDDAH THE KAABA STONE IN THE HOLY CITY OF MECCA Many thanks to my friend Abid Gary Jan for allowing me to share these photos. Abid shares … Continue reading

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Beautiful Qurans

Last week I featured some beautiful stands made specifically for reading the Quran (or Koran), the holy book of Islam. Today’s photos were taken in the same shop. They are beautiful Korans that come in a variety of colors decorated … Continue reading

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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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