About This Blog, and About Me: Susie of Arabia
Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, is KSA's 2nd largest city and is located on its west coast, right on the Red Sea. I moved here in 2007 with my Saudi hubby. This journal reflects the things that I see here, life through my eyes, my lens.
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Tag Archives: prayer
ZEBIBA – THE PRAYER BUMP MUSLIMS ARE REQUIRED TO PRAY FIVE TIMES A DAY. DURING THE PRAYER RITUAL, AT VARIOUS TIMES, THE FOREHEAD IS PRESSED DOWN TO THE PRAYER RUG, CAUSING FRICTION. THIS CONTINUAL CONTACT MAY EVENTUALLY RESULT IN CALLOUSES … Continue reading
Scenes like this are commonplace here in Saudi Arabia. The entrance to a mosque at prayer time always has shoes littering the floor outside mosque doorway. At larger mosques there can be hundreds of pairs of shoes scattered outside like … Continue reading
Saudi women generally pray at home. Usually they put on a prayer dress on top of what they are wearing. The prayer dress is a loose long simple dress that extends down to the floor, has long sleeves, a high … Continue reading
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
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
In Saudi Arabia, all businesses are required to close for at least 1/2 hour when it is prayer time. There are five prayer times each day. Many businesses are open in the morning and then close all afternoon, opening up … Continue reading
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
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.
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