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Twilight Minaret – Ramadan Kareem

At twilight, the mosques around the city of Jeddah begin to light up their minarets, mostly with green lights. The five daily calls to prayer are announced over the loudspeakers placed atop the minarets for all to hear. Most minarets … Continue reading

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Just Waiting

All shops in Saudi Arabia are required by law to close for the five daily prayers every day. This shot was taken at about 2pm and all the men standing around the closed up shops are waiting for them to … Continue reading

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Orange Prayer Rug

Every home in Saudi Arabia has many prayer rugs – at least one for every member of the household and some extra ones for visitors. Prayer rugs are sold just about everywhere and are very affordable. They come in every … 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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Closed for Prayer

Businesses in Saudi Arabia must close several times a day for prayers. The whole country comes to a virtual standstill so everyone can pray. Malls remain open but the businesses close down. Many shopping malls even have special areas set … 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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Sculptures: The Seagull and The Astrolabe

These two sculptures sit in the middle of an enormous roundabout in Jeddah – and this photo does not do justice to the immense size of the white sculpture, which is called The Seagull. Its height is a whopping 55 … Continue reading

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MyWorld: What IsĀ 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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SkyWatch: Floating Mosque at Sundown

I’ve featured photos of this particular mosque before on this blog, but this is the first one I was able to take at sundown, and I rather liked the effect of the sun on the dome. You can see the … Continue reading

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Industrial Area Funky Mosque

I’ve published photos of quite a few mosques on this blog. Some are enormous, grand, and amazing; others are very functional, small, and plain; and many more fall somewhere in between. This mosque is located in an industrial area where … Continue reading

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