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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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When smaller kiosks close for prayer times or non-business hours, many of them simply cover up and drape their merchandise with large cloths. It’s common to see workers pray outside shops in malls. Often prayer rugs are available for whoever … Continue reading
What you see in the first photo is actually a housing garage for a large roll-out prayer rug. When prayer times come around, the unit is opened, and the prayer rug is rolled out. It can accommodate quite a few … Continue reading
A DRIVER READING THE QURAN IN A MALL PARKING GARAGE WHILE WAITING FOR HIS EMPLOYER. MANY MUSLIMS ALWAYS HAVE A PRAYER RUG HANDY. ANOTHER DRIVER PRAYING IN THE MALL PARKING GARAGE SOME DRIVERS WAIT PATIENTLY FOR HOURS WHILE THEIR EMPLOYERS … Continue reading
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