Tag Archives: Mecca

Wedding Halls

Weddings are a big business here in Saudi Arabia. The cities are chock full of wedding halls that serve as venues for these occasions. The weddings I have attended here have been elaborate affairs, the likes of which I have … Continue reading

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Religious Programming

Saudi Arabian television programming consists of many stations which feature religious talk shows, lectures, and live religious services around the clock. During Ramadan – the month when all Muslims fast during the daytime hours – religious programming increases even more … Continue reading

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Praying in Public

All Muslims are required to pray five times a day. Businesses close for prayers and people stop whatever they are doing to ready themselves for prayer. We were stopped at a red light when I looked over and noticed this … Continue reading

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MyWorld: What Is It?

As we were driving by this highly industrialized area of Jeddah, I spied this odd looking open covered area and I wondered what it was. When we got a few more feet, there was an opening where the entrance was … Continue reading

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Religious Pilgrim

Tha man on the left at this hotel desk in Jeddah is a religious pilgrim. All Muslims are required to make a religious pilgrimmage called Hajj during a specific time of the year to Makkah at least once in their … Continue reading

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CDP Theme Day: Red

This was the setting for an outdoor gathering I recently attended at a friend’s home. She was hosting a group for dinner as part of the itinerary of the Sacred Caravan, an organized tour for mostly American Muslims making Umrah, … Continue reading

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SkyWatch: Mosque in the Mountains

I don’t know for sure, but my guess is that Saudi Arabia has more mosques per capita than any other country in the world. There are mosques every few blocks in the cities and every few miles in the country. … Continue reading

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