Tag Archives: Madinah

SkyWatch: Medina at Sunrise

My friend Anne traveled to Medina recently and took some gorgeous photos of the Prophet’s Mosque at sunrise. She gave me permission to post this one on my blog for SkyWatch. The mosque itself is spectacular, but at this time … Continue reading

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Skywatch: View From Inside

The Prophet’s Mosque in Madinah has several areas of retractable roof which, when open, create an awesome view toward the heavens. You can see the exquisite detailing involved which make this mosque an amazing jewel of the Islamic world. This … Continue reading

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My World: Zam Zam Water

This Zam Zam drinking water dispenser is one of many outside the Prophet’s Mosque in Madinah. It is available free to all Muslims and is distributed to┬ámany parts of Saudi Arabia from Makkah, where it originates. Water is a very … Continue reading

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Scene in Madinah

The open plaza between two hotels bordering The Prophet’s Mosque in Madinah is busy with activity as vendors set up shop in the middle of the area. The regular shops on the right are still closed for the prayers. Women … Continue reading

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Battlefield of Mount Uhud

When we were in Madinah recently, I got excited when it was decided that we would be going to “the mountain.” I had visions of a picnic, lots of tall shady trees and fresh air. Well, that’s not exactly what … Continue reading

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The Prophet’s Mosque in Madinah

The awesome Prophet’s Mosque of Madinah is truly a beautiful house of worship, inside and out. It houses the tomb of the Prophet Mohammed himself and is built on the exact spot that Mohammed personally selected. Originally built on this … Continue reading

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Pilgrimmage thru Mountain Layers

Most of the vehicles on this highway are traveling from Madinah to Makkah/Mecca and are carrying religious pilgrims who are fulfilling the Islamic once in a lifetime requirement of all able bodied Muslims – to perform Hajj. The Hajj happens … Continue reading

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My World: Segregated Elevators

Ok, I realize that posting photos of elevator doors is really not very exciting, but these are the first segregated elevators that I have ever seen in my life, so I thought you might find it interesting too. In Saudi … Continue reading

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My World: Native Baboons

These magnificent creatures – native Hamadryas Baboons – were photographed when we pulled our car off to the side of the road while we driving from Jeddah north through the rocky mountainous terrain to Madinah. All in all, there were … Continue reading

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